501 Tropical Islands One Must Visit

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Islands are one of those exceptional place, To be with your loved one and have a perfect family vacation.Even thinking about Islands gets you excited.Blue Ocean, Palm Trees, Mangrove jungles,Corals and scuba diving and many more to do on a Island.Do you wonder what are the most beautiful islands in the world ?Lets start Continent wise. 

Lets begin with Asia.

Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia are home to the most sunblock-worthyhaunts, but out-of-the-ordinary beach vacations also await in China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka,India,Dubai,Singapore,Japan and Malaysia.

1 Boracay Island 

One of the best things about the Philippines is that it has more than 7000 islands, but none stands out more than the internationally renowned Boracay Island.
Boracay Island sits 200 miles to the south from the capital city of the Philippines, Manila, and forms part of the Visayas Island chain in the Aklam Province. It’s world famous for its soft white powdery beaches, crystal-clear waters and wide variety of tourist activities. The island itself resembles the shape of a dog bone and is surrounded by 4 miles of breathtaking coastlines.

2 Babuyan Islands

The Babuyan Islands are some of the most remote islands in the Philippines and getting there is an adventure all on its own.To the north of Luzon Island in the Philippines sits the Babuyan archipelago – one of the most remote islands on the Philippines. The Babuyan Islands are made up of 5 main islands – Fuga, Calayan, Dalupiri, Camiguin, Babuyan and a number of much smaller islets. It’s a place where you can go for long walks along stunning beaches and rock cliffs, snorkel around coral reefs, explore sea caves, spot whales and spend your evenings camping out on the beach.

3 Calayan Islands

Calayan is a municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines.A Secret Paradise,Many have known, but isolated from the mainland of the top of Luzon, its no surprise it remain unexploited from urban lifestyle and in commercial tourism. Best Kept Secret,unexplored mountain, forest, caves, and coves, a sanctuary of marine life, and wild life.
4 Camiguin Islands

Camiguin Islands off the northern coast of Mindanao. It is politically part of the Northern Mindanao Region of the country and formerly a part of Misamis Oriental province.Camiguin Island is a pear-shaped island in the southern part of the Philippines which boasts of white beaches, rich diving sites, waterfalls and  hot springs.

5 Dalupiri Island
San Antonio is a municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. Its territory is contiguous with Dalupiri Island, just off the western coast of Samar.Beautiful Coral would be spotted everywhere.

6 Didicas Island

Didicas Volcano is an active volcanic island in the province of Cagayan in northern Philippines.The view is so nice and pleasant to the eyes. The ruins of a volcano which erupted many years ago provides a glimpse of events that mist have transcended there.


7 Cadlao Island

El Nido is a first class municipality and managed resource protected area in the province of Palawan in the Philippines. It is about 420 kilometres southwest of Manila, and about 238 kilometres northeast of Puerto Princesa, Palawan’s capital.perfect place for all who want to enjoy the best view of the biggest island in Bacuit Bay, Cadlao Island.adrift in the blue waters of the South China Sea.


8 Dilumacad Island

Dilumacad Island is a 20-minute ride from El Nido town. It's also known as "Helicopter Island" due to its helicopter-like shape when viewed from afar.


9 Lagen Island

Nestled between a lush four-hectare forest and a calm, shallow lagoon, Lagen Island in El Nido, Northern Palawan, is an ideal destination for those seeking a relaxing holiday in a private and tranquil island.


10 Diwaran Island

Diwaran is a 55 hectare island located in Coron municipality in Palawan, Philippines. It has been considered to be "the next Bintan" for its integrated resort concept, or "the next Boracay" for its fine white sand.

11 Linapacan Island

Linapacan is a medium - sized island in the Calamianes group, located between Coron to the north and the Palawan mainland to the south.Linapacan is an island municipality in the province of Palawan.Linapacan is a medium - sized island in the Calamianes group, located between Coron to the north and the Palawan mainland to the south. It’s one of those islands which rarely sees a tourist, as there’s no public ferry or air travel. Getting there can be a bit hit-and-miss, particularly if the weather is bad.The snorkelling, just off the shore. Some good corals, and the marine life was spectacular.


