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Top 10 Most Beautiful Islands In The World

Do you know why islands are so special? The white sand beaches, coral reefs, beautiful sunsets, unique animal species – they have so many things that grab our attention. But choosing an island destination for your next vacation can be a chore. Don’t worry, here is the list of 10 most beautiful islands in the world.

10. Moorea

Moorea

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Moorea is a stunningly beautiful island in French Polynesia. It is just 17 km from Tahiti. Moorea is a great destination for couples and families.

Surrounded by the clear blue lagoon, the island of Moorea is known for its beautiful mountain peaks, lush hills and sandy beaches. The mountainous and hilly parts of this beautiful island are an ideal place for hiking. Fortunately, you can find all kinds of hiking trails in Moorea. You don’t have to be an expert for it.

Moorea’s water-rich world isn’t just limited to beaches and lagoons. This island also has some waterfalls. They are not that big but nice enough to grab your attention.

On the north side of the island there is a breathtakingly beautiful, 3 km long bay called opunohu bay. It is an unmissable place on the island of Moorea. When it comes to water activities, Moorea Island offers world-class snorkeling, jet skiing and whale watching.

9. Fiji

Fiji

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Fiji is one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the South Pacific. It consists of 332 islands. Only a third of it is inhabited. Tourism is the backbone of Fiji’s economy. This country has everything a beach lover could wish for – beautiful lagoons, coral reefs and palm-filled white sand beaches.

Not just beaches, Fiji also has lush rainforests and towering mountain peaks. Fiji’s natural world is also home to breathtaking waterfalls. The most beautiful among them is the Tavoro (Tavoro Falls).

It is a series of three beautiful waterfalls located in Bouma National Heritage Park on Fiji’s Taveuni Island. Surprisingly, all three Tavoro waterfalls have natural pools. World-class surfing, unforgettable diving and snorkeling experiences are other things that await you in Fiji.

8. Bali

Bali

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Bali is the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia. It is also one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Bali is known worldwide for its history, spirituality and of course for its picturesque landscapes.

This magical island is home to lush tropical forests, iconic rice terraces, breathtaking volcanic hills, beautiful coral reefs, waterfalls and pristine beaches.

This spiritually rich island has many temples that vary in size and shape. These temples are world famous for their unique, ancient architecture. Most importantly, the Balinese are very friendly. They always give a warm welcome to tourists.

7. Seychelles

Seychelles

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Located on the east coast of Africa, in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles is a breathtakingly beautiful archipelago made up of 115 islands. The soft white sand beaches of the Seychelles with crystal clear waters are certainly among the most beautiful beaches in the world. This naturally gifted island is home to 2000 plant species, 1000 fish species and 12 endemic bird species.

The Seychelles are rich in marine biodiversity. This island has six marine national parks. Most importantly, the Seychelles is also home to perfectly intact coral reefs.

Seychelles’ attractions don’t end there, the Seychellois National Park on the island of Mahe is home to Seychelles highest peak – Morne Seychellois. It stands at an altitude of 905 meters. This national park also protects the coastal mangrove forests. In addition to enjoying all these, this park also has extensive hiking trails for the visitors.

6. Crete

Crete

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Crete is the largest and one of the most beautiful islands of Greece. The most convincing reason to visit Crete are the paradisiacal beaches with crystal clear water. The coastline of Crete extends over 1,046 km. There are even empty beaches on this beautiful island. Crete also has breathtaking mountains, beautiful valleys and steep gorges.

The landscape of Crete includes many ravines and gorges. Fortunately, there are many clubs that offer unforgettable mountaineering experiences. Also high mountain ranges are a great attraction of this island, Lefka Ori (White Mountains), Ida Psiloritis, and Dikti Mountains is famous among them.

Crete is an ideal place for lovers of waterfalls. There are hundreds of amazing waterfalls on this island that vary in height. The plant world in Crete is very rich – has more than 2000 plant species. More than 300 species of them are not found anywhere else in the world. To the list of attractions Crete also has forests, beautiful islands, and amazing caves.

5. Santorini

Santorini

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Santorini is probably the most beautiful island in Greece. This charming island is most famous for its magical sunsets, certainly one of the best sunsets in the world. The town of Oia is the best place on Santorini to enjoy the sunset.

