The world is a beautiful place, surrounded by mysteries and wonders. There are various countries, inhabited by people of different ethnicities who speak different languages and have different cultures. Each country has something different to offer. Either it has a rich culture, diverse population, beautiful weather or varied landscape. Of these, islands are the perfect holiday destination. Take long walks on the beach, a dip in the fresh seawater, or sit and relax on the beach, soaking the beautiful sun.
If you belong to that part of the population that enjoys travelling and wish to see the world then here is a list of most beautiful islands that you need to add to your bucket list and visit as soon as possible.
Bora Bora is a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean. It comes under French Polynesia and is a popular vacation destination. The main island of Bora Bora is the tourist hotspot as it is home to beautiful luxury resorts which further increase the beauty of the island.
Bora Bora island is surrounded by a lagoon which separated from the central sea by the coral reefs making it one of the most beautiful islands to travel to. The economy of the island depends mostly on tourism and the money drawn in from the resorts. The tourists are drawn to the beauty of the island- pristine seawater, beautiful beaches and the seaside resorts. Here, you can indulge in many water-related activities like scuba diving and snorkelling and witness the marine life of the Bora Bora islands.
Fiji is an island country that was formed due to volcanic activity. It is located in the Pacific Ocean, which is very popular among tourists. The tropical climate of the island allows an opulent of flora and fauna to thrive. It consists of a group of tropical islands which are yet to be explored.
Tourists flock to this island and contribute to the economy of this country. The weather here remains the same throughout the year which makes it ideal for a visit any time of the year. You can indulge in scuba diving and explore the coral reefs surrounding the island or take long walks on the white sand beaches. The island's natural environment is indeed a beauty, and this makes it one of the most beautiful islands in the world.
Located in Indonesia, Bali is a beautiful island which is considered to be one of the top holiday destinations in the world. Bali has been featured in a lot of movies as well, which has further popularised the destination. The island has a population of 42 lakh which consists of the majority of the Hindu population of Indonesia.
Tourism and tourism-based businesses form the backbone of the economy of Bali. The island has a rich culture of arts like painting, music, dance, etc. It is surrounded by coral reefs, has white as well as black sand beaches, and a thriving agriculture sector. The climate of Bali remains moderate throughout the year. Therefore, one can visit this island any time of the year. The rich flora and fauna, having around 280 species of birds but in recent years, an increased number of tourists and the subsequent generation of plastic waste has contributed to the environmental pollution of Bali.
Situated in the Indian Ocean, Maldives is a South Asian country. It is a former colonial nation and is also a founding member of South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
The Maldives is a group of islands, each being equally beautiful. All the islands are formed by the debris of corals which add to the beauty of the islands. It is the lowest country in the world regarding altitude. The climate of Maldives can be categorised as tropical, and it is home to a range of marine life like coral reefs, fishes, sea turtles, whale, dolphins, among others. In the recent years, the environment of Maldives has taken a hit due to climate change which has resulted in the rise of sea levels thus making it at the risk of flooding.
Boracay is an island in the Philippines which is known for its beautiful and pristine white sand beaches. People flock to this small island to have a quiet time and relax on the beach and also for its nightlife. It has even been mentioned in a lot of travel magazines as one of the most popular holiday destinations as well as one of the most beautiful islands.
The beaches of Boracay are the hotspot where the hotels, resorts and restaurants are located, and this is where the tourists spend the majority of their time. A lot of Boracay land is under the preservation of the government and agricultural use. Here, you can find different species of flying fox, and coral reefs and can indulge in water activities like scuba diving, windsurfing, snorkelling, parasailing, etc. and have the time of your life.
6. Palawan, Philippines
Located in the Philippines, Palawan is a group of islands of which Palawan peninsula is the largest one. The island has been rated by many travel magazines like National Geographic Traveler as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Most of the island is quite underdeveloped and hence has a lot of unexploited flora. You can take hikes through the jungles and relax on the white sand beaches, and have a chance of exploring the island.
The island of Palawan consists of mountain ranges, covered with forests and is known for having diverse flora and fauna. Take a dip in the ocean waters of Palawan and explore the Coron Reefs and the other naturally occurring wonders of the island.
Mykonos is an island in Greece which is a top holiday destination. The island was colonised by the Roman Empire and is also believed to be ruled by a Greek mythological figure, Mykonos, the son of the god Apollo where the epic battle between Zeus and Titans took place. The island is steeped in the myth which is one of the attractions of the place.
Today, tourism and sea-based activities are a contributor to the economy of the island. There are 300 days of sunshine in a year, and the temperature can go up to 40 degree Celsius. The island of Mykonos is home to around 10,000 people and is a beautiful and unique place to visit
Located in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is a sovereign nation which lies on the continent of Africa and consists of a group of islands. It is a former British Colony, and today, most of the islands remain uninhabited and have unexploited natural reserves. The islands consist of granite islands as well as coral islands.
Seychelles is a humid country, and the temperature remains more or less the same throughout the year. 45% of the land of Seychelles is reserved which is inhabited by many endangered species like the Seychelles black parrot and other species specific to the island of Seychelles. The island is inhabited by around 94,000 people who speak French or English. Tourism is a big industry in Seychelles, and even the government encourages it. Seychelles is a beautiful island nation which has a matriarchal society and natural beauty worth seeing.
Located in the Aegean Sea, Santorini is a Greek island and the biggest one of the cluster of islands. The island is known for being the site of the volcanic eruption which occurred around 3000 years ago, the biggest one the world has seen.
The economy of Santorini is sustained by the tourism industry and is visited by approximately 2 million tourists in a year. Here, you can indulge in some delicious local wine made from grapes which are indigenous to Santorini and unique product which you will not find anywhere else in the world. The Santorini is a unique island as it hardly rains here and the soil and beaches are comprised of volcanic ash.
Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian islands and named after Hawai?iloa, a local legend who is accredited with being the discoverer of the islands of Hawaii. The island of Maui is home to a diverse landscape consisting of rainforests, valleys, ravines, volcanoes which are dormant and black sand beaches. Maui is visited by a massive number of tourists who are either here to witness the unique landscape of Hawaii or to catch a glimpse of the endangered species of humpback whales. In Maui you have a variety of activities to choose from; you can indulge in water sports like snorkelling, windsurfing, or go and explore the natural beauty of the island. It has also won awards for being the best island in the world.
The next time you are looking for a place to holiday in where you relax for a few days and is far from the chaos of cities and is surrounded by natural beauty, do not forget to consult this list. The islands mentioned above are some of the most beautiful islands in the world.