An island is a part of a land which is totally surrounded by water. Islands can be seen in rivers, oceans, lakes or seas. A large number of islands combine and make a group which is called archipelago. Some islands are very beautiful and are a source of refreshment for everyone. Some islands which exist in this world are natural and some of them are artificial. Every island has its own specialty. Mostly islands are very attractive and beautiful. People usually spend their vacations in islands to refresh and soothe their minds. Here is a list of Top 10 Most Beautiful Islands in the World 2020 which can help you to have a memorable vacation.
Maldives is a paradise of 1192 islands. The total area of 90,000 square kilometers is covered with islands of Maldives. There are 26 naturally occurring atolls and these atolls are 20 in number. This island is an archipelago with palm trees, blue crystal water and sandy beaches with full sunny shade. Marine species are the inhabitants of this island underwater. Coral reefs also make its beauty more attractive. People can also choose this place for their memorable honeymoon. Different waterfalls enhance its beauty as well. Seafood is used as a staple food in Maldives.
The Galapagos Island is situated in the Pacific Ocean, 1,000 kilometers from the South American continent with 127 volcanic islands in which 19 are large and 4 are inhabited islands. These islands are specific for marine species. Many tortoises, whales, land snails, mockingbirds and finches live in this island’s underwater. Diversity of flora and fauna make its beauty more fascinating. Pirates also use the inhabited islands ports for their trading process. Galapagos are also known as a “melting pot” due to the marine species. Three oceanic currents are also found underwater which is beneficial for marine life.
The province of Indonesia is Bali Island. One of its popularity is developed arts. In this island, marine species are also found in underwater. This island includes nearly 500 coral species. The volcanic activities made this island. Many mountains make scenery of Bali more attractive. This is the best place for the tourists. Sunny beaches are the source of fantasy for the people. Bali is also famous for the Lands of the Gods. Indonesian enjoys its art and crafts, dancing sights and wonderful night life. Bali has also awarded for the World’s Best Island. Many lakes increase the beauty of this island. People of this island use rice as a staple food. In fact, Bali is the most demanding place for the visitors.
Seychelles is the country of an archipelago. Seychelles location is in Indian Ocean and this archipelago has a vast number of islands. This includes 115 islands. Seychelles has sub division of two main islands: granitic islands and Coralline Island. Aldabra atolls consist of four coral limestone islands in which nearly 400 Aldabra giant tortoises are living there. Mahe, Praslin and La digue are considered major islands among these. Endemic species are the part of Seychelles and one of the most important endemic species are Coco-de- mer. Some are the major activities of this island include diving, sailing, fishing and relaxing.
These activities are famous among the visitors. There are many hotels, beaches, family resorts in this island. One of the best tropical islands place is Seychelles. Some islands have hills and some of them have coral atolls. Aquatic life is found and this island has shorelines which are very inspiring for people. Its natural beauty, moderate weather and pleasant sea sights give a peace of mind and soul to Seychelles inhabitants. Many major flights from different countries land on Seychelles International Airport.
5. Bora Bora
Bora Island is situated in the ocean with an area of 30 kilometer square. Lagoon and barrier reef surround this and many other small islands. It has no capital. The main islands include Leeward Island and Society Islands. Bora Bora is a part of a Society Islands. Many volcanic activities, underwater, are emerging from two points Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu. Many resorts like Bora Bora Pearl Beach and Over-Water- Bungalows are the best and amazing places for the visitors who come and want luxurious apartments for their stay.
Bora Bora Island is one of the best islands due to its excessive rainfalls during summer season. Bora Bora Island also has its own Airport in Moto Mute and many flights land off there. Small buggies, rental cars and bicycles are used for transportation purposes. People enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving on this beautiful piece of land. A large number of forts and seven massive cannons were also established in this island. Soft sand palaces, romantic view of sunsets give pleasure and enthusiasm to everyone.
6. Palawan, Philippines
Palawan Island is the province of the Philippines. The name of the capital of Palawan is Puerto Princesa. Between the Mindoro and Borneo, Palawan exists. Palawan consists of combination of many small islands. One of its parts is Durangan Island. Water is the alluring beauty and attraction of this island. It comprises of 14,650 kilometer square area. It also has many aquatic animals and fishes.
