The 25 Most Beautiful Islands In The World

Dream destinations all over the world: we’re talking about the 25 most beautiful islands in the world, tropical paradises with postcard beaches and irresistible destinations where you can take excursions and immerse yourself in history.

Whether deserted, isolated, touristy, arid, exotic or not at all, the most beautiful islands in the world have a timeless charm that is sure to appeal to vacationers looking to break free from everyday life and see the importance of traveling. And what better way to put an end to the routine than a vacation on an island where the sky merges with the sea and where the beaches never end?!

If you dream of blue sea and white sand, you will love our selection of the 25 most beautiful islands in the world! Be careful, they are not in order, we leave it to you to classify them according to your preferences.

Santorini, Greece

The fabulous island of Santorini is the southernmost of the Cyclades archipelago, bathed by the magnificent waters of the Aegean Sea. Its volcanic origin makes it a rough and irregular land, characterized by dark rocks from which stand out spectacular villages with white walls, whose churches are distinguished by their blue domes. Whether you are a photography enthusiast or just want a vacation based on the sun and the sea, Santorini is the perfect destination for you.

The best season to visit Santorini is between April and November. Come here if you are looking for a romantic destination where you can spend unforgettable moments with your loved one. The sunsets over the island are proverbial, as is the smell of a glass of wine to be enjoyed on one of the many terraces overlooking the sea.

Island of Crete, Greece

Of all the Greek islands, Crete is the largest, and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. Once the center of Minoan civilization, today the most popular island for tourists looking for sun, sea and nightlife all in one exclusive location. The wonderful mountains, crystal clear waters and sun almost all year. With Crete being so big, it offers its tourists a wide choice: you can sit on one of the many equipped beaches, renting an umbrella and a sunbed, or you can wear comfortable shoes to go to remote coves where you feel like the master of the universe.

Mauritius Island

Welcome to Mauritius, a paradise emerging from the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, more than 500 kilometers from Madagascar. The archipelago includes the mother island, Mauritius, and the sisters Agalega, Cargados Carajos and Rodrigues. Unlike most of the destinations listed here, you can travel to Mauritius all year round. Its favorable location, just below the Tropic of Capricorn, makes it a land of sunshine where temperatures never drop below 16 ° C, even in winter.

Hvar, Croatia

You’ve landed on Hvar, this beautiful island in Croatia is rated as one of the best beach destinations in the state by many specialist magazines. In its cities, one can still breathe the passage of ancient civilizations such as the Greeks, Romans and Venetians. Among the destinations to visit here, history buffs cannot miss an excursion to the fortress of Spanjola, built in the 13th century by the Venetians. It was also of paramount importance in the following centuries, notably in 1571, when the island was invaded by the Turks.

Not to mention the coast! The beaches of Croatia are magnificent beaches of rocks or sand gently sloping down into the crystal clear waters of an irresistible sea. If you want to reach postcard places, take a trip to the Pakleni Islands, located a short distance from here, and enjoy the silence and privacy on the pristine sands.

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Of all the Cook Islands, a New Zealand paradise in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, Rarotonga is certainly the jewel in the crown. As well as being a popular destination for New Zealanders, this paradise has been slowly being discovered by mass tourism in recent years.

With a circumference not exceeding 32 kilometers, this small island will give you the impression of being a unique and immense resort. The bus service works very well and allows you to reach beaches of all kinds, lagoons, shops, churches and everything you need to immerse yourself in the nature and culture of the place. In the villages, you can still breathe the Polynesian atmosphere of the first Cook colonists, who arrived from Tahiti around 1400 years ago. In more modern regions, however, Maori culture reigns supreme. So don’t be surprised by the smiles of the locals, who may decide to invite you to dinner at their place to show you the beauty of the local culture.

Sri Lanka

You have arrived in Sri Lanka, also known as Ceylon, an Asian island state that emerges from the waters of the Indian Ocean. What will impress you in this fabulous country are the fabulous beaches and the irresistible cuisine. Also known as the Pearl of the Ocean, Sri Lanka has in recent years become a popular beach vacation destination for tourists from all over the world, a gathering of water sports enthusiasts and a coveted destination for beach lovers story. There are 26 natural parks and 2 marine parks to visit, the most famous being Yala National Park, which is home to the largest population of leopards in the world.

