Project Updates

WORLD'S BEST Islands
03/22/2006


WORLD'S BEST Islands

Readers name Sydney and Bali the world's top city and island once again this year—for the eighth and fourth time, respectively. Several destinations have their best World's Best performance ever, including Prague; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Hobart, Tasmania; and Easter Island, Chile. And kudos to our sole first-time winner: Harbour Island, in the Bahamas.

 

Top 10 Overall

Rank

Last Year

Name

2005
Score

 

1

1

Bali

89.83

 

2

6

Santorini

86.30

 

3

3

Maui

85.64

 

4

2

Kauai

85.03

 

5

10

Great Barrier Reef islands

84.50

 

6

n/a

Vancouver Island

84.49

 

7

n/a

Cyclades, Greece  (Santorini rated separately)

84.46

 

8

7

Sicily

84.30

 

9

5

Hawaii

84.25

 

10

9

Mount Desert Island, Maine

83.67

 



* "N/A" means that the property was not among the top-ranked in this category last year.

 

http://www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest/results.cfm?cat=islands

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