It’s great big world out there, and there is no shortage of places that every traveler should have the chance to see. But, when you’re a traveler who’s looking to have a truly uncommon experience, there’s one kind of destination that you’ll want to check out more than any other… We’re talking about islands, of course!
All over the world, there are truly exceptional islands that each offer something you just won’t be able to get on the mainland. Plus, there’s just something intoxicating about behind on a small stretch of land somewhere out in the middle of the ocean, far away from the tribulations and pressures of home.
If you’re picking up what we’re putting down, then you’re thoughts are already turning to the idea of sitting on a beach on a beautiful island somewhere. And if that’s the case, then you’ll definitely want to check out the 20 islands that follow. In our estimation, they’re some of the most beautiful that the world has to offer, and any of them would make an ideal spot to enjoy your next vacation!
1. Bora Bora (French Polynesia)
You’ve seen the pictures of gorgeous overwater bungalows; well, this is where you want to go in order to experience them for yourself.
2. Bali (Thailand)
Or if traveling to Bora Bora feels a bit too ‘cliché’ for your tastes, then Bali would also do for the same kind of experience.
3. Prince Edward Island (Canada)
The cliffs and beaches are wonderful to traverse, but it’s the region’s wonderful seafood that will truly intoxicate you.
4. Capri (Italy)
Where you can you go to experience pretty much all of the best that Italy has to offer? Capri, of course!
It’s quickly become one of the most famous and sough-after destinations in the world, and there’s good reason for that!
6. Palawan Island (Philippines)
If you get the chance to visit this gorgeous island, you’ll also get the chance to witness some truly exotic flora and fauna.
7. Hvar (Croatia)
You might not think of gorgeous island when you think of Croatia, but that’s just because you’ve never seen Hvar!
8. Easter Island (Chile)
You’ve seen the pictures of Easter Island’s famed Moai, but nothing compares to seeing them in person.
9. Mallorca (Spain)
A location that has long captured the imaginations of artists and other creatives, it’s easy to understand why once you’re there…
10. Koh Tao (Thailand)
Those who are looking to get their diving game on while on their island vacation will want to consider this wonderful destination.
11. Lofoten Islands (Norway)
Technically inside of the Article Circle, this Norwegian islands offer an experience unlike any other.
12. Grand Cayman
You have plenty of options when you’re visiting the islands of the Caribbean, but for our money Grand Cayman is one of the best.
Actually encompassing just over 300 islands, there’s all kinds of things to see and do here.
14. Ko Phi Phi (Thailand)
The sweeping cliffs, the azure waters, the white sand beaches… This could be as close as you can get to paradise on Earth.
15. Isle of Skye (Scotland)
The beautiful island is home to some truly amazing landscape, including gorgeous lagoons with peaceful waterfalls.
16. Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
Perhaps nowhere else in the world can you witness such stunning diversity of flora an fauna as you can on the Galapagos Islands.
17. Faroe Island (Denmark)
The gorgeous landscape for which Denmark is known is on full and prominent display on Faroe Island.
18. Sicily (Italy)
With a rich history and all the culture you’d expect from Italy, Sicily is a true joy to experience.
19. Santorini (Greece)
If you’re thinking about living that Mediterranean lifestyle, then the white cliff-side buildings of Santorini should be on the your travel list.
20. Mykonos (Greece)
Or you could check out Mykonos, where you’re likely to see the rich and famous of the world traversing the same streets.