Jersey better than Capri: Europe's best islands revealed

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Jersey has been named the ninth best island in Europe, beating chic Italian isle, Capri.

Its place in the ten best rated European islands in the 2016 Travellers' Choice awards also makes it the number one island in the UK and Channel Isles.

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The largest and southernmost of the Channel Islands, Jersey boasts spectacular scenery, unspoiled beaches and an enviable record for sunshine. For those looking to travel there, the average hotel price per night available to book on TripAdvisor is £124.

Travellers to Jersey rate St Brelade's Bay Beach and Jersey War Tunnels among the best things to do. Le Haule Manor is the best rated hotel in Jersey, which holidaymakers praise for its "quaint, traditional style" and "lovely staff who genuinely care".

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Meanwhile, romantic Greek island Santorini claimed the top prize for the second year running, followed by Spain's Mallorca in second place.

Madeira was named the third best island in Europe, followed by Crete, Tenerife, Rhodes and Gran Canaria.

In the UK category of best islands, the Isle of Wight came second, while Scotland's Isle of Skye and Anglesey in Wales, were named third and fourth best UK islands respectively.

The world winner was Maui in Hawaii, which is praised for its golden sands, excellent surfing conditions and ethereal bamboo forest. Santorini, Jamaica, Providenciales and Bali followed respectively.

TripAdvisor's annual awards are based on millions of reviews and opinions from travellers across the globe. 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 traveller booking interest on the site.

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Europe's best islands 2016 (according to TripAdvisor)
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Jersey better than Capri: Europe's best islands revealed
With its distinct bright blue sea, multicoloured coastline and bright white houses, Santorini is just 11 miles long.
The largest of the Balearic Island archipelago, Majorca is an absolute favourite with Brits: in the summer temperatures hit highs of around 30 degrees.
Madeira is an archipelago of islands that belongs to Portugal and it is especially well known for its wine production. 
Crete is the largest of all the Greek islands and is also one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea.If you’re looking for a quiet holiday, avoid the crowded tourist beach scenes of Malia and Chersonissos. On the east of the island you’ll find small, uncrowded places, like Palekastro and Sitia, which boast unspoilt and dazzling beaches. Don't miss the archaeological site at the Palace of Zakros.
Rhodes is well-known for its fascinating ancient ruins as well as its gorgeous beaches with pure white sands and deep blue waters. 
This Spanish island is also lauded for its beautiful beaches and the northern town of Las Palmas is often used as a cruise ship stop.
This mountainous French island is only 3,300 miles square in size and has a population of just over 300,000 people. The terrain of the island is perfect for walking and hiking holidays.
Jersey is the biggest of all the Channel Islands which sit between England and France. Although the island is English speaking the area maintains a mix of French and English culture thanks to its position in the Channel.
The island of Capri, just off the Italian Gulf of Naples, is famous for its white cliffs and colourful houses.
Mount Orgueil Castle and Gorey harbour, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK.
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