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Study reveals: The 50 most Instagrammed islands

Bali.

Bali, Indonesia’s famous tropical paradise, is by far the most instagrammed island in the world. The Spanish island of Ibiza and the Italian island of Sicily in Italy are this year’s runners up, ranking second and third respectively. Maui is the highest-ranked North American island.

BERLIN, GERMANY – Tourlane, the leading planning and booking service for expert-made dream vacations, has revealed the 50 most instagrammed islands around the world. The ranking, which includes 50 islands from all six inhabited continents, provides travelers at home with a range of inspiring destinations to dream about visiting. 

Tourlane’s Travel Experts curated the list based on the following criteria:

  • Only islands with more than 100,000 hashtags were included
  • Sovereign nations were excluded – for example, Iceland
  • The spelling in English, Dutch, German, and French was added together 

Bali, Indonesia’s famous tropical paradise, is by far the most instagrammed island in the world. The Spanish island of Ibiza and the Italian island of Sicily in Italy are this year’s runners up, ranking second and third respectively. Maui is the highest-ranked North American island.

Rank

Island

Country

Total Hashtags

1

Bali

Indonesia

60,473,066

2

Ibiza

Spain 

16,320,328

3

Sicily

Italy

12,974,059

“With this ranking, our Travel Experts hope to provide travel lovers everywhere an inspirational guide to some of the world’s most gorgeous island destinations to dream about from home,” said Tourlane’s Senior Product Manager, Arlett Walleck

Additional takeaways from the research: 

  • Europe is the most instagrammed continent in the ranking, with 26 islands in the top 50.
  • North America has 14 islands in the ranking, making it the second-best represented continent. 
  • Asia has six islands in the ranking, while Africa and South America each have one island. Oceania has two islands in the list. 
  • Sumatra is the by far the most populous island in this year’s ranking, with more than 50 million inhabitants.
  • Borneo is the largest island in the list by area, and is the third-largest island in the world.
Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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