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Jersey in top 10 European islands

Jersey has made it into the top 10 of best European islands for travellers.

The Channel Island was rated sixth in the list compiled from tourists' reviews by TripAdvisor, beating the likes of Majorca, Capri, Tenerife and Corsica.

In a separate list of islands just in the UK, Jersey came top, with the Isle of Wight second, St Mary's on the Isle of Scilly third and the Isle of Arran in Scotland fourth.

TripAdvisor said: "Jersey is the largest and southernmost of the Channel Islands, and boasts spectacular scenery, stunning beaches, and an enviable record for sunshine."

The Visit Jersey organisation said it was thrilled with the results, which were "hugely encouraging".

The islands were rated on their hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions.

Top European island was Santorini in Greece, with the Portuguese island of Madeira second, Crete third and the Greek island of Zakynthos fourth.

In the world list, the only European islands to get into the top 10 were Santorini (fourth) and Madeira (sixth).

Top island in the world for tourists was the Caribbean island of Providenciales, which is part of Turks and Caicos. Second was Maui in Hawaii, with Roatan, the largest of Honduras's Bay Islands, third.

These were the best-rated islands in the UK and the Channel Islands:

1. Jersey, Channel Islands

2. Isle of Wight

3. St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

4. Isle of Arran, Scotland

5. Isle of Skye, Scotland

6. Mainland Orkney, Scotland

7. Anglesey, Wales

8. Lewis and Harris, Scotland

9. Isle of Man

10. Guernsey, Channel Islands


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