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13 Most Beautiful Islands In The World

Wondering where the world’s most unique island is? Who wouldn’t want to get a taste of island life? Cocktails are provided where you can kick off your shoes, leave work behind, and with the snap of a finger. However, island trips aren’t just about lazy beach days. They can also be filled with adventure, water sports, wildlife watching, and centuries-old cultures that you can trace back thousands of years.

So, whether you’re looking for that typical tropical beach or a trip to an exotic tourism untouched ecosystem, we have the perfect island on our list for you. Actually it’s almost impossible to quantify which are the most beautiful islands. Please keep in mind that these are just 13 of the thousands of incredible islands around the world. Here’s a look at the most beautiful 13 islands in the world:

The Seychelles – East Africa

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The Seychelles is one of those elite island destinations, and these 115 granite islands in the Indian Ocean are idyllic to say the least. It is a natural utopia, encompassing the triumph of nature reserves, golden beaches, rainforests, and spectacular coral reefs.

Each island has something special to offer: 

  • Mahe for a culturally-rich experience,
  • La Digue for going back to nature,
  • Praslin for beach hopping, and 
  • Silhouette for sensational diving.

In Seychelles, you will share beaches with the 100-year-old giant Aldabra tortoise and encounter protected bird species such as the rare Seychelles Black Parrot.

Saint Lucia – The Caribbean

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Saint Lucia is one of the special islands that has villas and hotels where you sleep in three houses in the middle of the jungle. The view of Saint Lucia is amazing because there are the Gros Pitons around you.

If you want to see a lot more of Saint Lucia, you can rent a car and drive around the island.

In the Soufriere there are the diamond botanical gardens where you can walk on nature trails towards the diamond waterfalls. In the middle of all the tropical rainforest you can find picturesque waterfalls. The gray water serves as a natural spa full of minerals.

You spend a day at one of the most beautiful beaches you can find on St Lucia and it’s called Anse Chastanet Beach especially for snorkeling.

There’s a wonderful Caribbean vibe everywhere, you can go to the local bars in Soufriere. Even at nights some of them turn into a club.

The Gros Pitons are of course the main attraction of Saint Lucia and everywhere you go you’ll see them at the horizon. And one of the best trails you can walk is Ted Paul, a nature trail hike where you get the best views. In total, the hike takes an hour go and back and it’s a must see.

When you drive around on Saint Lucia you’ll notice that every site is different and unique in its own way.

Whitsundays – Australia

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Looking for a heaven-like paradise to explore? Then this delicate neighbor of the Great Barrier Reef might be the next ultimate wonder in your future travels.

The Whitsundays in Australia is composed of 70% natural parks that are indeed a treasure to keep. There are countless organizations and volunteers who were truly devoted to protecting and conserving the majestic islands around the Great Barrier Reef just like the Whitsundays. 

This island has also been famous for wedding and honeymoon destinations as there are over 1500 couples who get married there every year. 

The Azores – Portugal

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Explore the islands of Azores that have bizarre landscapes and lush green fantasy. Visit small and large crater lakes formed from centuries of volcanic activity and watch migratory whales that surround these islands.

The Azores are also recognized as one of the most sustainable destinations.

Ko Tao – Thailand

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Ko Tao is an island in the Gulf of Thailand and can be accessed by a high-speed ferry from the mainland city of Chumphon. For travelers who enjoy diving, the island of Ko Tao is the perfect vacation spot.

About 7,000 new divers are certified on Ko Tao each year, making it one of the world’s most popular destinations for learning to dive. Diving allows you to see bull sharks, underwater evolutionary sculptures in Ocean Utopia, and numerous turtles, among many other marine species. Other popular activities in Ko Tao are cycling and sailing.

Sardinia – Italy

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Sardinia, the second largest island of the Mediterranean sea is famous for having the bluest waters you can ever imagine.

La Cinta Beach in San Teodoro is one of the longest beaches in north-east Sardinia. It’s also one of the most popular and best beaches of Sardinia.

La Cinta beach has clean blue waters and brilliantly white sun beach chairs are available to rent as well as paddle boats. On windy days La Cinta beach is a great spot for wind and kite surfing. You can find kite lessons both for beginners and advanced.  

One of the activities to do here is taking a boat and enjoying this beautiful sea. Not far from La Cinta beach, you can reach Cala Brandinchi beach. It’s located roughly seven kilometers north of San Teodoro and two kilometers east of the small village of Monte Petrosu.

Cala Brandinchi is more than 700 meters long; it is also one of Sardinia’s famous beaches and is known as little Tahiti. This is due to the magnificent colors of its waters.

The beach has incredibly clear and shallow waters, making this beach perfectly suitable for families with young children.

Boracay – Philippines

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Boracay is one of the best island destinations in the world. It’s known for its powdery white sand beaches, vibrant community, and stunning sunsets. After flying to Caticlan, you can catch a boat ride to reach Boracay.

When you arrive on the island, prepare to soak up the sun and bask in the energy of the famous White Beach. You can also visit the adrenaline-filled Puka Beach organization at Bulabog Beach.

You should note that umbrellas, sun loungers and beach beds are not allowed on the sand in Boracay. Also, smoking, drinking, and eating are prohibited on Boracay beaches.

