TripAdvisor Honors the World’s Best Islands With Travelers’ Choice Awards
– TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, today announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice™ awards for Islands. Award 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, as well as traveler booking interest on TripAdvisor.
“With common traits like breathtaking beaches, exciting activities and popular hotels and restaurants, the Travelers’ Choice Islands are favorites of the TripAdvisor community,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “While most of these islands have year-round appeal, TripAdvisor hotel booking data shows that bargain-hunters can save nearly 30 percent per night on average when staying at the top U.S. islands during the shoulder season rather than the peak.”
For those wondering what these islands offer, TripAdvisor has also identified top-rated hotels as well as popular tours, iconic attractions and upcoming events to offer more insights about great things to discover on these award-winning islands.
Amelia Island, Florida – Average nightly rate of all hotels bookable on TripAdvisor in Amelia Island: $255
Average seasonal hotel rates: Spring: $262 Summer: $262 Fall: $222 Winter: $194
Average shoulder season savings during Fall: 15%
With its historic landmarks, white-sand beaches, world-class golf courses and top-rated spas and restaurants, Amelia Island offers something for everyone. After exploring Civil War landmarks and soaking up some sun at Fort Clinch State Park, travelers can unwind at The Beachside Motel which is located just steps away from downtown Fernandina. Guests rave about the hotel’s daily southern home-style breakfast and convenient beach access.
Reason to book now: Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, located in Fernandina Beach, Florida: April 29, 30, and May 1, 2016