World's top 10 islands, according to TripAdvisor

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  • U.S. island tops TripAdvisor's list of the best islands in the world
  • Top islands in regions including the U.S. and Europe also named

(CNN)For sun-starved worker bees, nearly any island will do.

But for the island aficionado, Maui is No. 1, according to TripAdvisor's 2016 Travelers' Choice awards for islands, released Tuesday.
    Maui moved up from second place last year to knock Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos out of the top spot, sending it tumbling to fourth place.
    "In addition to their truly magnificent landscapes, the Travelers' Choice Islands are home to highly rated hotels, restaurants and attractions, and are brimming with unique culture," said TripAdvisor spokeswoman Julie Cassetina.
    No. 2-ranked Santorini, Greece, moved up two spots from a No. 4 ranking last year.
    Jamaica ranked No. 3 this year. The Caribbean island wasn't in last year's top 10.
    In addition to the global list, TripAdvisor also ranks islands regionally.
    The travel review and booking site selected its Travelers' Choice island award winners based on the quality and quantity of user reviews over 12 months.

    World's top 10 islands for 2016

    1. Maui, Hawaii
    2. Santorini, Greece
    3. Jamaica, Caribbean
    4. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
    5. Bali, Indonesia
    6. Mallorca, Spain
    7. Mauritius, Africa
    8. Phuket, Thailand
    9. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
    10. Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

    Top U.S. islands

    1. Maui, Hawaii
    2. Key West, Florida
    3. Oahu, Hawaii
    4. Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
    5. Mount Desert Island, Maine
    6. Hilton Head, South Carolina
    7. Amelia Island, Florida
    8. Marco Island, Florida
    9. Chincoteague Island, Virginia
    10. Mackinac Island, Michigan

    Top 10 European islands

    1. Santorini, Greece
    2. Majorca, Spain
    3. Madeira, Portugal
    4. Crete, Greece
    5. Tenerife, Spain
    6. Rhodes, Greece
    7. Gran Canaria, Spain
    8. Corsica, France
    9. Jersey, United Kingdom
    10. Island of Capri, Italy