This Caribbean island takes the top honor for World’s best

Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos is TripAdvisor’s latest pick for the world’s top island.

Providenciales climbed a rung from last year’s No. 2 ranking among the travel review site’s Travelers’ Choice award winners to bump Ambergris Caye out of the top spot.

It was quite a tumble for the Belize island. Ambergris Caye held the top ranking on the TripAdvisor global islands list for two years in a row before dropping out of the top 10 completely this year.

This year’s list includes more than 100 islands worldwide from Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K. and the USA.

Only two more of 2014’s top 10 islands appear on this year’s global list. Ko Tao, Thailand, gained five spots this year, moving up from No. 10 last year, while Bora Bora dropped from No. 3 last year to rank ninth.

This year, TripAdvisor also examined seasonal rates and identified highly rated value, mid-range and high-end hotels with availability to book on TripAdvisor this summer.
For instance, in Maui, the summer rate is $382.

Here are the world’s top 10 islands for 2015:

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

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