The world’s most popular islands are a 30-hour flight away
Every year, Travel + Leisure allows its readers to vote on the “World’s Best Awards.” Including the favorite island for travel enthusiasts.
10th place: Boracay, Philippines Of the more than 7,000 Philippine islands, Boracay seems to be the most popular. The island is about seven kilometers long and is also known as the “Island that Never Sleeps”. It offers an extensive nightlife.
Ninth place: Langkawi, Malaysia Travel + Leisure wrote that the island has something to offer everyone. “Great beaches, restaurants, diving spots and vibrant nightlife.”
Eighth place: Dominica, Caribbean The island is also called “Nature Island”. Its landscape includes volcanoes, hot springs, waterfalls and black sand beaches. And: The Secret Bay in Portsmouth is currently the island’s most popular Caribbean hotel.
Seventh place: Ko Samui, Thailand Idyllic beaches, culture and luxurious retreats make up the Thai island. “For an insight into the local lifestyle, there’s no better place than bustling night markets,” Travel + Leisure wrote. One reader even described it as “the most beautiful island paradise in the world.”
6th place: Skye and Hebrides, Scotland The archipelago off the west coast of Scotland has white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and ancient ruins. Skye offers “dramatic slopes, majestic mountains and picturesque lakes,” as the magazine describes it. Whiskey lovers can embark on a distillery tour to sample famous Scottish spirits.
Fifth place: Phuket, Thailand White sand beaches, clear turquoise waters and limitless adventure. In the water, you can enjoy colorful coral reefs during a snorkelling trip.
Fourth place: Madeira, Portugal “The island’s diversity, from rocky beaches to misty mountains, offers something for everyone,” says a Travel + Leisure reader. No visit would be complete without enjoying the fortified wines and fresh seafood the island is famous for.
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Third place: Bali, Indonesia Busy streets, trendy or quiet retreats. Bali is known for its world-class resorts, luxury spas and spas. The island has deep roots in spirituality and tradition, so visitors can also immerse themselves in the island’s culture.
Second place: Maldives There are 1192 different islands here. Crystal clear emerald green waters, luxurious overwater bungalows and the chance to enjoy a secluded getaway. The best time to visit is the dry season, which usually lasts from November to April.
First place: Great Barrier Reef Islands, Australia The world’s largest collection of coral reefs is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are about 900 amazing islands. “The physical beauty of the area is unparalleled,” says one Travel + Leisure reader. However, the flight there is quite long: about 30 hours from Zurich.
Readers of Travel + Leisure magazine are annually asked to participate in the World’s Best Awards survey and thus receive their awards. Opinion on travel experiences To express all over the world. Awards go to the best hotels, resorts, cities, cruise ships, spas, airlines or islands.
According to the magazine, about 165,000 readers participated in the 2023 survey. For the most popular island poll, travelers must evaluate the following criteria:
Each property can be rated between “excellent” and “poor”. Based on the final values, a list of 25 islands was created. Find out in the photo gallery which are the ten most popular islands.
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