12 Cuyo Island

Cuyo is a fourth class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines.Cuyo island is volcanic. The northern islands of Quiniluban seem to be uplifted coral atolls, although the heights of some of the peaks strongly suggest volvanic uplift.


13 Dos Hermanos Island

The Dos Hermanos Islands are two rock formations located off the northern coast of Maira-ira Point in Pagupud, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. The twin islands are often visited by tourists, and are a natural landmark of Pagudpud.Like many other beautiful and enchanting places in the Philippines and many other countries around; Dos Hermanos also has its own inspiring legends.Come and enjoy the beauty of nature and fine white sands.Dos Hermanos Island is a great local Pagudpud tourist attraction and worth the effort to visit.

14 Monroe Island

Monroe Island is an approximately 160 acre island located at the mouth of the Padsan River in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. The provincial capital city of Laong is the largest and busiest commercial centre in Northern Luzon. The island is a sandbar island (delta) which splits the river's entrance into two small channels headed to the City of Laoag and nearby eastern municipalities. It is between two small fishing towns. The island is near the Laoag International Airport and the China Sea is approximately 8km to the west.

15 Cagdanao Island

Cagdanao is an island in the province of Palawan, Philippines. The island located 29 km east from the town of Taytay in northern Palawan and 13 km from El Nido Airport.The access to island is mainly from Palawan, a 40 minutes sail with a speedboat. Cagdanao Island is very popular for snorkeling and scuba diving in and around its coral reef.With perfect white beaches, sweeping ocean views and exotic coral reefs enhancing the majestic setting of the luxurious villas and cabanas already developed.


16 Alad Island

Alad Island, Romblon, Philippines is next to Haguikhik Point and is located in Province of Romblon, This Marine Sanctuary is great for snorkeling/diving, underwater landscape has many soft/hard corals, plenty of marine animals hanging out enjoying the atmosphere. Just a 35-45 minute boat ride from Romblon Island, great place to spend the day but take food because there arent any restaurants on this small island.


17 Banton Island

Banton Island is an island in the province of Romblon in the Philippines. It has one municipality named Banton. It is the most northerly island of the province. The island's area is approximately 2,820 hectares.Banton Island is a hidden paradise nestled in the heart of the Philippines, Romblon Province. It showcases untouched forests, pristine beaches, rich history, and a colorful culture and tradition found only on this side of the country yet far from the hustle and bustle of other tourist destinations like Boracay, Palawan and Puerto Galera.


18 Bantoncillo Island

Bantoncillo Island, Romblon, Philippines is next to Bantoncillo Island and is located in Province of Romblon, Mimaropa, Philippines.Bantoncillo Island is uninhabited. Dive sites in this area are diverse and rich in marine species.Times Square is located in close proximity to the small island of Banton. Here you can find many reef fish species and numerous other marine creatures. This site is not only suitable for scuba diving but also for snorkeling and swimming.This impressive rock face is characterized by a beautiful vegetation and diversity of reef organisms. Sharks, turtles and rays can also be found.Bantoncillo Island is a small uninhabited island which offers beautiful dive sites. The landscape varies from large boulders in sandy areas to dense coral fields. A variety of reef fish, gastropods, lobsters and other crustaceans can be found here.Ranger Reef is a large reef formation in front of Simara Island where you can enjoy scuba diving, swimming and snorkeling.

19 Pulau Banggi Island
 
Banggi Island is located within the Kudat Division of Sabah in Malaysia. With an area of 440.7 square kilometres it is the largest island in Malaysia followed by Bruit Island, Langkawi Island and Penang Island.The island is a postcard-esque slice of sand, tropical trees and clear water, and is actually one of the largest offshore islands in all Malaysia.Kudat Express runs a ferry between Kudat and the main settlement on Pulau Banggi. It departs the pier (near the Shell station) at 9am and 2pm daily.
20 Pulau Bruit Island
 
