Best and Worst Islands Rated

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BOTTOM FIVE ISLAND DESTINATIONS

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

One expert who helped rank 111 islands called St. Thomas a "shopping mall for cruise ships."

The island tied for last place in a ranking published in the November/December 2007 issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine.

"Once upon a time, St. Thomas was the most beautiful island in the Caribbean, with sculpted peaks and deep coves," another expert said. "It's all developed now, and the pressure of up to ten cruise ships in a day (almost 2 million arrivals a year) erases that natural beauty."

(Both National Geographic News and Traveler magazine are part of the National Geographic Society.)

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