Koh Phi Phi, Thaïlande

Of all the islands in Thailand, Koh Phi Phi is certainly one of the most loved by travel magazines around the world. You only need to look at a few photos of the place to fully understand its dynamics. Since Koh Phi Phi was the location of the film “The Beach” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, tourists have added this wonderful place to their destination to see it at least once in their life.

Koh Samui, Thailand

You have never seen an island like Koh Samui in Thailand. The most emblematic landscape of this fabulous place are certainly the rounded stones of Hin Ta and Hin Yai, large stones that rest on the shore where swimming is a real pleasure.

Koh Samui offers amazing beaches, shopping opportunities and plenty of activities to make for an unforgettable day once you step off the big ship Costa. Come and admire, for example, the gigantic golden statue of the Buddha, more than 12 meters high and placed on a terrace which offers a breathtaking view of the rest of the island. Do you like unusual things? Don’t miss the Monk’s Mummy at Wat Khunaram, the remains of a monk who died quietly during meditation and which is now on display in a shrine.

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

It was in the Galapagos Islands that Charles Darwin was inspired by his masterpiece, “The Origin of Species”. The Ecuadorian Archipelago, also known as the Columbus Archipelago, is one of the most volcanically active areas in the world and offers tourists a unique ecosystem, due to the location’s relative distance from any other land that has emerged.

UNESCO considers the 19 Galapagos Islands, as well as the sea that surrounds them, as a biosphere heritage of inestimable value for the history of evolution and of animal and plant life. Come and relax on one of the magnificent sandy beaches, or treat yourself to a snorkeling experience with the turtles and the marine population, which here touches the 400 different species. If you are lucky, you can admire magnificent specimens of the Galapagos penguin and stay in the most beautiful hotels.

Fiji Islands

Breathe the irresistible atmosphere of Fiji, an island state in Oceania made up of 322 islands, of which only 106 are still inhabited. Besides being a fabulous place for honeymoons or romantic getaways, Fiji inspires generations of tourists with an irresistible cultural experience.

There is no other place in the world like Fiji. Known around the world for the coral reefs that surround islands and atolls, this destination attracts thousands of tourists every year who are fascinated by the great opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving amidst extraordinary and vibrant seabed.

Azores Islands, Portugal

Welcome to the Azores, an archipelago of volcanic origin located in the heart of the North Atlantic Ocean and placed under the jurisdiction of Portugal. The Azores have 9 in all: Flores, Corvo, Terceira, Graciosa, Faial, Sao Jorge, Pico, Santa Maria, Sao Miguel. Although quite close to each other, these islands offer heterogeneous landscapes and biomes, as well as cultures and traditions that can vary depending on their geographic location.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

If you’ve ever seen a photo of Bora Bora, needless to say why you should come here at least once in your life. Crystal clear water, pristine sand, coconut palms under which you can enjoy shade during the hottest hours of the day and lots and lots of beauty. You have arrived in the archipelago of islands in the heart of the Pacific Ocean of French Polynesia.

Aruba, Caribbean

Bathed by the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela, Aruba is a paradise in the Netherlands that impresses with its extraordinary beauty. Sands as soft and white as talc, a friendly population ready to welcome you and natural wonders to explore to be overwhelmed by postcard landscapes. Of course, there are beaches for all tastes: from ones suitable for water sports enthusiasts, like the Fisherman’s Hut, to the more mundane Palm Beach. Those looking for peace and quiet, however, should head to Boca Grandi.

Sardinia, Italy

Beating heart of the Mediterranean, Sardinia awaits you with its fabulous beaches and a tradition of hospitality that has its roots in centuries past. From the most secluded coves to sandy paradises and bathing facilities where you can rent a parasol and forget all the problems in the world for a day. Sardinia welcomes you with open arms and is ready to surprise you with its thousand secrets.

St. John, Virgin Islands

Welcome to the Virgin Islands, a fabulous archipelago in the Caribbean Sea off the east coast of Puerto Rico. Of these fabulous places, Saint-Jean is certainly the most famous of all. Known for its magnificent beaches of soft white sand, green palm trees and crystal clear water, the island is primarily under the jurisdiction of the Virgin Islands National Park. You will therefore have access to extraordinary landscapes and isolated coasts.

Bali, Indonesia

Indonesia has over 17,000 islands, but Bali still makes it into the list of the world’s most beautiful tropical destinations. Let’s start with the endless list of beaches you can visit, each with their own unique charm. Immaculate sands, limestone rocks and coves where you can dive headlong into the thrill of the most extreme water sports.

