Top 15 Most Beautiful Islands In The World To Explore

Islands across the world have emerged as tourist hotspots, with a sheltered sense of culture, and thriving biodiversity that each of them boasts of. These scenic and beautiful islands provide an ideal escape from the mechanized routine life. Here are some of the most beautiful islands in the world that you’d like to consider for your next vacation.

1. Maldives

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The Maldives is located around 1000 km away from the Asian continent in the southwest of Sri Lanka and its capital is Male. This place has a chain of about 1200 coral islands and small sandbanks. A huge amount of tourists visit the Maldives for their vacations.

2. Bora Bora

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Bora Bora, also known as the jewel of the south seas, is located in the northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia and is surrounded by sand-fringed motus and turquoise lagoon which is protected by a coral reef. It is famous for scuba diving. This island is more than just a romantic reality. Most tourists visit this place in the 1st and 2nd quarters of the year.

3. Palawan

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It is located in the region of Mimaropa and is the largest province of the Philippines in terms of land with a small population. Palawan is all about seascapes along with sprawling terrestrial and aquatic life. The most common attraction in Palawan is Coron Town.

4. Seychelles

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Seychelles is a country of 115 islands and its capital is Victoria which is located on the coast of Mahe island. This country lies in the Indian ocean with a population of less than 1 lakh. The island is one of the best places for activities like sailing, fishing, diving, and having a time of unperturbed relaxing.

5. Santorini

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Santorini is an island located in the southern Aegean sea which is at a distance of about 120 miles southeast of Greece’s mainland. It has an area of 73-kilometer square. The capital of Santorini is Fira. Santorini is known as the supermodel of the islands of Greece. It has beautiful multi-colored cliffs that soar out of the sea with the whitewashed buildings.

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6. The Cook Islands

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It is a self-governing island country located in the South Pacific Ocean in a free association with New Zealand. 15 islands make this island whose total land area around 240 square km (93 sq mi). The largest city is Avarua, and Roratanga is the largest island in the Cook Islands. The island is famous for its traditional dance that is performed by people of every age group to entertain the crowds.

7. Bali

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Bali is located in the east of Java and west of Lombok. Bali is a province of Indonesia. It includes the island of Bali and few nearby islands. The capital of Bali is Denpasar which is located in the south of Bali. This island is renowned for its mesmerizing rice terraces and the fragrant cuisine that you can enjoy on the beaches.

8.The Dalmatian Islands

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Dalmatia stretches from the east shore of the Adriatic Sea to the Bay of Kotor in the south. Its capital was the city of Salona (Solin). These islands are Croatia’s most visited places with scenic and peaceful landscapes that are covered in vineyards, forests, and olive groves. From water sports to hiking, and nightclubbing, this place is full of fun for every age group.

9. Fiji

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Fiji is a country of more than 300 islands located in South pacific with a land area of 18,274 sq km. Fiji is surrounded by turquoise color water and beaches with white sands. The two major islands in Fiji are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. The largest and the metropolitan city of Fiji is Suva. 110 islands are permanently inhabited and there are more than 500 islets.

10. Kauaʻi

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It is the second oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands. It is the fourth-largest of these islands. The population is also very less. Kaua’i is covered with emerald mountains with amazing waterfalls and red rock canyons. It is a perfect place for the ones who love swimming in the big waves and clear seas with their loved ones.

11. St. Lucia

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St. Lucia is an island country in West Indies located in the Caribbean sea. The capital city is Castries. St. Lucia is visited by many travelers every year, but the population of this island is around 1 lakh. As this island is situated in the Caribbean sea, you get the most mesmerizing hotels to stay in and eye-catching views from your beds in the morning.

12. Capri

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Capri is located in the Tyrrhenian Sea which is in the southern region of the Gulf of Naples in Campania part of Italy. This has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic and this region has a mild climate with many historical sites and abundance of art. There is Mount Vesuvius is the most active volcano in Europe and located in the Gulf of Naples.

13. Phi Phi Islands

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The Phi Phi Islands are located between the large island of Phuket and the Straits of Malacca in Thailand. The belong administratively to Krabi Province. The largest island of the group is Ko Phi Phi Don. The beaches of the second largest island, Ko Phi Phi Le, seek many visitors.

14. Whitsunday Islands

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This island lies between the northeast coast of Queensland, Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef. The Whitsundays are a group of around 74 islands with amazing tropical coasts, situated right in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef. There are a total of about 35 thousand permanent residents with friendly people all around.

15. Sardinia

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It is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and is located in the west of the Italian Peninsula.The island is visited by more than a million tourists, from both Italy, particularly from Lombardy, Piedmont, and Lazio, and from the rest of Europe. The most important things about Sardinia are its food and wine. Sardinia is also known as the ‘Blue Zone’ as the people here live healthier and longer than anywhere else.

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