If you love ocean, beaches, cool breezes, then islands are the perfect holiday destination for you. Some Islands enchant travelers with their cultural jewels. Whether it’s sublime beaches, stunning topography, or exotic cultures you seek, these islands lie far from the workaday clamor but close to creature comforts. But picking an island for your next vacation can be a tough job. To help you out, we present you the list of some most beautiful islands in the world.
Here are the top 10 most beautiful islands in the world –
10. St. Lucia
St. Lucia exudes a dark and brooding beauty. The towering Pitons, twin volcanic peaks, preside over the luxuriant landscapes, rising more than 700 meters from the sea, and provide a breathtaking backdrop to the stunning scenery. It complement the island’s other attractions, including verdant jungles, sparkling silver-sand beaches, haunting sugar-estate ruins, and a mineral-rich natural mud bath.
Fiji is one of the most beautiful attractions in South Pacific Ocean. This country has everything a beach lover wish for – gorgeous lagoons, coral reefs and palm filled white sandy beaches. Tourism is the backbone of Fiji’s economy. Not just beaches, Fiji also has lush rainforests and towering peaks. The natural world of Fiji also home to breathtaking waterfalls.
8. Whitsundays, Australia
Sprinkled along the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands are Australia’s version of the classic tropical island fantasy. These 74 lush islands are the peaks of drowned hills rising above the strikingly blue Coral Sea. Sailing is a popular pastime here, and diving is excellent along the fish-rich coral reefs. Bask in luxury at a high-end resort like Hamilton Island, and book a seaplane or helicopter flight to admire sights like Heart Reef and the swirling silica sands of Whitehaven Beach’s Hill Inlet.
7. The Cook Islands
If you’ve ever dreamed of being a castaway in the South Pacific, the Cook Islands are for you. The archipelago’s 15 islands are known for their scenic beauties, palm-fringed beaches, and volcanic peaks. Best of all, the locals are among the friendliest in the South Pacific. Go on a mountain safari on the main island of Rarotonga, or head to Aitutaki to stay in an overwater bungalow and motu-hop to deserted sugar beaches that beg to be Instagrammed.
6. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia. It is also one of the most beautiful Islands in the world. Bali is renowned worldwide for history, spirituality and of course for the scenic landscapes. This magical island is home to lush tropical forests, iconic rice terraces, jaw-dropping volcanic hills, beautiful coral reefs, waterfalls and pristine beaches.
The archipelago is the oldest on the planet, and it has the cleanest air. East of Kenya, this relatively unspoiled archipelago of 115 coral and granite islands feature UNESCO-listed jungles; thriving coral reefs; and palm-lined, powdery beaches flanked by giant boulders.
The attractions of Seychelles are not ending there, the Seychellois national park on the island of Mahe is home to Seychelles highest peak – Morne seychellois. It stands at the height of 905 meters. This national park also protects coastal mangrove forests. In addition to enjoying all these, this park also has extensive hiking trails for the visitors.
4. Santorini, Greece
Santorini is the stuff of screensavers and wall calendars. Perched atop the black lava cliffs, the settlements of Firá and Oia are the island’s most picturesque, and pricey, destinations, and Oia ranks among the most photographed locations in the world. Red-, black- and white-sand beaches rim its caldera lake — one of the largest in the world — while iconic whitewashed buildings stair-step up the hillside overlooking the Aegean Sea. Photo ops abound, from centuries-old windmills and ancient ruins to blue-domed churches and colorful wooden fishing boats. Stay in a boutique cave hotel for the full experience.
3. Palawan, Philippines
Palawan is indeed the most picturesque island in the Philippines. It can be called as a natural wonder of Philippines. The coastline of Palawan stretches over 1240 miles. The good news is, there are many unspoiled beaches in Palawan with crystal clear water. Palawan is home to one of new seven natural wonders of the world – Puerto-Princesa underground river.
Other attractions include the islands’ unique wildlife, emerald lakes, and quaint fishing villages. Coron is home to plush resorts, and El Nido drips with natural beauty and is one of the most alluring islands in the chain.
2. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Every imaginable shade of blue manifests in the lagoon of Bora Bora, aka, the Jewel of the South Seas. Coral motus ring the main island like a sandy sash, and beneath the surface, dolphins, rays, sharks, turtles and colorful fish throng. The island, of course, is distinctly French, with mouthwatering cuisine to match. Diving and snorkeling are excellent in the surrounding reefs and hiking trails weave through the palm-studded forests. If you can afford it, hide out here in a luxurious over-the-water bungalow and bask in your good fortune as you fall asleep to the gentle slosh of the sea.
Maldives is undoubtedly the most beautiful island in the world. Located in the Indian Ocean, this magical archipelago consists of more than 1000 coral islands. The beaches, lagoons and marine life of Maldives has an extraordinary beauty that can’t express in words. It is one of the most amazing places you want to visit in your lifetime. Beneath the mesmerizing waters, coral reefs flourish, luring divers and snorkelers from around the world. Surfers also flock here to ride the uncrowded breaks.
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