When you think of new places to travel, and you would rather prefer spending that free time far from the busy cities, nothing compares to a perfect patch of sand on a remote island. The blue sea washing that smooth sand and the rustling palm leaves will soothe your soul and make you want to spend an eternity in these beautiful places. So, if you were wondering which are the best island destinations in the world, look no further. We gathered a list with the best 25 places where you can plan your next tropical getaway no matter the season!
25. HORSESHOE BAY, BERMUDA
This is one of the most popular beaches on the Island, and that’s because it has a secret. The photo shows Port Royal Cove, a heavenly place with shallow water perfect for kids to splash around. The dramatic rocks surrounding the pink sand add some mystery around this beautiful place. Wait until you see the next famous Caribbean spot.
24. TRUNK BAY
If you were wondering where all the beautiful photos of greenery and sea came from, it’s from the Caribbean beach called Trunk Bay. It is northwest from the Virgin Islands National Park, and it has calm waters. There are also underwater trails for snorkeling, but you’ll find hiking trails as well.
Now let’s go to Bora Bora!
23. MATIRA BEACH
What’s the best thing about Bora Bora? Matira beach is one mile long and has silky white sand slopes that sink into the emerald lagoon, complete with a curtain of palms and other tropical trees. Another amazing thing is that this beach is the only one accessible to the public without the need to pay for a resort and enjoy it!
22. PALM BEACH
If you’re more into no rest and partying all day and night, then Palm beach in Aruba is the perfect destination. You can try parasailing, snorkeling, get lunch at the Pelican Pier Bar, and get ready for nightclubs as soon as the sun goes down.
Looking for a place with 50 white sand beaches? Check out the next spot.
21. EL NIDO
If you go to the Phillippines, you should definitely go to El Nido, where you would encounter around 50 white sand beaches. The most difficult thing is to choose one because they all come with dramatic limestone formations and bright blue water! Wait until you see a sunset there – it will ruin you for life!
20. HONOKALANI BEACH
That jet-black shore and blue waters mixed with thick jungles, the Honokalani Beach is a dreamy place for anyone that wants to snap amazing photos. The sand is made of small lava pebbles, and everything there is wild, and it has some of the best landscapes Hawaii has to offer!
The most ravishing islands on Earth, the Maldives offer amazing sights: crystal clear waters, white shores, and an amazing coral reef. The land also has to offer luxury resorts, but tourism is focused on adventures on the sea, and just by looking at this image, you can figure out why…
18. WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS
Along the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands are a fantasy island offering a tropical adventure. It has 74 islands that pop out of the blue Coral Sea. The most popular activity there is sailing and diving to see the coral reefs. The islands also have hiking trails and come with beachfront campsites, family resorts or luxury escapes.
Volcanic cliffs, white villas topped with blue domed roof look down upon the bluest sea ever. This is a photograph, not a painting! The perfect picturesque destination is on the Santorini island. Just look for Fira and Oia, and you’ll see that they’re the most favorite settlement chosen by travelers and photographers around the world.
This island’s name is translated into English as being “the Garden Isle,” and you can see why: it has rainforests that hide amazing waterfalls inside, it has tropical fragrances, abundant rain, and a breathtaking coastline. There are also coral reefs and beautiful fish. This island is compared with Maui and Oahu for its beauty, but it has a more chill vibe than the previous two.
15. KO PHI PHI
Thailand’s amazing archipelago from the Krabi Province, Ko Phi Phi, has beautiful limestone peaks, warm waters and beautiful shores lined with palms. This place was where the Leonardo DiCaprio movie, The Beach was filmed – the Maya Beach was featured in the movie. It includes popular activities like diving, snorkeling and swimming. You’ll also see the cheeky monkeys on the Monkey Beach!
The paradise exists in the Philippines. Southwest to Borneo, the lush limestone formations rise from the crystal sea. It has white sand and palms, jungles and coral reefs filled with tropical fish. It’s the perfect diving place! And if you go to Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, you’ll see an amazing cave system and an underground river!
The island where all your senses awaken: Bali. Incense from the temples, amazing food, sunbathing, surfing and swimming are just a part of what you could see there! The countryside is dreamy, and there is a volcanic island too!
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12. SUNSET BEACH
You can imagine that the beach in Oahu, Hawaii, was named like this for the epic sunsets it has to offer. The big surfing waves only appear in the winter, and the summer offers calm waves for snorkeling. The best moment is the dealbreaker for visitors: the sunset!
11. HARBOUR ISLAND
The Bahamas offer pink sand on the Harbor Island. Families and couples enjoy a day at the beach, barely seeing other people around. At night, you can go into the town and roam the Dunmore Street, while looking for the Landing, which offers a great dinner with the catch of the day.
At 20 km off the Amalfi Coast, you’ll find Capri. The Tyrrhenian Sea is framed by high cliffs, and there is even a blue grotto that has a sea cave. There, people in boats sing opera to show how awesome the acoustics is. The Marina Grande, the main town of Capri, looks like a movie set!
9. DREAMLAND BEACH
This place was discovered in the 1970s and has become a destination preferred by surfers. It has awesome beaches and small shops or beach cafes offering smoothies, fresh juice, and wraps. Now let’s go close to Kenya!
Just east of Kenya, Seychelles is the perfect archipelago which has 115 coral and granite islands. The jungles are on the UNESCO list, and they line the powdery white beaches, surrounding these huge boulders.
White-sand beaches, ancient archeological artifacts and rugged peaks on the coast are the perfect combination for your next destination. Emerald Coast is the most popular place in Sardinia, and the capital Cagliari has fantastic medieval streets!
6. HONOPU BEACH
We love Hawaii, and the Cathedral Beach, Honopu, is the perfect place to check out. It’s very difficult to reach this beach – you’ll have to swim from a boat, but once you get there, it’s all worth it! Just look at the photo!
White sand beaches – check! Turquoise waters – check! Coral reefs – check! Add these and a warm welcome from the locals, and fishing, diving, snorkeling will also make your vacation an unforgettable moment. There are 300 islands, so all you have to do is pick one!
4. ST. LUCIA
This Caribbean island not only has all the beautiful traits like white sand, amazing waters, and palm trees, but it’s the twin volcanic peaks that draw people to the island. Plus, healing hot springs, forests, waterfalls, coral reefs, and other stunning scenery will make you want just to go and live there!
3. BORA BORA
We weren’t going to forget about Bora Bora, right? Is there anything else you haven’t heard about this piece of heaven? The volcanic island is the most diverse place for flora and fauna, and the cuisine there is all French – so yum! The expensive bungalows will turn your vacation into the best experience you have ever had!
2. CAYMAN ISLANDS
If you’re planning to go to the Cayman Islands, on the western shore of the 75-square-mile island, you will find a stretch of a 5.5 mile-long beach on which you can stroll right out of a hotel. If you’d rather spend all day long walking and sunbathing, then you can grab a bite at an ocean-side restaurant. Down the beach, there are also Jet Skis to rent, or you can even go snorkeling in the Cemetery Reef.
1. REDUIT BEACH
Last but not least, this perfect beach is the place you go for windsurfing or just splashing around in the crystal waters while looking towards the Rodney Bay. You’re also very close to luxury resorts and the Reduit Beach village.
We hope you enjoyed learning about the best getaway destinations, and maybe plan to visit some of them in the future.