Islands are the heaven on earth. There are no perfect place to escape from your daily workday tumult and dive into tranquility that alters ones perspective toward life than isands. This is where you fall in love with the vivid beauty that our planet has to offer. Islands are the perfect combination of lavish nature, beautiful wildlife surrounded by serenity of the crystal clear blue ocean.
However, not all islands are same. Some islands are bestowed with lavish jungles and tall mountains while others are gifted with thriving corals reefs and rich marine life where people love to linger around for hours lying in the sand drinking sweet margarita.
Islands also attract people for their cultural values and their traditions.
Checkout this list and find the perfect destination for your bucketlist.
It is comprised of total 1192 islands The Maldives has one of the most delicate environments anywhere on the planet. Coral reefs are the foundation of the islands. Maldives is known as a tropical paradise, Maldives is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world. Azure waters and stretches of sparkling white sand, luxury resorts, and it’s own culture.
Maldives has its own unique culture and traditions. While heavily influenced by various cultures around the rim of the Indian Ocean, the Maldivian culture, craft and traditions have been shaped by the island environment and the seas that surrounds it. The traditional cuisine is heavily based on fish and coconut, with several dishes that have no parallels anywhere in the region. Music and dance display strong influences of East Africa, Arabia and the Indian subcontinent. There is a rich tradition of Maldivian crafts; lacquered wooden ornaments, finely woven reed mats, and coral carvings are crafts that have been passed down through several generations.
If you are serious about the thrill, an island has lot to offer you. Bouncy banana rides, a solo ride trimming the waves on a jet ski or skimming the lagoon at high speeds on a wakeboard, all of which would offer you that adrenaline rush that you seek to feel rejuvenated and at one with the elements. For the serious water sports enthusiast there is kite surfing, parasailing or just navigating solo around the reefs on a catamaran.
Maldives is the home for 250 species of coral and over 1000 species of fish. Nearly half those who visit the Maldives snorkel or dive and to experience the colorful world beneath the surface. While some dedicate their holiday entirely to experience the magic underwater.
2. Bora Bora French Polynesia
Bora Bora is volcanic island, lies in the central South Pacific Ocean, about 265 km northwest of Tahiti famous for its green lagoons. Its the major tourist attraction for it’s aquatic luxurous resorts like Bora Bora pearl beach resort and spa, hotel sofitel and many more.
Bora Bora is also called as a romantic paradise, where many couples love to spend their honeymoon. Couples also enjoy dinner on the beach. However, One cannot catch enough glimpse of soft white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, sapphire blue skies and seclusion.
Although it is also known for its adventurous side, people can enjoy Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Sunset Cruise, 4WD Tour, Climb Mount Pahia etc. The clear waters and exciting wildlife make snorkelling a must do activity when in Bora Bora.
Bora Bora is also home for sharks. But they are used to people and mostly not dangerous.
The Seychelles is a group of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, this beautiful island is blessed with rich marine life and glittering shores. This makes it an attraction for scuba diving lovers. Seychelles also attracts honeymooners because of its remoteness from the world.
Seychelles is home for thriving coral reefs and giant tortoises. One can enjoy Surfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving etc.
Seychelles is also famous for its luxurious resorts and spa.
4. The Cook Islands
The Cook Island is group of 15 islands spread over vast area. Lies far from the mass tourists gathering, it is secret island. One can swing and relax sipping the ‘sex on the beach’ Under the shadow of beautiful palms. This is one of the rarest island in the world
Cook island offers you wide range of resorts and spas. Some resorts offers moments of tranquility like meditation and spa. Hotels like little Polynesian resort and pacific resort Aitutaki are best. The cook island is abundant in marine life including clownfish, bullseyes, gropers, leatherjackets, parrotfish, pufferfish, surgeonfish, sweetlips, and trivially. You might also find rays, eels, and octopus!
Marae Moana is the cook island marine park.
5. Bali indonesia
Bali is the volcanic island and It is famous for black sand beaches, coral reefs, and dolphins.
Bali temples are the point of attraction for people around the world.
Bali is famous for its rice, jaggery, coconut and various kinds of vegetables and seafood. It is a mix of curries, rice dishes, skewered dishes, and seafood.
Most of the dishes in Bali are coconut flavoured.
Sheer natural beauty of looming volcanoes and world famous temples makes Bali a land of gods.