Top Islands Worldwide That Travelers Like

Leading travel site TripAdvisor announced Tuesday the winners of its inaugural Travelers’ Choice Islands awards.

Based on traveler reviews and opinions on the site, the awards recognize more than 100 islands across the globe, including dedicated lists for Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, and the U.S.

“Whether you’re looking for idyllic palm-lined islands, or islands that offer a more cultural experience, you’ll find inspiration in these lists,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “From the world famous to the hidden gems, what unifies every award winner is the fantastic feedback from travelers across the globe.”

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Top 10 Islands in the U.S.:

  1. San Juan Island, Washington
  2. Kauai, Hawaii
  3. Marco Island, Florida
  4. Anna Maria Island, Florida
  5. Maui, Hawaii
  6. Sanibel Island, Florida
  7. Chincoteague Island, Virginia
  8. Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
  9. Amelia Island, Florida
  10. Key West, Florida

Top Islands Worldwide

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San Juan Island in Washington is the top island in the U.S. and #4 in the world, according to the TripAdvisor 2013 Travelers’ Choice Islands awards. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)

Top 10 Islands in the World:

  1. Ambergris Caye, Belize
  2. St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
  3. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  4. San Juan Island, Washington
  5. Santorini, Greece
  6. Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  7. Moorea, French Polynesia
  8. Koh Tao, Thailand
  9. Easter Island, Chile
  10. Nosy Be, Madagascar

The Travelers’ Choice Islands are 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.

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