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 is this year’s runners up, ranking second and third respectively. Maui is the highest-ranked North American island.

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. 

Tulane’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 is 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 Tourane’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 on 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.