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SUBSCRIBE April 22, 2015 / 2:58 PM GMT / Updated April 22, 2015 / 2:34 PM GMT / Source: TODAY
By Randee Dawn
We're no longer in the depths of winter, but if spring hasn't yet sprung like you've been hoping it would, just feast your eyes on this: TripAdvisor has released its list of
Travelers' Choice Top 10 islands for 2015. Brace yourself for sun, sand, surf and a sudden desire to go buy a plane ticket. No. 1: Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Grace bay beach at Providenciales on Turks and Caicos islands; bay; beach; beautiful; blue; caicos; caribbean; coast; coastline; exotic; getaway; grace bay; idyllic; island; lagoon; landscape; luxury; nature; nobody; ocean; outdoor; paradise; perfect; providenciales; sand; scenery; scenic; sea; seascape; seaside; shore; tropic; tropical; turks; turquoise; water; white; yacht Shutterstock
The most populous of the Turks and Caicos islands, it's an easy hop from Florida and features gorgeous crystal clear waters, as in Grace Bay.
No. 2: Maui, Hawaii Waves breaking on the rocks on a sunny day during a spectacular ocean view on the Road to Hana, Maui, Hawaii, USA; beach; blue; cliff; cloud; coast; colorful; exotic; green; hana; hawaii; hot; idyllic; island; landscape; maui; nature; ocean; oceania; outdoors; pacific; panorama; panoramic; paradise; peaceful; remote; road; romantic; sand; scenery; scenic; sea; serene; states; sunny; surf; to; tourism; tourist; tranquil; travel; tropic; tropical; turquoise; united; usa; vacation; volcanic; water; wave DonLand / Shutterstock
Bamboo forests, spilling waterfalls and temperatures in the 70s all the way through July make Maui a magnet for beachcombers.
No. 3: Roatan, Honduras Shutterstock
Loads of activities (zip-lining, deep-sea fishing and water sports) draw ecotourists and lovers of the beach alike.
No. 4: Santorini, Greece White architecture of Oia village on Santorini island, Greece; aegean; architectural; architecture; beautiful; beauty; blue; building; christian; christianity; church; city; classical; cross; culture; cyclades; destination; europe; ferry; greece; greek; holidays; home; honeymoon; house; idyllic; island; landmark; landscape; mediterranean; mountain; national; nature; oia; romantic; santorini; sea; ship; sky; summer; sunny; tourism; touristic; town; traditional; travel; vacation; village; volcanic; volcano; white Shutterstock
With its colorful homes carved into hills and brilliant blue waters, Santorini is full of amazing black sand beaches and quaint villages.
No. 5: Ko Tao, Thailand Tropical paradise in Thailand; beach; beautiful; beauty; blue; boat; clear; connect; destination; even; holiday; island; journey; ko; koh; landscape; leisure; mount; mountain; nang; nangyuan; natural; nature; ocean; outdoors; paradise; phangan; relax; relaxation; rock; sand; scenic; sea; ship; siam; sky; stone; tao; thai; thailand; together; travel; trip; tropical; twin; view; viewpoint; wave; wonder; yuan Shutterstock
The island off the Thai mainland is a world unto itself, and is named for the sea turtles that live on the white sand shores. You can't miss with 300 days of sun each year.
And the rest:
6. Madeira, Portugal 7. Bali, Indonesia 8. Mauritius 9. Bora Bora, French Polynesia 10. Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Are you packed yet?
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