3 Hawaii islands make top 10 islands list

Published On: Feb 21 2014 01:48:14 PM HST


Waimea, Hawaii

NEWTON, Mass. -

TripAdvisor announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice Islands on Friday.

In its second year, the annual awards recognize more than 100 islands globally, including top 10 lists for Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, and the U.S.

Hawaii had three islands -- the Big Island, Maui and Kauai -- in the top 10 for the U.S. list.

"There is something transporting about an island vacation, and these Travelers' Choice Islands winners will help travelers find their next escape," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "From the coral reefs of Ambergris Caye to the beaches of Ko Tao, these winning islands have been highly rated from travelers around the globe."

Travelers' Choice Island winners are determined 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.

Top 10 Islands in the U.S.:
1. Marco Island, Florida
2. Chincoteague Island, Virginia
3. Anna Maria Island, Florida
4. San Juan Island, Washington
5. Maui, Hawaii
6. Kauai, Hawaii
7. Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
8. Nantucket, Massachusetts
9. Hilton Head, South Carolina
10. Key West, Florida

Top 10 Islands in the World:
1. Ambergris Caye, Belize
2. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
3. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
4. Marco Island, Florida
5. Lewis and Harris, Scotland
6. Naxos, Greece
7. Aitutaki, Cook Islands
8. Nosy Be, Madagascar
9. Easter Island, Chile
10. Ko Tao, Thailand

For the complete list of winners from the 2014 Travelers' Choice Islands, as well as reviews and candid traveler photos, go to www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Islands.

Top island destinations in 2014

Click here to see photos of the top 10 islands in the U.S.


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