The Best Islands in the World to Visit
Who doesn’t love a holiday on a tropical island?
Tripadvisor has listed the best islands in the world for 2016 – which ones have you visited, and which ones will you be adding to your must-visit list?
The island in the mid-Pacific is a popular destination for sun seekers, nature lovers and surfers. Offering a diverse landscape of volcanoes, mile long beaches and waterfalls to discover, it’s little wonder Maui nabbed the first spot.
Santorini is one of the most popular Greek islands, and with good reason. The island offers amazing stretches of sand (with the black volcanic Perissa and Kamari beaches being big draw cards), gourmet dining and a picturesque coastline, with the regionally typical whitewashed houses making for an incredible backdrop.
The Caribbean island is a photographer’s dream with its lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. Jamaica is also well known for its outdoor activities as well as laid-back attitude.
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
With unbelievably clear water in different sparkly shades of turquoise and vast white sands, it’s easy to see why the island of Providenciales, a jewel in the Caribbean, is on this list.
The Indonesian island of Bali is a favourite for many Aussie travellers, and offers adventure, culture, gourmet dining, spectacular beaches as well as world-class relaxation – what’s not to love?
Majorca, Balearic Islands
The dreamy island has provided inspiration to Chopin and Miró, and is these days known as a bit of a party destination (especially Magaluf). However, the capital city Palma has plenty of offer in terms of culture and dining, and is often described as a mini-Barcelona.
This tropical paradise is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. The volcanic island of Mauritius is also a popular honeymoon destination.
We bet you didn’t know that Phuket is actually an island! Another Aussie favourite, Phuket is home to beautiful beaches, as well as upscale resorts, spas and restaurants.
Bora Bora, Society Islands
Bora Bora is a small South Pacific island in French Polynesia. Surrounded by a turquoise lagoon and protected by a coral reef, the island is known for its underwater wonders and is a popular destinations for scuba divers.
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago in Brazil and a UNESCO world Heritage Site, and its pristine beaches attract many visitors, which offers crystal clear blue waters and world class snorkelling.