Things to do in Boracay:

  • Island hopping
  • Paddleboard by the beach
  • Helmet diving
  • Cliff jump at Ariel’s point
  • Paraw sailing
  • Hang out at D’Mall
  • Enjoy the nightlife

Kaua’i – Hawaii

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For a good reason, Kaua’i is called the garden isle. Rainforests cloak much of the interior. Waterfalls roll from lava cliffs and the intoxicating scent of tropical flowers hangs in the stifling air. However, the island’s beauty lies not just in its luxuriant flora, its spectacular coastline will take your breath away.

Lava shaped this stunning island, rising from the ocean floor to create velvety ridges and dizzying cliffs surrounded by gorgeous beaches. Beneath its cobalt blue seas, turtles and tropical fish swim along coral reefs, delighting divers, and snorkelers from around the globe. 

Compared to its famous sister islands Maui and Oahu, Kaua’i exudes a low-key vibe and tends to move more relaxedly. Don’t miss Kauai’s top attractions: 

  • The breathtaking Nepali Coast, 
  • The 10-mile-long Waimea Canyon, and 
  • The cloud cap vistas from the cliffs above Hanalei Bay.

The Cook Islands – New Zealand

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This Archipelago’s 15 islands are among the most beautiful islands in the South Pacific. Among the island’s top attractions are enticing aquamarine lagoons, palm fringed beaches and volcanic peaks.

The best of all the locals is among the friendliest in the South Pacific. Rarotonga is the central tourist destination with mini resorts. Lush green hills and abundant beaches, Aitutaki is one of the most beautiful islands in the South Pacific.

Hibiscus laced village snuggle on the hillside and 21 modis or small. Eyelets lie among its heavenly lagoon. Many within kayak distance of the resort and sconce yourself here in an over-the-water bungalow or hole up in a Rustic beach shack on a remote island and live your Robinson Caruso fantasies.

Koh Lipe – Tailand

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Koh Lipe in the province of Satun is in the southern part of Thailand almost in Malaysia. This island is famous for 3 things: Mold leaves, crystal clear style beaches, some really good snorkeling and scuba diving.

The island is quite small, there’s not a whole lot to do other than relaxing, go scuba diving, go on a fishing trip. You can just enjoy the paradise crystal clear waters, go for a walk at sunset and just enjoy the paradise’s beautiful vibes. You may hear that people generally call this island the Maldives of Thailand.

Koh Lipe is gorgeous if you’re in the deep south of Thailand and looking to get away from the masses.

Capri – Italy 

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The isle of Capri is a beautiful place with great scenery and wonderful views. There are many things that you can do in Capri. However, you should calculate your timing well.

You can visit the dream home of the Swedish physician Axel Munte. This place is beautiful and great for pictures. So, take amazing pictures, enjoy the history and the views.

Next, you can visit one of the most featured restaurants in Capri for lunch. Te Rasa di Lucullo for beach views. After your meal, you can take a private boat tour. 

Visit Piazza Umberto first for an amazing time where it is full of supermodels, celebrities and beautiful people. If you’re hungry, you can also have dinner there but in general this area is for you to sit back, relax, people watch, enjoy the true cat free, go get some fancy shopping.

In terms of transportation you can get another taxi or you can also use the funicular. If you want to visit the highest point in the island you should go to Mount Solaro to see the most panoramic view of Capri.

Do not expect any sandy beaches in Capri because it’s full of beautiful rocks and pebbles. Also, you must know that there are some beaches that are only accessible by boat. Catch a beautiful sunset, take a bunch of pictures by Piaceta, shop around the cute boutiques at the Port of Marina Grande.

The good news is that there is more. You can see beautiful gardens, other amazing views, go rock climbing or hiking trails. If you like walking you can also go on walking adventures.

Alibey Island Turkey/Cunda

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Alibey Island, with its Cretan cuisine, Greek heritage streets, the feel of an autonomous island, nice people, and wine, appeals to those who like to live calmly. Those who are interested in history, gourmets and those who want a quiet holiday will leave Cunda with a smile.

Our recommendation is that you do not choose your visit to the island during peak times. If your holiday fits, you can choose when schools are open instead of summer.

For those who are looking for more action, we recommend visiting Cunda with Ayvalık. Cunda Island is also a nice place for camping. There are campsites for tent and caravan campers here.

Chiloe – Chile

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Chiloe Island is one of the most sought-after mystical places that Chile has to offer. You’ll see polyphenols which are houses on stilts. From these houses on stilts to old historic churches to landscapes filled with penguins, you’ll be in for an absolutely epic adventure on this island.

You can rent a Jeep or a truck because to get around this island with a car could be really tricky. Some of the roads have tricky hills that are hard to get up. So, renting a Jeep or a truck can give you peace of mind.

You can visit the Wharf of Souls and check out some penguins on the northwestern part of Chiloe Island. You’ll get to see something incredible in a town called Pinguino. You can see penguins there. The best time to visit Chiloe away to see penguins is between January and February. 

You can also visit one of the most iconic churches in all of Chili here. One of the most iconic churches in Castro Chiloe because it’s so photogenic on the outside. It’s yellow and looks like Pena Palace from Lisbon.

There are 16 old historic churches here on the island that you can visit. They’re World Heritage Sites which means that they’re set apart as being something really special not just for Chiloe or Chile but for the world.

The authentic market that you can find in Dalcahue. It is such a cool place to visit because you can get things that they’re not made anywhere else but right here on the island.

So, what do you think? What are your thoughts on the 13 most beautiful islands in the world? Which of these islands would you visit first and who do you think could rise up in the charts? 

Also you can check out our blog to find out the Best Summer Vacation Destinations.

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