30 Most Beautiful Islands in The World
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When we talk about getting estranged in an island the first picture that strikes your mind is the movie Cast Away right? The movie has definitely touched the chords in our heart and also makes us actually feel as if we are there. But imagine yourself actually being carried away to an island now. Well, I am sure instead of being feared you will definitely love it.
Be it for some exotic vacation or just to spend time with your beloved islands are some of the most sought places in the world these days. With the white sandy beaches, crystal clear azure waters and a lot of activities like snorkeling, scuba diving etc, islands are the most visited destination these days. As most of you have been searching for one such destination to visit this time. Let’s make it easier for you with our list of some of the exotic island which is a must visit for you. I am sure you will actually say ‘Let’s run away to the islands for a different life’ after going through the list.
1) Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
If you have a fetish for exploring the islands then Galapagos Islands is undeniably on your bucket list. Not just for the nature lovers or the lovebirds this island also falls on the list of wildlife enthusiast. With its vivid marine life around the 29 islands, this place has become very popular with the people. This place is also called a unique ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’.
Due to the volcanic activity and the ongoing seismic process this island gave birth to the unusual marine life of this island. Lately, this island has geared up thriving towards the tourism industry. So, guys this island is a must-visit destination for you.
Peak time: During the month of June to November and December to June.
2) Cayman Islands
When it comes to island destination it’s a total yes right. Then here we bring you another most talked about island in the world. For those of who are planning to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life then this is the perfect destination for you. Cayman Islands are that ideal low key destination with less people.
These are an archipelago of three islands, lying 90 miles south of Cuba. These islands are a hit among the tourist as it provides a great deal of water sports like deep scuba dive in vibrant reefs, snorkeling etc. Another interesting thing is that you can head to the Stingray City where you can meet some new friends or just kick back at Seven Mile Beach.
Peak time: During the month of late April to late October.
What could be better then escaping to a crowd free island with crystal clear sapphire waters and a soothing aura? Well then now is your chance to run away to this amazing land. Seychelles is a cluster of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean.
Walk on the majestic shorelines with the colourful birds and humongous tortoises. And the best thing is that you will be actually living your postcards dreams. And get that perfect desktop backgrounds captured on your lenses of the seemingly endless white beaches, giant boulders and swaying palms.
Peak time: This Island can be best enjoyed during the month of April, May, October and November.
4) Santorini, Greece
With the majestic black and red sands, twinkling waters Santorini is definitely the dream destination of all. This place undeniably plays a tune in your heart right? As for the lovers and the honeymooners this is a paradise. Nowadays this destination consists of two inhabited islands and several islets.
Marvel at the sight of the amazing view of the region with caldera and the brilliant turquoise pool of water in this archipelago. You can either indulge in some exciting beach activities or just hit the roads meeting new people and exploring the nearby places.
Peak time: This Island can be best enjoyed during the months of April, May, October, and early November.
5) Mallorca, Spain
With the soaring high mountains, sleepy honey-stone villages, secret coves, soft golden sands, lush green foliage Mallorca is another exotic island destination. This is another most popular tourist destination in the world. This island is a paradise for the adventure seekers and the vacationers.
From beaches to theme park to that shopping malls you have been waiting to explore this island has it all. Whether you opt to visit one of the beautiful country houses, explore tip whe enchanting caves, or just chill out in a beach club, Mallorca definitely should be your first call. Make it romantic or just a memorable trip with your friends this island is a must visit for you.
Peak time: This Island can be best enjoyed during the months of mid June to late October.
6) Crete, Greece
Known as one of the largest island in Greece, Crete is another exotic island destination for you. Hiding among the high mountains, palm tree forests lay the one of a kind sandy beach. Whether you talk about the marvelous shorelines or the architecture mirroring the styles of the Minoans, the Venetians and the Ottomans, Crete is a magnificence of contemporary Greece.
The most interesting thing about this island is that you will find a sense of unity. Stroll down the narrow lanes or dine at a local taverna, or just enjoy a cuppa by the sidewalk café you will never cease to admire the beauty of this island.
Peak time: The Island can be most enjoyed during the month from mid-May to June or from September to October.
7) Cebu, Philippines
If you are looking for some thrilling diving experiences and some cultural bonding then this island is the best place for you. Cebu is the most densely populated island in the Philippines and is the hub around the Visayas.
This island is basically known for its stunning white sandy beaches and extravagant diving spots at Bantayan and Malapascua islands. What’s more you can also hit the lively bars and try different kinds of cuisine here. All you have to do is to decide which one is your favorite and which one you should try. You also have a lot of option for island hopping.
