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50 Best islands in the World

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Bora Bora island, Le Meridien hotel, view to Mount Otemanu
Bora Bora - atoll in the South Pacific, French Polynesia. Famous for its lagoon with overwater bungalows. The best beaches are in expensive hotels located on remote motu (islands) along the perimeter of atoll. Nevertheless, budget travelers have some opportunities. / read more » /
Rating: 9.7 (33 votes)
Maldives, Baa Atoll, Fulhadhoo island, beach tree
Fulhadhoo island is an island with the best beach in the Maldives. There are no luxury hotels and casinos, but there is a classic tropical escape, most of the time there's noboby at the beach. The island is not too small and not too big. You always realize that you are exactly on the island, but you'll have enough place to walk around. The hotel also offer tours to the neighboring islands of the atoll, ocean fishing and diving. You will see how the locals live, and if desired, can communicate with them. This is the real Maldives - in all senses. / read more » /
Rating: 9.5 (455 votes)
Easter Island, Moai statues
Easter Island (Rapa Nui) - Chilean island in the South Pacific famous for its Moai statues. Despite the moderate climate there are some good tropical beaches here. / read more » /
Rating: 9.4 (22 votes)
Cook Islands, Aitutaki atoll, aerial view
Aitutaki - atoll in the South Pacific. Luxury and expensive destination, famous for it's aerial photos. Fortunately budget travelers have some opportunities. Small remoted islands (so-called motu) give the most beautiful landscapes with palm trees. / read more » /
Rating: 9.4 (70 votes)
Philippines, Boracay island, White Beach
Boracay - island in the Philippines. White Beach is one of the best beaches in the world. Crowds slightly spoils the experience. However, the island has some more secluded beaches, though not so beautiful. / read more » /
Rating: 9.2 (46 votes)
Dominican Republic, Punta Cana, Bavaro South beach
Dominican Republic - country with the best beaches in the Caribbean. Dominican beaches featured by a large number of palm trees. Such landscapes are rare in other Caribbean islands. / read more » /
Rating: 9.2 (11 votes)
Thailand, Samui island, Maenam beach, view to east
Samui - island in the Gulf of Thailand. Remarkable for abundance of palm trees, which are both on the beaches, and in the center of the island. / read more » /
Rating: 9.1 (23 votes)
Australia, Lizard Island, beach, boat
Lizard Island is the northernmost island of Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Tropical beaches, great snorkeling in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, and all of this in a safe civilized country. This is really an outstanding place, though not unique. / read more » /
Rating: 9.1 (17 votes)
Maldives, Landaa Giraavaru island, Landaa sandpit
Landaa Giraavaru - island-resort of Baa Atoll in the Maldives. Belongs to Four Seasons hotel. / read more » /
Rating: 9.1 (23 votes)
Cocos Islands (Keeling)
Cocos Islands is an atoll in the Indian Ocean near Australia. Almost all of the atoll's motus have good beaches of a different quality. We recommend lagoon boat safaries to various islands and sandbanks. / read more » /
Rating: 9.1 (41 votes)
Thailand, Ko Kood isl, beach
Ko Kood is one of the most beautiful islands, - not in Thailand only, but also in the whole world. The beaches are with white sand and palms hanging over the water. The island has no many tourists and no nightlife. This leads to a surprising effect: some people reported that being a week on Koh Kood they spent less money in comparison to one day in Pattaya. / read more » /
Rating: 9.0 (29 votes)
Madagascar island, Morondava, Avenue of the Baobabs
Madagascar - African island in the Indian Ocean. It is the country of baobabs and lemurs, as well as excellent beaches. Keep in mind that sometimes people are attacked by sharks - especially on the east coast. There are no much tourists due to the remoteness of the island. / read more » /
Rating: 9.0 (242 votes)
Cuba island, Havana
Cuba is an island country in the Caribbean. Locals are poor, but funny and helpful. There is also rich historical heritage and great beaches in country. / read more » /
Rating: 9.0 (21 votes)
Fiji, Yasawa Islands, Nanuya Lailai island, Blue Lagoon beach
Yasawa Islands - a group of islands in Fiji. It's the most popular beach destination in the country. Quality of beaches and hotels considerably differs from island to island. So it is necessary to be very careful when choose the islands for your holiday vacation. / read more » /
Rating: 9.0 (14 votes)
Malaysia, Perhentian Islands, Blue Lagoon, white sand
Perhentian Islands - two small islands with best beaches in Malaysia. Tourist infrastructure is relatively undeveloped, which contributes to the conservation of nature in its original state. However you will find everything you need for a perfect holiday. The best beaches are on the Big Island, while Small Island is more funny. / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (82 votes)
Antigua and Barbuda, Antigua island, Carlisle Bay beach
Antigua - is an island with some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. It is considered that there are 365 beaches here. In reality, there are only a dozen of good beaches, and best ones are located at resort areas. It is believed that the best beaches in the country are located on the nearby Barbuda island. / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (33 votes)
Zanzibar island, Mapenzi Beach Club
Zanzibar is an island in the Indian Ocean, located near the mainland of Tanzania. Excellent white beaches are the main goal of the island. Stone Town old streets are also notable attraction and were included into UNESCO World Heritage Site. / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (91 votes)
Mozambique, Bazaruto archipelago, aerial view
Bazaruto is an archipelago near the coast of Mozambique. It has excellent beaches, as well as sandbanks, high dunes and unique African flavor. / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (16 votes)
Nicaragua, Little Corn Island
Little Corn Island (Isla Pequena del Maiz) - island with the best beaches in Nicaragua. / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (50 votes)
