Top Ten Most Wonderful Islands In The World

Do you ever imagine going to a place where is away from crowd, quiet and peaceful? Just imagine about beautiful beaches, white sands, delicious dishes, and anything else that will make you feel like in heaven. Below you can read the most wonderful islands in the world according to tripadvisor.

1. Nosy Be, Madagascar

Nosy BeNosy Be  is an island located off the northwest coast of Madagascar. Nosy Be is Madagascar’s largest and busiest tourist resort.  Nosy Be means “big island” in the Malagasy language. The island was called Assada during the early colonial era of the seventeenth century. The island is known for having the world’s smallest frog (Stumpffia pygmaea) and chameleon (Brookesia minima). The Lokobe Reserve is one of Madagascar’s five Strict Nature Reserves (Réserves Naturelles Intégrales). Nosy Be is also home to a specific color of panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis).

2. Easter Island, Chile

Motu Nui isletEaster Island is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle. Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with much of the island protected within Rapa Nui National Park.  There are unique from Easter Island or Easter Island in Chile. As the landscape on the edge of a stone statue island full of valuable historical story. Tourists visiting here can also be snorkeling, diving, horseback riding, hiking, and other outdoor activities are no less enjoyable.

3. Koh Tao, Thailand

Koh TaoKo Tao is an island in Thailand located near the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand.  You could say that the island is a paradise for lovers of scuba diving. According to Lonely Planet, Koh Tao is the cheapest place to provide travelers diving certificate. The island is well known for scuba diving and snorkeling, as well as hiking, rock climbing and bouldering. The most popular place for tourists is Sairee on the West coast, which has a white sandy beach of 1.7 km interrupted only by a few huge boulders and a scattering of medium budget resorts and restaurants.

4. Moorea, France

A classic Tahitian sunriseMoʻorea is a high island in French Polynesia, part of the Society Islands, 17 km northwest of Tahiti. Moʻorea means “yellow lizard” in Tahitian. An older name for the island is ʻAimeho, sometimes spelled ‘Aimeo or ʻEimeo. Early Western colonists and voyagers also referred to Moʻorea as York Island. Because of its stunning scenery and accessibility to Papeetē, Moʻorea is visited by many western tourists who travel to French Polynesia. Especially popular as a honeymoon destination, Moʻorea can often be seen in advertisements in American wedding magazines. Arthur Frommer declared in Frommer’s travel guide that he considered it the most beautiful island in the world.

5. Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Sunset at Isla MujeresIsla Mujeres is one of the ten municipalities of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucatán Peninsula. The first information available about Isla Mujeres is from the period between 564 – 1516 AC, when it was part of the Mayan province called Ekab. There were 4 Mayan provinces in what is today the State of Quintana Roo. A small Mayan temple was once located on the southern tip of the island. However in 1988 Hurricane Gilbert caused extensive damage, leaving most of the foundation but only a very small portion of the temple. You can also enjoy the Whale Shark Festival, where the tourists have a chance to swim with hundreds of sharks.

6. Santorini Island, Greece

Café in AkrotiriSantorini Island is famous for its ancient buildings are white. If you have a chance to go to Greece, do not forget to stop by here. Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast from Greece’s mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera.

7. San Juan Islands

San Juan IslandsThe San Juan Islands are an archipelago in the northwest corner of the contiguous United States between the US mainland and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The San Juan Islands are part of the U.S. state of Washington.  San Juan Islands are an important tourist destination, with sea kayaking and orca whale-watching by boat or air tours, two of the primary attractions.There are 172 islands in the archipelago, some little more than rocks, and over 300 miles (480 km) of shoreline. The majority of the San Juan Islands are quite hilly with some flat areas and valleys, often quite fertile, in between. The tallest peak is Mount Constitution, on Orcas Island, at almost exactly a half-mile (800 m) elevation. The coastlines are a mix of sandy and rocky beaches, shallow and deep harbors, placid and reef-studded bays. Gnarled, ochre-colored madrona trees (Arbutus) grace much of the shorelines while evergreen fir and pine forests cover large inland areas.

8. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Aerial view of Bora BoraBora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island, located about 230 km (140 mi) northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the centre of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the highest point at 727 m (2,385 ft).  Most of the tourist destinations are aqua-centric; however it is possible to visit attractions on land such as WWII cannons. Air Tahiti has five or six flights daily to the Bora Bora Airport on Motu Mute from Tahiti (as well as from other islands). The island is served by Bora Bora Airport on Motu Mute in the north, with Air Tahiti providing daily flights to and from Papeete on Tahiti.

9. St. John, US Virgin Islands

Caneel BaySt. John is an island in the Caribbean Sea and a constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States. St. John is located about four miles east of Saint Thomas, the location of the territory’s capital, Charlotte Amalie, and four miles southwest of Tortola, part of the British Virgin Islands.  St. John is well known for its well-preserved natural beauty and attractive beaches. Restricted development and preservation in St. John contrasts heavily with such adjacent and overdeveloped islands as St. Thomas and St. Maarten. St. John is a travel and honeymoon destination with two main resorts and one of the top ten beaches in the world. It is also considered to be the wealthiest and most expensive of the U.S. Virgin Islands, attracting a high level of affluent tourists.

10. Ambergris Caye, Belize

San Pedro BeachAmbergris Caye is the largest island of Belize located northeast of the country in the Caribbean Sea. Though administered as part of the Belize District, the closest point on the mainland is part of the Corozal District. The main attractions are the Belize Barrier Reef and its beaches. That barrier reef is the second largest in the world, after the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. The caye has a small airstrip serviced by Tropic Air and Maya Island Air, and can be reached by plane from Belize City as well as by numerous fast sea ferries. In the meantime Ambergris Caye can also be reached by ferry from Chetumal in Mexico and Corozal Town in Belize.

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