St. John was voted the Best All-Around Destination by readers of Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine. Four of the island’s hotels also were honored in the 2005 Best of the Caribbean balloting. Caneel Bay Resort was Best Resort for a Wedding; the Westin St. John was named Best Large Hotel; Maho Bay took the title of Best Eco-Resort, and Cinnamon Bay Campground was voted second in the Eco-Resort category. St. John was also named Best Snorkel Destination. Results of the balloting were announced during the V.I. Hotel and Tourism Association’s symposium for travel agents and professionals.
The territory’s islands, hotels, restaurants, and beaches received 8 "Best" citations, the same number of first-place awards as last year, according to a report by the Virgin Islands Daily News. St. Thomas was voted best for shopping and cruise port.