Trinidad and Tobago, Tobago island, Pigeon Point beach
Tobago - island with the best beaches in Trinidad and Tobago. Although it is believed that the country is not focused on tourism (petroleum is the main source of income), there are some of the best Caribbean beaches and well-developed tourist infrastructure. / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (208 votes)
British Virgin Islands (BVI), Jost Van Dyke island, White Bay
Jost Van Dyke - island in the British Virgin Islands with great beaches. Famous Soggy Dollar Bar located in White Bay beach. / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (19 votes)
Indonesia, Kai Kecil island, fallen palm
Kai Kecil - island with the best beaches in Indonesia. White sand, high palm trees and almost no tourists, - it's a best recipe for a tropical paradise. Keep in mind that in 1999-2003 there was a civil war between Muslims and Catholics. Now only segregation reminds about that. There are purely Muslim or purely Catholic villages. Almost all of the best beaches are located near the Catholic settlements. / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (103 votes)
Aruba island, fofoti tree
Aruba - is the western island in the group of ABC-islands in the southern Caribbean. Tourists are attracted here by beautiful beaches, a good climate, developed infrastructure and a high level of private security. Aruba is proud to be the most popular cruise destination. / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (49 votes)
Kiribati, Kiritimati island (Christmas Island), lagoon, aerial view
Kiritimati (Christmas Island) - one of the most unusual atolls in the Pacific Ocean. There is not one, but dozens of inland lagoons, which are quite different from each other. Most of them are totally unsuitable for swimming, but there are few lagoons with beautiful beaches. Most tourists come to Kiritimati for fishing, so beaches are always empty. / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (79 votes)
Venezuela, Los Roques islands, aerial view
Los Roques - an archipelago of islands with the best beaches in Venezuela. Islands form atoll, - which is unusual for the Caribbean. Most tourists live in the main island, and take daily boat trips to the new islands and sandbanks. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (18 votes)
Seychelles, Praslin island, Anse Lazio beach, creek
Praslin - the best island in the Seychelles. There are not too many attractions, but beaches are excellent. Vallée de Mai is the only notable attraction. It's located in the center of the island. It's not very interesting, and definetily overpriced. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (15 votes)
Spain, Ibiza island, Ushuaia Beach Hotel
Ibiza is an island in the Mediterranean, famous for the world's best dance clubs - Pacha, Amnesia and others. Also there are many cafes with a good club music on the island. The most famous - Cafe del Mar in San Antonio - with crowds watching sunset listening to the romantic music. However, after the sunset DJs start play bouncy club mixes. There are also good beaches in the island. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (61 votes)
Colombia, Providencia island, Manzanillo beach, palm tree over water
Providencia - small colombian island with Manzanillo beach - one of the best Caribbean beaches. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (30 votes)
American Virgin Islands (USVI), St. John island, Oppenheimer beach
St. John - island with best beaches in American Virgin Islands. Much of the island is a National Park. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (45 votes)
Galapagos islands, Espanola island, Gardner Bay, sea lion
Galapagos islands - islands in the Pacific Ocean located to the west of mainland Ecuador. Islands have beaches, but the main goal of this region is a unique wildlife. All the islands are of volcanic origin and their formation continues to this day. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (53 votes)
Singapore, Sentosa island, beach
Sentosa - the island of entertainment in Singapore. There are beautiful beaches and theme parks. It makes no sense to get here from the other end of the world. But for residents of Singapore - this is a great place to relax. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (29 votes)
Australia, Fraser island, Eli Creek
Fraser is the largest sand island in the world with some dunes higher than 200 meters. The island has no many beaches suitable for swimming, as there are sharks and strong waves in the open ocean. The most popular way to travel around Fraser island is a 4WD rally on the east coast. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (10 votes)
Seychelles, La Digue island, Anse Source d'Argent beach
La Digue - the smallest of the three main islands of the Seychelles. So you can drive by bike all around in one day. However, some mountain areas can be passes by car only or on foot. The most famous beaches in Seychelles are located in La Digue. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (16 votes)
Puerto Rico, Vieques island, Sun Bay beach
Vieques - island in Puerto Rico - not far from the Big island. The island has excellent beaches and bioluminescent bay where the water shines at night. For a long time a large area of the island was occupied by the U.S. military base, so tourist development has been delayed. Therefore, the island has well preserved nature. Some parts of the island are closed to tourists due to the risk of bomb explosion. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (18 votes)
Thailand, Phi Phi Islands, hotel beach
Phi Phi - located in the Andaman Sea in Thailand. The islands are beautiful, with good beaches, and the atmosphere is quite like Ibiza. The only drawback here is a huge number of tourists. However, that doesn't spoil the positive feeling. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (10 votes)
Tonga, Haʻapai islands, beach
Ha'apai is a group of islands in Tonga, just to the north of the main island of Tongatapu. Unlike Tongatapu there are many beaches, which look like a real tropical paradise. As for disadvantages we may note bad transport accessibility and a small number of hotels. And most of the islets are uninhabited. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (12 votes)
