10 of the Most Beautiful Islands in the World

Imagine spending your vacation in a beautiful island surrounded by nature. While most islands make for excellent getaways from the constant buzz of urban life, there are some that stand out among t the rest. Here are ten of the world’s most beautiful islands to add to your travel list.

Boracay, Philippines
Why go: Small island with beaches that boast of powdery white sands, spectacular sunsets, stunning coastlines, a wide range of water activities, vibrant nightlife

Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
Why go: Excellent active vacation destinations, an extensive list of attractions including Stingray City, Bloody Bay Wall, and more; great spots for diving, hiking, sailing, and snorkeling; breathtaking underwater scene

Kauai, Hawaii
Why go: Known as the Garden Isle, a veritable treasure trove of spectacular natural attractions, home to lush rainforests teeming with flora and fauna, jaw-dropping coastline, beautiful cliffs, scenic landscapes, a unique vibe, stunning coral reefs and marine life

Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
Ko Phi Phi
Why go: Located in Thailand’s Krabi Province, this island features stunning landscape and scenery, limestone peaks that provide a spectacular backdrop to beautiful beaches with powdery sands, a broad range of activities to choose from such as diving, snorkeling, and more

Why go: Boasts of several stunning islands, crystal-clear waters that that take your breath away, white sands, coral reefs and vibrant aquatic life, top rated resorts, lots of activities to choose from

Mallorca, Spain
Why go: A popular destination that manages to preserve its tranquil and laid-back appeal, scenic views of Mediterranean blue waters, picturesque landscapes, breathtaking natural scenery, quaint towns and villages

Palawan, Philippines
Why go: An island province that offers an idyllic setting for nature lovers, home to the World Heritage-listed Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, mesmerizing seascape, clear waters that provide a glimpse of the marine life below, thriving coral reefs, a kaleidoscope of colorful fishes and other tropical underwater creatures, verdant forests, unique wildlife, lakes

Santorini, Greece
Why go: Picturesque villages with villas perched cliffs overlooking the sea, scenic views of jewel-like sea, colorful flowers that add to the splendor of the picturesque scene, spectacular sunsets ; attractions that include Ancient Thira, Akrotíri Archaeological Site, and more;

Why go: Beautiful and unspoiled, pristine natural surroundings, home to lush jungles and stunning beaches, protected marine sanctuaries, vibrant coral reefs, activities such as diving and snorkeling

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
Why go: Picturesque scenery, home to the Pitons which are two mountainous volcanic spires that are among the most photographed places in the island, beautiful beaches, top rated resorts, dramatic hidden getaways, verdant rainforest, coral reefs, diving and snorkeling spots, and other attractions that include a shipwreck