Bruit Island (or also known as Pulau Bruit) is an island of Malaysia, part of the state of Sarawak. Located in the Rejang Delta, 150 km northwest of Kuching, under Mukah division in Daro district. With a population of around 30,000, it is the second largest island in Malaysia, after Banggi Island in Sabah, with an area of around 530 km2.Pulau Bruit lies within the Rejang Delta, with the South China Sea to the north and west, Sarikei to the south and Kuala Matu to the east.Bruit Island is poised to become a major tourist destination in Sarawak recently. It is about 64km from Sibu and the journey takes two-and-a-half hours by speed boat or express boat via Daro and Semop. It includes a half hour cruise on the South China Sea.The trip to Sibu and back is costly for locals who have to fork out RM20 to RM30 per person. It can also be traumatic if the sea is stormy.
21 Pulau Langkawi Island
 
Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi the Jewel of Kedah at the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia.Forested hills, romantic white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters greet visitors to tropical Palau Langkawi, the largest of the 99 islands in Langkawi archipelago. Known mysteriously as "Legendary Island" because of myths associated with its ancient geological formations, it drifts serenely alongside Malaysia in the azure Andaman Sea. Sample local cuisine at the night markets, hike to dramatic waterfalls or dive into an underwater marine park to take a guided glimpse at life beneath the sea.Langkawi is synonymous with ‘tropical paradise’.

22 Pulau Sebatik Island
 
Sebatik Island is an island off the eastern coast of Borneo, partly within Indonesia and partly within Malaysia. It is one of the 92 officially listed outlying islands of Indonesia. Sebatik has an area of approximately 452.2 square kilometres.
 
23 Tioman Island
 
Tioman Island is a small island located 32 km off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia in the state of Pahang, and is some 20 km long and 12 km wide. It has eight main villages, the largest and most populous being Kampung Tekek in the north.One of the most popular spot for those who like to catch the sound of the soft tropical breeze and enjoy miles of beautiful white sandy beachess.
 


24 Pulau Biola Island

Biola is a tiny islet in the southern extremities of the southern islands of Singapore. The islet is known for its coral reefs and marine life, which are reputedly of higher quality than elsewhere off Singapore.Pulau Biola is today a premier dive spot for its coral reefs and marine life. While the waters off Pulau Biola can be rough, coral reefs and marine life around the islet are of a higher quality than elsewhere off Singapore. There are thus frequent boat trips to the island, except during the northeast monsoon season (from November to January) when the sea is rough and underwater visibility poor.


25 Pulau Busing Island

Pulau Busing is an island located off the southwestern coast of Singapore, north of Pulau Hantu and west of Pulau Bukom.A Island is a tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water.
 
26 Pulau Semakau Island
 
Pulau Semakau is located to the south of the main island of Singapore, off the Straits of Singapore. The Semakau Landfill is located on the eastern side of the island, and was created by the amalgamation of Pulau Sakeng (also known as Pulau Seking), and "anchored" to Pulau Semakau.During the construction of the landfill, effort was made to protect the marine ecosystem, especially mangroves and corals. 13 hectares of mangrove were replanted to replace those removed during construction of the bund. Wildlife continues to thrive on Pulau Semakau, and the air and water quality remains good.Visit Semakau Landfill to explore the diverse array of plants, corals, birds and animals which reside on the island next to what mostly used to be our trash – incineration ash and non-incinerable waste. Come, see and smell for yourself how an operational landfill that, contrary to popular perception, is clean, green and exists in harmony with nature.
 
27 Pulau Sudong Island
Pulau Sudong is a 209-hectare coral island of Singapore, it was enlarged through a land reclamation process during the late 1970s.Pulau Sudong island located south-west of Singapore, is one of three islands kept exclusively for live-firing military exercises.
28 Koh Rong Island
Koh Rong, is the second largest island of Cambodia. The word Rong might refer to an old term for cave or tunnel, although some islanders say Rong refers to a historical person's name.Koh Rong is quite possibly that cliched island paradise you've been looking for, boasting pristine white beaches, turquoise water and limited development on most of the island.
29 Koh Rong Saloem Island
Koh Rong Samloem Island is the second biggest Cambodian island off the coast of SihanoukVille, Cambodia.Most of the island is unexplored, and covered by dense jungle.  There are several smaller islands surrounding Koh Rong Samloem, and you can visit them in a quick boat trip.  Scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, exploring, and fishing covers most of the activities available on the island.

