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Top 10 most beautiful islands in the world

Ambergris Caye in Belize topped other tropical islands in Turks and Caicos and French Polynesia, which came in second and third respectively.

Aug 31, 2014 | By AFPRelaxnews

For the second year in a row, an island off the north coast of Belize has been named the prettiest island in the world by TripAdvisor readers.

Tranquility Bay Resort Belize

After looking at the number of highly-rated hotels, restaurants and attractions on islands listed with the site during a 12-month period, Ambergris Caye emerged the highest-ranked island destination.

Major area attractions include the second largest barrier reef in the world and the Great Blue Hole, an underwater sinkhole that’s a divers’ dream.

The Great Blue Hole

The seemingly bottomless pit is home to underwater species like blacktip tiger and hammerhead sharks. Other sightings include angelfish, neon gobies, butterfly fish, and small groupers. The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System is also a UN-designated World Heritage Site.

Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye topped other tropical islands in Turks and Caicos and French Polynesia, which came in second and third respectively.

Here are the Top 10 islands in the world, according to TripAdvisor:

1. Ambergris Caye, Belize

Portofino Beach Resort, Ambergris Caye, Belize

2. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

providenciales beach

3. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

St Regis Bora Bora Resort

4. Marco Island, Florida

Marco Island Florida

5. Lewis and Harris, Scotland

Lewis and Harris, Scotland

6. Naxos, Greece

Naxos

7. Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki

8. Nosy Be, Madagascar

Nosy Be

9. Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island

10. Ko Tao, Thailand

Ko Tao


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