From tropical paradises to european volcanos, we give you 10 top islands to visit in your lifetime. This selection is quite subjective and surely there are many more amzing places worth visiting to. We have chosen those top islands jsut to inspire you or maybe even remind you of the places you dreamed to visit. From tropical paradises to european largest volcanos, they are all trully remarkable destinations every modern day nomad should consider.
Situated in the Laccadive Sea, southwest of Sri Lanka, and officially known as the Republic of Maldives, Maldives is a tropical paradise and one of top islands to visit. Attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world with clear water, great lush islands and beautiful, white sandy beaches they are a must have on every bucket list. Our tip – make sure to visit Maaya Thila if you’re fond of scuba diving.
Seychelles Island is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, east of Africa and north-east of the Madagascar Island. The islands, boasting the wonderful tropical beaches and spectacular wildlife, are one of the most popular tourist destinations where you can engage in diving, snorkeling, sailing and fishing.
Mnemba Island is a single small island located about 2 km off the northeast coast of Unguja, the largest island of the Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania, opposite Matemwe Beach. Its white sand beaches and crystal clear water make the Mnemba Island one of the most gorgeous islands in the world. While visiting Mnemba Island, make sure you explore the coral reef gardens with a great variety of beautiful reef fish. You can lie all day on dazzling white sands, swim with the dolphins, dive to explore the rich underwater world of coral reefs, or just relax leaving the world behind.
Tahiti is a gorgeous island formed by volcanic eruptions and interspersed by coral reefs, located in the archipelago of the Society Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. Tahiti is the highest and largest island in French Polynesia lying close to Moorea island. It is a tropical paradise perfect for snorkeling and diving.
Cebu is a large island in the Visayas region of the Philippines. The main touristic areas are the islands of Mactan, Bantayan, Badian, Malapascua and Camotes where you can find large high-end resorts and hotels offering all kinds of luxury. Cebu is a good place to relax and enjoy the beautiful island. For those who want some more activity, most resorts offer watersport activities such as diving, snorkeling, kiteboarding, windsurfing etc.
Turks and Caicos Islands
The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory consisting of the larger Caicos Islands and smaller Turks Islands, two groups of tropical islands in the Lucayan Archipelago, part of the larger Antilles island grouping. There are numerous opportunities to engage in such activities as fishing, snorkeling and diving. Turks and Caicos are famous for stretches of uncrowded beaches and vibrant coral reefs. On land or below the water, you'll relax in the unique serenity, hospitality and beauty of the islands.
From scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing to boating, Fiji has something to offer for everyone. The heart of the South Pacific, Fiji is blessed with 333 tropical islands that are home to happiness. Famous for its soft coral diving, white sand beaches and pristine natural environment Fiji is a leader in eco-tourism. The best months to visit Fiji are late March and early December.
Situated in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 km from the South American continent, these 19 islands and the surrounding marine reserve have been called a unique ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’. These islands have many endemic species, including giant tortoises which make the islands so popular. On each island, the number of visitors are limited and there are only a small number of official landing and visitor sites. You must follow the instructions of your guide to protect the wildlife and you are not allowed off the marked paths.
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the pearls of Southern Italy and can be discovered, understood and experienced through a series of itineraries dedicated to areas of interest ranging from nature to history and traditions. The island is the home of Mount Etna, one of the most active volcano in the world and the tallest active volcano in Europe (10,890 ft.). Nature seems to have endowed all its wonders to this land: mountains, hills and above all the sea, with its incredible colors, its crystal-clear water and the beauty of its seabeds, in no way inferior to those of other seas.
Koh Lipe, Thailand
Koh Lipe is a small island in the Adang-Rawi Archipelago of the Andaman Sea, in the Satun Province of southwest Thailand, close to Malaysian border. Koh Lipe has three main beaches: Sunset Beach, Sunrise Beach and Pattaya Beach. Accommodation from grass huts to air-conditioned bungalows can be found on these beaches. It is possible to walk around the entire island in little over an hour. The calm, clear water makes Koh Lipe ideal for snorkeling, with 25% of the world's tropical fish species found in the area.
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