30 Koh Russei Island
Koh Russey or Bamboo Island is one of a group of small islands in the Gulf of Thailand located about 10 km off the coast of Sihanoukville city, in southern Cambodia. For many years, Koh Russey was remarkable only as a small naval outpost.Koh Russei also named Koh Russey or Bamboo Island is a green, gilt-edged crescent, resting on emerald or blue water. This is the island one always longed for, the archetype from your wildest dreams. Koh Russey is really a jewel of a beach with fine pink or ochre sand and a deep and mysterious forest. For those loving the sun falling into the sea whilst surrounded by jungle sounds, Koh Russey is the place. An island of gentleness. Its virgin, private and intimate characteristics make it a site for high-end development, and positively compare with the world's most exclusive sites.

31 Koh Tonsay  Island
Koh Thonsay is a Cambodian island located off the south western coast of Cambodia. "Koh Thonsáy" means Rabbit Island, and it is located close to the mainland of Kep City.Koh Tonsay is located 4.6 km south of Kep and can be reached by boat from Kep port. Tourists are drawn to the beautiful white sand beach overlooking the sea. The sea here is shallow and the sea bottom has a long gradual slope, making Koh Thonsay excellent for swimming. At the sea bottom are a variety of corals, sea animals and plants which attract researchers and ecologists.
32 Koh Chang Island
Ko Chang is an amphoe in Trat Province, Thailand. It is on the Gulf of Thailand's eastern seaboard, 310 km from Bangkok, near the border with Cambodia.The island of Ko Chang is a tropical marine national park. Its hinterland consists of over 70% virgin rainforest and is the best preserved tourist holiday destination in Thailand. Situated to the east of the country in the province of Trat on the Cambodian border, it's Thailand's second largest island after Phuket.With its chain of white sandy coves and beaches, pristine rain forests and abundance of wildlife and marine life, coral reefs, high mountain peaks, several scenic waterfalls, a rich variety of cuisine and great nightlife, Ko Chang is one of Thailand's most sought-after holiday destinations.
33 Ko Kut Island
Ko Kut (also Koh Kood) is an island in Trat Province in the Gulf of Thailand and the easternmost island before Cambodia. The island is a popular spot for package tourists and families. The island has virtually no night life, so if you are after partying this is definitely not the place to go. The West coast has some breath-taking beaches, many of them bordered by undeveloped plots of land. Most resorts are along this coast. Bang Bao Bay is known for its calm water. The water is warm, and many beaches are essentially empty.Scuba diving is a great way to discover the underwater world around Ko Kut. Diving off Ko Kut is easy, fun, and you can see turtles, stingrays, barracudas, lots of small fish and sometimes sea horses.Swimming in the crystal clear waters, sunbathing (there can be sand-flies depending on beaches and season), scuba-diving, snorkeling, kayaking, jungle trekking, trekking to the waterfall or just relax and read a book.
34 Ko Lanta Yai  Island
Ko Lanta is an island off the Andaman Coast of Southern Thailand. it is known for its diving and long white beaches.The main island is 6 km wide and over 30 km long, located approximately 70 km from Krabi Town. The island has 9 attractive white sandy beaches, splendid scenery; coastlines have more than 70 small islands and plenty with forest, coral reefs and under water life. The geography of the island is typically mangroves; coral rimmed beaches; and rugged tree covered hills.A paved road runs along the beaches from the northern part of the island almost all the way to the southern tip. The last 8 kilometers leading to the headquarters of the Mu Ko Lanta National Park in the south are quite hilly. The landscape is dominated by a series of mountains covered with virgin rainforest.
35 Ko Mak Island
Koh Mak is a beautiful tropical island in Thailand with white sands and stunning clear blue water. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. Koh Mak is located in the National Marine Park in Eastern Thailand and is the biggest privately owned island in Thailand.The island is about 16km  and is on of the safest places in the world. Koh Mak is a relative new island destination and is still a well kept secret for most travelers. You will not find a Pattaya atmosphere, as there is virtually no nightlife on Koh Mak. The island is about 40 Km away from the mainland so it will always be kept well away from the crowds.There is plenty to see on Koh Mak with it’s 10,000 palm trees, a Buddhist temple, tree fishing villages, a health center, a primary school, over 20 resorts, a few shops and restaurants.
Koh Mak has been attracting filmmakers who are looking for an beautiful and unspoiled tropical location and was also added to the top ten beaches in the world list of the British newspaper the Sunday Times.Koh Mak is a quiet place for people who are looking for a relaxing holiday. The island has beautiful nature which is perfect for hiking trips. There is also a diving school where you can book diving and snorkeling trips. The nearby Marine Park has the best selection of marine life Thailand has to offer.Other activities include windsurfing, padding, swimming or trying one of the new bicycle tracks around the island. There are also plenty of guided tour boot trips to visit neighboring islands. You can of course chose to relax in a hammock or get a traditional Thai massage.
37 Ko Phi Phi Lee Island
