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It’s Island Time: TripAdvisor Names The World’s Top Islands In 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards

April 23, 2015 Social Media No Comments Email Email

TripAdvisor™, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced its Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Islands.

This year’s awards honour more than 100 islands worldwide including lists for Asia, Africa, Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K., and the U.S. The annual awards are based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers across the globe.

“Our well-travelled community has uncovered the best islands around the world for that perfect island escape whether you want to lie on the beach or seek adventure,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “To help travellers book their trips to these remarkable destinations, TripAdvisor has surfaced amazing island hotels to accommodate a range of travel budgets.”

All of the top 10 islands in Asia are located within the Southeast Asia region, with Ko Tao named the number one island in Asia, ahead of Bali and Phuket. Ko Tao and Bali were also amongst the top ten islands in the world, placing 5th and 7th respectively.

“We are thrilled that five of Thailand’s islands have once again been featured within the top 10 islands in Asia for the 2015 Travellers’ Choice awards. From the budget seekers to the luxury travellers, visitors will find that there no shortage of possibilities for travellers of every type,” said Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism & Sport for Thailand.

Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions on islands worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Islands


Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Islands


1.       Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

2.       Maui, Hawaii

3.       Roatan, Honduras

4.       Santorini, Greece

5.       Ko Tao, Thailand

6.       Madeira, Portugal

7.       Bali, Indonesia

8.       Mauritius, Africa

9.       Bora Bora, French Polynesia

10.   Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

1.       Ko Tao, Thailand

2.       Bali, Indonesia

3.       Phuket, Thailand

4.       Ko Samui, Thailand

5.       Lombok, Indonesia

6.       Ko Lanta, Thailand

7.       Ko Phangan, Thailand

8.       Boracay, Philippines

9.       Palawan, Philippines

10.   Langkawi, Malaysia

For travellers planning an escape to a Travellers’ Choice Islands in Asia, TripAdvisor has identified the 2015 average hotel rate and highly-rated value, mid-range and high-end hotels with availability to book on TripAdvisor.

1.       Ko Tao, Thailand

Average nightly hotel rate1 for 2015: US$85.82

Value: Thalassa Hotel, Sairee Beach — US$59.66/night

Mid-range: Chintakiri Resort — US$88.71/night

High-end: The Place Luxury Boutique Villas — US$274.75/night

2.       Bali, Indonesia

Average nightly hotel rate for 2015: US$157.23

Value: Junjungan Ubud Hotel and Spa, Ubud — US$75.51/night

Mid-range: Komaneka at Rasa Sayang, Ubud — US$241.31/night

High-end: The Samaya Bali, Ubud — US$437.63/night

3.       Phuket, Thailand

Average nightly hotel rate for 2015: US$96.72

Value: Navatara Phuket Resort, Rawai — US$76.03/night

Mid-range: Mandarava Resort and Spa, Karon — US$165.48/night
High-end: Point Yamu Resort by Como, Pa Khlok — US$323.91/night

4.       Ko Samui, Thailand

Average nightly hotel rate for 2015: US$106.81

Value: Sallamai Resort, Lamai Beach — US$54.88/night

Mid-range: Lanna Samui, Bophut — US$118.44/night

High-end: Sandalwood Luxury Villas, Maret US$282.49/night

5.       Lombok, Indonesia

Average nightly hotel rate for 2015: US$227.12

Value: Living Asia Resort and Spa Lombok, Sengigi — US$106.94/night

Mid-range: Jeeva Klui Resort, Mangsit — US$197.26/night

High-end: The Lombok Lodge, Tanjung US$508.57/night

6.       Ko Lanta, Thailand

Average nightly hotel rate for 2015: US$64.62

Value: Lanta Pearl Beach Resort — US$40.34/night

Mid-range: LaLaanta Hideaway Resort — US$74.42/night

High-end: Pimalai Resort and Spa — US$343.42/night

7.       Ko Phangan, Thailand

Average nightly hotel rate for 2015: US$62.07

Value:  Tantawan Bungalow — US$35.89/night

Mid-range: Sunset Hill Resort — US$69.53/night

High-end: Buri Rasa Koh Phangan — US$226.89/night

8.       Boracay, Philippines

Average nightly hotel rate for 2015: US$106.03

Value: Island Jewel Inn — US$45.54/night

Mid-range: Boracay Beach Club, Station 1 — US$118.56/night

High-end: Discovery Shores Boracay, Station 1 US$436.36/night 

9.       Palawan, Philippines

Average nightly hotel rate for 2015: US$94.16

Value: Floral Villarosa Pool, Puerto Princesa — US$50.66/night

Mid-range:  Sophia’s Garden Resort, Coron — US$115.51/night

High-end: Club Paradise Palawan, Coron US$315.31/night 

10.   Langkawi, Malaysia

Average nightly hotel rate for 2015: US$67.12

Value: Sunset Beach Resort, Pantai Cenang — US$53.92/night

Mid-range: Adya Hotel Langkawi, Kuah — US$77.65/night

High-end: The Danna Langkawi, Malaysia, Pantai Kok — US$321.71/night 

For the complete list of winners from the 2015 Travellers’ Choice Islands, as well as reviews and candid traveller photos, go to:

To see the best hotels for luxury, bargain, romance and more, as honoured in the 2015 Travellers’ Choice awards for Hotels announced in January, go to:

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