Galapagos named Best Island in the world

IslandThe remote volcanic island of Galapagos has been voted by travellers as the best island in the world, according to a recent poll conducted by a leading travel magazine.

Known for its exotic list of animals and plants, the Galapagos is located only 600 miles from the coast of Ecuador and is high on the bucket list for many travellers.

The Travel and Leisure magazine listed the top 10 islands across the globe, according to their readers, with the results as follows:

1. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Famous for the work of Charles Darwin - where he first established his theory of evolution while studying wildlife on the islands - the Galapagos and an unsurprising top entry.

2. Bali, Indonesia

Placed in second position, Bali is an incredibly popular destination for both British and Australian travellers. 

3. Maldives

A popular destination for honeymooners and divers, the stunning island of the Maldives is well known for its tropical temperatures and crystal clear waters. 

4. Tasmania, Australia

Perhaps a surprising choice, but Travel and Leisure readers called this island “a little known treasure”, due to its beautiful landscapes and stunning beaches.

5. Santorini, Greece 

Best known for its white buildings and blue domed churches, this island is a popular choice for couples looking for a romantic getaway.

6. Moorea, French Polynesia

This heart-shaped island has landed sixth position due to its tumbling waterfalls and stunning mountain views. 

7. Maui, Hawaii

Seventh position was awarded to Maui for its shimmering beaches and fantastic range of water sports. With over two million visitors to its shores every year, Maui is a popular destination for the rich and famous.

8. Kauai, Hawaii

Covered with a beautiful tropical rainforest, this part of Hawaii attracts many travellers yearning to climb its famous cliffs.

9. Great Barrier Reef Islands, Australia

With over 100 stunning islands on offer, holidaymakers from around the world get the slice of heaven they crave in the Great Barrier Reef. 

10. Malta

Malta has gained more and more attention from tourists from around the world in recent years due to its deep rooted history, and buzzing bars and nightclubs. If you would like to visit one of the top 10 islands, remember to book cheap travel insurance in advance. 

Date Created: 13 July 2015

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