Thai islands score strong on TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for Islands

[from TATNEWS.ORG] Bangkok, 21 April, 2016 – Three Thailand’s popular southern islands scored top spots in the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ Awards for Islands.

Phuket gained the second spot in Asia and 8th in the global ranking. The awards identify the top 10 island destinations globally and by region.

Two other Thai islands, Samui and Tao, achieved third and fourth places in the Asia rankings.

TripAdvisor said it highlights the world’s top islands based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations, worldwide, gathered over a year, as well as traveller booking interest registered on TripAdvisor.


TripAdvisor identifies 475 things to do while visiting Samui the third place island in the Asia rankings. It recommends a booking in May to catch the spectacular Samui Regatta, at Chaweng Beach, during 21 to 28 May.

Reviews of Ko Tao, a world-class dive destination, identify 156 things to do. TripAdvisor recommends a visit in June to capture the ambience of the ecotourism event, Save Ko Tao Festival, during 18-19 June.


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