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The World’s Best Islands – 2013 Traveler’s Choice Award Winners

bora-boraI’m a review reader/follower/addict. Before any trip is made an any travel plans secured you are sure to find me scouring the net for reviews and information on both the destination and accommodation. I’ll never know how we survived without the web quite honestly. It’s such a gold mine of information!

Last month I dished on TripAdvisor’s top hotel and family resort winners. There were some great picks from around the world and quite a few of them are on our ‘must-visit’ list!

Just last week TripAdvisor released their list of the world’s best islands. As picked by vacationers and travelers just like you and I, this list is based on reviews from people around the world. The awards recognize more than 100 islands across the globe, and they’ve put together individual lists for the U.S.,  Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the South Pacific and South America.

Click through to view the world’s top 10 islands. For the entire list please visit TripAdvisor.
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  • Ambergris Caye, Belize 1 of 10
    Ambergris Caye, Belize
    The largest island in Belize, this gorgeous sweet spot is home to the Belize Barrier Reef and a 400 feet deep circle of limestone called "the Blue Hole".
  • St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 2 of 10
    St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
    From white sandy beaches to great hiking conditions and wildlife, St. John has it all!
  • Bora Bora, French Polynesia 3 of 10
    Bora Bora, French Polynesia
    This island makes the cut for "Top Islands Nadia Wishes To Visit". Located in lush Polynesia, this is the hot spot for the rich, famous and anyone needing an incredibly relaxing and romantic getaway.
  • San Juan Island, Washington 4 of 10
    San Juan Island, Washington
    The name threw you off didn't it? Located in Washington, D.C. of all places, this island is a scenic playground. The Lime Kiln Point State Park is an ideal spot for whale watching and there are plenty of beaches and attractions to visit while you are there.
  • Santorini, Greece 5 of 10
    Santorini, Greece
    A list of islands wouldn't be complete without Santorini. Stunning views, incredible food, a fascinating culture and plenty of history, this Greek island is most certainly a must-visit.
  • Isla Mujeres, Mexico 6 of 10
    Isla Mujeres, Mexico
    Luxury at a bargain. Isla Mujeres provides a Latin flair to your vacation and lots of snorkeling opportunities in its turquoise waters.
  • Moorea, French Polynesia 7 of 10
    Moorea, French Polynesia
    Not only is it shaped like a heart (romance anyone) the island of Moorea is home to the world's largest coral reef eco-system consisting of 3,000 separate reefs. Enough said.
  • Koh Tao, Thailand 8 of 10
    Koh Tao, Thailand
    I've heard so much about Thailand and when I do finally make it there, the island of Ko Tao will be one of my first stops. Also? It offers 300 days of sun every year!
  • Easter Island, Chile 9 of 10
    Easter Island, Chile
    This island's biggest claim to fame is it's 1,500 year old congregation of volcanic rock sculptures. Because of these rock figures, Easter Island is known as one of the most mysterious places on Earth.
  • Nosy Be, Antsiranana Province 10 of 10
    Nosy Be, Antsiranana Province
    Located off the northwest coast of Madagascar, Nosy Be (meaning "big island") is home to Ylang Ylang plantations, volcanic lakes, coral reefs and rum distilleries. Combined with the beaches, crystal clear waters, tropical plants and flowers are in abundance making this heaven on earth.

Find more of Nadia’s writing on her site Child Mode. You can also find her on Disney Baby and Hip Baby. Love social media? So does she! Follow her daily on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

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