Suzy Strutner – Associate Lifestyle Editor – HuffingtonPost.com
After a long winter, any island with sand, water and a decently executed Mai Tai sounds like the best island in the world. But if you’re really serious about relaxation, then head to one of these destinations for a digital detox you’ll never forget.
On Tuesday, TripAdvisor released winners for the 2015 best islands in the world as part of its annual Travelers’ Choice Awards. These warm, sandy beauties won for the quantity and quality of their TripAdvisor reviews during the past year, according to spokeswoman Julie Cassetina.
Providenciales — an island in Turks and Caicos — snagged the top spot, moving up from its second-place position last year. The island’s miles of shoreline include Grace Bay, which has been hailed as the best beach on Earth.
Mainstream favorites like Maui and Santorini also made the list, along with up-and-coming destinations like Roatan, Honduras, and Fernando do Noronha, Brazil.
Grab your beach cooler, because we’re about to CHILL out. The 2015 best islands in the world are…
10. Fernando do Noronha, Brazil
9. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
8. Mauritius, Africa
7. Bali, Indonesia
6. Madeira, Portugal
5. Ko Tao, Thailand
4. Santorini, Greece
3. Roatan, Honduras
2. Maui, Hawaii
1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos