Summer is fast approaching and that means it’s time to start planning your vacation.
Among many amazing places beyond the ordinary world where you can enjoy ultimate relaxation, islands stand apart appealing travelers with their enchanting beauty, sprawling beaches and untouched pockets of wilderness.
In today’s post Travel Vivi introduces travelers the ‘Top 10 Most Beautiful Islands in the World’ according to reviews and ratings of Trip Advisor.
On the top of the list is Ambergris Caye – the largest and northernmost of Belize’s some 200 islands; actually the southernmost tip of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Her coastline is protected by the 306 kilometer long Barrier Reef, which makes it a paradise for water sports enthusiasts, especially for scuba divers. Of great interest is the Blue Hole, a 400-foot underwater sinkhole formed at least 15 thousand years ago and a cavern of underwater misery, teeming with vibrant marine life.
Ambergris Caye is also a great place to visit several Mayan archaeological sites, to savor delightful local cuisine and why not indulge in shopping.
The second place occupies Saint John, an island in the Caribbean Sea, which is considered the smallest and most idyllic of the three United States Virgin Islands.
Best known for its dozens of picture postcard pearly white sand beaches, turquoise bays abundant in colorful corals and tropical fish and with 60 percent of its land area comprising a pristine national park, Saint John is truly a must-see for those looking for something different.
One of the fascinating islands that make up French Polynesia in the South Pacific, Bora Bora is where dreams begin and reality ends. Crystal clear aqua blue waters, magnificent mountains and lush rainforest landscapes, luxurious all-inclusive accommodation options and plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures are just a few of the many pros of this wondrous getaway. The island is ideal for singles, couples, honeymooners and family vacationers alike.
For amazing Pacific northwest island experiences there is no better place than the San Juan Island Archipelago in Washington. Summer stretches languorously here, with some sixteen hours of daylight, so tourists have enough time to make the most of the island: a pod of orca whales and eagles, pebbly and rocky beaches, hiking and kayaking, and least but not last great shopping and dining scene. Do not forget to stop on Pelindaba Lavender Farm in the middle of the island, for a taste of unique lavender products. Once you’re on San Juan Island, you’ll find it unbearably hard to leave this beautiful getaway.
The fifth place in the list takes Santorini – a mythical ancient island in the middle of the Aegean Sea, which endured one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history. Particularly noteworthy are the island’s multicolored cliffs soaring over 300 meters from the sea-drowned caldera, its beaches that are much different than other beaches in Greece due to their geological features, and the many hotels, bars and restaurants that promise a truly different experience.
Astonishing, beautiful, tranquil and unspoiled, Isla Mujeres or the Island of Women is found in the picturesque Caribbean Sea, a short ferry ride from Cancun. Famous for rich history filled with pirates and marauding buccaneers, excellent shopping, great restaurants and fantastic shopping opportunities, the island feels worlds away, welcoming visitors and adventure seekers to relax and unwind in a romantic environment.
Moorea is a warm and inviting island situated only ten miles from Tahiti. Blessed with immaculate beauty, Moorea allures visitors with its deep glorious bays and white sandy beaches, many seaside villages and lush mountain slopes covered with rainforest or pineapple plantations, and other attractions that come as no surprise. From overhead the island looks like a heart, and in the theme of love and romance, it makes one of the top honeymoon destinations in Tahiti.
Ideally nestled in the Blue Gulf of Thailand, the tiny ‘Turtle Island’ Koh Tao is a scuba divers’ dream though even non divers are easily appealed by the island’s beauty and the many opportunities for a relaxing vacation. The shallow, crystal clear waters of Koh Tao feature unique marine life and considerable coral that never fail to please beginners and experienced divers alike. The beaches around the island are some of the finest in the south.
Located in the South Pacific, between Chile and Tahiti, Easter Island is not the easiest place to reach. This is one of the most remote and isolated inhabited places on earth, known to world for its striking hand-carved statues, called MOAI, weighing many tons each. However, besides touching the ancient mysteries, Easter Island also offers visitors world-class walking and trekking paths, unique diving, surfing and great beaches to rejuvenate and relax at your heart’s content.
Located off the northwest coast of Madagascar, Nosy Be closes the list of the ‘Most Beautiful Islands in the World.’ Being Madagascar’s largest and busiest tourist resort, Nosy Be enjoys an almost near perfect climate, making it a great place for family vacations, honeymoons, safaris, cruises and voyages. Whatever your pleasure, make sure to find an option for you in Nosy Be.
Read, choose and enjoy your next vacation in one of these magical destinations.