Phuket was recently named Number 8 in a list of the world’s top 10 islands in a reader survey conducted by the popular travel review website TripAdvisor.
Results of the reader survey described Phuket as a gorgeous tropical island with “blue lagoons and salmon sunsets [which] make for a dream-like atmosphere” and added that vacations to Phuket can almost seem “surreal”.
In regards to what Phuket has to offer in the way of entertainment for tourists, the TripAdvisor survey said, “Water sports are the most popular activities, though once you’ve had enough sun there’s still plenty to explore at the island’s aquariums, gardens and Buddhist temples.”
According to TripAdvisor, Phuket is the second-best island in Asia after Bali, Indonesia, which was ranked fifth in the survey.
Based on the results of the TripAdvisor survey, Phuket is the second best island in Asia, after fifth-ranked Bali, Indonesia.
The full list of TripAdvisor’s top ten islands in the world for 2016 were:
- Maui, Hawaii
- Santorini, Greece
- Jamaica, Caribbean
- Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
- Bali, Indonesia
- Mallorca, Spain
- Mauritius, Africa
- Phuket, Thailand
- Bora Bora, French Polynesia
- Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
The best islands winners were chosen, based on the number and quality of reviews they received over a one year period, via the TripAdvisor website.
Natural beauty of the islands was one predominant deciding factor, along with the presence of “highly rated hotels, restaurants and attractions, and unique culture,” TripAdvisor spokeswoman Julie Cassetina said.
On a side note, Phuket’s Kata Noi Beach took first place in a previous TripAdvisor survey earlier this year – titled Top 10 Beaches: Thailand. Kata Noi Beach also ranked third best in the Asia, while Phuket’s Nai Harn Beach ranked sixth.
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