BALI MOST POPULAR ISLAND GATEWAY IN ASIA

BALI MOST POPULAR ISLAND GATEWAY IN ASIA
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Bali is officially the best island in Asia, according to travel website TripAdvisor. The popular website recently announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice Awards in which Bali was recognized as the best island in Asia and acknowledged as the fifth best in the world.

Close on the heels of Bali, Lombok and Gili Trawangan were awarded fifth and sixth best in Asia, respectively. Maui in Hawaii was awarded the top world rank.

“Indonesia is an archipelago blessed with thousands of wonderful islands that offer spectacular scenery, unique ambiance and vast marine biodiversity," a representative of the Tourism Ministry commented.

“Bali, Lombok and Gili Trawangan are island destinations that are not merely great to visit, but places that serve as enchanting sanctuaries that perpetuate harmony between the people, culture and nature of Indonesia. [...] we look forward to more visitors from around the world coming to further explore the beauty of these islands,” the Tourism Ministry representative further added.

TripAdvisor used an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions on islands worldwide over a 12-month period, as well as traveler booking interest, resulting in its list of award winners. ( kes )

Top 10 islands in Asia

1.    Bali, Indonesia
2.    Phuket, Thailand
3.    Ko Samui, Thailand
4.    Koh Tao, Thailand
5.    Lombok, Indonesia
6.    Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
7.    Boracay, Philippines
8.    Langkawi, Malaysia
9.    Havelock Island, India
10.  Taketomicho Iriomote-jima, Japan

Top 10 islands in the world

1.   Maui, Hawaii
2.   Santorini, Greece
3.   Jamaica, Caribbean
4.   Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
5.   Bali, Indonesia
6.   Majorca, Spain
7.   Mauritius, Africa
8.   Phuket, Thailand
9.   Bora Bora, French Polynesia
10. Fernando de Noronha, Brazil