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Marco ranked 4th 'best' island in the world by Tripadvisor

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Marco ranked 4th 'best' island in the world by Tripadvisor

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And 'best' island in the US!

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1. Re: Marco ranked 4th 'best' island in the world by Tripadvisor

This is just crazy ... 4th in the World.

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2. Re: Marco ranked 4th 'best' island in the world by Tripadvisor

Here is another article ...

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3. Re: Marco ranked 4th 'best' island in the world by Tripadvisor

Much as I like Marco, I tend to agree it is hard to imagine how it gets ranked 4th in the world.

Does anyone know what criterion are used by Tripadvisor for these lists - I had a quick look around and couldn't find any guidance?

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4. Re: Marco ranked 4th 'best' island in the world by Tripadvisor

It's unbelievable this is in the top 50 islands in the world - has anyone seen the photo of the row of ugly hotels along the beach. I was there a few weeks ago and took a cycle tour round for a couple of hours - photogenic it isn't. Yes there are great sunsets and wildlife nearby. For heavens sake TripAdvisor get this No.4 rating removed.

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5. Re: Marco ranked 4th 'best' island in the world by Tripadvisor

Trip advisor doesn't pick the locations reviews pick the locations. We've got the best reviews.

The people have spoken.

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6. Re: Marco ranked 4th 'best' island in the world by Tripadvisor

I agree the list of 'best' islands is very odd. I live on Ambergris Caye part time, which is ranked #1. I love it here, but, I'm not sure how anyone would think it's the 'best'.

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7. Re: Marco ranked 4th 'best' island in the world by Tripadvisor

Therein lies the problem I think Jeanh.

'Best' is, as far as I can see, but I stand to be corrected, not defined. 'Best' means many different things to different people and as such is something of a meaningless term if not defined / quantified.

I strongly suspect these rankings are made up of Tripadvisor reviews / ratings. Given a significant number of reviews over a year, I can see that this measure is meaningful for hotels.

Rather less so, i would argue, for an island.

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8. Re: Marco ranked 4th 'best' island in the world by Tripadvisor

I agree, esp as Marco was only recently rated in top 5 Islands in the USA (not world).

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9. Re: Marco ranked 4th 'best' island in the world by Tripadvisor

If I had a favorite island/beach/whatever, I would hope that it never made it into one of those "best" lists, because then everyone flocks to it and it gets crowded and spoiled

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10. Re: Marco ranked 4th 'best' island in the world by Tripadvisor

I recently went to Maui and agree that Marco is "better" than Maui. Marco has all the nature, flowers and trees of Hawaii and more so, national state parks, outdoor activities, great weather etc.

People take shots at Marco for high rises .. people like to complain about them .. funny NO ONE takes pot shots at Maui for the high rises ... aren't people funny? Marco is zero high rises compared to Maui ... I guess that is why Marco has such high ratings.

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