The Top 10 Islands In The World

Written by Emi Boscamp

You've made it to hump day. You deserve a mid-week breather. How 'bout a virtual vacation?

Or, maybe, to reward yourself for making it through this brutal winter, you can take an actual vacation.

TripAdvisor is here to tell you the best places to escape to. It's up to you to figure out how to get there — either physically or mentally.

On Tuesday, the travel site released winners for the 2015 best islands in the world as part of its annual Travelers' Choice Awards. These sandy getaways are ranked based on the quantity and quality of their TripAdvisor reviews during the past year.

Providenciales, an island in Turks and Caicos, stole the top spot, with its miles of coral reef and transparent turquoise waters — perfect for snorkeling. The island's biggest treasure is Grace Bay, which has been hailed as one of the best beaches on Earth.

Some of the usual suspects, like Maui and Santorini, made the list, while some fresh faces, like Roatan, Honduras and Dernando do Noronha, Brazil, also showed up.

So kick back, relax, and sink your feet into the (virtual) sand:

Here are the Top Travelers' Choice Islands around the 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

And here are the Top Travelers' Choice U.S. Islands:

  1. Maui, HI
  2. Island of Hawaii, HI
  3. Kauai, HI
  4. Key West, FL
  5. Hilton Head, SC
  6. Marco Island, FL
  7. Key Largo, FL
  8. Chincoteague Island, VA
  9. San Juan Island, WA
  10. Mackinac Island, MI

What's your favorite island in the world? Did it make the list?

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