With black, red and white sand with clear waters, the beaches of Santorini have an exceptional beauty and ambiance. This island is also famous for water sports such as scuba diving, jet ski parasailing, wake boarding, water skiing and banana boating.

Santorini is a beautiful mixture of wonders created by both man and nature. The beautifully whitewashed buildings on the cliffs of Santorini are a visual treat for visitors. It also makes Santorini a photographer’s paradise and one of the most colorful cities in the world.

4. Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

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Galapagos is indeed the most popular wildlife destination and one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Located about 1000 km off the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean, this unique archipelago consists of 18 main islands, three smaller islands, and more than 100 islets. Galapagos is one of the few places on Earth that can be seen in its original form. Most of the islands are untouched by humans.

Galapagos is a place where you can observe the highest level of endemism on Earth. Galapagos giant tortoise, marine iguana, Galapagos sea bear, Galapagos penguin, and Galápagos buzzard are some of the major endemics of the Galapagos Islands. Nowhere else can such unique, fearless animals live.

Not only wildlife, Galapagos is also known for its beautiful beaches with white sand and turquoise blue water. You can enjoy unforgettable snorkeling, swimming and kayaking. More than anything else, your mind will automatically appreciate the pollution-free, peaceful atmosphere of Galapagos.

3. Palawan

Palawan

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Palawan is indeed the most picturesque island of the Philippines. It can be called a natural wonder of the Philippines. Palawan’s coastline stretches for 1,996 km. The good news is that there are many pristine beaches in Palawan with crystal clear waters.

Palawan is home to one of the Seven New Natural Wonders of the World – Puerto Princesa Underground River. This 8 km long river is the longest navigable underground river in the world. The St Paul’s Subterranean River National Park protecting this natural wonder of Palawan was also recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999.

Another unmissable attraction of Palawan is the Tubbataha Reefs. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This natural park covers an area of ​​130,028 hectares and protects a large number of marine animals. The northern islet in this park is home to sea turtles and birds.

Besides all this, the beautiful Palawan island also has rainforests, mangroves, several rivers, streams, lakes and waterfalls.

2. Bora Bora

Bora Bora

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Bora Bora is the most famous and beautiful island of French Polynesia. It is a world famous honeymoon destination. Also a perfect tourist spot for both the family and solo travelers. When you see Bora Bora, in a photo or in real life, the very first thing you will notice is the beautiful turquoise lagoon that surrounds the island. It is one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world.

The white sand beaches of Bora Bora can feel surreal to your eyes. The water of these beaches has vibrant shades of turquoise, emerald, and blue colors. Most beaches in Bora Bora are privately owned. The most popular and also the most beautiful public beach of Bora Bora is Matira Beach.

The photos make Bora Bora known worldwide for its waterfront resorts. Just think of life in those huts perched over crystal clear waters. Not only the experience of living there, the view of lagoons and beaches of Bora Bora from those huts are just incredible.

There is a large number of water activities in Bora Bora that will leave you with unforgettable memories. It includes aquabike adventure, glass bottom boat tour, parasailing, jet ski, lagoon cruises, snorkeling, scuba diving and paddle surfing.

1. Maldives

Maldives

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The Maldives is undoubtedly the most beautiful island in the world. Located in the Indian Ocean, this magical archipelago consists of more than 1000 coral islands. The beaches, lagoons, coral reefs and marine life of the Maldives have an extraordinary beauty that cannot be expressed in words. It is one of the most amazing places you want to visit in your life.

The beaches of the Maldives are a definition of beauty with white sand and clear water. It is one of the best places on Earth to enjoy the clearest, bluest water. The most attractive of the beaches of the Maldives is the glittering beach of Vaadhoo Island. The Maldives is home to 70 different types of coral and an abundance of marine life.

The Maldives is home to 70 different species of coral and an abundance of marine life. So you can enjoy the magical underwater world on this island. There are many water sports to practice, such as diving, snorkeling and underwater hiking. You can also view the rich marine life of the Maldives by taking a ride in glass bottom boats.

To enjoy the true beauty of the Maldives, you should take a seaplane flight. From above you can enjoy the spectacular view of the beaches and lagoons of the Maldives. In the evening, the view of the sunset of the Maldives will leave you breathless.

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