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10 Of The World's Prettiest Islands In Pictures | OPINION

Islands are a slice of paradise on earth. They are the perfect answer to those seeking dreamy and relaxing getaways from their hustling daily city lives. The amazing blues of the shiny crystal clear waters and the bright sky with views of mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets are a source of heavenly experience for beholders. Here’s a selection of the most beautiful islands in the world as judged by me, that are well worthy of being added to your travel bucket list.

The Maldives - South Asia



Maldives is a bucket list island destination for every traveler. The pristine beaches, dreamy water villas, clear blue waters, coral reefs, natural lagoons and palms host mesmerizing vacations for visitor’s throughout the year. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a honeymoon destination, an adventure trip or a family vacation; Maldives is the place for you. This fairytale island never fails to enchant anyone. Snorkeling is one of the most fascinating things to do in Maldives. Most of the resorts have their own in-house reefs that can be easily accessed through their beaches. Maldives is an ultimate destination for you to go for scuba diving. The crystal clear waters offer great visibility making the experience of exploring the beautiful marine life and the coral reefs really incredible.

Bora Bora - French Polynesia

Bora Bora is hands down the most beautiful island in the world. Located in the French Polynesia in the South Pacific, it is rather remote but popular with honeymooners from around the world. Known for its crystal clear blue waters, color snorkeling and dreamy over-water bungalows. Some of the most popular things for visitors to do is swim and snorkel off their own over-water bungalows, Jet Ski in the azure waters of the lagoon and swim with stingrays. Hotels rarely let you check in early, so be prepared to hang out until 4PM. There is a high fee per person round trip from the Bora Bora airport to each hotel. Each resort is on its own Motu (island) and so is the airport. You get there by boat. You will have no problem finding people who speak English but, the islands actually speak French as they are part of France.

Sao Miguel Island - The Azores

Sao Miguel is the largest of the nine islands of the Azores found in the Atlantic Ocean. The Portuguese archipelago sits on top of three tectonic plates leading to fantastic landscapes with misty hills, volcanic craters and perfectly green fields. The reason to visit really is for the beautiful nature and the island has countless walking trails to explore. There are also lots of activities on Sao Miguel including canyoning, coasteering and kayaking for adventurous tourists and natural hot springs and beaches for those looking to relax. The island is quite spread out so it’s worth renting a car to make the most of it.

Oahu - Hawaii

The island of Oahu is one of the best destinations in the world for a tropical getaway. With all-year-round with its temperate weather, picturesque beaches, and incredible hiking trails, it has something for everyone. With lots of hotels and resorts right on the beach, it is the dream vacation spot. Oahu is the most popular island in the state of Hawaii in the U.S.A. It can be reached with just a five-hour flight from the mainland.

Sicily - Italy

Italy has over 450 islands but, Sicily is arguably one of the country’s most beautiful and culturally rich island. Located just 20 miles off the mainland, Sicily is Italy’s largest island that benefits from a Mediterranean climate. Growing in popularity every year with International tourists, Sicily has a lot to offer its visitors.

Tasmania - Australia

When most people visit Australia, they tend to stick to the famous places around Sydney and Melbourne, such as the Great Ocean Road, and Bondi Beach. However, the continent is huge and there are many more interesting places to see and experience. One particularly beautiful area is the island of Tasmania. Located south of Melbourne, you can fly there in just about an hour, or take the much slower, but more scenic, ferry. Once you arrive, you’ll find that the natural landscape in Tasmania is spectacular. The island has the most magnificent coastlines, a rich flora, and plenty of wildlife.

Crete - Greece

Crete is the largest Greek island and a complete paradise for any type of traveler. It offers an interesting mix of enchanting towns and villages, historical landmarks, scenic gorges and other natural landscapes and of course – the dreamiest beaches. With four different regions that offer plenty of things to do and see, a trip to Crete can include a road trip through the entire island, focus on one region, or combine day trips from one major city.

Bali - Indonesia

Bali is probably the most famous island in Indonesia situated in the Java Sea. There is a good reason for its popularity. The island will leave you in complete awe of its beauty with its alluring pristine beaches, dramatic clifftops and lush rice fields. Bali has a unique culture, and the local people are known for their deep spirituality. There are various impressive temples to explore on the island dedicated to different natural powers. Visit Uluwatu Temple situated on the edge of the cliff. Watch the traditional Balinese dance at sunset and Ulun Danu Temple that is floating on the lake with a picturesque mountain backdrop.

Menorca - Spain

One of the group of Balearic Islands, Menorca has to be a contender for one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean. The interior is made up of rolling, fertile farmland famous for the Menorca cheese, while the rocky coastline offers some gorgeous coves and beaches that are easily accessed on the Cami de Cavalls coastal path. Tourism on Menorca is important but there’s a relaxed and upmarket feel to this island that prides itself on its natural beauty and unspoiled atmosphere.

Zanzibar - Tanzania

Zanzibar is a small paradise island in the Indian Ocean that has so many things to offer its guests. The main reason why people travel to Zanzibar are the beautiful sandy beaches and the gorgeous water colored in different shades of blue. Zanzibar is however much more than just its beaches, water sports and seafront resorts. Zanzibar is known as the spice island because of the abundance of spices growing here. There are many tours that will take you around the spice gardens to see how the cardamom, nutmeg, cloves or black pepper grow.

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