There are countless islands scattered all over the world, but these twenty islands are considered by travelers as the best ones to visit.
Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. Totally enchanting and offers fascinating splendors, Bali, Indonesia has been named the Best Island in the World by DestinAsianReaders’ Choice Award (RCA) 2017 for twelve consecutive years.
Known as the “The Pearl of the Pacific.” A tropical paradise in the South Pacific is Bora Bora, the most popular of French Polynesia’s the Leeward Islands. Surrounded by sand-fringed motus and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef, it’s known for its scuba diving.
Dormant volcanoes, an aquamarine lagoon, luxurious resorts, warm waters, and friendly locals will keep you wanting to stay longer in a place like Bora Bora.
Boracay is a small island in the central Philippines. If you are planning to have an island vacation dream, Boracay is definitely a place that should be on your list. Its stunning long stretch of white beach is where you can either relax or have endless fun. Offshore, coral reefs and shipwrecks are home to diverse marine life.
The Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory, encompasses 3 islands in the western Caribbean Sea. The Cayman Islands are the scuba diver’s paradise. It includes the British Territory Overseas. If you are looking for new adventure or just want to enjoy nature at its finest, Cayman Islands is a great place to explore.
The Cook Islands is a nation in the South Pacific, with political links to New Zealand. This castaway string of islands in the South Pacific is well-known for its enticing aquamarine lagoons, palm-fringed beaches, as well as volcanic peaks. Rarotonga and Aitutaki are just two of the many splendors found in this place. The country is renowned for its many snorkeling and scuba-diving sites.
Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, is exceptional. Although a portion of it carries its Greek history, much of it reflects an extraordinary culture and atmosphere of its own. It cannot be called “Megalónisos”, the “Great Island” for no reason. Crete is known for its fine-sand beaches at Elafonisi. Minoan palaces and towns, exquisite architecture, engaging activities, including hiking and enjoying its pristine waters, are a few of the things you will get to enjoy when you visit Crete.
Fiji is notable for its waterfalls, rainforests, and secluded beaches. The place is also called the garden island and is best for hiking and snorkeling. Discovering the volcanic Mamanuca Mountains, as well as every kind of lovebird there is in the world, are an experience to remember when visiting Fiji.
The Galapagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. More than a dozen islands make up the Galapagos Islands, which are home to several animal and plant species, such as penguins, sea lions, turtles, iguana, and huge tortoises. It’s considered one of the world’s foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing.
Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Hilton Head Island is part of the Low country region in the U.S. state of South Carolina and is most popular for its family-friendly destinations. 250 restaurants, 24 island golf courses, and more than 200 stores to buy souvenirs from, will fill your day with fun-filled activities any time of the year. Between the island and mainland, the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge salt marsh hosts deer, alligators and birds.
This volcanic island in the Gulf of Naples, Italy is known for its mineral-rich thermal waters. Hotels, villas, as well as apartments, abound here making it easy to enjoy much of what this rich and astounding place can offer.
The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. Maldives is a dream island where travelers and photographers head over for that eye-catching scenery and unparalleled travel experience.
Maui is an island in the Central Pacific, part of the Hawaiian archipelago. Maui presents a sweeping canvas of attractions. It’s a paradise that offers an exciting adventure on a landscape that is totally captivating. World-famous destinations in Maui include the enchanting Kaanapali Beach and the historic Lahaina.
Mykonos is Greece’ most popular multi-cultural island where whitewashed beaches are always a temptation to travelers. When in Mykonos, it’s all about energy that keeps the day going. Here, jet skis, parasails, skis, as well as parties are common.
Voted as the “Best Island In The World” for the second time in 2016 by the Travel Leisure magazine, Palawan is renowned for its breath-taking beauty and is a big-screen favorite for movies like The Bourne Ultimatum and James Bond.
Once reach Seychelles, you may think that you are already in paradise. Here, you’ll get to enjoy an outstanding view of the crystal clear water that seems to mingle with the clear skies beyond the horizon. This is a chain of islands off the eastern coast of Africa that boasts of fawn-colored sands, huge yet amiable tortoises, as well as a picturesque scenery.
St. Kitts & Nevis.
Also known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, this two-island country is located in the West Indies. It’s enthralling and will definitely enrich your travel experience with its interesting landscape and exciting atmosphere.
Saint Lucia is a island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Scuba diving is a great way to discover the wealth of the deep. At St. Lucia you are sure to have the best scuba diving experience. Famous dive sites that you may opt to go when in St. Lucia include Anse La Raye Wall, Grand Caille, Trou au Diable, among others.
Sint Maarten, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is a country on the southern part of a Caribbean island shared with Saint Martin. St. Maarten is a magical place where boredom does not belong. In this alluring travel destination, lagoons, beaches, cobblestone streets, kaleidoscopic colonial-style building, and interesting flora and fauna welcome visitors all year round.
Waiheke Island, New Zealand.
Waiheke Island is the most populated and second-largest island in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand. Travelers find its vineyards, olive groves, beaches, and galleries astonishing. The white sandy beaches at Oneroa, Palm Beach and Onetangi slope gently down into the Hauraki Gulf and are perfect for swimming, kayaking, or having a picnic.