TripAdvisor Unveils Travelers' Choice Islands
Top Islands Worldwide Recognized Based on Opinions of Millions of Travelers
Across the Globe
NEWTON, Mass., March 26, 2013
NEWTON, Mass., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --TripAdvisor^®, the world's
largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its inaugural Travelers'
Choice Islands awards. Based on millions of valuable 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.
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"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."
Top 10 Islands in the U.S.:
1.San Juan Island, Washington
3.Marco Island, Florida
4.Anna Maria Island, Florida
6.Sanibel Island, Florida
7.Chincoteague Island, Virginia
8.Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
9.Amelia Island, Florida
10.Key West, Florida
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
6.Isla Mujeres, Mexico
7.Moorea, French Polynesia
8.Koh Tao, Thailand
9.Easter Island, Chile
10.Nosy Be, Madagascar
"We're delighted that San Juan Island is honored as both the top island in the
U.S. and as a top four world pick in the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Islands
awards," said Deborah Hopkins, executive director for the San Juan Islands
Visitors Bureau. "We'd like to thank the travelers who have made this win
possible, simply by sharing their love of the sparkling waters, abundant
wildlife, outdoor recreation and vibrant arts scene that San Juan Island
offers on TripAdvisor."
For the complete list of winners from the 2013 Travelers' Choice Islands, as
well as reviews and candid traveler photos, go to
To see the best hotels for luxury, service and more, as honored in TripAdvisor
Travelers' Choice Awards for Hotels from January, go
Note to Editors
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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and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real
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tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.
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www.travel-library.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com,
www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, January 2013
**Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, January 2013
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