Best Islands to Visit 2022: Readers’ Choice Awards

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In the spirit of revisiting old haunts and discovering exciting new places, you made perennial Low Country favorite Hilton Head Island your top American pick for Readers Choice Awards 2022, and a relative unknown, Fernando de Noronha, in Brazil, your No. 1 in Central and South America. Here, the best islands in the world, according to you.

United States

  1. Hilton Head Island, S.C. 96.63
  2. Kiawah Island, S.C. 95.88
  3. Amelia Island, Fla. 95.66
  4. Nantucket, Mass. 93.3
  5. Maui, Hawaii 89.01
  6. Oahu, Hawaii 87.47
  7. Big Island, Hawaii 87.24
  8. Lanai, Hawaii 86.96
  9. Sanibel Island & Captiva Island, Fla. 86.94
  10. Mackinac Island, Mich. 86.51
  11. Kauai, Hawaii 85.89
  12. Marco Island, Fla. 85
  13. Key West, Fla. 81.43
  14. Santa Catalina Island, Calif. 80
  15. Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. 79.86

Europe

  1. Ibiza, Spain 88.54
  2. Crete, Greece 86.48
  3. Sardinia, Italy 86.04
  4. Jersey & Guernsey, United Kingdom 85.83
  5. Mykonos, Greece 85.26
  6. Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom 83.96
  7. Sicily, Italy 83.48
  8. Santorini, Greece 83.22
  9. Hvar, Croatia 83.17
  10. The Azores, Portugal 82.76

The Caribbean & The Atlantic

  1. St. Barts 90.45
  2. Anguilla 89.21
  3. Turks and Caicos 87.98
  4. Bermuda 87.92
  5. Barbados 87.43
  6. St. Lucia 87.28
  7. Jamaica 87.07
  8. Nevis 86.99
  9. Antigua 85.65
  10. British Virgin Islands 85.52
  11. Puerto Rico 85.08
  12. St. Kitts 84.61
  13. The Bahamas 84.41
  14. United States Virgin Islands 84.35
  15. Aruba 84.22
  16. Cayman Islands 84.11
  17. Grenada 84.09
  18. Bonaire 83.99
  19. Dominican Republic 82.89
  20. Curaçao 82.76

Central & South America

  1. Fernando de Noronha, Brazil 93
  2. San Andrés and Providencia, Colombia 88.33
  3. Roatán, Honduras 80.75
  4. Ambergris Caye, Belize 80.18
  5. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador 77.97

Rest of North America

  1. Isla Holbox, Mexico 88.96
  2. Isla Mujeres, Mexico 88.01
  3. Cape Breton, Canada 87.92
  4. Vancouver Island, Canada 80.5
  5. Cozumel, Mexico 90.22

Australia & The South Pacific

  1. Fiji 87.76
  2. Bora Bora, French Polynesia 87.59
  3. Tasmania, Australia 87.5
  4. Moorea, French Polynesia 84.01
  5. Tahiti, French Polynesia 82.77

Africa & The Indian Ocean

  1. Maldives 91.85
  2. Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique 90.75
  3. Mauritius 90
  4. Seychelles 84.89
  5. Zanzibar, Tanzania 83.37

Asia

  1. Boracay, Philippines 95.13
  2. Bali, Indonesia 93.9
  3. Koh Samui, Thailand 92.13
  4. Langkawi, Malaysia 90.97
  5. Phuket, Thailand 90.88
  6. Phú Quốc, Vietnam 89.77
  7. Sri Lanka 89.17
  8. Palawan, Philippines 88.99
  9. Okinawa & Ryuku Islands, Japan 83
  10. Phi Phi Islands, Thailand 76.41

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