The best islands in the world in 2016

If you have not yet decided on the destination for your next vacation, you better be very attentive to what we tell you below, especially if you want to travel to a place with beautiful beaches and a good tourist infrastructure. And today we want to show you some of the best islands that can be found throughout the planet.

As you may have imagined, we are referring to the winners of the Islands section of TripAdivsor’s 2016 Travaller’s Choice awards, which when making their useful rankings take into account the opinion and comments of their own users. This year, the travel portal has included one of our wonderful islands. Do you want to discover what it is and the rest of the territories on the list? Well then you can’t miss anything that we tell you below!

Maui, Hawaii

The first place on this year’s list goes to Maui, an island in Hawaii where you can watch the sunrise from a 3,000-meter-high volcano, walk between craters, swim under waterfalls and enjoy sandy beaches of different colors. In addition, it is an ideal place for surfing, windsurfing, diving and snorkelling .

Santorini, Cyclades Islands

In second place we find Santorini, belonging to the Cyclades Islands, Greece. Here you can enjoy volcanic black sand beaches, exquisite eclectic cuisine, charming art galleries, a lively nightlife and wines that are worth tasting, among many other attractions.


Closing the top three we find the island of Jamaica, an American country that surprises with the mixture of cultures from Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Its artisan tradition, its performing arts and its gastronomic proposals stand out, as well as its spectacular coves and beaches, its rugged mountains and its leisure proposals.

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

In fourth position is Providenciales, which belongs to the Turks and Caicos Islands, a British overseas territory. It is an ideal place for couples .

Bali, Indonesia

The fifth place on the best lists in the world this year goes to Bali, an ideal destination for all those who seek adventure , but also for those who want to relax. Its white sand beaches are perfect for snorkeling while in its dense jungle you will find hidden stone temples and many monkeys.

Mallorca, Balearic Islands

The only Spanish island on the list is Mallorca, which as they tell from TripAdivsor, inspired artists like Chopin and Miró. On the other hand, they emphasize that it is an ideal destination for the youngest.

Mauritius, Africa

In seventh position we find Mauritius, an exclusive destination located in Africa where you can do a multitude of activities , such as visiting Port Louis, its modern capital, or enjoying its spectacular tourist complexes.

Phuket, Thailand

From the African continent we moved to Asia to discover Phuket, an island in Thailand that this year ranks eighth. You will be surprised by its blue lagoons, its pink sunsets and its monks in orange robes, among many other things.

Bora Bora, Society Islands

Bora Bora
In the Society Islands we find the island that occupies the ninth position on the list. This is Bora Bora, a place that amazes everyone who visits it for its turquoise lagoons, its soft white sands and its deep sunsets.

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha
Finally, we have to talk about the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO . Unfortunately, the passage of visitors is restricted, so that only the most fortunate will be able to enjoy its delicate ecosystem.