23 Best Islands In The World To Visit Before You Die

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Best Islands In The World

Who does not love to travel? Sometimes it gets really tough to choose a specific destination to visit. Below are the list of best islands in the world that one should try visiting at least once in their life time. From unusual islands to beautiful beaches and mountainous terrains, the list includes places every traveler wants to visit at least once in their lifetime.

Below is the list of best islands in the world

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1. BORA BORA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

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Bora Bora Island is one of the overseas collectivities of France. Basically, it is an island group in the western sides of French Polynesia. It is an international tourist destination for all the water lovers. Here the aqua centric tourist destination has some special appeal of its own.

Although it has hot and humid condition but most rainfall occurs in the summer season which makes the entire weather little bit pleasant and charming. It is also one of the most favorite and best islands in the world for vacation.

 

2. SANTORINI, GREECE

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Santorini is one of the Cyclades Island of Greece, located near the Aegean Sea. This island is overlooking on the sea. Due to some volcanic eruption, the shape of this Island became bit different. Basically here the weather is semi-arid making it a pleasant tourist destination.

The international music festival of Santorini is the special attraction for this island known globally. If you are planning for your honeymoon, you would be happy to know that this is the best islands in the world for honeymoon.

 

3. KO PHI PHI DON, THAILAND

Koh Phi Phi Don Thailand
Koh Phi Phi Don Thailand

KO Phi Phi Don is one of the main Islands in Thailand. The main feature is that this island has white-sand long beaches. In the local language, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh both are collectively known as Ko Phi Phi. It is the paradise for those travelers whoever cavort by day in this azure seas. One can also enjoy the candle light dinner on this soft sand.

 

4. SAINT LUCIA

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Saint Lucia is the Caribbean island located in the eastern side. Here the accommodations are based on luxury resorts and fishing villages etc. This island has a pair of dramatically tapered mountains that gives it a stunning appeal.

Here the climate is tropical in nature. Tourists can enjoy swimming and beach bars in the calm water which is offered by Reduit beach. Here the helicopter tours offer a special look and visit of dramatic piton peaks which has its own characteristics.

 

5. BALI, INDONESIA

Bali Indonesia
Bali Indonesia

Accounting for the 2nd largest Hindu population in the world, Bali is a seaside Province of Indonesian Islands. With a coral reef larger than the entire Caribbean, Bali has a spectacular marine biodiversity that is one of a kind.

Beautiful temples, Endless turquoise beaches and stunning artwork are just a few reasons for visiting this beautiful and colorful country. Kuta, Seminyak, Jimbaran are among the top destinations for party and night life lovers. Psychedelic, trance, themed parties of Bali is quiet a stunning show, which is worth exploring.

The terrace farming, Ubud Markets, Monkey forest, Ancient temple exploration, Trekking through Kintamani and Mount Batur are perhaps the other favorite in every tourist’s list not worth missing out. It is also one the best islands to visit in Asia.

 

6. PIG BEACH, THE BAHAMAS

Pig Beach The Bahamas
Pig Beach The Bahamas

We all love to explore unheard and unseen locations. This is one such location that is completely different than our idea of an ideal tourist spot. Located in Bahamas, Pig Beach or better known as Big Major Cay is one of the few left uninhabited islands of Bahamas.

This island is home to feral pigs a few stray goats, iguanas and other various diverse flora and fauna. Legends and stories keep evolving about how these wild yet people friendly pigs came to this island but there has been no conclusive report about it. These pigs though are wild, love to swim and play with the tourists who visit this island.

Instagram is filled with pictures and photographs of the tourists who visited this island and clicked these photogenic and smiling pigs playing, swimming and even eating with them. It is one of a kind experience that is worth the effort.

 

7. BORACAY, PHILLIPINES

Boracay Philippines
Boracay Philippines

Located in Philippines, this is a paradise for beach coinsures. Pristine and stunning bluish green water and a beautiful scenic outlook is the reason, this tiny 7 km island has been regarded as one of the most sort after and beautiful beaches of the world.

With a very bare minimal population, this beach is often called as the ‘Rejuvenation beach’ of the world because every year tons of tourist visits this paradise island to recuperate and relax. Though this beach is currently closed to the public to allow the beach and adjoining area rejuvenate and regrow once again back to its original beauty, however keeping it in the list for a future trip is not a bad idea.

 

8. GREENLAND

Greenland
Greenland

The largest island country of the world, Greenland is the northern most habitable country. Many might wonder a thousand times before even choosing Greenland for their tour, but this is one gem you should definitely see at least once in your lifetime.

Fjords, glaciers, Icebergs are not the only things to see here. The Inuit lifestyle is one advanced human effort one can learn a lot from. From building Igloos to Ice fishing and even enjoying day to day life amidst a temperature of below zero is something worth seeing.

Northern Lights are something best viewed from this country. Other fun things one can’t afford to miss in Greenland includes Heliskiing, cruise tours, hot springs, whale watching, sledging, Diving etc. Greenland might not be green but it is definitely a must visit.

 

9. AITUTAKI, COOK ISLANDS

Aitutaki Cook Islands
Aitutaki Cook Islands

One of the most popular islands of the Cook Island, This small piece of land is perhaps the most after destination wedding venue in the world. The endless lagoons with the beautiful crystal clear sea surrounding the white sandy beach makes the best ever backdrop of any photographs. Romantic outlook and the serene vibes all around make it the perfect choice for Honeymoon too.

