The 10 best islands in the world, according to travelers!



Every year, Travel + Leisure releases a ranking of hotels, cities, cruise ship lines, islands, and other travel categories, dubbing a select few the “world’s best”

10. Bali, Indonesia.

This year, the 22nd annual awards list revealed that Palawan in the Philippines is the top island in the world for 2017.

9. Hvar and the Dalmatian Islands, Croatia.

The ranking is based on the results of a reader survey, in which participants rate their travel experiences.

8. Ischia, Italy

This year, the list includes three islands in the US, (Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Maui and Kauai, Hawaii) and two in the Philippines (Palawan and Boracay).

7. Kauai, Hawaii

Keep reading to see the 10 best islands in the world, according to travelers.

6. Maui, Hawaii

The travel publication polled over 300,000 readers to find the best islands in the world, outside of the US.

5. Santorini, Greece

It may be time to start planning your trip to the Philippines as the top two islands in the world — Boracay and Palawan — are in the Southeast Asian island country.

4. Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Sprawling beaches, rolling waves and untouched pockets of wilderness are all credentials to be included among the best islands in the world.

3. Boracay Island, Philippines

According to experts and U.S. News readers, the islands listed here boast a little something that keeps travelers enchanted.

2. Hilton Head, South Carolina

Consider which islands you favor, cast your vote below and help us rank next year’s best coastal locales.

1. Palawan, Philippines