Anguilla island, Cap Juluca
Anguilla - is a small caribbean country with excellent beaches. There are much less tourists than on the neighboring island of St. Martin. Almost all attractions are located on the main island of Anguilla. Small islands have no good beaches, nor notable attractions. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (27 votes)
India, Andaman Islands, Havelock island, Elephant in water
Havelock - is the most popular island in the Andaman Islands. Contrary to popular belief, local beaches are not so good. Also, you are unlikely to meet the elephants swimming in the sea. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (131 votes)
Bahamas, Eleuthera island, Lighthouse beach
Eleuthera - island with the best beaches in the Bahamas. In addition, this island is located near the capital island of Nassau, so it has comfortable transportation options. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (16 votes)
Saint Martin island, Maho Beach
Saint Martin (Sint Maarten) is a popular Caribbean island. The northern part of the island is France, while southern is Holland. Beaches are not the best in the World, but overall very good. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (221 votes)
Fiji, Mamanuca Islands, Tavarua island
Mamanuca Islands - a group of islands in Fiji. Together with Yasawa islands form the most popular chain of islands in the country with great beaches. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (17 votes)
Indonesia, Bali, temple on the lake
Bali - popular tourist island in Indonesia. Beaches there are not so good. The main problems are either the strong waves, or a long walk to the depth. Therefore Bali beaches can be recommend for surfers only. Island is popular mainly due to a large number of cultural and natural attractions (temples, mountain lakes, etc.), as well as due to a good tourist infrastructure. Many tourists usually go to the neighboring Gili islands in search of a good beach. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (14 votes)
New Caledonia, Grande Terre island, Anse Vata
Grande Terre - the biggest and most interesting island of New Caledonia. Most tourists arrive and just stay here for the whole period of holiday. It makes sense, as island has the best beaches and the most beautiful scenery in the region. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (13 votes)
Fiji, Rotuma island, beach
Rotuma is a remote island in the north of Fiji. Local beaches are not the best in the country. It's worth to get here only for unique local people (Rotumans are a Polynesian ethnic group). / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (48 votes)
Fiji, Viti Levu island, aerial view to Intercontinental hotel
Viti Levu - is the main island of Fiji. There is an international airport, as well as the largest cities in the country. Island beaches are not very good, but there are many interesting attractions, - Sigatoka Sand Dunes, Navua river with beautiful canyons and many more. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (50 votes)
Bermuda, Jobson's Cove beach
Bermuda - islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Main attractions are great beaches, as well as the overall comfortable atmosphere and safety. All the major islands are connected by bridges. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (13 votes)
Panama, Bocas Del Toro, Colon island, Starfish beach, chairs
Bocas Del Toro - popular beach islands in Panama. It is possible to live here on a private island for reasonable money. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (26 votes)
Honduras, Roatan island, beach
Roatan is a popular tourist island in Honduras. It has excellent beaches, as well as a world-class diving and snorkelling. Two cruise terminals opened recent years, helping to develope the tourism, but on the other hand the Roatan is becoming more similar to other Caribbean islands. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (30 votes)
Colombia, San Andres island, palm beach
San Andres - island in the Caribbean in the north-west of Colombia mainland. It is a popular beach destination in Central America. There are a lot of great beaches. However, the neighboring Providencia island has even better beaches. There are also small sandbanks (Cays) near the island, which are excellent for sunbathing and swimming. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (26 votes)
Australia, Cairns, Green island
Green island is an island of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) near the Cairns in Australia. It is the only one in the GBR with tropical rainforest. Near the coast there is a reef with excellent snorkeling. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (20 votes)


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brazil:
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trinidad-and-tobago:
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cuba:
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honduras:
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mexico:
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usa:
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portugal:
14 km from Nazare, there is a place called Sao Martinio do Porto. It has a lagoon with a relatively…

italy:
Adventure parks and aqua parks in Italy: - Rainbow Magicland in Valmontone (near Rome), - Gardaland…

greece:
Both islands are good, but in your case Euboea is more preferable.

sri-lanka:
Prices are quite the same everywhere in Sri Lanka. And there's nothing like Pattaya. The most funny…

philippines:
Nacpan beach is fine, but it's nothing to do there. Also accommodation options are very basic. Last…

malaysia:
Avoid rainy season in Borneo! It's serious! It may be rainy 7 days of 7 days.

china:
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cambodia:
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bali:
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thailand:
Usually there lots of jellyfishes in Pattaya in April-May. Be careful!

fiji:
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new-zealand:
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