The world is full of beautiful places and a vacation often involves going to one of these destinations and exploring its beauty. An island holiday is always a fun-filled one as there is so much to do yet it is the perfect place to relax as well. From water sports to splendid vistas, islands all over the world offer something for everyone. Relax by the beach, take a stroll on the soft sand, enjoy the stunning views of the sea and sky and admire the slow pace of life, away from all the hubbub of the city. So if you love the sun, sand and sea, here are 15 most beautiful islands (no particular order) in the world you should plan a visit to.
1. Bora Bora
This island in French Polynesia is known for its scuba-diving and lagoons. Dotted with luxury resorts, Bora Bora is a perfect retreat for beach lovers.
2. Whitsunday Islands
These islands are in Australia between Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef. You can go island hopping here on a sailboat and explore the virgin beaches and rainforests.
Admire the blue water of the Aegean Sea and visit beaches with black, red and white sand. The blue and pristine white architecture of Santorini is another marvel to look forward to.
4. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
A beautiful cluster of islands in India, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer white sand beaches and the perfect opportunity for scuba diving and snorkeling to explore its rich marine life.
Think Maldives, think of islands dotted with water villas with private infinity pool, clear blue waters and privacy. No wonder this is a honeymooner’s paradise and the perfect place to relax and unwind.
6. Brac Island
An island in Croatia, Brac Island is known for its clear blue waters and pebble beach. If you like windsurfing, this is the place to be.
7. Cook Islands
A cluster of 15 islands, Cook Islands is known for its lagoons and reefs and also its culture. Music and dance are an integral part and you can enjoy performances by locals here.
One of Italy’s best holiday spots, Capri is known for its landscapes, resorts and the Blue Grotto where the water is electric blue. When here, do try the local limoncello liquer.
9. Koh Samui
Koh Samui in Thailand is known for its coconut groves and beaches. Lined with luxury resorts, this island is perfect for honeymooners and those who want some peace and tranquillity.
10. Grand Bahama
One of the islands of the Bahamas archipelago, Grand Bahama is a place for golf lovers, aqua sports lovers and those who love the beach. The island also offers an array of shops.
Think temples, beautiful beaches and spa resorts when you think of Bali. The volcanoes and rice paddy fields here are also famous.
A country that is made of more than 300 islands, Fiji is known for its blue lagoons, tree-lined beaches and rugged landscape. Tourism is one of their prime sources of income, no doubt it is the perfect holiday retreat.
You may remember this from the movie Tamasha, Corsica has coastal towns, forests and beaches. French and Italian influences are prominent in its culture.
Green, white and blue merge to give you a stunning view in Seychelles. An archipelago of 115 islands, it is known for its wildlife and adventure sports as much as it is popular for its beaches.
Touted as the world’s best island, Palawan is in Philippines and is a land of beaches. From adventure sports to exploring its wildlife, Palawan makes a perfect vacation spot for the adventure seeker.
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