JERSEY, 2015-4-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Jersey has today been named among the ten best rated islands in Europe in the 2015 Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Islands, announced by TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*.
Jersey ranked ahead of Majorca, Capri, Tenerife and Corsica to be named the sixth best rated island in Europe, also making it the number one island in the UK and Channel Isles.
The annual awards are based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers across the globe. Winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions on islands worldwide, gathered over a 12 month period.
“With so many amazing island destinations in Europe, it really is a fantastic achievement for Jersey to be named among the best rated by those who matter most – the people who visit,“ commented James Kay, TripAdvisor spokesperson, “There is nothing like a picture of a white sandy beach to get us all dreaming of an island getaway, but judging by the average hotel rates on TripAdvisor for this year’s award winning islands, that dream trip may be more affordable than you think. To help travellers book their trips to these remarkable destinations, TripAdvisor has surfaced amazing island hotels to accommodate a range of travel budgets.”
In the Europe award category, Santorini claimed the top prize followed by Madeira in second place, while Jersey claimed its highest ever ranking in sixth place.
For those looking to travel to Jersey, the average hotel price per night available to book on TripAdvisor is £111, though there are considerable price differences between value and luxury hotel options on the island.
The Pontac House Hotel, rated 4.5 bubbles out of 5 by TripAdvisor travellers, is available at an average of £108 per night this summer, while those looking for a splash of luxury could consider Longueville Manor, a 2015 Travellers’ Choice Hotels award winner for Luxury, which is available to book on TripAdvisor at an average of £367 a night over the same period.
Visit Jersey commented, “We are thrilled to learn that Jersey has been voted number one island in the Travellers’ Choice Awards for Islands UK and Channel Islands category. Not only are we top in the UK but more notably were also voted the sixth best island in the whole of Europe. This is hugely encouraging news as with so many incredible islands to visit across Europe, Jersey holds its own. This is testament to the fantastic work of the Jersey tourism industry.”
For the complete list of winners from the 2015 Travellers’ Choice Islands, as well as reviews and candid traveller photos, go to http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/TravellersChoice-Islands.
To see the best hotels for luxury, bargain, romance and more, as honoured in the 2015 Travellers’ Choice awards for Hotels announced in January, go to: www.tripadvisor.co.uk/TravellersChoice-Hotels.
2015 Travellers’ Choice Islands winners are:
UK & Channel Isles:
1. Jersey, Channel Isles
2. Isle of Wight
3. St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly
4. Isle of Arran, Scotland
5. Isle of Skye, Scotland
6. Mainland Orkney Island, Scotland
7. Anglesey, Wales
8. Lewis and Harris, Scotland
9. Isle of Man
10. Guernsey, Channel Isles
1. Santorini, Greece
2. Madeira, Portugal
3. Crete, Greece
4. Zakynthos, Greece
5. Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
6. Jersey, Channel Islands
7. Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
8. Island of Capri, Italy
9. Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
10. Corsica, France
1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, Caribbean
2. Maui, Hawai, United States
3. Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
4. Santorini, Greece
5. Ko Tao, Thailand
6. Madiera, Portugal
7. Bali, Indonesia
9. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
10. Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
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