Ko Phi Phi  is a small archipelago of six islands in Southern Thailand. It is touted to be one of the most beautiful yet easily accessible island groups in the world. While the latter is certainly true, the former is quickly becoming less so. The entire region is technically part of a marine National Park, but the hordes of visitors have taken a toll on the beaches and reefs over the years.Koh Phi Phi pronounced Ko PP,  welcomes you to breathtaking beaches, stunning rock formations and tranquil turquoise waters teeming with colourful marine life. A vibrant night life, rock climbing, world-class diving and just the sheer beauty of Phi Phi is enough to tickle everyone's fancy.You might be wondering what exactly there is to do on this island, well... there's something for just about everybody. In fact, there's so much to do you might seriously consider extending your trip just to get everything done. Interested in diving, sailing, trekking, eco-tourism, business, romance, or just lazing on the beach.
38 Ko Rang Island
The island of Koh Mak is located in the East of the Gulf of Thailand, 35 kilometers from the mainland, at latitude 11 ° 49′ North, longitude 102 ° 29′ East. Koh Mak is the third biggest island in Trat province after Koh Chang and Koh Kood, with an area of 16 square kilometers, it is mostly flat. The island has a circumference of 27 kilometers, and white sandy beaches stretch from the north-west of the island round to the south.The Koh Rang islands consists of a group of 12 islands to the south of Koh Chang and the west of Koh Mak.The namesake and largest island of the group, Koh Rang, is one of the most popular of the outlying islands of the Mu Koh Chang National Park. At Ao Cho Bay, one of the best beaches on the island, there is a ranger station at Ao Cho Bay. It is possible to have a meal, camp overnight or stay in the national park’s bungalows.
39 Ko Samet Island
Ko Samet is one of the Eastern Seaboard Islands of Thailand. It is in the Gulf of Thailand off the coastline of the Thai province of Rayong, approximately 220 kilometres southeast of Bangkok.Ko Samet  is a rather small island where you will find some of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand. The water is also normally very clear here. Relaxation is the main activity here, so spoil yourself a little and "refill your batteries" in an tropical surrounding.It is the perfect place for hiding away from daily life stress and work. Anyhow, you are still close to Bangkok and it's shopping, night life and attractions.
40 Ko Tao Island
Ko Tao is an island in Thailand and forms part of the Chumphon Archipelago on the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand. It covers an area of about 21 km. Administratively it forms a district of Surat Thani Province.Golden sandy beaches, secluded bays, and a scuba diving paradise, Koh Tao is one of Southern Thailand's true tropical island escapes.The beaches around the island are some if the finest in the south, particularly Haad Thien (Rocky Bay), Tanote Bay and Sairee Beach.Whether you're an adventure seeker looking to scuba dive or more of a "land lubber" just looking to top up your sun tan, "The Rock" offers the best of both worlds.
41 Ko Tapu Island
Khao Phing Kan or Ko Khao Phing Kan is an island in Thailand, in Phang Nga Bay northeast of Phuket. About 40 metres from the shores of Khao Phing Kan lies a 20-metre tall islet called Ko Tapu or Khao Tapu.Ko Tapu, Koh Tapu or Khao Tapu at James Bond Island is the tall vertical rock island that stands out in the middle of the bay of Koh Khao Ping Kan and it is this funny looking rock that featured so heavily in The Man with the Golden Gun movie by hosting the solar panels for harvesting the power of the sun and for powering Scaramanga's laser gun.Ko Tapu actually translates into English as nail island or spike island and it got this name due to its tall and rocky nature. The limestone rock is around 20 metres tall with a diameter ranging from about 4 metres at the bottom and up to 8 metres at the top (hence the name of nail island).
42 Ko Tarutao Island
Ko Tarutao island  is the largest island of Tarutao National Marine Park in Satun Province province of Thailand, close to Malaysia border.The Malay word tarutao means "old, mysterious, primitive." At 150 square km and with mountains reaching over 500 metres high, this rugged island does indeed stir up a primeval sense of awe. It's no wonder that Thailand once banished convicted criminals here, and that the TV show, Survivor, chose this as one of its shooting locations.In 1974, it was officially protected as part of the larger Tarutao National Park, which also includes Ko Adang, Ko Rawi and many other islands further west.To the north, the park borders the Muko Phetra National Park, and to the south, it borders the boundary waters between Malaysia and Thailand.  Part of the Tarutao Marine National Park of Thailand. Tarutao is renowned for its history and natural beauty.
43 Phuket Island
Phuket, a rainforested, mountainous island in the Andaman Sea, has some of Thailand’s most popular beaches, mostly situated along the clear waters of the western shore. The island is home to many high-end seaside resorts, spas and restaurants. Patong, the main town, has a more casual vibe and is filled with wild nightclubs, bars and discos.Spectacular scenery, stunning tropical sunsets and warm blue sea awaits you at Asia's most popular beach destination Phuket. This fun island provides an unbeatable combination of perfect silky soft white palm-lined beaches, superb hospitality and great value accommodation.Whether it's world-class diving in the Andaman Sea, golf at international-standard championship courses or exciting eco-adventures in tropical forests, Phuket is a place to extend your horizons. Take an exhilarating speedboat trip to the surrounding islands, or enjoy a serene cruise around mystical Phang Nga Bay.
44 Similan Island

