10 Most Beautiful Islands in the World

10 Most Beautiful Islands in the World

10 Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands. They are distributed on both sides of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean. These islands have a vast number of endemic species,(giant tortoises for an example) one of the reasons they are famous for.

9 Koh Samui island, Thailand

Koh Samui island
Koh Samui island

It is Thailand’s second largest island after Phuket. It is located in Surat Thani Province close to the mainland town Surat Thani. Koh Samui has a lots of natural resources, coconut trees , coral reefs and white sandy beaches.

8 Sicily, Italy

Sicily, Italy
Sicily, Italy

Sicily is located in the Central  Mediterranean and it is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The most prominent landmark is Mount Etna, with it’s  3,230 meters(10,890 ft) is the tallest active volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world.

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7 Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai, Hawaii
Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai is the fourth largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago an the 21 largest island in the USA. Kauai is also known as “Garden Isle”.  

6 Bali

Bali
Bali

Bali is a province in Indonesia that covers a few small islands including the isle of Bali. Bali is known for its sculpture, traditional and modern dance, painting, music, leather etc.

5 Prince Edward Island , Canada

Prince Edward Island , Canada
Prince Edward Island , Canada

Prince Edward Island is a Canadian province. It is one of the three Maritime provinces and it is the smallest in the nation in  population and land area. It is located 200 km north of Halifax, Nova Scotia and 600 km east of Quebec City.

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4 Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece
Santorini, Greece

Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, 200 km southeast from Greece’s mainland. Santorini is actually what remains after a enormous  volcanic explosion that destroyed the previous settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera.

3 Maui, Hawaii

Maui, Hawaii
Maui, Hawaii

Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Island  and the 17th largest in the USA. Maui is part of the state of Hawaii and is the largest of Maui County’s four islands Molokai, Lanai and Kaho’olawe.

2 Boracay Philippines

Boracay Philippines
Boracay Philippines

1 Palawan, Philippines

Palawan, Philippines
Palawan, Philippines

Palawan province is an island province in the Philippines. The islands of Palawan stretch from Mindoro in the northeast to Borneo in the southwest. The island is located between South China Sea and the Sulu Sea. According to Travel and Leisure this is the most beautiful island in the world.