 

10. SAINT JOHNS, US VIRGIN ISLANDS

Saint Johns, US Virgin Islands
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Saint Johns, US Virgin Islands

The smallest island of the 3 that comprises the United States Virgin Islands, Saint Johns is famous for Snorkeling, Scuba Diving and other beach activities. Numerous beaches, Virgin Island National Park, Christmas Cove etc. are some of the few places to see in this small yet beautiful island. the beautifully protected Coral reef makes snorkeling and scuba diving a much hyped choice of activities to do when you visit the island.

 

11. CAT ISLANDS, JAPAN

Cat Island, Japan
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Cat Island, Japan

This is one tourist spot that is an entirely different experience altogether. The ratio of human to cat in this island is 1:6 thus making it officially a Cat island. Located along the western coast of the ocean facing province of Ajishima, Japan, the actual name of the island is Tashirojima. Home to over 1000s of stray cats, this island is for those tourists who love to explore offbeat places.

 

12. FIJI

Fiji
Fiji

A South pacific archipelago consisting of over 300 beautiful islands, Fiji is a country at a distance of 1000 nautical miles from New Zealand. Endless white sandy beaches, beautiful lagoons, a stunning biodiverse marine life with equally spectacular coral reef, Fiji is one of the only remaining unspoiled beauties of the world.

Nadi, Denarau Island, Mamanuca Islands, Yasawa Islands, Coral Coast, Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Beqa, Suva, Kadavu Sun Coast, Lau Island are just a few must explore spots of this beautiful Island country.

 

13. NEVIS, WEST INDIES

Nevis, West Indies
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Nevis, West Indies

Nevis is one of the smaller beaches in West Indies of 2 islands. The names of two beaches are palm-fringed pinney’s beach as well as sheltered oualie beach. This island is also known as sandy beaches. Charlestown is the capital of this island famous for its Georgian style building along with other British Colonial relics.

 

14. MNEMBA ISLAND, TANZANIA

Mnemba Island, Tanzania
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Mnemba Island, Tanzania

Mnemba Island is the smallest island located in Tanzania, 3 km away from the northern coast of Unguja. This island is 500 meters in diameter. This Island is popular for its corals, scuba diving site, large species of turtles, three species of dolphins etc and that is why it’s become best tourist spot in this area.

 

15. TALISAY, PHILIPPINES

Talisay, Philippines
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Talisay, Philippines

Talisay city is the income class component city in the province of Philippines. Several strip malls, commercial establishments, offices; markets are here which has some special appeal of its own. This city is the southern gateway of Cebu city. Transportation is up to the mark over here for 6 lane coastal highway, light rail transit project etc.

 

16. SAINT MARTIN

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Saint Martin is the part of Leeward Island in the Caribbean Sea. The main features of this Island are here has busy resort beaches and secluded coves, vibrant nightlife, fusion cuisine, duty free shops selling jewelry etc. There has two parts of this Island named as northern French side and Southern French side which is totally separated by this Island.

17. KANGAROO ISLAND, AUSTRALIA

Kangaroo Island, Australia
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Kangaroo Island, Australia

Kangaroo Island is in the southern part of Australia located near the Adelaide city. The main beauty os this Island is here you can able to see like koalas, different bird species, sea lions etc. in the western side, you will get different penguin colonies and striking coastal rock formations etc.

 

18. EASTERN ISLAND, CHILE

Eastern Island, Chile
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Eastern Island, Chile

This is one of the volcanic Islands in Polynesia, located in the Southeastern Pacific ocean. This Island is famous for its Archaeological sites. The local name of this Island is Rapa Nui. Here the eastern Island is the best place for visiting.

 

19. CAPRI, ITALY

Capri, Italy
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Capri, Italy

Italy may be a traveller’s dream destination but not many know about the Capri Islands. Capri is an Island in Italy located near the bay of Naples. This island has upscale hotels, shopping malls, offices, sectors etc. That is why this area has become one of the finest tourist spots in Italy.

One of the most special attractions is blue grotto, where the sea glows electric blue. This is one of a kind of experience that is not possible to see anywhere else in the world.Summer is the best time to visit this place.

 

20. ANGUILLA

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Anguilla is the smallest island and British Overseas Territory in Eastern Caribbean. It is one of the most scenic beach islands of the Carribean. December-February is the best time for visiting this place. The Valley is the capital of this Island and here has the sandy stretches overlooking Saint Martin Island.

 

21. GALAPAGOS ISLAND, ECUADOR

Galapagos Island, Ecuador
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Galapagos Island, Ecuador

The name in itself always reminds anyone of the huge, century old Turtles. Galapagos Island is the volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean famous for its wildlife viewing. Basically it is a province of Ecuador. Here has different animal species and diversity of plants which are the main attractions for this island.

Darwin visited in 1835 and observed the Galapagos species which inspired him in his theory of evolution. The Galapagos Turtles draws huge crowd every year to the island just to see them.

 

22. HARRIS, SCOTLAND

Harris, Scotland
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Harris, Scotland

Harris Island is located in the southern part of the Scottish Hebridean Island. It is best known for its white sandy beaches. It is the largest Island and more mountainous terrains lie here in Lewis and Harris (former postal country) than anywhere else in this part of the Globe. The geographical specialties here are bedrock, historic Inverness-shire, north units national scenic area etc.

 

23. ISLA HOLBOX, MEXICO

Isla Holbox, Mexico
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Isla Holbox, Mexico

Isla Holbox is an Island located in the northern part of the Mexico City. This Island is a very famous and most preferred choice of destinations for bird watchers, ornithologists etc. It is the home of Flamingos and Pelicans, two most beautiful birds ever.

Apart from these, this is totally a car free Island which is famous for white sharks and sea turtles too. Holbox village and Punta coco beach are very famous over here for anyone who loves to shop.

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