Sea lions on a Galapagos beach

Best islands in the world? The Galapagos!

The Galapagos Islands have been named the best islands in the world in Travel + Leisure’s 2015 World’s Best Awards.

Hall of Fame

The awards – which have been running for two decades – gave the Galapagos a score of 90.82, placing the islands in the top spot and beating other exotic destinations such as the Maldives, Bali and Fiji. The score is compiled from votes from Travel + Leisure readers (travel industry professionals are excluded from voting), who score the islands on various characteristics such as natural attractions, beaches, activities, food, value, friendliness and romance.

This is the second time in 10 years that the archipelago has been named the best islands in the world by Travel + Leisure. In addition, the islands have been featured in the top 10 islands in the world every year for the last 10 years, meaning that the Galapagos is now a proud member of Travel + Leisure’s Hall of Fame.

With an utterly unique array of endemic wildlife, an amazing underwater world, astonishing landscapes and world-class snorkeling and diving, we couldn’t agree more with Travel + Leisure’s choice!

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