There is nothing more beautiful than the way ocean refuses to kiss the shore line, no matter how many times it is sent away.
Have you also had this wonderful dream as a child of settling down by the seashore of a beautiful island? The whiff of fresh earth in the morning, the kiss of wet sand on your bare feet, the dance of waves to the rhythm of the winds, everything about islands is simply exuberant.
Watching the incredible merging of colors with the eternal waterfalls is like a sight of the paradise. The ineffable spectacle is so relaxing that it can lift you off from your gloomiest mood, infusing new life and a new thought. Marriages, honeymoon, vacations, over years islands have topped the list of the most visited travel destinations of the world. Offering a pleasant feast to the eye, mentioned below are 10 of the most beautiful islands in the world:
10. Ambergris Caye, Belize:
Situated in the northeast of Belize (2 hours from Florida) in the Caribbean Sea, the caye is about 40 km long and 1.6 km wide. The island has a natural mangrove swamp surrounded by a ring of white sand beach. It is famous for providing a relaxed, laid back feel to the tourists in the vibrant streets of San Pedro Town. It is a relatively easy-on-budget travel destination with pocket friendly hotel accommodations available at your disposal. An ideal day at the island consists of basking peacefully on star-white beaches, spending afternoons snorkeling the world’s second-largest barrier reef and enjoying nights at beachfront barbecues.
9. Galapagos Islands
Lying in the eastern Pacific Ocean, Galapagos are a small remote set of islands belonging to the Ecuador, west of South American continent. The island boasts of being the natural habitat of the most unique and fearless wildlife. Giant tortoises, sea lions, penguins, marine iguanas and different bird species can all be seen and approached. The landscape of the islands is relatively barren and volcanic, but beautiful nonetheless. Strict controls on tourist access are maintained in an effort to protect the natural habitats and all visitors are essentially accompanied by a national park-certified naturalist tour guide.
8. Bali, Indonesia
Indonesia’s unrivaled number one tourist destination, Bali islands are famous for their picturesque landscape, spiritual culture and lust rice verdure. Varied scenery of mountains, hilltops, sandy beaches, barren volcanic sites greets you at this paradise city. Cited as the ‘island of Gods’, the island has claimed its way to various travel awards with its breathtaking beauty. Bali has something to offer to every type of tourist, from an adventurous back-packer to the religious intellects. Eighty percent of international visitors to Indonesia visit Bali and Bali alone.
7. Maui, Hawaii
Maui, the second largest island of Hawaii is a home to a wide variety of visitor attraction. The serene blue waters are a visual delight and a stroll by the white pristine seashore is the said to be the perfect way to connect with self. Maui promises an unforgettable tour with its scenic beauty and spots like championship golf courses. Moreover, this historic town welcomes historians of all ages to explore its rich culture and heritage.
6. Moorea, French Polynesia
Suitable for lavish weddings or commitment ceremonies, Moorea located at a short 30-minute ferry ride from Papeete, the capital French Polynesia, is the dream island for celebrations. The place possesses the beautiful backdrop of calm waters, and offers adventure activities like scuba, snorkeling and kayaking. The island offers a wide variety of options for outdoor activities, making it a huge attraction amongst tourists from around the world. Especially popular as a honeymoon destination, Moorea frequently features in wedding magazines and travel brochures.
5. St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
The smallest but the most pristine of the three US Virgin Islands, St. John’s beauty is said to be unparalleled anywhere in the Caribbean. The island’s beaches have been a favorite amongst tourists from around the globe, owing to their clear warm waters and silky coral sands. After a long day of lounging or touring, island visitors can enjoy the island’s relaxed atmosphere over a sunset dinner at one of St. John’s romantic restaurants, or they can dance the tropical night away at a local club while sipping frozen, fruity cocktails.
4. Kauai, Hawaii
Located in the northwest of the blissful lands of Hawaii, Kauai’s mesmerizing scenery ranging from its soaring cliffs to its lush greenery embraces the senses like no other destination. The island is known for its abundant canyons and rainforests harvested by regular rainfalls. The picturesque beauty of its impressive beaches surrounded by white sand, provides serene atmospheres away from the bustle of city.
3. Sicily, Italy
Surrounded by myriad Greek legends and myths, Sicily is a pleasantly verdant island of Italy located at the bay of Mediterranean Sea. It is famous for its fascinating geophysical characteristics, possessing wonderful sea-swimming, great beaches and two active volcano sites. The most distinct atmosphere of this island promises its visitor a sense of hospitality and pleasing charm, with its sandy beaches and crystal bays.
2. Bora Bora, Polynesia
The most famous dream destination in the world, the Bora Bora island is synonymous with luxury, beauty and world class resorts. A fairy-tale creation of jagged volcanic peaks contrasted against mystical aqua lagoons, the island tempts honeymooners, and celebrities with a Pandora’s Box of exotic pleasures.
French Polynesia’s incandescent waters radiate the most beautiful shade of blue with the sun bouncing off its quiet surface, providing the island an ineffable charm. Although you might have to pay a pretty penny for an excursion over here, but you can realize the true beauty of this tropical paradise, only after you immerse yourself into it.
1. Santorini, Greece
According to Greek mythology, Santorini was a handful of dirt that Sea God Triton gave to the Argonauts. They named it Kallisti, the most beautiful one. The island, situated in the southern Aregian Sea of Greece, stands true to its name to date. A moving landscape of multicolored cliffs, sea drowned caldera, and vast spread of clear blue waters greet you at Santorini. Snow drift of white Cycladic houses lining the white streets of the white town, have a view so magnificent that can totally take your breath away. The scenic beauty of front row sunsets on clifftops in the mid of a quiet breeze looks as if drawn carefully on a canvas by an artist. Tourists flock in large numbers to experience the enthralling calmness of this inky island every year.
As Walt Disney has rightly remarked. “Landscapes of great wonder and beauty lie under our feet and all around us. They are discovered in tunnels in the ground, the heart of flowers, the hollows of trees, fresh-water ponds, seaweed jungles between tides, and even drops of water. Life in these hidden worlds is more startling in reality than anything we can imagine. How could this earth of ours, which is only a speck in the heavens, have so much variety of life, so many curious and exciting creatures?” Free yourself from shackles of your life and rejoice the music of Earth with a visit to its paradise.