Top 10 Islands in the World

Island means a piece of land surrounded by water. This simply means that the major tourist attractions here will be beaches. Apart from it some island are also famous for flora and fauna, volcano activity, archaeological sites etc. So let us explore some of the top 10 island in the world you should visit once in your lifetime.

1. Hawaii

Hawaii is an island in US state ad located in North Pacific Ocean. Hawaii is a combination of 6 islands and Big Island or Hawaii Island being the largest one. It’s easy to feel awed on Hawaii Island. From the molten magma flowing from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the snow-capped heights of Maunakea. From the green rain forests of the Hamakua Coast to the jet-black sands of Punaluu Beach; Hawaii Island is an unrivaled expression of the power of nature.

2. Santorini

Santorini is an Island located in southeast of Greece. Crescent-shaped Santorini (or Thíra), the precious gem of the Aegean, is actually a group of islands consisting of Thíra, Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea and Nea Kaméni in the southernmost part of Cyclades. Volcano, architectural , beaches etc is major attraction in this island.

3. Jamaica

Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, consisting of the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles. Jamaica is the third most populous anglophone country in the Americas, after the United States and Canada. Beach, waterfalls, river falls are some of the major attraction in this island.

4. Providenciales, Island in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Providenciales is an island in the northwest Caicos Islands, part of the Turks and Caicos Islands, a British Overseas Territory. The resorts on Providenciales are primarily centered on 5 miles long Grace Bay. Apart from the beaches, the island’s charm lies in its rugged hills and ridges.

Long Bay Beach, on the southern, windward side of the island is still largely undeveloped save for a large luxury resort being built on the northern tip of the beach. On the north shore of the island, near Grace Bay, you will find the most beautiful beaches, as well as a long coral reef, which is rich in aquatic life.

5. Bali, Indonesia

Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. The island is home to religious sites such as cliff-side Uluwatu Temple. To the south, the beachside city of Kuta has lively bars. Life in Bali is always related to Tri Hita Karana or a tripartite concept that include the spiritual relationship between human and God, and their environment.

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6. Majorca, Baleric islands

Mallorca is one of the Balearic Islands of Spain in the Mediterranean, known for its beach resorts and sheltered coves, limestone mountains and Roman and Moorish remains. Its clean, clear waters are ideal for swimming and water sports such as scuba diving, windsurfing, fishing, sailing, and even surfing.

7. Mauritius

Mauritius, a volcanic island nation in the Indian Ocean, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. The mountainous interior encompasses Black River Gorges National Park, with rain-forests, waterfalls, hiking trails and native fauna like the flying fox.

8. Bora Bora

Bora Bora is a small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. Surrounded by sand-fringed motus (islets) and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef. Bora Bora is a major international tourist destination, famous for its aqua-centric luxury resorts. The major settlement, Vaitape, is on the western side of the main island, opposite the main channel into the lagoon.

9. Maldives

The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 coral atolls, which are made up of hundreds of islands. It’s known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. The capital, Malé, has a busy fish market, restaurants and shops.

10. Seychelles

The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean off East Africa, known for its beaches, coral reefs, diving, nature reserves and rare wildlife such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé island, with an international airport, is a key transport hub, home to capital Victoria, the mountain rain-forests of Morne Seychellois National Park and white-sand beaches including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka.

These were the top islands in the world, plan your next holiday accordingly.

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