The Maldives are home to some of the world's most ravishing islands, but it's the sea, which truly makes these islands shine. Luminous aquamarine waters with a crystal clarity lap upon these dazzling white shores, which barely peek above the Indian Ocean.
5. BORA BORA. Bora Bora is part of the Leeward Islands of French Polynesia, in the Pacific Ocean. Visitors come for its tropical climate and stay in resorts and over-water bungalows among the multiple islands of the Bora Bora island group. Many visit Bora Bora to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Palawan has some of the best spots to scuba dive in the world -- barracuda-filled shipwrecks, for example, line the bottom of Coron Bay. If diving sounds too scary, try a tour of Palawan's subterranean river (which UNESCO calls "one of the most unique" in the world) or take a bangka boat to travel between the islands.
Maui is part of the state of Hawaii and is the largest of Maui County’s four islands Molokai, Lanai and Kaho’olawe. Source. No. 2 Boracay Philippines. Source. No. 1 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.
This is reality in the Cook Islands, a 15-isle archipelago marooned in the South Pacific. Go on a mountain safari on the main island of Rarotonga, or head to Aitutaki to stay in an overwater bungalow and motu-hop to deserted sugar beaches that beg to be Instagrammed.
Soak up the spiritual side of Bali in Ubud, see Seminyak, and family-friendly Sanur, feel the pumping pulse of touristy Kuta, or explore the attractions on the neighboring volcanic island of Lombok. Bali's enchanting spirit will wash over you like a warm, tropical wave.
One of Australia's go-to tropical escapes, Fiji ticks all the fantasy island boxes. White sand beaches, translucent turquoise waters, and teeming coral reefs are all found here in abundance. And the Fijian people welcome visitors with warm, friendly smiles.
Some islands are though a level or two above all and stand out for their enchanting beauty. Today we present our list of the top 10 most beautiful Islands in the world in 2018. 10. St. Lucia. St. Lucia is an island in the Caribbean that is famous not only for its golden beaches but also for its interesting geography.
Whitsundays, Australia. The delicate Great Barrier Reef is the earth’s most extensive coral-reef system, supporting more than 1,600 species of fish, along with whales, rays, octopuses, dolphins and more. Nestled in the heart of this world wonder are the 74 Whitsunday Islands, all but four of which are protected national parklands.