Bali Is Asia’s Best Island, Says TripAdvisor
The Island of The Gods, Bali has won first place regionally in the Top 10 Islands – Asia reader survey and fifth place in the World’s Top 10 Islands reader survey conducted by TripAdvisor, a travel review and booking website.
Bali was described by TripAdvisor as “a living postcard, an Indonesian paradise that feels like a fantasy.” It also said that the “artistic capital” of Ubud is the perfect place to see a cultural dance performance, take a batik or silver-smithing workshop, or invigorate your mind and body in a yoga class.
The travel review and booking site selected its Travellers’ Choice Island award winners based on the quality and quantity of user reviews over 12 months. According to TripAdvisor, Phuket is the second-best island in Asia after Bali, Indonesia. Regionally, Koh Samui and Koh Tao are ranked third and fourth respectively.
“In addition to their truly magnificent landscapes, the Travellers’ Choice Islands are home to highly rated hotels, restaurants and attractions, and are brimming with unique culture,” TripAdvisor spokeswoman Julie Cassetina was quoted by CNN as saying.
The world’s top 10 islands for this year are: Maui in Hawaii, United States; Santorini, Greece; Jamaica, Caribbean; Providenciales, Turks and Caicos; Bali, Indonesia; Mallorca, Spain; Mauritius, Africa; Phuket, Thailand; Bora Bora, French Polynesia; and Fernando de Noronha, Brazil.