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Vietnam's Phu Quoc named among world’s best islands

Thursday, August 04, 2022, 10:43 GMT+7
Vietnam's Phu Quoc named among world’s best islands
Tourists pose for a photo at a beach in Phu Quoc Island City, off Kien Giang Province in southern Vietnam. Photo: C. Cong / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam's Phu Quoc Island was recently named by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the world’s top 25 islands in 2022.

According to a ranking released by U.S.-based Travel + Leisure magazine, Phu Quoc is the world’s 14th best island.

The ranking was based on votes submitted by readers and tourism experts from around the world. 

It is a yearly survey done by Travel + Leisure to guide travelers in planning the ideal vacation.

Phu Quoc Island City, off the coast of Kien Giang Province in southern Vietnam, placed 14th on the list thanks to its white sand beaches and outstanding cuisine. 

It is also known for its fish sauce, pepper, stunning coral reefs, and tropical forests.

The islands on the list were rated by readers on factors such as tourism activities, tourist attractions, natural scenery, beaches, cuisine, local hospitality, and overall value.

With a score of 94.61 out of 100, Italy’s Ischia Island came first on the list.

The island draws in visitors with its picturesque villages, hot springs, and pristine beaches.

Visitors often comment on the friendliness and enthusiasm of Ischia’s locals.

Here is the list of Travel + Leisure’s 25 best islands in the world in 2022:

1. Ischia, Italy

2. The Maldives

3. Bali, Indonesia

4. Milos or Melos, Greece

5. Fiji Islands

6. Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

7. Phuket, Thailand

8. Dominica

9. Boracay, the Philippines

10. Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Province, Canada

11. Palawan, the Philippines

12. Paros, Greece

13. Azores, Portugal

14. Phu Quoc, Vietnam

15. Mo’orea, French Polynesia

16. Cebu, the Philippines

17. Ibiza, Spain

18. St. Vincent and the Grenadines, an island country in the Caribbean

19. Madeira, Portugal

20. Maui, USA

21. Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory in the Eastern Caribbean

22. Crete, Greece

23. Mackinac, Michigan, USA

24. Hawaii Island, USA

25. Kiawah, South Carolina, USA

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Linh To - Nguyen Hien / Tuoi Tre News

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