TripAdvisor Announces Travelers Choice Award For Best Islands In The World

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice Islands. In its second year, the annual awards recognize more than 100 islands globally,including top 10 lists for Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific and the U.S.

“There is something transporting about an island vacation, and these Travelers’ Choice Islands winners will help travelers find their next escape,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “From the coral reefs of Ambergris Caye to the beaches of Ko Tao, these winning islands have been highly rated from travelers around the globe.”

Travelers’ Choice Island winners are determined based on the quality and quantity of the most highly-rated hotels, restaurants, and attractions listed for each island on TripAdvisor gathered during a 12-month period.

Top 10 Islands in the World:
1. Ambergris Caye, Belize
2. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
3. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
4. Marco Island, Florida
5. Lewis and Harris, Scotland
6. Naxos, Greece
7. Aitutaki, Cook Islands
8. Nosy Be, Madagascar
9. Easter Island, Chile
10. Ko Tao, Thailand

Top 10 Islands in APAC:
1. Koh Tao, Thailand
2. Bali, Indonesia
3. KohhPhangan, Thailand
4. KohLanta, Thailand
5. GiliTrawangan, Indonesia
6. Boracay , Philippines
7. Phuket , Thailand
8. Palawan, Philippines
9. KohSamui, Thailand
10. Langkawi , Malaysia