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20 Of The World’s Best Islands

Of the countless islands that are scattered all over the world, these twenty islands are considered by travelers as one of the best.

1. Bali, Indonesia.

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.

2. Boracay, 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.

3. Palawan, Philippines.

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.

4. The Cayman Islands.

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.

5. Anguilla.

Another captivating island is in the Carribean is Anguilla Island. It’s a place where you can swim and bathe any time of the year.

6. Maui.

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.

7. St. Lucia.

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.

8. Seychelles.

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.

9. Crete.

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. 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.

10. Fiji.

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.

11. Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Hilton Head in South Carolina 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.

12. Maldives.

Maldives is a dream island where travelers and photographers head over for that eye-catching scenery and unparalleled travel experience.

13. 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.

14. St. Martin – St. Maarten.

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.

15. Mykonos.

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.

16. Bora Bora.

A tropical paradise in the South Pacific is Bora Bora, the most popular of French Polynesia’s the Leeward Islands. 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, “The Pearl of the Pacific.”

17. Galapagos Islands.

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.

18. Waiheke Island, New Zealand.

This densely populated island is located in Hauraki Gulf. Travelers find its vineyards, olive groves, beaches, and galleries astonishing.

19. Ischia, Italy.

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.

20. The Cook Islands.

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.

Which of these islands have you visited or plan to visit? Do you think we need to add other island destinations on this list?