Our planet is filled with thousands of beautiful, exotic islands, and many of these captivating enclaves make for an ideal travel destination. Pure white sand, clear turquoise waters and warm locals: The 10 most stunning and beautiful islands in the World that we would all love to visit.
From the Seychelles to Santorini and the Caribbean to Sicily in Italy, you can find your very own paradise in this list!
The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago consisted of many volcanic islands, which are distributed on both sides of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean. If you come here, you will have the chance to explore the endangered species of the region like the giant tortoises. Do not miss it!
2. Koh Samui island, Thailand
Koh Samui is considered to be the Thailand’s second largest island, if we count as first the Phuket. It is situated in Surat Thani province, which is close to Surat Thani, town in the mainland. Visit Koh Samui and relax under the shadow of coconut trees. Its natural characteristics are exotic and will capture all your senses. Do not forget to visit also its coral reefs and white sandy beaches!
3. Sicily, Italy
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily, is a perfect solution for the travelers, who want to combine the advantages both of the mainland and of an island. It differs from all the other islands of the Mediterranean Sea not only because of its size. Its most prominent landmark is Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe!
4. Kauai, Hawaii
Forget Eden and come to Kauai to enjoy your vacations in an earthy paradise! This exotic travel destination is the fourth largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago and is also known as “Garden Isle”. Swim through the turquoise sea, bite into juicy fresh-picked wild guava or nap away the afternoon on warm, sugary sand!
In the last few years Bali has become the ultimate travel destination during the summer season, as it combines reasonable prices with relaxing vacations by the beach. Being a small island in a province in Indonesia Bali is ideal for relaxation. Do not forget to visit its tourist attractions and enjoy your evening with traditional and modern dance!
6. Prince Edward Island, Canada
Prince Edward Island is located in Canada and it is a Canadian one of the three Maritime provinces. It is considered to be the smallest in the nation. More specifically this island is situated 200 km north of Halifax in Nova Scotia and 600 km east of Quebec City!
7. Santorini, Greece
Santorini is a magical island, which lies in the southern Aegean Sea. It is easily accessible, as it is only 200 km southeast from Greece’s mainland. This island has actually an active volcano, whose explosion destroyed the previous settlements and created the current geological “caldera”!
8. Maui, Hawaii
Hawaii is claimed to be the ultimate travel destination especially in the mind of the American citizens, as it is located relatively close to the USA. Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Island, while it is part of the state of Hawaii and is also among the first options of a traveler, who want to travel to an exotic place. Do not forget to visit Kihei!
9. Boracay, Philippines
The tiny island of Boracay has rapidly become the Philippines’ top tourist destination and now it is fulled by explosive growth. While you are there, visit the center of the action; its dreamy White Beach, which stretches for 4km and is full with with hotels, restaurants, bars, and dive shops!
10. Palawan, Philippines
Palawan is an island province in the Philippines and is located between South China Sea and the Sulu Sea. Its feature that defines Palawan is the water around it, as there are many seascapes. Grab your camera and do not forget to capture the magical moments there!