Everybody loves a good island get away. The idea that all your troubles cannot reach you when you are surrounded by so much blue ocean is what makes them such a great holiday destination. Whether you like your islands relaxing or a bit more adventurous, we have complied a list of the 10 best islands you need to visit.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Voted the most photogenic place on earth in 2014, it’s really not hard to see why. Shielded by a barrier reef, Bora Bora’s lagoon is every shade of blue imaginable and a dip into the warm waters allows you to get up close and personal with some friendly manta rays and sharks.
Skiathos and Sporades, Greece
The Sporades is an island group in the northern Aegean. Skiathos is closest to the mainland and has some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece and it also has an active nightlife.
Popular with the Swedish royal family and common folk alike, the entire island is a national world heritage site. Here you will find pretty beaches, dramatic limestone outcroppings and fairy tale forests.
For those in the know, this is the party destination for Australians, put there is more to this island than the night life. Relax on one of the beautiful beaches, eat the best seafood in your life, ride elephants through the forest, and tap into your spiritual side with a meditation class – Bali has it all.
The most visited Hawaiian island and the seat of it’s state capital Honolulu, this island is also the site of Pearl Harbour. Home to some of the best waves, beaches and volcanic scenery in the world, this island is a must visit.
Located off the south East Coast of Australia, this is the island that thrill seekers flock to. Taking a hike through the forests and along the coast line is the best way to explore this island – trust us, the views will be worth the effort
Ko Tao, Thailand
One of the smaller Thai islands, it is becoming increasingly popular and more upscale thanks to the diverse diving right of its coast. Get to know the sharks, neon corals and rainbow fish before relaxing on the beach with a cocktail in hand and watching the sun go down.
Whitsunday Islands, Australia
Located in north of Australia, the 74 islands of the Whitsundays offer some of the best snorkelling and sailing in the world and make the perfect base for exploring the nearby Great Barrier Reef
Voted the best island in the world by the readers of Cond Nast, this island is home to the longest underground river in the world where boat tours are offered along the 5 mile underwater world.
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Hailed as having some of the most spectacular beaches in Brazil, Fernando de Noronha is viewed as a cross between Shagri-la and paradise. The eco-wonderland’s waters a teeming with dolphins and turtles and the sharks are pretty friendly too