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Islands website releases new list of the finest islands in the world

Conrad Bora BoraTravel website has released a definitive list of the planet’s top islands. The Bonnier Corp subsidiary says its top picks for 2018 are based on the quantity of online searches and the Pacific Ocean island of Bora Bora has scooped the number one spot. based rankings on the number of search hits for islands in January 2018. Rebecca Kinnear is an editor at She says while the Top Five were predominantly Caribbean hotspots, Bora Bora was probably the Number One choice simply because it was January and the middle of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

Ms Kinnear explained that during dark winter days, prospective holidaymakers would naturally want to visit somewhere bathed in the warm rays of the sun and where they could see gorgeous beaches. Another factor as to why Bora Bora topped the island bucket-list was over-water chalets. The current highlight of these is the recently revamped Conrad Bora Bora.

Although not technically an island in its own right, the Dominican Republic was the second most popular island destination according to’s search hits. The French-speaking republic shares the island of Hispaniola with the French speaking nation of Haiti.

Like Hispaniola, the next three most searched for island destinations were in the Caribbean. Aruba, Jamaica, and the Turks and Caicos Islands took third, fourth and fifth positions in the Top Five respectively. Ms Kinnear posits that Caribbean islands are so popular because they are easy to get to, warm, beautiful and offer fully-inclusive holidays.



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