If you stop for a moment to observe, you will discover that Bali’s culture has an irresistible charm. The island is home to countless traditions, celebrations and ceremonies that attract thousands of tourists every year. Take for example the parade of monsters, the day of silence or the kissing festival of Omed-Omedan.

Moorea, French Polynesia

Spectacular island of French Polynesia, Moorea is located approximately 18 kilometers from Tahiti and is the tropical paradise you have always dreamed of. Everyone’s talking about Bora Bora, it’s true, but even Moorea should be on everyone’s lips. With its volcanic peaks surrounded by lush nature, its transparent waters that cover it and its magnificent beaches, Moorea is the ultimate destination for those seeking pure relaxation. Perfect for couples and large families, the island is organized to welcome and pamper its tourists.

Maldives Islands, Indian Ocean

The island state of the Maldives is the quintessential tropical paradise. This group of atolls which rise in the heart of the Indian Ocean reserves incredible beaches, all dedicated to tourists in search of relaxation.

This is where you need to come if you’ve always dreamed of those pristine beaches shaded by palm trees, where the sands of the atolls slope down to a crystal-clear, warm sea teeming with life. Come to the Maldives any time of the year and enjoy the sun, sea and fantastic heat.

Easter Island, Chile

Welcome to Easter Island, a paradise in the South Pacific Ocean under the jurisdiction of Chile. Yes, we are talking about this beautiful little island whose huge stone heads are shrouded in mystery. The locals call it Rapa Nui, and it’s one of the most exotic and curious destinations you’ll ever have the pleasure of visiting.

The main reason to come here is the Moai statues, which are nearly 100. There is no other place in the world like Easter Island, and once you get there you will realize it. These head statues date back to the 12th century and are up to 10 meters high. Each of them is different: from the finest to the funniest, they are all to be discovered.

Boracay, Philippines

Spectacular island in the Philippines a few kilometers from the northern end of Panay Island in Aklan province. Don’t trust those who tell you the island is overcrowded and too commercial: you have just arrived in one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The pollution problem has largely been solved after two years of closure: now Boracay offers beautiful beaches and dreamy places where you can spend unforgettable moments.

Antilles archipelago, Caribbean

Welcome to the West Indies, the ultimate Caribbean paradise. The islands are arranged to form an arch from Florida to Venezuela and offer tourists a wide choice of fabulous beaches, an irresistible tropical climate and plenty of entertainment options.

From the Greater Antilles, which includes the Cuban Archipelago, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico, to the Lesser Antilles, which includes the Windward and Leeward Islands, the possibilities to visit this place are truly limitless. Immerse yourself in the history of Barbuda, or choose the beaches of Martinique and treat yourself to a dream vacation in a tropical paradise.

Grand Cayman, Caribbean

Among the Cayman Islands, the Great Cayman is certainly the largest and most important. Picturesque locations, luxury resorts and lots and lots of relaxation. Best thing to do in Grand Cayman? Absolutely nothing ! In a good way, of course. Come here, rent an umbrella on the golden beach and enjoy the sound of the sea without having to worry about a thing. Unplug and enjoy the day, until sunset, before getting back on board our ships.

Bahamas, Caribbean

Welcome to the Bahamas, a spectacular coral archipelago emerging from the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, north of Cuba. Of all the places you can visit here, the Grand Bahamas and Paradise Islands are certainly the most popular for mass tourism. Pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and a sea that makes you want to dive anytime to snorkel and admire the coral reefs in Andros or the black coral gardens in Bimini.

Palawan, Philippines

Welcome to Palawan, one of the Philippine islands where the sea is a fairy tale and the land offers the best of itself. From the city of Puerto Princesa there are many amazing excursions you can take. Take for example the one that will take you to El Nido, a golden and fabulous beach, or a boat ride on the city’s underground river.

Nosy Be, Madagascar

Nosy Be is a spectacular small island off the west coast of Madagascar. Besides being a paradise of sand, palm trees and crystal clear waves, this is also the place where you want to be before everyone else!

Nosy Be is famous for the presence of the smallest frogs, chameleons and turtles in the world, with which you can swim together and explore the seabed. Of all the islands mentioned, this is one of the small minority that can be visited all year round. Here, the temperatures tend to vary very little. The rains are less frequent from May to October: do not miss the opportunity to visit this paradise!

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