are probably the most beautiful holiday getaways. Tropical islands and
beautiful beaches, the sheer scenic beauty, the exotic flora and fauna
make islands one of the most popular tourist places. There are just a
few islands around the world which are really worth visiting. Here is a
list of 10 most gorgeous islands in the world.
Situated in the Laccadive Sea, southwest of Sri Lanka, and officially known as the Republic of Maldives,
a tropical paradise attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists from
all over the world. It has the clear water, great lush islands, and
beautiful white sandy beaches. There are also many coral islands in
you’re fond of underwater beauty, be sure to visit Maaya Thila – one of
the most popular and exciting dive sites in the Maldives. Maaya Thila
is well-known as a perfect spot for both night-time and daytime scuba
diving. You will see a thousand species of fish and the marvelous
formation of more than 3000 coral reefs. I’m not a professional diver
but I would like to try scuba diving at night. Maaya Thila is definitely
on my travel bucket list!
2. Seychelles Island.
Situated in the Republic of Seychelles, east of Africa and north-east of the Madagascar Island,
an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. It is one of the
most popular tourist places boasting the wonderful tropical beaches and
spectacular wildlife. You can engage in diving, snorkeling, sailing and
fishing on this gorgeous island.
are many festivals and events held in the Seychelles. The most popular
are the Seychelles Sailing Cup in January, the International Fishing
Competition in November, and the SUBIOS Underwater Festival, which
showcases extraordinary underwater world of Seychelles through a series
of competitions, film shows and talks. In short, surrounded by pristine
warm waters and iconic rock formations, Seychelles Islands are perfect
for your vacation, getaway, or wedding!
3. Mnemba Island.
With its white sand beaches and crystal clear water,
the Mnemba Island
one of the most gorgeous islands in the world. Situated off the
northeast coast of Unguja, Mnemba Island boasts about 150 fish species
and spectacular underwater natural beauty in its flora and fauna that
can be enjoyed by engaging in scuba diving, fishing and snorkeling.
visiting Mnemba Island, make sure you explore the coral reef gardens
where a great variety of beautiful reef fish swim. Since Mnemba is a
small island it will leave you feeling like it’s almost entirely yours.
Lie on dazzling white sands, swim with the dolphins, dive the balmy
waters to explore rich underwater world of coral reefs, or simply relax
and listen to the sounds of gentle waves lapping against the shore. The
choice is all yours!
4. Tahiti Island.
Situated in the Windward group of French Polynesia,
the Tahiti Island
located in the southern Pacific Island. This gorgeous island is formed
by volcanic eruptions and interspersed by coral reefs. Tahiti Island is a
tropical island perfect for snorkeling and diving.
climate is tropical. Summer in Tahiti is from November through April,
when the climate is warm and more humid. Winter is from May through
October, with slightly cooler and drier climate. Keep it in mind when
you plan your trip to Tahiti Island! Be sure to pack only lightweight
cotton clothes, since synthetic fabrics get hot and sticky. And don’t
forget your sunscreen lotion and a wide brimmed hat!
5. Cebu Island.
the main island in the Cebu province situated in the Philippines.
Located east of Negros Island, Cebu is the beautiful tropical island
with its limestone plateaus and narrow coastlines.
Cebu Island resorts offer a wide variety of watersport activities such
as windsurfing, diving, kiteboarding, and snorkeling. Resorts also offer
plenty of adventure tours around the island to see the awesome Kavasan
Falls, fishing villages and all the beautiful churches.
6. Turks and Caicos Islands.
Located in West Indies,
Turks and Caicos Islands
situated south east of Mayaguana in the chain of Bahamas islands. With
its luxury hotels and excellent spa resorts, Turks and Caicos Islands
are among the most popular and attractive tourist places in the world.
There are numerous opportunities to engage in such activities as
fishing, snorkeling and diving.
can visit museums and shop at boutiques. There are some “touristy”
shops, liquor shops, food stores, pharmacies and banks. Moreover, there
are many local stores that have a great variety of unique jewelry and
handmade gifts. Throughout the island there are many different places to
stay at, from an all-inclusive resorts and hotels to private villas.
officially known as the Republic of Fiji, is the island located in
Melanasia of the South Pacific Ocean. It is formed mainly by volcanic
activity. Interspersed by rich tropical rainforests and surrounded by
white sandy beaches and coral reefs,
is one of the most popular tourist destinations.
scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing to boating, Fiji has something to
offer for everyone. With its warm tropical climate, it’s a perfect place
for beachside holidays. The best months to visit Fiji are late March
and early December.
8. Galapagos Islands.
An archipelago of volcanic islands
the Galapagos Islands
located along the Equator in the Pacific Ocean. These islands have many
endemic species, including giant tortoises which make the islands so
popular. Although the Galapagos is on the sea level and is on the
Equator, the climate is not tropical. For instance, in Santa Cruz Island
on the highlands it can be cold and windy, and on the sea level it can
be hot and sunny. If you are going to visit the Galapagos Islands, make
sure you speak a little Spanish, since it’s the principal language on
9. Sicily, Italy.
Located in the Central Mediterranean,
the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The island is the home of
Mount Etna, one of the most active volcano in the world and the tallest
active volcano in Europe (10,890 ft.).
its awesome beaches, breathtaking coastal scenery, inland valleys, and
majestic tall mountains, Sicily is the popular travel destination for
tourists from all over the globe. The island offers numerous
recreational activities, including mountain biking, rock climbing,
hiking, caving, and horseback riding. I plan on visiting Sicily next
year and I’m just dying to see this gorgeous island!
10. Koh Lipe, Thailand.
The smallest island in Thailand,
a secluded island hidden in the waters of the Andaman Sea. It consists
of three main beaches: Sunrise Beach, Sunset Beach and Pattaya Beach,
which form the shape of a boomerang. Koh Lipe is so small that you don’t
need to rent any vehicle and you can simply walk around the whole
island in one hour.
it’s not very developed, the tourism industry is beginning to grow and
it’s a great place to escape from everyday life. Keep in mind that
fishing is not allowed here since Koh Lipe is a part of the Tarutao
National Marine Park. But you can go snorkeling or diving. If you’re a
good swimmer and you really want to adventure yourself, swim around the
island or from one to another.