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Mauritius only Mascarene Island to figure in ten best islands on the planet

Mauritius only Mascarene Island to figure in ten best islands on the planet

TripAdvisor has ranked Mauritius among the top 10 islands on the planet, naming it the perfect island escape in terms of its beaches and adventures, from a list of more than a hundred islands globally.(Image: themetapicture.com)

Mauritius has secured the 8th position among the ten best islands on the planet, in a ranking released by TripAdvisor, a website which advises travelers on the best place they can visit during their vacations.

Providenciales in Turks and Caicos was the most popular island in the world, with Maui following as the second favourite island destination. Rounding up the top five were Roatan in Honduras, Santorini in Greece and Ko Tao in Thailand.

The selection was made from a list which consisted of more than 100 islands worldwide from Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, the UK and the USA. It is thus a honour for Mauritius to stand out from amongst this crowd and be singled out as one of the ten best islands on the planet.

The annual awards were determined using an algorithm based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions on islands worldwide over a 12-month period.

“Our well-traveled community has uncovered the best islands around the world for that perfect island escape whether you want to lie on the beach or seek adventure,” Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor, said in a statement.

This year, TripAdvisor also examined seasonal rates and identified highly rated value, mid-range and high-end hotels with availability to book on TripAdvisor this summer.

The website notes, “Mauritius is arguably Africa’s wealthiest destination, a tropical paradise with tons to do.”

The classification was determined according to the votes of the users of Trip Advisor and Mauritius is the only island among the Mascarene Islands to have won a place in the top ten.

Finally, such accolades strengthen Mauritius’ position in the global tourism space. Today, Mauritius is not only viewed as a place to vacation in, but tourists also opt for Mauritian resorts for big fat weddings. In this context, global events such as the Wedding Planner Congress held at Lux Belle Mare recently, shall foster the island’s position in this budding field.

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