Probably if you are wondering it is because you plan to plan a vacation right there, in a small paradise. Planet Earth is characterized by several wonderful places, with breathtaking views and incredible islands where you can spend some time on vacation.
In the world, however, there are many places and thousands of islets, but we recommend twenty or so of the most beautiful islands in the world.
In these places the waters of the sea and nature are the masters.
These places are also characterized by warm, tropical climates and always summer and sunny atmospheres.
These elements allow tourists from all over the world to spend their holidays in relaxation, away from the metropolitan confusion.
There are many of them in the world, but only a few unspoiled islets are so wonderful that they are included in our personal ranking of the most beautiful islands in the world.
The particularity of these beautiful islands also concerns the seasons: not only can they be visited during the summer, but especially in the low season, due to the always very hot and almost tropical climate.
So, what are you waiting for to organize your vacation in one of the twenty-five most beautiful islands in the world?
After having carefully chosen the destination and the period according to your preferences, all that remains is to prepare your bags and leave for your favorite island.
1) The Hawaiian Islands
Hawaii is well known and is a holiday destination par excellence, being also considered among the most beautiful islands in the world ever.
Located in the Pacific Ocean, these eight marvelous US islands are full of nature, places on the sea where you can stop during the day and night with the possibility of doing water activities in an extremely clean and crystalline sea.
The islands of Hawaii are of volcanic origin, so you can also organize excursions into the hinterland of each single island, to appreciate the landscape and the entire tropical forest.
Surely, however, the emblem of the archipelago are the beaches and the sea.
In fact, there are numerous hotels and refreshment areas on the main beaches, characterized by almost white sand and transparent, clean waters, reminiscent of the colors of crystals.
The Hawaiian Islands are great for tourists who love the sea, total relaxation, cool food, spend a lot of time on the beach, and snorkel, hike and surf.
Not only are they beautiful islands but they also offer a thousand opportunities for activities.
2) The Fiji Islands
These islands located in the Oceania sea (Pacific Ocean), make up an archipelago of three hundred and twenty-two islets in which different groups of indigenous people live.
In fact, an emblematic element of the Fiji islands themselves are its inhabitants: they are considered extremely friendly and very sociable people, endowed with an incredible serenity.
During the stay in the Fiji Islands, in the villages it is sometimes possible to attend particular and pleasant local ceremonies (such as the Meke dances and the Kava ceremonies).
Within the archipelago you can enjoy relaxing water activities such as snorkeling, as there are numerous coral reefs to admire and see from the surface of the sea.
The atmospheres that characterize the places of the Fiji Islands are truly relaxing and unique, as the beaches are very pleasant to enjoy even during the evening and night hours.
3) The Galapagos Islands
Also in the Pacific Ocean, in Ecuador, there is a set of very interesting islands, places where even Charles Darwin himself had the opportunity to visit and appreciate, studying the different species of birds present in a wide variety.
This suggests that nature is very fertile both as flora and as fauna.
In all, the archipelago is made up of about 19 islets of volcanic origin, where many different species of animals and plants can be seen in the surroundings.
In fact, inside the islands various species of birds can be found during excursions in the hinterland, such as the famous Galapagos penguin and also truly magnificent marine reptiles such as sea turtles.
On the Ecuadorian Galapagos archipelago, as it is made up of several volcanoes, interesting excursions can also be organized in groups to discover the local soils and the volcanic peaks of the islands, including the famous Sierra Negra.
The activities of the volcanoes are still present, so the advice is to venture on the territory with caution and above all with the presence of local experts.
4) The Mauritius Islands
This archipelago located in the Indian Ocean, not far from the beautiful Madagascar, is made up of several islands that have very original names, as the main island is called Mauritius and the remaining ones (the sisters) are named Rodrigues, Agalega, Cargados and Carajios.
These islands are truly suggestive and you can organize a relaxing holiday all year round, thanks to the presence of an always serene, warm but at the same time very sustainable climate.
The emblem of the Mauritius islands are the very white and soft beaches, with the presence of different people with different cultures and religions.
Inside the villages and small towns, however, there is calm, serenity and friendliness.
5) The Azores islands
Moving to the Atlantic Ocean, however, it is possible to see in Portugal the beautiful Azores islands, always of volcanic origin.
The beaches and the uncontaminated nature make the islands unique, characterizing the place as if it were a real tropical paradise.
Moreover, they are islands not very far from the European context, so all tourists who do not want to go too far from their continent can think of organizing a holiday in the Azores islands.
Very interesting is also the presence of thermal baths of natural origin, in which to take some nice relaxing baths.
During the summer or semi-autumn season, a few days in this archipelago could be the best choice to relax and escape from the heavy city everyday life.
6) The Maldives Islands
The Maldives are perhaps some of the most beautiful and well-known islands in the world.Located in the Indian Ocean not far from India, they can be defined as the perfect retreat for all romantic tourists who love well-being and complete relaxation.