Peak time: The Island is most preferable during the months of October to May.
8) Ischia, Italy
Known as the largest island in the Bay of Naples with the volcanic outcrop, Ischia is another must visit destination for you. Whether you talk about the beaches or the rambling spa towns or the abundant gardens, or buried necropolises or its magnificent forest with the vineyards, you will definitely fall in love with this place.
Ischia is the perfect spot for the nature lovers and the beach lovers. Most of the travelers are seen heading to the north coast of towns of Ischia like Ischia Porto, Ischia Ponte, Casamicciola Terme, Forio and Lacco Ameno. What’s more all you need is to do is to explore the amazing Island as much as you want.
9) Mo’orea, French Polynesia
If you have that music play in your heart when you hear about the beaches then you have definitely landed on the right place. Also known as the little sister of Tahiti, Moorea has been creating a sensation among the people with its amazing beauty. With the swaying breeze, warm turquoise seas and the white sandy beaches is something which makes this destination one of a kind.
Whether you are on your honeymoon trip or for spending a vacation with your friends this island will have unending things for you. This heart-molded volcanic island has been depicted by numerous as the most wonderful place on earth, with its barometrical rough pinnacles, two clearing sounds – Cook’s Bay and Opunohu – and staggering tidal pond with its own three little coral islands or motis.
Peak time: This Island can be best enjoyed during the months of late March to late May.
10) Palawan, Philippines
Looking for something more unique and different from the usual the Palawan is just the name for you. With its tranquil beauty of the jagged cliffs jutting out of sparkling turquoise waters, this island gives you that movie like feeling. A bit isolated from the other cluster of islands Palawan makes a perfect destination for the honeymooners and the beach lovers.
The sugary white sandy beaches and the sparkling water will make you fall in love with this place. Palawan also harbors a vast stretch of virgin forests that carpet its chain of mountain ranges. So, guys this is another island which is a must visit for you.
Peak time: The Island can be best enjoyed during the month of October to mid-June and mid-June to September.
11) Bora Bora, Society Islands, French Polynesia
Overflowing with the beauty with the dormant volcanoes and the lush green forest this is another island which is calling travelers from far and wide. This is undoubtedly one of the most visited islands in the world. Internationally acclaimed as the most romantic honeymoon destination this is the best place for them sharing their vows.
The island lies just northwest of Tahiti, and your first encounter with the island will be its Blue Lagoon. Another interesting thing about this island is that the villas here are made of glass floor which makes it exceptional from the other. While on the island you can also indulge in some exciting activities like snorkeling, scuba diving and explore the colourful marine life here.
Peak Time: The Island can be best enjoyed during the months from November and April.
12) Phuket, Thailand
When we talk about an island vacation Phuket is definitely the destination at the tip of your tongue. Branded as one of the ‘Pearl of Andaman’ this is another island which is a must visit for you. Known for its exotic beach with the sun Phuket is the number one when it comes to the beachoholics.
The town here is all decked up with the magnificent markets everywhere and is the cultural hub for the people residing here. What’s more all you can wish for here is to hit the waters with some exciting and thrilling activities in Phuket. When not in the waters you can just stroll down the lanes of the roads and explore the markets. Also meet some new people and learn about their culture and various other places.
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Peak Time: The Island can be best enjoyed during the month from November to February when the weather is cool and dry.
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13) Maui, Island in Hawaii
How can be miss one of the most dreamed about destination of all. I am sure a lot of you are familiar with Moana these days right. If not then let me tell you about the demigod Maui the demi god in the animated movie Moana and this island is actually on the name of that demigod. This island is a must visit for the beach lovers and the newlyweds.
Maui caters with various attractions and a lot of activities. If you are a thrill seeker then you can go for an amazing hike in the dormant Haleakala volcano. Or you can just relax in the beach basking in the sun. And then again if you have a fetish for exploring the cultures then you have the sites like Iao Valley State Park, Banyan Tree Park and the Old Lahaina Luau for you.
Peak Time: The Island can be best explored during the months of April through May and September through November.
14) St. Kitts & Nevis, Country Islands in the Caribbean
If you are looking for an island visit this is another island which is a must visit for you. These islands were originally inhabited by the Native Americans. For the once who are seeking for some lone time along with your partner St. Kitts and Nevis is the perfect spot for you.
Away from the crowded places St Kitts is much more chilled then the other island nearby. With its crystal clear emerald waters the beaches nearby makes it an ideal place for snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing. And yes, the most amazing thing is the sunset which will keep your eyes wide open.
Peak Time: The Island can be best explored during the months of December to April and May and June.
