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"Jersey among top Island holiday destinations" - TripAdvisor

Tuesday 21 April 2015

"Jersey among top Island holiday destinations" - TripAdvisor

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Jersey has made it into the top ten of European islands for travellers, and came top of a list of islands just in the British Isles in a survey by a major travel website.

The Island was rated sixth in the list compiled from tourists' reviews by TripAdvisor, beating the likes of Majorca, Capri, Tenerife and Corsica.

In a separate list of 'UK' islands just in the UK, Jersey came top, with the Isle of Wight second, St Mary's on the Isles of Scilly third and the Isle of Arran in Scotland fourth. Most importantly, Guernsey came a lowly tenth in the same survey.

TripAdvisor said: "Jersey is the largest and southernmost of the Channel Islands, and boasts spectacular scenery, stunning beaches, and an enviable record for sunshine."

The Visit Jersey organisation said it was thrilled with the results, which were "hugely encouraging."

The islands were rated on their hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions.

Top European island was Santorini in Greece, with the Portuguese island of Madeira second, Crete third and the Greek island of Zakynthos fourth.

In the world list, the only European islands to get into the top ten were Santorini (fourth) and Madeira (sixth).

Top island in the world for tourists was the Caribbean island of Providenciales, which is part of Turks and Caicos. Second was Maui in Hawaii, with Roatan, the largest of Honduras's Bay Islands, third.

These were the best-rated islands in the UK and the Channel Islands:

1. Jersey, Channel Islands

2. Isle of Wight

3. St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

4. Isle of Arran, Scotland

5. Isle of Skye, Scotland

6. Mainland Orkney, Scotland

7. Anglesey, Wales

8. Lewis and Harris, Scotland

9. Isle of Man

10. Guernsey, Channel Islands

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