TripAdvisor reveals the winners of Travellers’ Choice Islands based on reviews and opinions of millions of travellers. Words Ginny Weeks.

Jersey has beaten Majorca, Tenerife, Corsica and Capri to be named Europe's sixth best rated island in the Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Awards. It has also been voted the best rated island in the UK and Channel Isles.

The annual awards are based on the millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor 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.

Visit Jersey commented, “We are thrilled to learn that Jersey has been voted number one island in the Travellers’ Choice Awards for Islands UK and Channel Islands category. Not only are we top in the UK but more notably were also voted the 6th best island in the whole of Europe. This is hugely encouraging news as with so many incredible islands to visit across Europe, Jersey holds its own. This is testament to the fantastic work of the Jersey tourism industry.”

UK and Channel Islands awards

Scotland scooped the most awards with Isle of Arran, Isle of Skye, Mainland Orkney and Lewis and Harris taking fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth place. Here are all the winners:

1.    Jersey, Channel Isles
2.    Isle of Wight
3.    St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly
4.    Isle of Arran, Scotland
5.    Isle of Skye, Scotland
6.    Mainland Orkney Island, Scotland
7.    Anglesey, Wales
8.    Lewis and Harris, Scotland
9.    Isle of Man
10. Guernsey, Channel Isles
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European winners:

1.    Santorini, Greece
2.    Madeira, Portugal
3.    Crete, Greece
4.    Zakynthos, Greece
5.    Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
6.    Jersey, Channel Islands
7.    Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
8.    Island of Capri, Italy
9.    Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
10. Corsica, France