Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Named #1 Island in the World; Maui, Hawaii Best in the U.S.
TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced its Travelers’ Choice™ awards for Islands. This year’s awards honor more than 100 islands worldwide including lists for Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K., and the U.S. The annual awards are based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers across the globe.
“Our well-traveled community has uncovered the best islands around the world for that perfect island escape whether you want to lie on the beach or seek adventure,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “To help travelers book their trips to these remarkable destinations, TripAdvisor has surfaced amazing island hotels to accommodate a range of travel budgets.”
Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions on islands worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.
Top 10 Travelers’ Choice Islands: World
1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
2. Maui, Hawaii
3. Roatan, Honduras
4. Santorini, Greece
5. Ko Tao, Thailand
6. Madeira, Portugal
7. Bali, Indonesia
8. Mauritius, Africa
9. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
10. Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Top 10 Travelers’ Choice Islands: U.S.
1. Maui, Hawaii
2. Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
3. Kauai, Hawaii
4. Key West, Florida
5. Hilton Head, South Carolina
6. Marco Island, Florida
7. Key Largo, Florida
8. Chincoteague Island, Virginia
9. San Juan Island, Washington
10. Mackinac Island, Michigan