Island Destinations That Are Worth A Visit
Most travelers think of mountains or big cities when they plan a holiday. But many islands in this world are as good as hills or busy big cities. Due to their awe-inspiring natural assets, these magnificent landscapes can truly be described as a gift of nature. You will be inspired to experience a holiday on these beautiful island destinations. In this article, we will get to know about the ten most stunning islands in the world that deserve a special mention.
1. Capri, Italy
Situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Capri Island is the most famous tourist destination since Roman times. Six towns surround this attractive island and include Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Sorrento, Nerano, and Naples. Here you can find Marina Piccola, Belvedere Tragara and sea stacks. You will be enthralled by the natural beauties of Blue Grotto, the sea cave that lies on its coast. Initially, there were two towns in Capri, but in the subsequent time, it became one. Also, in Roman times, there were twelve Imperial villas in Capri. Do not forget to take a close look at them when you visit this island.
2. Whitsundays, Australia
It is a combination of continental islands located in the central coast of Australia. If you are traveling to Queensland, Australia, then Whitsunday Island is the most famous tourist destination to be. The Great Barrier Reef is renowned for the world’s most extensive coral reef system. It gives shelter for more than 1700 types of fishes. Apart from that, whales, octopus, dolphins, and several other species are also an essential part of the above ecosystem. If you look for luxury accommodation, then you can check out Hamilton Island, a luxurious resort. You can also enjoy the beauty of Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach’s Hill Inlet while traveling in a seaplane or helicopter.
3. Kauai, Hawaii
Considered as the oldest island among the group of Hawaiian Islands, Kauai is the fourth-largest island in the whole United States. On the eastern part of the shield volcano Mount Wai?ale?ale, is the most rainfall recorded. Be its rivers, waterfalls or rainforests, there is no dearth of attractions on this island. On the west, you can find Waimea city on the bank of Waimea River. The Waimea Canyon is present in the Waimea State Park. As the world’s most famous canyon, it is also known as “The Grand Canyon of Pacific.”
4. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is undoubtedly the most-wanted tourist destination in Indonesia. Again, it is another scenic island that is rich in natural beauty. One thing that I like about this destination is that you can find greenery at each place here. It is also famous for tropical forests, rice terraces, coral reefs and of course natural waterfalls. You will also find some incredible temples that have rich and ancient architectural values. You will also find friendly and supportive environment in Bali due to the hospitality of its people.
5. Bora Bora, Tahiti
Known for scuba diving, Bora Bora is the most desired island of French Polynesia. It is not only well-known as a honeymoon destination but is also a suitable place for all travelers and families. You can find rare turquoise lagoons in this island. These lagoons are the most beautiful lagoons on earth. Matira Beach is the most popular beach in Bora Bora. You will get to see the astonishing three colors of water like turquoise, emerald, and blue. And if you are fond of different water sports, then Bora Bora is the place to be.
6. Seychelles, East Africa
Situated on coastal Africa, in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is a combination of a total of 115 small islands. The beaches in the Seychelles ere are covered with soft white sand, and you will find the seawater crystal clear. Seychelles is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. While there are about 2000 different plant species on this island, you can also spot 1000 fish variants along with 12 categories of birds. No wonder this island is quite famous for its marine biodiversity. The island also has 6 National Parks for you to explore.
7. Santorini, Greece
In Greece, this island is the most alluring. The sunrise and sunset are most amazing here, so if you are looking to enjoy that, then you should head straight to Oia town to get the best sunset views. You can also find different colors of sands, including black, red, and white sands. While in Santorini, people prefer to participate in various kinds of water sports in its highly transparent water. It is also known as “Photographer’s Paradise” due to its impressive buildings and cliffs. If you ever wish to witness the paradise on earth, then visiting this island would be one of your best options.
8. Maldives, South Asia
The Maldives is another place where you can get a feel of paradise. Geographically situated in the Indian Ocean, it is home to about 1000 coral islands. Tourists can enjoy the white sands and see-through water of pristine beaches and not to mention the sea planktons that make the seawater glitter. Tourists usually like to hire sea flights to enjoy the landscape beauty of this remarkable island.
9. Crete, Greece
It is the largest island in the whole of Greece. The prime reason for its growing popularity is the stunning beaches and clear water. Its uncrowded beaches are another reason for attracting the attention of more tourists every year. Among other natural sceneries, tall mountains, deep valleys, and gorges seem to allure tourists who love to capture these in their lenses. For those who love luxury, the place offers different luxurious clubs that provide exciting mountaineering services. You can also find attractive White Mountain ranges on this island. And in case you are crazy about waterfalls, then Crete should be the most preferable option. Out of the 2000 different plant species found here, 300 of them grow only on this island.
10. Fiji, South Pacific
The island of Fiji is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the South Pacific Ocean. A major portion of Fiji’s revenue comes from tourism. The reason Fiji made it to this list is that it has 332 islands; however, only a few of them are feasible for living. You can get rainforests and peaks as well as incredible waterfalls which form the center of attraction. Tavoro is the most popular among the waterfalls found here. In Bouma National Heritage Park, you can enjoy the pleasant view of three outstanding waterfalls which also have natural swimming pools to amaze you.
While it may not be possible to visit all of the breathtaking islands mentioned above. But if you ever get an opportunity to witness any of them, do not miss that chance. These heavenly creations are waiting to embrace you with all their charm.