Magical places: the most beautiful islands in the world

February 24, 2019
Islands are definitely magical places, an island is basically a small plot of land completely surrounded by water, an isolated magical kingdom. That is why people have been fascinated by islands since the dawn of history, and that is why islands are often considered popular tourist destinations. All islands are beautiful of course, but what are the most beautiful islands in the world? What a quest, to find the most beautiful places on Earth! Who wouldn’t want to go on that adventure! If you are as curious as we are, and want to find out, join us in our search for the most beautiful islands in the world, you may just find your next travel destination.

Whitsunday Islands, Australia

Whitsunday Islands, Australia The Whitsundays is an archipelago of 74 islands located off the Queensland coast. This magnificent archipelago lies next to The Great Barrier Reef, which is the world’s most extensive coral-reef system. The Great Barrier works as a shield that protects the islands from huge ocean waves, making them perfect for swimming and water sports. These islands, with their stunning white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and colorful corals, are certainly some of the most beautiful islands in the world. The white sands of Whitehaven Beach and the magical beauty of Heart Reef attract tourists from all around the world to the Whitsundays. Just relaxing on what is considered to be the most beautiful beach in the world is more than enough draw, but if you happen to go there you absolutely have to try snorkeling or diving in The Great Barrier Reef; it is an experience not to be missed. Whitsunday Islands, Australia

Bora Bora, Tahiti

Bora Bora, Tahiti One of the most dazzling travel destinations in the world, Bora Bora is a splendid island indeed. If you reside in one of its overwater bungalows situated in the midst of the azure water, you may not want to come back to your hectic day to day life. A serene place like no other, Bora Bora lies just northwest of Tahiti. It is renowned for its vibrant colors, the turquoise blue of the sea is only rivaled by the greenery of the trees, the island is also renowned for its translucent lagoon. The best thing about Bora Bora is that it is an ideal destination for both the adventurous and the quiet. The activities on the island include hiking in Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu as well as a multitude of water sports, and at the same time, people who seek a relaxing time can find their nirvana in the islands quiet beaches. Bora Bora, Tahiti

St. Lucia, Caribbean

St. Lucia, Caribbean Geographically and culturally rich, St. Lucia is one of the most beautiful islands on Earth. From swimming in transparent waters to climbing the twin volcanoes, the beautiful island has got plenty to offer travelers. The Pitons, the magnificent pair of jagged volcanic peaks which soar 2,000 feet above sea level, look surreal compared with how small the island is. Add to that the small colorful houses scattered on the shore and you get a magic land out of a fairy tale. A true Caribbean paradise, St. Lucia features some unbelievable rain forests where wild orchids and birds of paradise flourish and striking tropical birds roam the trees. St. Lucia, Caribbean

The Cook Islands

The Cook Islands White sandy beach covered with an abundance of palm trees, The Cook Islands look too beautiful to be real! Situated in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, the archipelago includes 15 beautiful islands. The year-round balmy weather in the islands make swimming or any type of water activity a wonderful experience any time you choose to go. And the translucent water works like a thick glass wall that allows you to clearly see the colorful corals and rich marine life underneath it. The Cook Islands

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador This archipelago features some of the most beautiful islands in the world, as well as some of the most mesmerizing species on Earth. The islands are so rich with endemic species it’s breathtaking. Not only are most of the animals on the island endemic, but they also never learned to fear humans, so you can get up close and personal with these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. Nonetheless, The Galapagos Islands have more to offer than incredible biodiversity, the remote islands are very unique in their beauty. Situated in an isolated location 1000 km from mainland Ecuador; the volcanic archipelago has literally erupted from the ocean. Listed among the most remote islands in the world, the islands were never attached to a large continental land mass as they were formed by volcanic activity. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Palawan, Philippines

Palawan, Philippines Picturesque unspoiled beaches with crystal clear water, Palawan features superb beauty, a number of waterfalls, lush rainforests and two UNESCO world heritage sites. The first world heritage site in Palawan is The Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park which protects Puerto-Princesa underground river, a 5-mile long river which is the longest navigable underground river in the world. The second world heritage site is Tubbataha reef natural park, this natural park spreads over an area of 13028 hectares and is dedicated to protecting many rare marine species. Palawan, Philippines

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