Islands conjure immediately an image of beaches, crystal clear water and unspoiled nature. A large number of the most beautiful places on Earth are also found on islands. See below the most beautiful islands of the world
The Caribbean island of Jamaica has long been a popular holiday destination. In particular Montego Bay on the north coast of the island is a famous seaside resort thanks to the long sandy beaches.
In addition, grants Jamaica a number of beautiful coral reefs that are popular among divers. In addition to the sea Jamaica still great forests as nature to be protected, for example, Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park.
9. Bora Bora
Bora Bora is an atoll in the Pacific Ocean and is part of French Polynesia. The island is formed by the characteristic volcano, Mount Otemanu, which is extinguished.
Bora Bora is known for its luxurious resorts for tourists with a large budget. Who can enjoy beaches with calm and clear water. From the volcano you will have amazing views of this lush island.
Phuket is the largest island of Thailand. It has been one of the most popular holiday destinations in Asia. Phuket enjoys all year round with an average temperature above 30 C. the Famous beaches of the Phang Nga Bay, which often have a view of amazing rock formations.
In addition, Phuket waterfalls. Culturally, the island is famous for its many buddhist temples.
Mauritius is an African island in the Indian Ocean. It is located at 1800 km from the African continent. For a while the island was in Dutch possession and it was used as a harbour in the direction of India.
Like many islands know Mauritius, a volcanic origin, though the volcanoes are no longer active. The craters determine for a large part of the rugged landscape of Mauritius. Because the island is surrounded by coral reefs it has always been popular with divers. What Mauritius extra charm, the lively ports of call as Port Louis.
The Balearic islands are a Spanish archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. Ibiza and Mallorca are the most well-known islands among the tourists. The smaller Menorca is the most eastern and is better protected against the tourist industry.
On the south side are a number of long sandy beaches to be found but the largest part of the coast consists of small bays. These places are often only accessible with a boat by which one can quietly enjoy the beautiful waters and fragrant vegetation. The two towns of Maó and Ciutadella have a cozy Spanish atmosphere.
5. Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha is for the nose of Brazil. The main island has the same name as the archipelago, and visitors are often seen as the heaven on earth. Because the ecosystem is sensitive, access to the island is somewhat limited.
In particular, divers will have their eyes facing in the company of dolphins and turtles. Hikers can head inland and enjoy beautiful walks through forests that often lead to a view on a unique landscape.
The Indonesian island of Bali remains always a popular destination for tourists. No wonder, because Bali is very versatile. Of course, there are beautiful beaches where you thanks to a favorable climate all year round can enjoy the sun and sea. Also Bali is originally of volcanic origin, though the interior mainly characterized by rice fields.
In the cultural area, there are many temples to visit, where often local music is danced. Also typical of Bali are the caves which are usually at a shrine. The West Bali National Park is a diverse area with a large diversity of plants and animals.
Providenciales belongs to the Caicos islands, a lesser known group of islands in the Caribbean. Until 50 years ago the island was still very primitive and it had no traffic, telephony or electricity.
Now is Providenciales developed and has the reputation as one of the best beach destinations instead in the world thanks to the turquoise water where small islands are situated. The part of the island in the wind, is still relatively unexplored so the visitor can enjoy the untouched nature. The big attraction of Providenciales is, however, the sea with miles of coral reefs close to the shore and by scuba divers in high esteem.
Greece consists of a large number of islands, one more beautiful than the other. Santorini (also called Thera) is probably the most extraordinary island. It is part of the Cyclades a group of islands north of Crete.
Santorini has a characteristic half-moon shape which it has received after the volcano around 1600 b.c. erupted. This happened with such force that the central part in the sea collapsed and a tsunami caused it to be. Still, the landscape of Santorini is very volcanic with the same black color as the beaches. The town of Oia perched on a hill, was built thanks to the white houses, picturesque, especially in combination with the world-famous sunsets.
Maui is the second largest island of the Us archipelago of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. Thanks to the tropical climate of Maui have always been popular among American tourists. Also among surfers is the island a permanent destination, thanks to the northern beaches such as Jaws and Ho’okipa.
But Maui is more than beautiful beaches and high waves. The island has a rainforest, a bamboo forest and a famous botanical garden, Kahanu Garden. Walks are always a surprise and bring the visitor along waterfalls, or special spuitgaten. The sunset here is almost always legendary. Maui is a complete island.
Best Islands in the World
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