Islands conjure dreams of paradise; an escape from the rat race, a perfect patch of sand where you can relax under rustling palms and gaze at a serene blue sea. But not all islands are created the same. The beauty of some is defined more by the sea that surrounds them, which can captivate connoisseurs with its crystalline clarity and thriving coral kingdoms. Other islands feature luxuriant jungles and velvety peaks. And some 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.
Do you know why islands are so special? The white sandy beaches, coral reefs, gorgeous sunsets, unique species – They have so many things that catch our attention. But picking an island destination for your next vacation can be a tough job. Don’t worry, here the list of 10 most beautiful islands in the world.
Here are 12 most beautiful islands on earth:-
1. Moorea, French Polynesia
Moorea is a stunningly beautiful island in French Polynesia. It’s located just 12 miles from Tahiti. Moorea is a great destination for couples and families.
Surrounded by the bright blue Lagoon, Moorea island is known for its gorgeous mountain peaks, lush hills, and sandy beaches. The mountainous and hilly parts of this beautiful island are ideal place for hiking. Thankfully, you can find all types of hiking trails in Moorea. You don’t have to be an expert on it.
The watery world of Moorea is not just limited to beaches and lagoons. This island also has some waterfalls. They are not so big but beautiful enough to catch your attention.
On the Northern side of the island, there is a breathtakingly beautiful, 3 km long bay called opunohu bay. It is a never miss spot in Moorea Island. When it comes to water activities, you can enjoy world-class snorkeling, jet skiing and whale watching on Moorea island.
2. 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.
‘Greenery everywhere’ must be the first impression that comes to any visitors to the Bali.This magical island is home to lush tropical forests, iconic rice terraces, jaw-dropping volcanic hills, beautiful coral reefs, waterfalls and pristine beaches.
This spiritually rich island has many temples that vary in size and shapes. These temples are globally famous for their unique, centuries-old architecture. Most importantly the Balinese people are very friendly. They always give a warm welcome to tourists.
Located on the Eastern coast of Africa, in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is a breathtakingly beautiful archipelago that consists of 115 islands. The soft white sand beaches of Seychelles with crystal clear waters are definitely among the most beautiful beaches in the world.This naturally gifted island is home to 2000 species of plants, 1000 species of fishes and 12 endemic bird species.
Seychelles is rich in marine biodiversity. This island has six marine national parks. Most importantly, Seychelles is also home to perfectly intact coral reefs.
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. 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.
Another don’t miss attraction of Palawan is Tubbataha reef natural park. It’s a UNESCO world heritage site, Covering an area of 13028 hectares, this natural park protects a significant number of marine species. The North islet in this park is home to marine turtles and birds.
In addition to all these, the gorgeous Palawan island has rainforests, mangroves, several rivers, streams, lakes, and waterfalls.
5. Bora Bora, Society Islands, French Polynesia
Overflowing with the beauty with the dormant volcanoes and the lush green forest this is another island which is calling travelers from far and wide. This is undoubtedly one of the most visited islands in the world. Internationally acclaimed as the most romantic honeymoon destination this is the best place for them sharing their vows.
The island lies just northwest of Tahiti, and your first encounter with the island will be its Blue Lagoon. Another interesting thing about this island is that the villas here are made of glass floor which makes it exceptional from the other. While on the island you can also indulge in some exciting activities like snorkeling, scuba diving and explore the colourful marine life here.
6. Cebu, Philippines
If you are looking for some thrilling diving experiences and some cultural bonding then this island is the best place for you. Cebu is the most densely populated island in the Philippines and is the hub around the Visayas.
This island is basically known for its stunning white sandy beaches and extravagant diving spots at Bantayan and Malapascua islands. What’s more you can also hit the lively bars and try different kinds of cuisine here. All you have to do is to decide which one is your favorite and which one you should try. You also have a lot of option for island hopping.
7. Maui, Island in Hawaii
How can be miss one of the most dreamed about destination of all. I am sure a lot of you are familiar with Moana these days right. If not then let me tell you about the demigod Maui the demi god in the animated movie Moana and this island is actually on the name of that demigod. This island is a must visit for the beach lovers and the newlyweds.
Maui caters with various attractions and a lot of activities. If you are a thrill seeker then you can go for an amazing hike in the dormant Haleakala volcano. Or you can just relax in the beach basking in the sun. And then again if you have a fetish for exploring the cultures then you have the sites like Iao Valley State Park, Banyan Tree Park and the Old Lahaina Luau for you.
8. U.S. Virgin Islands
When we talk about island all you can conjure up in your mind is an escape from the rat race with a perfect patch of sand where you can relax under rustling palms and gaze at a serene blue sea. Well this is exactly what you are looking for.
Whether you are planning an outing with your family or your beloved this island is definitely a go go for you. Venture into the island and indulge in a lot of activities like snorkeling, scuba diving etc. There are huge aquariums, a shark tank, sea turtles, sea lion which will surely make your day. Just head out for this exotic vacation and make it a memorable one along with your loved ones.
9. Anguilla, British Oversees Territory
This is another destination which is gaining a lot of among the people all over the world. Anguilla is a warm and welcoming island destination tucked away in the northern Caribbean. Grasped by unrivaled white shorelines and stunning turquoise oceans, Anguilla is easygoing and simple, a novel mix of high style and serene class, and the best of the great life set to a moderate and easygoing island rhythm.
This island is an affair that enamors makes the people fall in love with this place. Be it the amazing history of the local culture or the mouth watering cuisines this island is definitely a must go destination for you.
The Maldives are home to some of the world’s most ravishing islands, but it’s the sea, which truly makes these islands shine. Luminous aquamarine waters with a crystal clarity lap upon these dazzling white shores, which barely peek above the Indian Ocean. Consisting of 26 natural atolls, the Maldives archipelago is the planet’s lowest lying nation, rising no more than three meters above the sea at its highest point, a measurement that shrinks every year. Beneath the mesmerizing waters, coral reefs flourish, luring divers and snorkelers from around the world. Surfers also flock here to ride the uncrowded breaks. Back on land, luxury resorts provide the perfect launching points for adventures focused upon the sea, the archipelago’s greatest asset, but also, as the planet’s climate changes, its single greatest threat.
11. The Cook Islands
It’s time to relive you Robinson Crusoe fantasies. The Cook Islands are the perfect destination for the ones who have been long searching for isolation. The archipelago’s 15 islands are known for their tempting sea green/blue tidal ponds, palm-bordered shorelines, and volcanic pinnacles.
Rarotonga is the fundamental vacationer center point, with its many resorts, rich pinnacles, and ample shorelines. With the shorelines encompassing this island this turns into a heaven for the explorers and the honeymoon couples. Hibiscus-bound towns cuddle on the slopes, and along its glorious tidal pond lie 21 motus or little islets, many inside kayak separation of the resorts.
Those of you who are still searching for something more special then here we bring you another best island. Tahiti is a favorite among the honeymoon couples as it is one of the biggest honeymoon destinations in the world. Get tanned as you lie down on the magnificent sandy beach while enjoying a cocktail.
What’s more you can also indulge in an array of activities along with your friends or beloved. Delight in fine seafood, and enjoy the glorious sunrise right from your bungalow. The best thing is that this island is filled with a lot of tourist across the globe so it becomes easier for you to meet different people.