The world's most beautiful island
Providenciales, the most populated of the Turks and Caicos Islands, is the most beautiful island in the world, according to the 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards.
The award is based on a system that takes into account the quantity and quality of opinions and comments on hotels, restaurants and attractions from around the world over a 12-month period.
Commenting on the award, TripAdvisor stated: "Providenciales is one of the world's top beach destinations. The diving and snorkeling is as convenient as it is stunning, thanks to miles of coral reef that's easily accessible from the shore. The upscale resorts and captivating beachscapes of Grace Bay make it a popular choice for waterfront escapes and destination weddings.
The cliffs and crags of Chalk Sound make a lovely backdrop for kayaking the bright turquoise waters."
"Our well-travelled community has uncovered the best islands around the world for that perfect island escape whether you want to lie on the beach or seek adventure," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "To help travellers book their trips to these remarkable destinations, TripAdvisor has surfaced amazing island hotels to accommodate a range of travel budgets."