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Tripadvisor names best island in the world
Posted on 25/04/2016

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As part of its Travelers' Choice awards, the site ranked island destinations around the world based on hotel, restaurant and attraction reviews left by visitors.

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  • 10. Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
    10. Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

    This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the best diving spots in the world. Its protected status means that only very few people get to visit the island every year but those who do are treated to undisturbed beaches and surrounding waters filled with dolphin pods and sea turtles.

  • 9. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
    9. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

    Most come to Bora Bora in search of luxury and excellent diving. With stunning white beaches and a volcanic interior, the island is the perfect setting for a romantic trip for two.

  • 8. Phuket, Thailand
    8. Phuket, Thailand

    As Thailand's largest island, Phuket provides the whole package including fine white sand beaches, scores of diving opportunities and plenty of places to eat out.

  • 7. Mauritius
    7. Mauritius

    It may be known for its stunning beaches and deep blue lagoons, but Mauritius also has an active side. The island's interior is a dormant volcano, with endless hiking opportunities through its lush green rainforests.

  • 6. Majorca, Spain
    6. Majorca, Spain

    This well-known Balearic island is unwaiveringly popular, and for good reason. Its beaches get great spring sun and, to top it all off, it has plethora of restaurants, bars and shops to keep visitors well entertained.


The results are in. Tripadvisor recently released the winners of its 2016 Travelers' Choice awards, which rate island destinations around the world according to reviews left on its site. In first place this year was the Hawaiian island of Maui, a popular beach and nature destination with national parks and a tropical climate.

The Greek island of Santorini claimed second place, one of only two European destinations to make it onto the list. Jamaica followed in third place, with Bali, Majorca and Mauritius also featuring.

Though there were no places for UK islands, a separate ranking named Jersey as the best destination from the UK and Channel Islands. The isles of Wight, Skye and Man also made the cut.

Voted for by registered travellers, Tripadvisor said that its definitive list took into account both hotel prices and reviews left by visitors. "While the thought of an island getaway might seem like a budget-busting trip, the average rates to book hotels on TripAdvisor for this year's award-winning islands say otherwise," said a spokesman for the site.


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