15) U.S. Virgin Islands
When we talk about island all you can conjure up in your mind is an escape from the rat race with a perfect patch of sand where you can relax under rustling palms and gaze at a serene blue sea. Well this is exactly what you are looking for.
Whether you are planning an outing with your family or your beloved this island is definitely a go go for you. Venture into the island and indulge in a lot of activities like snorkeling, scuba diving etc. There are huge aquariums, a shark tank, sea turtles, sea lion which will surely make your day. Just head out for this exotic vacation and make it a memorable one along with your loved ones.
Peak Time: The Island can be enjoyed in the months from April to June
When we talk about island Fiji is like a fantasy dream for all. With the white sandy beaches, transparent turquoise waters, and teeming coral reefs this island is one of the most loved tourist destinations. And what excite you more is the Fijian people who will welcome you with their open arms.
Walk unshod through the amazing shoreline along with your friends and click some memorable pictures. Snorkeling, rafting, diving are some of the best activities which are favorite among the people. The breezy palm trees and the silky warm beach add that glory of the perfect evening. Guys, this is another island which is a must visit for you.
Peak Time: The Island can be best enjoyed during the months from late October to early November.
17) Anguilla, British Oversees Territory
This is another destination which is gaining a lot of among the people all over the world. Anguilla is a warm and welcoming island destination tucked away in the northern Caribbean. Grasped by unrivaled white shorelines and stunning turquoise oceans, Anguilla is easygoing and simple, a novel mix of high style and serene class, and the best of the great life set to a moderate and easygoing island rhythm.
This island is an affair that enamors makes the people fall in love with this place. Be it the amazing history of the local culture or the mouth watering cuisines this island is definitely a must go destination for you.
Peak Time: The Island can be best explored between the month of May and August.
18) Koh Tao
When it comes to exploring an island Koh Tao is definitely the island you would love to visit. And if you fall in the adventurous category then this is the right place for you. To be true this is lovers paradise cum adventure seekers dream destination.
This island is a small island but has gained a lot of popularity among the people across the world. Whether bask in the sun in the shiny sandy beach or indulge in some exciting scuba diving you will just fall in love with this place. Another interesting thing about this island is the coastal forest on the background which makes it more worth remembering.
Peak Time: The Island could be best enjoyed during the month of February to April, and from July to September.
19) Whitsunday Islands, Australia
The name itself sounds interesting right. Well guys we bring you another best island around the world which should be a must visit destination on your bucket list. Whitsunday Islands are a total classic tropical island fantasy. What’s more there are a lot of options for the travelers in the island.
The alluring waters always calls for that deep diving in the ocean and the sandy beach for that perfect tropical sun tan. You can also head out for a hike in the hiking trails or visit the National Park situated near the island.
Peak Time: The Island can be best explored during the months of September to March
20) Capri, Italy
Known for its unique rugged landscape with the blue grotto, a glowing sea cave, Capri is another island which is a must visit for you. This island is one of the most happening islands around the world which is visited by tourist all around the year.
This island is around 20 kilometers off the Amalfi Coast. Now all you have to do is decide whether you want to spend some time by the beach side or explore the nearby places. The island also has a variety of eateries where you can try different types of cuisine.
Peak Time: The Island can be best enjoyed between June and August.
21) The Dalmatian Islands, Croatia
Another island which is lately becoming one of the major tourist destinations these days is The Dalmatian Islands. The islands are an enchanting mix of relaxed charm and rich history. With the quaint villages and the hotels surrounded by the sea makes it an ideal destination for the beachoholics and the globe trotters.
There is also a gothic church named Hvar which is a must visit spot for you here. Other places which you can visit here are Korčula with its red-roofed white-washed buildings, Mljet with its two inland saltwater lakes etc. So this time don’t miss a chance to visit this island.
Peak Time: The Island can be best explored during the month of July and August
22) The Cook Islands
It’s time to relive you Robinson Crusoe fantasies. The Cook Islands are the perfect destination for the ones who have been long searching for isolation. The archipelago’s 15 islands are known for their tempting sea green/blue tidal ponds, palm-bordered shorelines, and volcanic pinnacles.
Rarotonga is the fundamental vacationer center point, with its many resorts, rich pinnacles, and ample shorelines. With the shorelines encompassing this island this turns into a heaven for the explorers and the honeymoon couples. Hibiscus-bound towns cuddle on the slopes, and along its glorious tidal pond lie 21 motus or little islets, many inside kayak separation of the resorts.
