While many people crave modernized cultures in developed countries and city, it cannot be denied that the best places are the tropical islands isolated from the world. Although they do not offer the fastest internet connection, commercial complexes, and massive shopping malls, these islands offer the unparalleled beauty of nature.
Situated just three kilometers north-east from Antigua is the small islet of Great Bird Island. This islet only measures for 20 acres, which means that it is even smaller than most parks in cities.
However, it is abundant in natural beauty especially the rarest species of wild animals. Get to know more of these miniature paradises in this list of Top 10 Islands in the World!
10- GREAT BARRIER REEF ISLANDS, AUSTRALIA
The Great Barrier Reef is located at Australia, consisting of more than 3,000 individual reef systems and numerous unspoiled islands where travelers can enjoy excursions. It is the perfect island for those who are fond of snorkeling and diving.
It’s reefs are known to be one of the finest in the world. Other than snorkeling, travelers can visit its numerous islands, lounge at the sandy beaches, and enjoy the breathtaking view of the place.
9- SICILY, ITALY
Have a sunny holiday at the island of Sicily at Italy. This small island is perfect for those who want to visit historical attractions such as the Greek and Roman ruins in Agrigento or the ancient city of Taormina.
After visiting these sites, you can rest in its best beaches like the San Vito Lo Capo, a curved bay surrounded with unique rock formations along the Mediterranean Sea. Also, there are a lot of accommodations in the area perfect for backpackers and families.
8- SANTORINI, GREECE
One of the most picturesque islands in the world is the stunning Santorini in Greece. It is most known for the Oia, its cliff-top village characterized with white-washed buildings, blue-domed churches, and square houses.
Coupled with its stone pathways, the place itself is truly majestic. Travelers can also enjoy at the Perissa Beach where they can lounge at its perfect black sand. There are also a lot of cafes and restaurants serving the best Greek menu!
7- GALAPAGOS ISLAND, ECUADOR
Galapagos Island in Ecuador is a favorite when it comes to the best places in the world – it is simply divine. Whether you are staying for good or just spending a weekend getaway, this island is the best place to travel to. It is one of the islands in the Pacific ocean, situated just 600 miles from South America.
You can lounge at its beaches along with short-feathered penguins and sea lions at Santa Fe island – and they are people-friendly, too!
6- BORA BORA, FRENCH POLYNESIA
Bora-Bora in French Polynesia afford the most incredible view of the ocean. With unobstructed views of the ocean and above-water bungalows, its difficult to leave once you have set foot in this island.
Here is where you can enjoy unspoiled tropical beauty together with the most polite and welcoming locals. Travelers can have their way kayaking, snorkeling, diving, and other activities to enjoy great outdoor activities!
5- ANDAMAN ISLAND, THAILAND
Only few people may have heard of the Andaman Island in Thailand, although that is a good thing since that means it is not overflowing with commercial complexes yet! It is a perfect tropical island getaway where guests can swim around on crystal clear waters, visit small villages built on boards, and enjoy a day of island hopping. Some of the most popular islands are the Koh Phi Phi, Koh Phuket, Koh He, Koh Racha, and Koh Surin.
4- GREAT BIRD ISLAND, ANTIGUA
Situated just three kilometers north-east from Antigua is the small islet of Great Bird Island. This islet only measures for 20 acres, which means that it is even smaller than most parks at cities. However, it is abundant in natural beauty especially the rarest species of wild animals.
In this island alone will you find the Antiguan Racer and other endangered species. It is also a home for Brown Pelicans and Red-billed Tropicbirds. Currently, this miniature paradise is privately owne
3- MALDIVES, INDIAN OCEAN
Another mainstay when it comes to beautiful places in the world is the Maldives, situated at the Indian Ocean just southwest from Sri Lanka. This chain of islands also offers picturesque views and unbelievable sights, both on its ocean scenery and tropical paradises.
It is a chain of 1,000 islands, many of which were washed away during the 2004 Tsumani since they were majorly just coral atolls. But they surely have made a comeback especially in their tourism industry.
2- MAUI, HAWAII
According to the Condé Nast Readers’ Choice ranking, the Maui Island in Hawaii bagged the top spot on the best islands in the world for two consecutive years already.
And there is always a reason why that is so – breathtaking landscapes, unparalleled ocean scenery, white-sand beaches, cheery culture – the island is definitely a must-see destination! Other than that, travelers can also explore the 68-mile road to Hana, where they can pass by collection of waterfalls and the Seven Sacred Pools.
1- BORACAY, PHILIPPINES
Famous for its white sandy beaches and exciting night life, the tropical island of Boracay in the Philippines has since making waves in terms of its tourism industry. Its most popular beach is the White Beach, a 2.5 mile of powder-white sand (even considered as the softest in the world) bordering the Sulu Sea.
Although it is increasingly becoming popular, it still has lesser visiting tourists as compared to the other islands. Enjoy both the comfort of luxurious hotels and simplicity of nature in this must-visit island!