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This Canadian Island was Named One of the ‘Best Islands in the World’

Colourful trees across a lake in Cape Breton

If you’re looking to head out on a dreamy island vacation, you might not have to do any international traveling, as a Canadian island was named one of the best in the world.

Condé Nast Traveller has released their 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards list of the best islands in the world, and a Canadian destination made the cut.

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From the unbelievable ecosystems of the Galápagos to the go-to party hot spot, Ibiza, the list gathers the best islands far and wide, divided up by location.

What Canadian island is one of the ‘best islands in the world?’

The list of the best islands in the world is stacked with some beautiful getaways across the globe, and Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island came in eighth on the list of the best islands in North America.

Cape Breton fell behind Mexico’s Isla Mujeres and Isla Holbox, as well as Maui, Nantucket, Amelia Island, Kiawah Island and Hilton Head Island in the USA.

Clocking in with an overall average level of satisfaction (according to the outlet’s readers) of 87.92 per cent, it’s no surprise that Cape Breton made the list, with its awe-inspiring cliffs, dramatic coastal views, delicious seafood and beloved Cabot Trail. Cape Breton is also known for its hiking trails, golf scene, Celtic culture and thriving music scene.

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Where is the best island in the world?

The best island in the UK is Jersey & Guernsey, with a satisfaction rate of 85.83 per cent, and the best island in Europe is Spain’s Ibiza, with a satisfaction rate of 88.54 per cent.

If you’re headed to the Caribbean and the Atlantic, you’ll want to head to St. Barth’s, which scored 90.45 per cent, while Australia and the South Pacific’s best island is Fiji, scoring 87.76 per cent. Meanwhile, the best island in Africa and the Indian Ocean is the Maldives, with 91.85 per cent.

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Going to Central and South America? Don’t miss out on Fernando de Noronha in Brazil, which scored a whopping 93.00 per cent satisfaction rate. And last, but definitely not least, the best island in Asia is Borocay, Philippines, which scored 95.13 per cent, skyrocketing it to the best island overall.

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