The Similan Islands is a group of islands in the Andaman Sea off the coast of, and part of, Phang Nga Province, southern Thailand. It is a national park which was established in 1982.The Similan Islands, located about 50 Kilometers west of Khao Lak, Thailand and are composed of nine granite islands washed by a clear blue tropical ocean and blessed with some of the world’s finest beaches.Listed as one of the Ten best Dive sites on earth, Similan diving is quite simply the best dive region Thailand has to offer. Famous for huge rocky dropoffs on the Western side, long coral reefs on the East side, and everything in between.

45 Krabi Island
The province of Krabi lays in southern Thailand between Phangnga and Suratthani in the north and Trang in the south. North of Krabi town the Khao Phanom Bencha mountains national park raise till 1350m. It is a landscape of hills, limestone rocks, mangrove swamps and forests of oil palm trees and rubber trees. Beside these two agricultural products the people live from fishing and coconuts. The Krabi river comes from the mountains and ends south of Krabi town in wide arms in the Andamansea. The shores a widely grown with mangrove forests. Typically for Krabi´s landscape are the Limestone hills and rocks, which especially shape the shores of the sea.
46 Phu Quoc Island
Phú Quoc is a Vietnamese island off the coast of Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand, known for its white-sand beaches and resorts, most of which are along the palm-lined southwest coast. More than half of the island’s landmass is part of a national park featuring dense jungle and mountains, popular for motorbiking, hiking and wildlife viewing.This peaceful tropical paradise, floats in the warm turquoise waters in the Gulf of Thailand, 50kms from the Vietnamese mainland and a 50 minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).Open year round with a peak season from November to March, Phu Quoc is becoming well known for stunning beaches, untouched natural environment, the easy going and relaxed atmosphere, friendly locals, and fantastic scuba diving and snorkelling.The majority of Phu Quoc Island is dedicated to National Park and protected marine environment, providing a memorable experience, with plenty of exciting activities and places to visit to keep you and the family entertained during your stay.
47 Cat Ba Island
Cat Ba is the largest of the 366 islands spanning 260 km that comprise the Cat Ba Archipelago, which makes up the southeastern edge of Ha Long Bay in Northern Vietnam.Cat Ba Island is shaped like an upside down and poorly drawn triangle, with the national park filling most of its land area. Gia Luan Pier, where boats from Ha Long City and Tuan Chau dock, is on the northern coastline.Three temples dedicated to each of the fabled women that Cat Ba island is named after are up in the hills with stunning views. There is a lookout point at Fort Canon with lots of secret bunkers from the war. A butterfly farm, a zoo, and lots of local culture can also be observed by meandering through the hillside. My favorite place I went to on the island is the Hospital Cave near the National Park. If you go just before sunset the light is absolutely beautiful.The beaches on Cat Ba island are surprisingly gorgeous. However, they are tiny and I imagine during the high season are positively crammed with tourists.Hike at the National Park of Cat Ba island is protected, thankfully, by a stunning National Park. The park has exotic species of animals, including the highly endangered golden headed langur, however spotting animals is uncommon. Cat Ba Adventure Tours and Blue Swimmer offer overnight hikes.
50 HaLong Bay Island
Halong Bay is one of the most breathtaking natural landmark in Vietnam, with some 1960 islets.islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and you have a vision of breathtaking beauty. Halong translates as ‘where the dragon descends into the sea’, and legend claims the islands of Halong Bay were created by a great dragon from the mountains.The bay is famous for its scenic ocean karst topography and is often included in lists of natural wonders of the world.
51 Koh Samui
Ko Samui, one of Thailand’s largest islands in the Gulf of Thailand, is known for its palm-fringed beaches circling coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest. It’s also home to luxury resorts, posh spas and a rowdy nightlife scene that often attracts a backpacker crowd. The 12m-tall golden Big Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai temple is a local landmark.Koh Samui is a cosmopolitan melting pot, attracting budget travellers staying for a month or two in simple beachside bungalows, to the wealthiest holidaymakers dropping in for a weekend at one of the many luxury resort or villa on the many white sand beaches of Koh Samui.From the hustle and bustle of Chaweng Beach to the lively yet relaxed atmosphere of Lamai Beach to the timeless feel of Bophut's Fisherman's Village to the tropical beach paradise of Maenam, Koh Samui is unique among Thailand's islands in maintaining a broad appeal for everyone. This helps to give the distinctive relaxed atmosphere that sets it apart. Everyone is welcome.It can also be called as the Hawaii of asia without volcanos..
