10/05/2021

The Readers' Choice Awards 2021

Your pick of the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, tour operators, villa fixers, airlines, spas and more.

When we asked you to vote in our 2021 Readers' Choice Awards - the third year running that we've teamed up with our sister title in the USA - travel was more wishful thinking than a reality. So we didn't expect your answers to be based on recent experiences so much as a browse through the virtual holiday album - you're clearly raring to go. Which were the hotels, spas, cities and islands you'd return to in a shot, and who are the fixers and high-flyers that would get you there? The boom in staycations clearly had an impact on some British and American choices, but in the questionnaire that accompanied the survey, a majority said they wanted to take more trips than ever before, and to seek out new destinations. So with the travel industry only just beginning to recover, we hope these lists will act as a way of unlocking the world again, and help inspire a whole year of adventures, close by and far from home.

REST OF THE UK:

10. University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection, Cambridge 97.15.