In short, these atolls are a real corner of paradise, with pristine and totally white beaches, crystal clear waters and rich in marine biodiversity with the presence of hotels and restaurants directly on the sea, where it is possible to sleep and eat delicacies of every guy.
It seems like a dream, but in reality it is not: this place is truly heavenly, and also offers the possibility of doing water activities of all kinds (from snorkeling to diving, from swimming to surfing).
7) Easter Island
Off the coast of Chile, there is a very famous island in the Pacific Ocean, called Easter Island.
The symbol of the island are the famous Moai statues of which more than a hundred have been counted (probably created around the 12th century).
The place is full of history and culture, especially thanks to the presence of the Rapa Nui population, that is, the indigenous people who live on the island.
In addition, in the area you can organize splendid excursions, in search of the same statues and then go to the discovery of the many volcanoes present but no longer active (such as Pioke and Ranu Kao).
The beaches are also incredibly beautiful and it is a wonderful experience to spend days sunbathing or swimming near the coast, looking for incredible coral reefs.
The real treasure is also under the sea and if you like diving here you will surely find one of the best seabed in the world to be explored.
8) The island of Grand Cayman
This island makes art of the famous archipelago of the Cayman Islands. In fact, Grand Cayman is the largest and main island, located in the beautiful Caribbean sea.
Even in this place, the main feature is the very white beach, with crystal clear waters where you can spend the hottest hours of the day.
In addition, the island is also made up of luxury resorts, where relaxation and absolute peace are guaranteed.
For those who love nature and the Caribbean sea, in the Cayman Islands there are also centers for the protection of sea turtles, magnificent specimens to know and protect.
9) The Bahamas Islands
North of Cuba, instead, are the Bahamas islands, a wonderful archipelago characterized by unique beaches and coral reefs without equal.
They are located in the Caribbean and the most visited islands of all are Paradise Island and Grand Bahama, thanks to its extremely transparent waters rich in marine biodiversity.
This tropical paradise can be visited all year round, but the best months to consider for your holidays are December, January, February, March and April.
10) The islands of the Antilles
The Antilles form a large archipelago of islands, extending from Venezuela to the state of Florida (including Jamaica, Puerto Rico and even the Cayman Islands).
The sea is always that of the Caribbean and the beaches that make up the great archipelago seem almost infinite and are one more beautiful than the other.
Relaxation, unspoiled nature and pleasant warmth are guaranteed once you arrive on the islands of the Antilles.
11) The Virgin Islands
Within this archipelago there is one of the most beautiful islands in the area, namely St. John, not far from the coasts of Puerto Rico.
The beauty of the island of St. John is in fact protected by the local National Park, which also takes care of safeguarding the beaches and nature of the island.
Also in this case, on this paradise and for all the Virgin Islands you can do water activities such as snorkeling, swimming and surfing, enjoying the beautiful tropical climate and the atmosphere of extreme relaxation.
12) The island of Santorini
The island of Santorini, on the other hand, is located in the Aegean Sea, under the jurisdiction of Greece.
This place is defined as one of the European paradises par excellence, as the landscapes and towns of the area are of incredible beauty.
Unlike other beaches, those of the island of Santorini are rather jagged and very rocky, typical of the mountains near the neighboring volcanoes and this is the real peculiarity that makes the scenario full of charm.
Tourists who love to photograph and see areas rich in culture can stay a few days on the island, which is certainly considered by all to be the most beautiful of the Cyclades islands.
In addition, the always summer atmosphere, the blue and pristine sea can make your holiday on the island truly unforgettable.
The colors of the houses, mostly white and blue, in contrast with the dark rocks and the crystalline sea, offer truly breathtaking views worthy of the best postcards or the most curious computer desktop backgrounds.
13) The island of Crete
It is one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The island of Crete offers white beaches, clear blue waters with villages full of art and ancient history.
Those who love the beach life in Crete have the opportunity to find paradise, as you can easily relax and go on excursions in the area.
The island is very hot, in fact the advice is to organize your holiday during the months when the temperatures are less incisive, such as April and May, or September and October.
14) The island of Boracay
This paradise is located in the Philippines , in the Aklan province.
The island of Boracay was recently defined as one of the most beautiful places in the world, as it is characterized by beautiful and calm waters, extremely clean beaches, immersed in a summer and soothing climate.
There are many really interesting hotels and resorts in which to stop for a few days among the “pampering” of the island of Boracay.
15) The island of Palawan
This place nestled in the Philippine archipelago offers breathtaking views, crystal clear waters and marine locations for interesting diving and canoeing.
In addition, you can also make excursions in the center of the island, to discover the boundless and unspoiled nature of the same territory.
The beaches are also lovely and renowned for the place, including El Nido beach.
16) The island of Bali
Bali is certainly one of the most desired destinations by tourists who love natural beauty and relaxation.
This island is located in the sea of Indonesia , which has long since assumed the primacy of one of the most beautiful and original islands of the Indonesian place (out of about seventeen thousand islands in total).
