As reported on CNN, TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice award for the best island in the world for 2015 was won by Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.  With the best beaches in the world, some of the world’s best resorts, and wonderful dining on the island, Providenciales received the top honors from travelers themselves as surveyed by TripAdvisor.

The full list of the top 10 islands is as follows:

1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

2. Maui, Hawaii

3. Roatan, Honduras

4. Santorini, Greece

5. Ko Tao, Thailand

6. Madeira, Portugal

7. Bali, Indonesia

8. Mauritius, Africa

9. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

10. Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

While Turks and Caicos position is well earned, the list is somewhat surprising.  Having Maui and Greece and Bali all on the list make for an exceptional list, but where are any of the other Caribbean islands?  What about St. Barths or St. Martin?  This just goes to show how tough it is to even make the top 10 much less be the #1 island in the world.

Congratulations to the beautiful Providenciales, Turks and Caicos and all of the wonderful people that make it such a perfect island destination.