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Top 10 island escapes

There’s something magical about islands.  The isolation… the privacy… wonderful beaches and complete solitude.  According to Tripadvisor, the world’s top 10 island escapes are: 1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 2. Cook Islands 3. Mykonos, Greece 4. Maldives 5. Cyprus 6. Boracay, Philippines 7. Ko Lanta, Thailand 8. Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam 9. Bora Bora, French Polynesia 10. Mana Island, Fiji Are there any that you think should have made the list, but didn’t?  Please share with us by clicking on the comments.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. Surprised there aren’t any Australian, Seychelles or Dominican Republic escapes but there again there are so many around the world to choose from I’m amazed you managed to rustle up a list of 10 in the first place!

  2. Hvar, Croatia! My friends traveled there as part of their Europe trip and it was one of their favorites out of everywhere else

  3. Many of the islands listed are tourist hot spots ! Off the beaten track , maybe 30 minutes to 2 hour local flights from the islands listed are magical gems , untouched by tourists . Yap ( Micronesia ) Palawan and Bohol( the Philippines ) for example ! do some research and escape the crowd !

  4. I thought some of the australian islands or somewhere like langkawi might have made it. strangely for a tripadvisor list no italian islands!!!!!

  5. Personally, I’m a big fan of Parrot Cay in the Turks & Caicos. It’s a fantastic resort, and a bit out of the way, so it’s nice and quiet.

    My current obsession, however, is the Maldives. I’m dying to go there – it just seems like one of the best spots on earth.

  6. Personally I prefer the Maldives. It’s a bit off the beaten track and ideal for a luxury getaway.

  7. Best Choice is still Boracay! The finest and whitest sand I’ve stepped on my whole life is in Boracay. Enjoy your drink together with travelers from around the globe or chat with some friendly locals.

  8. I have to agree with the other commenters tripgirl6 and Ryan about Boracay. It has an amazing main beach plus lots to do. It is always getting busier but there are places to escape the crowds. I was lucky enough to live there for 2 years and I now find any beach trip difficult to book because it is rare they compare to the white sand of Boracay.

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