The main features of the island of Bali are clean and beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters hard to find elsewhere, beautiful mountains and unparalleled postcard views.
Also within the villages of the island, there are many local traditions to participate in at different times of the year, such as the anniversaries of the temples and the famous Omed-Omedan Kiss Festival.
The advice to best visit the island is not to organize your trip during the rainy season, which starts in November and ends in April.
17) The islands of Thailand: Koh Phi Phi
The Thai islands are magnificent, especially that of Koh Phi Phi , a center of relaxation, entertainment and natural beauty.
In fact, the predominant image of the island is its warm, clean beaches and above all its extremely transparent sea.
In Koh Phi Phi there is a lot of partying on the beach, in fact there are many bars that offer fresh and delicious cocktails, ideal for young tourists who want to have fun and relax in front of the Thai sea.
Koh Phi Phi was also the protagonist of important film sets such as that of the film “The Beach”, with Leonardo DiCaprio.
18) The island of Bora Bora
Luxury, relaxation, beaches and dream waters are the characterizing elements of the island of Bora Bora, in French Polynesia.
It has also been defined as one of the most luxurious and original islands in the world, moreover it is ideal for tourists who like to stay in peace, without staying on very crowded beaches.
In this paradise nestled in the Pacific Ocean, you can both make excursions in the hinterland, also to discover Mount Otemanu and even practice water sports.
Moreover, all year round, the climate of the island of Bora Bora is very warm and pleasant.
19) The island of Moorea
Not very far from the island of Tahiti, it is always found in French Polynesia, Moorea.
This place is certainly less well known than beautiful Bora Bora, but it is also special thanks to its extremely quiet beaches and beaches, ideal for young couples and family groups.
On the island of Moorea you can practice many activities, including walking in the center of the island, immersed in unspoiled nature and above all it is also possible to dive in the Polynesian waters, to discover the marine biodiversity that represents a character of uniqueness.
20) The island of Tahiti
French Polynesia is certainly one of the favorite destinations for lovers of the sea, relaxation, luxury and tropical climate.
In fact, the island of Tahiti is the emblem of the Polynesian archipelago, made up of unforgettable beaches and above all a wonderful nature.
On the island you can also make visits to caves, canyons and to discover suggestive waterfalls.
21) The Cook Islands: Rarotonga
Center of the Cook Islands in New Zealand, Rarotonga Island is certainly one of the most beautiful places in the world.
The island is not very big, but the lagoons and the white and very intimate beaches guarantee a relaxed atmosphere and a heavenly place.
In Rarotonga, the village centers are made up of tradition and modernity at the same time, so the services are varied and within reach.
You can practice many water activities or hiking or walking between the same villages.
The resorts and hotels are beautiful and original, facing a breathtaking and dreamlike sea.
22) The island of Jamaica
The Jamaican island, in addition to being very famous for the musical genre of reggae, is also one of the most beautiful places in the world.
In fact, Jamaica offers places that are very popular with tourists, such as Montego Bay and Negril.
The sea is crystal clear, with white and very warm beaches, which offer a unique atmosphere of relaxation and permanent summer.
Jamaica is also very beautiful to visit inside by hiking in its forests, which tell years of colonialism and history, without ever losing contact with nature, which often still appears unspoiled.
23) The island of Hvar
Croatia is a very rediscovered place in recent years, full of surprises and history.
In fact, tourists who love the area not far from Italy are advised to make a stop on the island of Hvar.
It is nothing more than a crasis of sandy beaches and imposing mountain panoramas, with crystal-like waters and certainly very clean.
The ideal is to go by boat along the coast, also to discover the nearby Pakleni islands, immersed in a quiet and uncontaminated marine place.
The island of Hvar is also full of history, as different peoples have inhabited this place over time, including the Greeks and Romans.
24) The Seychelles Islands: Praslin
Have you ever heard of the paradise of the Seychelles islands?
In fact, they are located in the Indian Ocean and are composed of an archipelago of about one hundred and fifteen pristine islets, made up of white beaches, with a wonderful, warm sea and certainly not devoid of coral beauty.
The hub, however, of the islands is precisely Praslin, where there is also a beautiful secular forest called Valle de Mai, with the famous palm trees of the coco de mer.
25) The island of Sardinia
An exemplary and all-Italian island is certainly Sardinia, located in the Mediterranean Sea.
It is a jewel, as it offers beaches with crystal clear waters, wonderful beaches and a vast territory to be discovered.
The main activities to do in Sardinia are relaxing on the beach, making excursions in the internal territory to discover Sardinian history, taking boat trips and above all tasting the local dishes in the farmhouses of the neighboring countries, Italian delicacies to be discovered.
The historical and naturalistic heritage that Sardinia can offer is also excellent, contrasting paths in the mountains with the sea.
Sardinia is affected by the colors of the sea (which tends to very light green) and above all the scents.
Cork trees and myrtle are just two of the most common that flood the air with a pleasant fragrance, driven by the breeze that is often typical of this large Italian island.