Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic has been named as the number one emerging holiday destination in the world.
The honour has been bestowed on the region by travel community website TripAdvisor and a number of other destinations have also been highly recommended.
Las Terrenas was praised for its long white beaches and was described as the ideal Caribbean getaway.
Breaux Bridge, in Louisiana, was ranked second, with the region being lauded for its culinary delights mixed with action-packed activities.
Third place went to Bali, Indonesia, which is fast becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, particularly among backpackers.
Other high-ranking destinations include Los Suenos in Costa Rica, Pula in Croatia and Ko Lanta in Thailand.
The rest of the top ten was made up of Sayulita in Mexico, Argentina's Puerto Madryn and Can Tho and Sapa in Vietnam.