TripAdvisor puts Phuket among world’s top 10 islands

Phuket, the country’s largest island and an international magnet for beach enthusiasts, was ranked No. 8 of the world’s top 10 islands in the Traveller’s Choice Award by TripAdvisor.

The announcement today comes two months after Phuket’s Kata Noi beach was voted one of the world’s best beaches by the travel website.

Phuket was described by TripAdvisor as “Blue lagoons and salmon sunsets make for a dream-like atmosphere, and indeed, a vacation here can feel a bit surreal. Watersports are the most popular activities, though once you’ve had enough sun there’s still plenty to explore at the island’s aquariums, gardens, and Buddhist temples.”

Regionally, Phuket was the second best island in Asia after Bali. Koh Samui and Koh Tao were ranked third and fourth respectively.

The No. 1 island was Maui, Hawaii.

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