52 The Taprobane Island
Taprobane Island is a rocky private island with one villa, located just off the southern coast of Sri Lanka opposite the village of Weligama. The island was named after the old Greek word for Sri Lanka. The island was previously owned by (self-titled) Count Maurice Maria de Mauny Talvande who fell in love with Weligama Bay. It was he who had the villa built on this tiny island.The Island comprises 2 ½ acres of sheer tropical fantasy with nothing between it and the South Pole. Accommodation is provided for in 5 en-suite bedrooms, with spacious living areas, balconies, verandahs, tropical gardens and a stunning infinity pool. A staff of 5 cater for your every need; in fact after arrival, guests frequently never leave the Island until their departure.
53 Mirissa island
Mirrssa Island is about 20 miles North of Colombo City and within a short but expensive taxi ride to the beach town of Negombo.Mirissa and its breathtaking sandy beach pretty much transforms your dreams and visions of a tropical paradise into an everyday reality.Located close to the Southern tip of the Island of Sri Lanka and only about 200 km from the Equator, this secluded crescent shaped beach is the perfect place to sit back, relax and forget about all the hussle and bussle of your other life that’s a million miles away.This small sandy tropical beach boasts some of Sri Lanka’s best and most stunning sunsets and sunrises.
54 Arugam Island
Lovely Arugam Bay, a moon-shaped curl of soft sand, is home to a famed point break that many regard as the best surf spot in the country. It's a tiny place, with a population of a few hundred, and everything is dotted along a single road which parallels the coast. Arugam Island is considered a relatively remote destination, it is in close proximity to a number of non-beach activities. The most popular of these is Yala National Park, home to a diverse range of wildlife that includes elephants and cheetahs, among other highlights.
55 Tangalle Island
This stunning tropical island is found in one of the country's hottest new real estate markets, the South Coast/Tangalle Area. Connected to the mainland by a sand spit and perfectly elevated, this unique island offers expansive water views and great resort potential.Tangalle is a charming, picturesque fishing port situated on the coast of an ocean bay, located approximately 200 KM from the urban centre of Colombo. The surrounding region is quiet and unspoilt, offering pristine beaches and a relaxed, peaceful environment. The pure ocean waters provide spectacular diving, fishing and observing the plentiful exotic fauna of Sri Lanka.
56 Nilaveli Beach & Pigeon Island National Park
Located 275 Km from Colombo, on the East coast along the pristine beach of Nilaveli and considered as one of the finest unspoilt beaches in Asia with white sands and clear blue seas. Nilaveli Beach is located on the East Coast of Sri Lanka, known the world over for its beautiful soft white sand beaches which slope gently into clear shallow seas, the vast Indian Ocean which washes on to the shores of this coastal resort holds a treasure chest of dreams just waiting to be opened.
Here you could swim around the multi-hued reef protecting the island like so many layers of ribbon cake – turquoise, ochre, salmon pink, smoky grey, sandstone and cobalt blue – and revel in an underwater world of colourful translucence, feasting your eyes on shoals of jewel-hued fish darting among the surrounding coral and rocks.Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, a coastal town in Eastern Province. The island’s name derives from the Rock Pigeon which has colonized it. The national park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka. Pigeon Island was designated as a sanctuary in 1963.
57 Bentota and Induruwa islands
Bentota is a coastal town in Sri Lanka, located in the Galle District of the Southern Province, governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 65 kilometres (40 mi) south of Colombo and 56 kilometres (35 mi) north of Galle. Bentota is situated on the southern bank of the Bentota River mouth.The outstandingly beautiful stretch of road is one of the most scenic routes in the island.
58 Unawatuna Island
Unawatuna is located 140 km south of Colombo in the Southern coastal belt of From the midway of the stretch the swimmers are able to reach the Rock island.Where there was once a flawless crescent of golden sand that swept along a palm-lined shore with turquoise waters that had just enough surf to make for ideal swimming conditions, there is now one of Sri Lanka's less appealing beach towns.
59 Uppuveli island

