Lombok scored the 5th place at TripAdvisor™ Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Islands  in Asia 2015

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April 21, 2015 00:00 ET

It’s Island Time: TripAdvisor Names the World’s Top Islands in 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards

Southeast Asia Dominates Asia List With Ko Tao Named #1; Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Named #1 Island in the World;

Award Winners Based on Reviews and Opinions From Millions of TripAdvisor Travellers

SINGAPORE–(Marketwired – Apr 21, 2015) –  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 is 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
World
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

Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Islands
Asia
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 the complete list of winners from the 2015 Travellers’ Choice Islands check out: http://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/TravellersChoice-Islands.