The Most Beautiful Islands in the World

The world is full of beautiful tropical islands. In the mood for blue skies and sunshine? An escape from the rat race and a perfect patch of sand where you can relax under rustling palms and gaze at a serene blue sea. Where you can kick off your shoes, leave work behind, and cocktails aren’t just provided at the snap of a finger – they’re encouraged. So, whether you’re looking for that typical tropical beach escape or a trip to an exotic ecosystem untouched by tourism, there’s an island out there calling your name. 

We’ve listed the world’s very best islands to help you make your decision – whether you’re travelling for your honeymoon, looking for a romantic escape, or taking a solo escape with yours truly. See below our list of the most beautiful islands in the world to get your travel plans started.


 01. The Dalmatian Islands, Croatia

The Dalmatian Islands, Croatia

Dalmatia encompasses Croatia’s western border with the Adriatic Sea, running roughly from the island of Rab just below the Istrian peninsula to the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. From historic cities and quaint mountain towns to tucked-away beaches and sprawling vineyards, there's a lot to do and see on the many islands that dot the coast. 


 02. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora

A luxurious honeymoon in Bora Bora, an exciting multi-island vacation, a private catamaran cruise, or just a quick romantic getaway – Bora has something for every occasion, interest and budget.


03. Capri, Italy

The Dalmatian Islands, Croatia

The rugged cliffs and crystal clear waters of the small island of Capri seem to be created straight from dreams and mythology. From bright green trees and gardens to colorful marinas and squares, Capri is a paradisiacal destination every bit as beautiful as artistic renderings make it out to be. 


04. Fiji


Live out your island fantasies in beautiful Fiji. Relax on palm-fringed beaches, swim in turquoise waters, marvel at rugged volcanic peaks and be welcomed with a big friendly ‘bula’! 


05. Isle of Skye, Scotland

Isle of Skye, Scotland

 Skye is one of the top locations in Scotland to visit. It is famous for its scenery and landscapes that will take your breath away. The largest of the Inner Hebrides, it's home to some of Scotland's most iconic landscapes. Whether you want to visit the Isle of Skye for a few days whilst on a tour of Scotland or stay for a longer spell, the island has countless ways to enchant you, with its mountain ranges, miles of dramatic coastline and captivating history. Bring your sense of adventure! 


06. Kaua'i, USA

Kaua'i, USA

Kauaʻi is Hawaiʻi's fourth largest island and is sometimes called the "Garden Island," which is an entirely accurate description. The oldest and northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain is draped in emerald valleys, sharp mountain spires and jagged cliffs aged by time and the elements.  

07. Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

Koh Phi Phi island is a beautiful spot in Thailand with limestone hills, turquoise lagoons, and the world famous beach at Maya Bay.


08. Bali, Indonesia

08. Bali, Indonesia

Bali, the Island of the Gods which located in the central part of Indonesia. It has tropical climate with stunning natural scenery. White sandy beaches, customs ceremonials and culture are maintained. The enchantment of Bali always makes anyone interested in exploring every corner. 

09. Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Phu Quoc, Vietnam

 Phu Quoc's gleaming white sand beaches have earned it the nickname "Pearl Island", but the island's environmental conservation efforts and cultural heritage deserve as much attention as its picturesque sand and surf. Fishing and agriculture remain primary industries, and more than half the laid-back island has been protected by a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 2006.


10. Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui, Thailan

 It's been a while since Koh Samui was a small fishing community framed by white sandy beaches, coral reefs, and palm trees.

While the beauty of Thailand's second largest island still exists, the fishermen have long been replaced with luxury hotels, posh spas and a vivid nightlife.


11. Lofoten Islands, Norway

Lofoten Islands, Norway

The Lofoten Islands are draped across the turbulent waters of the Norwegian Sea, far above the Arctic Circle. This rare wilderness outpost offers an untrammelled landscape of majestic mountains, deep fjords, squawking seabirds, long, surf-swept beaches and small, interesting fishing villages. 

12. Maldives


The island nation of the Maldives is popular with honeymooners looking for seclusion and adventurers looking to explore the depths of the sea on a scuba diving and snorkeling excursion. Travelers seeking relaxation can unwind at one of the island spas and all visitors should certainly spend a day exploring the Maldivian capital of Malé.  

13. Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca is quite possibly the ultimate holiday island! Fantastic for families and with a welcoming, laid back vibe that encapsulates everything that’s great about Spain (and with a few surprises of its own) there’s loads to see, do and eat! 

14. Palawan, Philippines

Palawan, Philippines

Palawan, one of the best places to visit in the Philippines, is consistently ranked as one of the best islands in the world, and for a good reason. 

15. Samoa


Samoa is a poster child for South Pacific beauty. Volcanic uprisings crafted much of this island's dramatic topography: jungle-clad peaks plunge to the Pacific, and rugged rock islands rise from the sapphire sea. 

16. Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini is part of the ‘Cyclades Islands’  is the world-famous Volcanic Island and one of the Top Wedding destination in Greece. Santorini is located in the most southern part of the Cyclades group of islands in the Aegean Sea.  Santorini’s beautiful sceneries are simply breathtaking, from the white houses and Hotels over looking the Ocean and the unforgettable sunsets which thousands of tourist taking advantage of perfect sunset pictures during Photoshooting in Oia Village  

17. Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia captivates with its wild hinterland, out-of-this-world beaches and endearing eccentricities. Here coastal drives thrill, prehistory puzzles and four million sheep rule the roads. 

18. Seychelles


Seychelles - even the name alone evokes ideas of a remote island paradise, lined with palm trees, white sand, and turquoise ocean; of never-ending summer, a lightness of being, tropical scents, colours, and flavours. While all these things ring true, the Seychelles are so much more than that, being a truly varied and multi-faceted holiday destination. 

19. St. Barts, The Caribbean

St. Barts, The Caribbean

Sunbathe on one of the many white sand beaches, dine in some of the top high-end restaurants, or shop the best designer stores in St Barts. This French speaking island offers a luxurious vibe with a Caribbean charm. Catering to the wealthy, St. Barts is one of the best places to spend a day on a yacht, snorkel in the crystal blue water, or just relax at one of the deluxe resorts.  

20. St. Lucia, The Caribbean

St. Lucia, The Caribbean

Blessed by nature, St Lucia has geographic and cultural riches enough to embarrass far bigger nations. Notwithstanding, it remains a down-to-earth place that wears its breathtaking beauty with nonchalance. 

21. The Bahamas

The Bahamas

The best kept secret of The Bahamas is the country’s sheer size and diversity. With 16 major islands, The Bahamas is an unmatched destination, a heart-pounding adventure across 100,000 square miles of the world’s clearest ocean. 

22. The Cook Islands

The Cook Islands

The sacred heart of Polynesia, the Cook Islands are a diverse and spiritual group of communities spread over a vast 2 million square kilometres of South Pacific waters. Largely unaffected by western commercialism, the Cook Islands still boasts many natural wonders that have remained unchanged for thousands of years. 

23. Whitsunday Islands, Australia

Whitsunday Islands, Australia
The Whitsunday Islands are a collection of 74 islands off the central coast of Queensland, Australia. These incredibly stunning islands are one of the most popular destinations in the country.
Sailing through blue waters, snorkelling above gardens of coral and coastal views more beautiful than a postcard – it’s all waiting for you in the Whitsundays.

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