Bali, the breathtaking island in Indonesia, continues to captivate with its natural wonders. Recently, Travel and Leisure magazine unveiled its much-anticipated list of the “Top 25 Best Islands in the World for 2023,” and Bali proudly secured a spot among the elite.
Ranking third in this prestigious list, Bali’s allure remains undeniable. The coveted top spot was rightfully claimed by Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, with the Maldives taking a well-deserved second place.
Greece, with its wealth of over 6,000 islands, also left a mark on the rankings. Paros, an island of stunning beauty, shines brightly at the 11th position, while Rhodes and Dodecanese gracefully follow at the 19th spot, with the iconic Santorini claiming the 25th position.
The judging criteria for the “Best Islands in the World 2023” list by Travel and Leisure considered elements such as natural attractions, beaches, activities, dining options, hospitality, and overall value.
Here’s the complete list of the “Top 25 Best Islands in the World for 2023” according to Travel and Leisure:
- Great Barrier Reef, Australia
- Bali, Indonesia
- Madeira, Portugal
- Phuket, Thailand
- Skye and the Hebrides, Scotland
- Koh Samui, Thailand
- Langkawi, Malaysia
- Boracay, Philippines
- Paros, Greece
- Fiji Islands, Fiji
- Golden Isles, Georgia
- Moorea, French Polynesia
- Zanzibar, Tanzania
- The Seychelles
- The Azores, Portugal
- Bora-Bora, French Polynesia
- Rhodes and the Dodecanese, Greece
- Mackinac Island, Michigan, USA
- Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
- Hvar and the Dalmatian Islands, Croatia
- Sicily, Italy
- Santorini, Greece
With its captivating landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality, Bali’s inclusion in this prestigious list further solidifies its position as one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations. Travelers from around the globe continue to be drawn to the allure of this Indonesian gem, making Bali an ever-enticing paradise for exploration and relaxation.