Welcome to Island Golf Holidays Top 20 Resorts
Choosing our top 20 hotels and resorts from the 220 venues featured on our website portfolio has been great fun, no doubt it will always create some controversy, but clearly a great exercise and an excellent opportunity for our customers and potential customers to see where are the very best places to stay and play.
I have been fortunate enough over recent years to visit most, but not quite all our featured resorts and hotels, the selection has been based on my own views and influenced by feedback from customers on their return from their holidays also.
How do you measure greatness and qualify for a top 20 ranking? As this can never be easy with so many factors involved, but my comments below provide you a good idea on how I came to my ultimate conclusions.
The location of the hotel, or resort is often very significant, it may have a WOW factor in this aspect, one great example of this is the splendid Fullerton Bay in Singapore, or the stunning vistas and sunsets from the Ritz-Carlton, Abama in Tenerife.
Another factor is the quality of the amenities of a hotel, or resort which may be outstanding, the wide choice of dining venues, exceptional indoor and outdoor amenities. This may also include the Wow factor of the hotels bedrooms.
One factor which also comes strongly into play is something a little harder to measure and may not be obvious just by reading about the property on a website, or brochure and that is the friendliness of the staff and ambience that is created within an establishment, this often is what brings people back to that venue, a home from home is something we all grow to love. A venue or hotel where the staff know exactly who you are when you check in and throughout your stay, you feel liked and you feel connected. This is so important. A great example of this is the Hotel Las Madrigueras which always punches above its weight, but has such delightful staff members.
Finally no doubt because we are a golf specialist niche operator we also bring into account the quality and ease of access as well as the proximity of a hotel or resorts to its golf course and accompanying facilities, one great example of this is the Westin Costa Navarino and its 36 brilliant holes of golf which will be enhanced in the coming 2 years with 36 more additional holes being completed. For the venues that did not make it into our top 10% we still love you, but you just missed out on being included this time round and we will try to make this an annual exercise to see if we get any movement in the rankings.
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