It is also famous for the newest natural wonders of the world. Puerto Princesa and Unesco World Heritage Site are one of them. Puerto Princesa ranks second longest river in the world. One of the top island is considered in Philippines in Conde Nast. Tourists also enjoy by its two interesting activities, snorkeling and diving.
Its blue crystal clear water is hidden among the huge mountains. Many butterflies, pangolin, crabs and mouse-deer can be seen on the island. For the diving purpose, Bangka boat is used and tricycle is commonly used as a means of transportation.
People also enjoy the sandy beaches by walking and appearance of seven bright colors of rainbow give soothing effect on visitors mind. Indeed Palawan is a piece of beautiful worldly heaven.
7. Santorini, Greece
This Santorini piece of land is found in Greece. Santorin’s second name is Thira and the name of its capital is the Town OF Fira. The eruption of its volcano destroyed many towns of Santorini. This is a place of many beautiful colors of sand beaches, worth seeing sunset, balconies and romantic night life make this island more wonderful. Soil is used as an export product around the globe. One of the inhabited Caldera is Santorini.
People enjoy their holidays on the mountain tops and many beautiful colors of volcanic rocks present in these cliffs chocolate brown, rust red, yellow ochre, white and cream. Water is less abundant in Santorini but grapes have more attraction in Greece. Agriculture and tourism are the basic means of their income. The wonderful sunset’s scene can be seen at OIA and FIRA. People use buses as transport on the sandy beaches.
8. Maui, Hawaii
Hawaii has many states and one of the state is Maui. Its oldest name was “lhikapalaumaewa” and it is also known as “Valley Isle”. Due to volcanoes, landscapes were found on Maui. As a result of the combination and overlapping of two shield volcanoes, “Volcanic Doublet” is formed. The climate of Maui varies throughout the year. Cold breeze and rainfall occurs with the passage of time. Nights and evenings are very cold in Maui and everyone feels relax and calm in this rainfall season. The economy of Maui people relies on two main sources, Agriculture and Tourism.
People feel comfort after doing different activities like surfing, kiteboarding, kitesurfing, windsurfing and snorkeling. Three major airports are present in Maui for receiving and sending purposes. Maui also has two hospitals,” Maui Memorial Medical hospital” and “Kula Hospital” for the cure of patients and health purposes.
9. Whitsundays Islands, Australia
This is the largest island among all Whitsunday groups of islands with 74 tropical islands. Captain Cook named this island Whitsunday. This wonderful paradise lies in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and the coral sea of Australia. In fact it seems like a Queensland paradise. Many under seas adventures make this place more awesome. It contains many ports and via boat people can reach there for visiting.
The seas are not too much cold but they are warm for the growth of coral reefs. Hamilton Island and Daydream Island are two main regions where people can stay freely. Humpback Whales can also be seen in this island during some months. Gliding can also be done on Crocodile Safari. Reef and Airlie Beach are the amazing spots for enjoying vacations. Money is made by logging in Whitsundays.
Whitehaven Beach is the best place for snorkeling. Many romantic resorts are available for honeymoon purposes. Boats are used on Airlie Beach and Shute Harbor. We can have a bird’s eye view of this mix land and water island on seaplane and helicopter. Hayman Island is awarded for its one of best five star resort. Every island has its own beauty and distinct features.
An archipelago of Fiji comprises of 330 islands and many of them are not inhabited. The total area covered by Fiji is 194,000 square kilometers. Its capital is SUVA. Viti Levu and Vanua Levu are the two main islands of Fiji. Due to the excessive forests, mineral and fishes Fiji have become a developed island. Climate of Fiji is moderate and often cool wind blows. Warm and cold seasons occur throughout the year and sometimes rainfall changes the weather.
Sugar industry and Gold mining industry were also established in Fiji. The export product is sugar. One of the tallest building consisting of fourteen storey is Reserve Bank of Fiji Building. There are many beautiful visiting places The Botanical Gardens of Thursten, Sigatoka Sand Dunes and Coca-I- Suva Forest Park. Scuba diving is one of the best activity. Two international Airports include Nadi International Airport and Nausori Airport.
The hotels and resorts are available for tourists. Denarau, Coral coast, Nadi and Mamanuca islands are the best resorts for the relaxation of people. People spend their days by engaging in different activities like diving, golfing, snorkeling and parasailing. Hence the natural beauty of Fuji attracts everyone.