13 Most Beautiful Islands You Must Visit

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Traditional long tail boat on the way to famous Maya Bay beach in Koh Phi Phi Island, Krabi, Southern Thailand.

1. Bali, Indonesia

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, Hindu temple on Bratan lake landscape, one of famous tourist attraction in Bali, Indonesia

Bali is an Indonesian paradise. It’s the perfect combination of sandy beaches with coral reefs and exotic temples set against stunning forested volcanic mountains. Bali has something to offer for any kind of visitors: from young back-packers to sworn surfers and pampered vacationers.

2. Santorini, Greece

Oia at sunset, Santorini

The supermodel of Greek islands. With its prestige of romantic sunsets, amazing panoramas, and sandy beaches, it’s not surprising that this dazzling island draws so many travelers.

3. Boracay, Philippines

diniwid beach on boracay tropical island philippines view towards mainland

Boracay is a tropical island only 4.5 miles long. But don’t let the small size fool you – Boracay has become Philippines’ top tourist draw. This beautiful island is surrounded by stunning white sand beaches and clear blue water while lined from one end to the other with hotels, restaurants, bars and dive shops.

4. Maui, Hawaii

The 'Road to Hana' is an adventure. Many parts of this winding road narrow to just one lane as it goes through one of the truly last undeveloped tropical areas of the island of Maui, Hawaii. You can see the road winding around the sea cliffs of this picture, as the powerful ocean waves create a misty spray.

If you have a thing for natural beauty and outdoor fun, Maui is the place for you. This Hawaiian island is the perfect destination for true nature lovers. Driving along the northeastern shore you will experience a breath-taking view of a lifetime.

5. Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Side view of a Galápagos penguin, resting on a rock, taken under and over from the water, in vibrant colors and 16x9 format.

This island is not the typical paradises, and it may inspire you to think differently about the world. The Galápagos Islands are one of the world’s foremost destinations for wildlife viewing. The creatures that call this island home, many found nowhere else in the world, act as if humans are nothing more that annoying paparazzi.

6. Bora Bora

Beautiful view of Otemanu mountain on Bora Bora island

The most famous of French Polynesia’s Islands, and recently awarded the title of ‘the best island in the world’ by US News. This island is known for its turquoise lagoons, soft white sands, soaring rainforest-covered basaltic peaks, and deep tangerine sunset.

7. Seychelles

sunset on beach, Mahe island, Seychelles

Out of 155 islands, only a few are inhabited. It’s home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare wild animals. With talcum-powder beaches lapped by topaz water, lush hills and a sublime laid-back tempo, these dreams of a tropical paradise become reality in the Seychelles.

8. The British Virgin Islands

Panoramic view of tropical shoreline in British Virgin Island (BVI), Caribbean

Located in the Caribbean, the self-governing British territory is a popular travel destination for sailors, fisherman, divers and sun worshippers.

9. Maldives

Hammock and sunset

The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean. Composed out of 1,000 ring-shaped coral islands, the Maldives is an unrivaled luxury, with stunning white beaches and an amazing underwater world. Want to make your co-workers insanely jealous? Just tell them that you’re “vacationing in the Maldives this year”.

10. Palawan, Philippines

A hammock at the beach with the view of Bacuit Archipelago islands - El Nido, Philippines

This island is a real slice of heaven was recently named ‘The Best Island in the World’. Palawan is considered to be the Philippines last ecological frontier, with beautiful blue water mixes with emerald green, jungle-filled mountains that rise from the ocean, and small fishing villages spread across the island.

11. Mykonos, Greece

Mills on the Greek island in the sunset

This Greek island is located in the center of the Cyclades complex. It’s mostly famous for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and magnificent beaches while carrying the reputation of a diverse and stylish nightlife scene. So if you’re looking to catch some sun during the day and partying hard at night – Mykonos is the place for you.

12. Cayman Islands

Sea Turtle Below the Surface

In this British Overseas Territory island, encompasses 3 islands in the western Caribbean Sea, you may find whatever you’re looking for. The Grand Cayman Island has a cosmopolitan feel thanks to its variety of gourmet restaurants and shopping malls. The Cayman Brac Island is perfect for the see lovers with its fantastic diving sights and popular deep-sea fishing cruises. The Little Cayman Island has one of the world’s best-uncrowded beaches and resorts with amazing wildlife animals, from iguanas to wild stingrays and tortoises.

13. Tahiti, French Polynesia

Beautiful above and underwater coral landscape of a tropical resort

With more floating bungalows than we can even count, Tahiti is considered one of the world’s most tropical islands, and a luxury hotel and resort hub. As the largest island in French Polynesia, there’s plenty of nightlife, restaurants, villas, and resorts for you to choose from.