Our planet is full of wonderful places to visit, places surrounded by vegetation and with a variety of animal species that true nature hikers can’t miss visiting at least once in their life.
The perfect destinations for these types of trips are the islands, which allow travelers to admire truly particular and typical flora and fauna and offer a lot of relaxation between one trip and another.
But which are the most beautiful islands in the world?
Here are the 10 most beautiful islands in the world based on the responses of a survey in which participated over 10.000 passionate travelers.
10. St. John, Virgin Islands, United States
St. John is the perfect destination for a trip immersed in nature. There is so much to do on dry land, including watch wildlife in the National Park, walk miles of hiking trails, and stroll the white sand beaches. In the water, on the other hand, you can snorkel, swim, and admire the splendid seabed. After all, we are in the Caribbean!
9. Easter Island, Chile
Located in the South Pacific, Easter Island is not easy to reach, but this “isolation” has helped preserve the mysterious group of volcanic rock sculptures, the famous Moai statues, which are the big attraction.
After exploring the unique landscape, you can relax on an uncrowded beach and meditate in one of the most mysterious places on Earth.
8. Koh Tao, Surat Thani, Thailand
Sailing in the Gulf of Thailand, you reach the island of Koh Tao, which takes its name from the sea turtles that are abundant on its shores.
White sandy beaches protected by steep hills, accessible only by four-wheel-drive vehicles, and 300 days of sunshine a year invite to long relaxing afternoons.
7. Moorea, Society Islands, Oceania
It is home to the largest coral reef in the world. Actually, this eco-system consists of 3.000 separate coral reefs. This makes the island of Moorea ideal for snorkelers and scuba divers who look to come face to face with a diversity of life found among corals. And, those who don’t like snorkeling can admire the seabed from above a boat through the transparent waters of the sea.
6. Isla Mujeres, Caribbean
Isla Mujeres is an exotic island in the Caribbean Sea that the chance to snorkel with tropical fish among coral reefs, skim the blue waters by kayak or boat, and windsurf along the shores of the beach. On the coast, you can sunbathe, eat fish, dance Latin rhythms, go for a ride on a moped, or relax in the bar with fresh and delicious drinks.
5. San Juan Island, Washington, USA
The island, which is part of Washington state, may not be a tropical retreat, but it is a scenic landscape that proudly boasts stunning beaches and vast expanses of lavender.
The park Lime Kiln Point State is a great place for whale watching. The lively Friday Harbor is a street full of restaurants and shops, which makes it perfect for a fun-filled stroll.
4. Ambergris Caye, Belize Cayes, Caribbean
Ambergris Caye is the perfect tropical island for the perfect vacation! Although full of facilities, it still preserves pristine areas. And the mangrove swamp catches the eye of everyone who steps their foot on this white beach island, the largest in Belize.
An interesting fact is that golf carts are the primary form of transportation along sandy roads. Also, it’s essential for every person who enjoys scuba diving to go on Belize’s coral reef and in the Blue Hole, a 400-meter deep circle made of limestone full of angelfish, coral, shrimp, and stalactites.
It’s indeed a paradise on earth for those who love the sea!
3. Bora Bora, Society Islands, Oceania
The small Bora Bora is located in the Pacific Ocean and offers a lot to its visitors. Namely, you can sunbathe on white-sand beaches, dive in an underwater natural park among fish and corals, swim with sharks, or take a ride in the lagoon by boat. Furthermore, Bora Bora is a very romantic place, with beautiful sunsets which are perfect for an intimate dinner with your partner.
2. Santorini, Greece
The island of Santorini is part of the Cyclades archipelago in Greece and is very specific due to its black sand beaches of volcanic origin and the typical white and blue buildings, which create a breathtaking panorama seen from the sea.
Eclectic cuisine, fine wines, and a vibrant nightlife make this island truly sensational!
1. Nosy Be, Antsiranana, Madagascar
Nosy Be is a large land off the northwest coast of Madagascar. There, you will find volcanic lakes, rum distilleries, ylang-ylang plantations, and intricate coral reefs that are practically begging to be explored.
Nature lovers can admire the wonderful Natural Reserve of Lokobe Park and watch the lemurs, chameleons, and all the fauna that lives there.
Simply said, it’s the Hakuna Matata style destination!