Published On: Fri, Sep 8th, 2017

World’s Most Beautiful Islands Which You Need to See to Believe

Life is short, our world is beautiful and there is some incredible beauty on our Earth, some of which looks just too good to be true. It’s no secret that there are some islands scattered across the planet which offer some of the most spectacular views around. With beautiful crystal-clear waters, white sandy shores, along with an abundance of palm trees, the photo-worthy vistas are endless which are guaranteed that take your breath away. Some of these islands are like an illusion, you won’t really notice it until all of sudden someone pointed out that they are actually there

 

If you’re planning to enjoy your holidays by travelling to these islands and confused about where to go, don’t worry we have you covered. Moreover, with the help of cheap flight tickets and inexpensive international holiday packages, no island is beyond your reach anymore. There’s no place on Earth quite like each of these 10 unbelievable islands. If you’re ready for your dose of wanderlust, take a pick from one of these islands which simply must be seen to be believed.

 

1.      Capri, Italy

 

There is absolutely nothing which Italy can not offer, be it the timeless nature, stunning architecture, bespoke culture or scrumptious food.  Situated in the Bay of Naples, Capri is hands down, one the best islands in Italy, if not the best. Not only does it offer some very attractive beaches, but it has plenty to offer in terms of culture as well. The beauty and the history of Capri have attracted artists and writers for many centuries. A must visit whilst in Capri is undoubtedly the Blue Grotto, better known as Grotta Azzurra. One of the best-known natural sites, it’s a stunning sea cave illuminated by an electric blue light caused by the sunlight passing through an underwater cave.

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2.      Sardinia, Italy

 

Situated between the Tyrrhenian and Sardinian Seas, Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and a province of Italy. Not only tourists but many Italians as well travel to Sardinia to enjoy summers to spend days relaxing on the crystal, clear and gorgeously clean turquoise waters. Not only does it boast of a rich historical past, especially the enigmatic round stone towers known as nuraghi but also famed for the other attractions including Cagliari’s Cittadella dei Musei and Alghero’s Grotta di Nettuno. Make sure to buy a piece of filigree jewellery or a traditional basket as a souvenir to remember this place by.

 

3.      Santorini, Greece

 

Whenever someone says Santorini, the first image that comes to anybody’s mind is that of its glorious white villas that litter its gorgeous landscape. Widely regarded as one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world, if you put your mind to it and plan well, you’ll be amazed how much you’ll manage to see in Santorini. This island was once completely ravaged by a volcano and rumoured in legends to be the lost city of Atlantis. Do make it a point to visit Oia, a quaint little town built into the side of the cliff which is known for its jaw-dropping views of the volcano, ocean, white-washed buildings, and blue domed churches

 

4.      Bali, Indonesia

 

Thanks the book/movie, Eat, Pray, Love, Bali a cultural island located in the Indonesia archipelago has tourists thronging from all over the world. Famous for its clear blue waters, many cultural sights, picturesque terraced rice fields of Pacung and Tegalalang and the magnificent Tanah Lot Sea temple, Bali ranks amongst the best islands in Asia. Other than that it is also famous for its traditions, wonderfully happy people, exceptional hospitality, cultural sights, music, dance, relaxing massages and food as well. Coffee aficionados, do make it a point to pick up a bag or at least sample some of Kopi Luwak, famed for being the world’s most expensive coffee.

 

5.      Maldives, Indian Ocean

 

Maldives, located in the Indian Ocean needs little or no introduction. Replete with coconut palms along with miles and miles of stunning beaches, Maldives can provide a very private vacation if you would like. Maldives is popular for its brilliant white sandy beaches, water sports, exotic ocean villas and breathtaking nature. Anyone looking for a uniquely indulgent break, Maldives holiday package will keep having you coming back for more.  

 

6.      Palawan, Philippines

 

Widely considered as the best island in the world, Palawan boasts of an expansive coastline dotted with tiny islands, most as yet untouched. Palawan was rated as the most beautiful island in the world by Conde Nast Traveller in 2016. While in Palawan, a must-do is to check out the Underground River in Puerto Princesa, considered as one of the seven wonders of nature. There’s plenty to do for nature lovers and the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center gives you an opportunity to get up, close and personal with salt-water crocodiles. Adventure-seekers can get their dose of adrenaline by hiking and trying out the different adventures in Ugong Rock. It’s hard not to see why this island paradise has claimed the title.

 

7.      Bora Bora, Tahiti

 

Bora Bora is one of the best islands in Tahiti and choosing what to do and where to go first can indeed bewilder you, especially if you’re there for a short period. With so many things to do; right from snorkelling and swimming with the sharks, to venturing off road in a 4×4 on the rocky mountain ranges, or simply just lounging on the sandy beaches, Bora Bora is a dream destination for many. Good food and friendly locals just add to the charm. Do make it a point to check out the underwater life at the Bora Bora Lagoonarium and the Coral Gardens and make sure your camera is ready when you go exploring the awe-inspiring dramatic peak of Mt Otemanu.

 

8.      Fiji, South Pacific

 

Situated in the South Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of more than 300 islands and attracts people from all over the world owing to its alluring beaches and beautiful resorts. One of the friendliest places in the world, you will be welcomed into Fiji with a resounding “Bula” which is guaranteed to bring a smile on the face of even the weariest traveller. Right from the excellent Pan Asian cuisine, magnificent sea-facing villas, snorkelling and diving trips, Fiji has something in store for everyone. Make sure to take a helicopter tour over the Mamanucas islands, made famous by the movie Cast-Away. Considered the soft coral capital of the world with its unbelievable collection of ghost pipefish, seahorses, blue ribbon eels and more, Fiji is easily one of the most enigmatic and revered travel destinations

9.      Maui, Hawaii

 

Who wouldn’t want to holiday in Hawaii as it has been one of the most desired holiday locations for many years now. Part of the Hawaiian archipelago, Maui is one of the many Hawaiian Islands and has has been voted “Best Island” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler for more than a dozen years. A mix of beautiful scenery and easy-to-access adventures such as surfing, kiteboarding, windsurfing, scuba diving and snorkelling, Maui is also a leading whale-watching centre thanks to the presence of Hump-Back Whales found here in abundance. 

 

10.  Crete, Greece

 

One of the largest islands in Greece, Crete is home to historical Ideon Cave, widely regarded as the birthplace of Zeus as per Greek mythology. As they say, Crete has it all. It is famous for its gastronomic wonders, pink beaches, glorious seashores, mountain villages, high spirited cities, and its unique culture and traditions. Do make it a point to drop by Chania, a paradise for food and wine lovers and home to many sophisticated wineries. They say that Crete can be a country in itself, need I say more!

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