If you’re planning for a vacation with your family, it’s recommended to visit an exotic island in order to get the most from your trip. Below are some of the most beautiful islands in the world that you can visit:
10. Manitoulin Island
This pristine island is located in Ontario, Canada just off the Georgia Bay in Lake Huron. Measuring 2766 km2, it’s the largest freshwater island in the world and has lots to offer for visitors. One of the major attractions is Bridal Veil Falls which is a perfect spot to take a dip, or unwind in the waterfall’s splendor.
Additionally, you can enjoy French-inspired cuisine at the Old Schoolhouse restaurant located in Province Bay region. The place also has a quiet and relaxing ambiance with soft lighting and music, which makes it perfect for an evening out.
9. Vancouver Island
Vancouver Island is located in the West Coast of Canada just off the province of British Columbia. It covers an area of 31,285 km2 which is approximately the size of Scotland, and with this vast size comes a ton of attractions to see.
One of them is the small surfing community of Tofino town, even though surfing is the favorite activity here, if you don’t feel like it you can still comb the beaches for fun while watching the waves. There’s also the Hot Springs Cove which consists of 7 natural geothermal hot pools to dip-in.
8. Long Island
Found just a few minutes’ drive from Manhattan in New York City, Long Island holds the record of being the longest island in terms of length bordering the United States landmass. The area measures 190kms and has consistently been picked by travel magazines as one of America’s top 10 beaches. This comes as no surprise considering its stretches of powder-fine sandy beaches, Hamptons celebrity residences and much more.
The island is also home to Adventureland Amusement Park which features fun activities for both adults and children, including a modern arcade, rides, restaurant and a gift shop.
7. Bali Island
Bali Island is situated in Indonesia and is ranked as one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the entire Indonesian archipelago, it covers an area of approximately 5,780 km2. Among the island’s top attractions is the iconic Tanah Lot temple, which is perched atop a huge rock in the ocean with waves constantly knocking on its base.
Another major attraction of Bali Island is the Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud region just up north the centre, it’s surrounded by art shops, roadside stalls and restaurants that offer visitors great views of the expansive rice fields.
6. Rottnest Island
Located in Western Australia, Rottnest Island is a popular holiday destination for tourists and covers an area of 19km2. One of the island’s major highlights is Wadjemup Bidi, which is a series of natural walking trails taking you across the picturesque coastal area and inland lakes as well as other manmade attractions along the trail.
You can also enjoy some refreshing dining at Frankie’s on Rotto, which is the newest restaurant to open up in the region offering delicious meals such as Australian Pizza, Pasta, coffee & breakfasts as well as salads for lunch and dinner.
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5. Great Blasket Island
The Great Blasket Island is found in Ireland and covers a total area of 4.29km2, though the region remains uninhabited today it was once populated before the Irish government ordered an evacuation. The island consists of a 13km walking path that takes visitors across various spectacular scenery covering sea-cliffs and white sandy beaches, among other attractions.
If you are lucky you’ll also see seabirds nesting around the beach, and a colony of seals that inhabit the islands. Furthermore, tourists can camp along the steep grassy paths and spend the night on this wild and serene island.
4. Chuuk Islands
Chuuk Islands is part of the Chuuk Lagoon in the Federated States of Micronesia, it covers an area of 121.5km2 and is surrounded by a series of smaller islets on the barrier reef. One of Chuuk’s greatest attractions is Octopus Mountain, which offers stunning views of the adjacent Weno and Pou Bay.
The island is also popular among wreck-divers who come to explore its seabed covered with over 70 remains of ships and planes from World War II, and protected from waves by the reef system. Most of these wrecks are within safe depths for scuba-divers.
3. Bora Bora Islands
Found in the pristine French Polynesia region, Bora Bora is a favorite destination for tourists looking for the perfect honeymoon spot. Covering an area of 30.55km2, it’s a small, lush island surrounded by tiny islets bordering sparkling white sandy beaches, a blue lagoon and the barrier coral reef.
Moreover, sitting at the heart of Bora Bora Islands is an extinct volcano called Mount Otemanu. It rises to 2,385ft and provides a picturesque backdrop for honeymooners and vacationers at the island. You can also enjoy Aquabike adventure by exploring the island’s turquoise lagoons with an underwater guide.
2. Tahiti Islands
Also found in the French Polynesia region, Tahiti Islands covers 1,045km2 and is known for its black sand beaches and clear blue ocean that make it any visitor’s delight destination. One of the island’s major highlights is the Les Trois Cascades, consisting of 3 waterfalls lying at the center of Tahiti Nui. There’s also a dramatic natural sea phenomenon at the Arohoho channel, where ocean water crashes through a narrow rocky passage at the beach.
Furthermore, visitors can tour the beautiful Pointe Venus lighthouse found along the island’s black sandy beaches for a vantage evening sea-view.
1. Menorca Islands
Menorca Islands is found just off the coast of Spain and covers a total area of 696.7 km2, the region consists of a wide range of tourist attractions ranging from ancient settlements to Roman empire remains. Moreover, the island’s coastline consisting of soft white sandy beaches and clear turquoise water is ranked among the most beautiful in the Mediterranean.
Tourists are welcome to explore the island’s Megalithic monuments found across the countryside and dating back to the bronze-era. Plus you can also unwind on a hot day at the Los Delfines waterpark on the island’s westside.
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