Top Islands to Visit

Trip Advisor have launched their inaugural list of the world's top islands based on travellers' reviews and rating on their website last year.

Top of the list was Belize's largest island, Ambergris Caye which boasts caves, waterfalls, tropical rainforest and excellent scuba diving waters.

Second was  St John, US Virgin Islands, in the Caribbean where lush green vegetation hugs the white sand beaches. 

Whilst third place went to Bora Bora in French Polynesia. Another destination with good diving Bora Bora is surrounded by a lagoon and reef and is known for its overwater bungalows. 

 Europe's top island was Greece's Santorini in fifth place. With white-washed buildings scattered along steep cliffs above black sand beaches, Santorini offers some amazing views and photo opportunities.

Not one British island made it into the World Top 10, though the islands of Mainland (Orkneys, Scotland), the Channel Island of Jersey and the Isle of Skye, Scotland did make it into the top 10 European islands. 

The full lists for the top 10 World and European islands are below.

TripAdvisor's top islands


1 Ambergris Caye - Belize

2 St John, US Virgin Islands - Caribbean

3 Bora Bora - French Polynesia

4 San Juan Island - United States

5 Santorini - Greece

6 Isla Mujeres - Mexico

7 Moorea - French Polynesia

8 Koh Tao - Thailand

9 Easter Island - Chile

10 Nosy Be - Madagascar


1. Santorini - Greece

2. Cephalonia - Greece

3 Capri - Italy

4. Naxos - Greece

5. Mainland, Orkneys - Scotland

6. Gozo - Malta

7. Zakynthos - Greece

8. Jersey, Channel Islands - Britain

9. Isle of Skye - Scotland

10. Fuerteventura - Canary Islands


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