Peak Time: The Island can be best explored during the month of April, May, September, and October
Another island which falls under the radar of the beach lovers is the Kaua’i island. Also known as the “the Garden Isle” this island is creating a lot of sensation among the island destination lovers. With the amazing waterfall that tumbles out from the lava, the inebriating scent of tropical sprouts hangs overwhelming on the sultry air this island is a dream destination for all.
The island’s magnificence lies not simply in its rich vegetation and copious rain but it’s fabulous coastline will blow your mind. Magma shaped this stunning island, pushing up from the sea floor to frame smooth edges and vertiginous bluffs rimmed by stunning shorelines. Underneath its cobalt-blue oceans, turtles and tropical fish swim along coral reefs, enchanting jumpers and snorkelers from around the world.
Peak Time: The Island can be best enjoyed during the months of September and November or from April to June.
24) St. Lucia
Another island which is slowly gaining a lot of popularity among the people all around the world is St. Lucia. With dark and brooding beauty this island is not known for its beaches but for its one of a kind landscape.
The twin volcanic peaks with a backdrop of the serene forest, waterfalls, quaint fishing villages and hot water springs makes it a perfect destination for all. Whether it’s about the amazing beauty with such a back drop or just the surroundings, this place will definitely make you change your mind about coming back.
Peak Time: The Island can be best explored during the months of mid-December to April.
25) Bali, Indonesia
When it’s about exploring islands then there is one hot destination Bali. Bali has been always a favorite destination for all. Whether it’s the beach lovers or the honeymooners Bali is at the top of their list. Saturated with an inebriating society, the island of Bali is that perfect destination.
Incense floats from Hindu sanctuaries, rice paddies gleam in electric greens, and the sustenance shocks the taste buds. Surfing, swimming, shopping, and sunbathing are the prime interests on this extraordinary isle, and touring in the rich field. Drench up the profound side of Bali in Ubud, feel the pumping beat of touristy Kuta, or investigate the attractions on the neighboring volcanic island of Lombok.
Peak Time: Bali can be best explored during the months of April to October.
Those of you who are still searching for something more special then here we bring you another best island. Tahiti is a favorite among the honeymoon couples as it is one of the biggest honeymoon destinations in the world. Get tanned as you lie down on the magnificent sandy beach while enjoying a cocktail.
What’s more you can also indulge in an array of activities along with your friends or beloved. Delight in fine seafood, and enjoy the glorious sunrise right from your bungalow. The best thing is that this island is filled with a lot of tourist across the globe so it becomes easier for you to meet different people.
Peak Time: The Island can be best enjoyed during the month of July, August and September.
27) Perhentian Islands, Eastern Coast of Malaysia
Consisting of two island and located on the eastern coast of Malaysia this is another island which is a must visit for you. Covered with palm trees, crystal clear waters and the sandy beach, both these islands make an ideal destination. Bask in the sun in the beaches or head out for a stroll around exploring some of the nearby places here.
If you are looking for some lone time along with your beloved then this is the perfect island for you. Soak in the amazing beauty of this region and if you have a fetish for photography then this will be a double treat for you. So head out for this amazing island trip and make it a memorable one.
Peak Time: The Island can be best explored during the months of November and March.
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28) Curacao, Island country, Dutch Caribbean Country
If you have been long searching for some isolation away from the busy schedule of daily life then this island is the perfect option for you. Voted as one of the most amazing island of Caribbean, Curacao is like being in tropical Holland.
The best thing about this place is the tropical surroundings which makes it one of a kind. Another interesting thing about this place is its architecture which is built in Dutch style. The weather is perfect for couples going on a vacation or travelers who are planning to visit this exotic vacation spot.
Peak Time: The Island can be best explored during the months of May to November.
29) Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Another island which is becoming a hit among the people around the world. The archipelago of Fernando de Noronha is an UNESCO World Heritage Site with a fragile biological community. Although visitors are not allowed much, but the fortunate few are remunerated with unrivaled shorelines and calming warm waters loaded with dolphins and ocean turtles, making Noronha one of the world’s top plunging goals.
Anumber of 420 people are only permitted on the beach at a time. A heaven for the Brazilian celebrities right now, this beach is a must visit for you.
Peak Time: The Island can be best explored during the months of August to November and from January to March.
30) Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Known as the most populated of the Turks and Caicos islands, Providenciales is one of the world’s top beach destinations which is a must visit for you. Surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches, Provo has been ranked on the top destination for beach lovers.
It’s the perfect location for the ones sswho are trying to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Whether you are out in the beaches enjoying its amazing beauty or just exploring the beaches you will fall in love with this destination. Take a dive into the water and discover the rich marine life of this region.
Peak Time: The Island can be best enjoyed during the months of April and May,