Trincomalee, often just called Trinco, is a city in North Eastern Sri Lanka. The city saw a lot of fighting during the civil war but has recently been moving beyond that, quickly growing into an interesting tourist location with decent beaches and sights. Trinco is famous for its nice beaches in the nearby Uppuveli 6km from Trincomalee, is an engaging little coastal community consisting of a fine beach of golden sand, a few hundred locals, a dozen or so places to stay and a seemingly unlimited supply of fresh seafood.

60 Kamodo Island 

Komodo is one of the 17,508 islands that compose the Republic of Indonesia. The island is particularly notable as the habitat of the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard on Earth, which is named for the island.Komodo National Park was established in 1980 and was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1986, both indications of the Park's biological importance.The most famous of Komodo National Park's animals is the Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis). It is the world's largest living lizard and can reach 3 metres or more in length and weigh over 70kg.

61 Kuredu Islands

Kuredu (Kurendhoo) is an island located in the Lhaviyani Atoll of the Maldives.The island itself is one of the larger tourist islands in the Maldives however you can still walk around the circumference of the island (along the beach) in anywhere between 40 minutes and an hour.Scuba Diving is the main attraction of the Island and is nothing short of World Class. The Snorkelling is also very good, but not for the faint hearted. There is a large variety of fish, as well as several species of shark and ray.Diving in Kuredu is most definately Intermediate to Advanced, as the currents can get quite strong in places. The dive staff are extremely competent, however, and will never take you anywhere that they do not think you can handle. Advanced divers should try the 'Kuredu Express' dive site, as there is a very strong probability of Sharks and Manta Rays. The current can get very strong, and visibility poorer than normal, so a negatively buoyant entry is usually required.The 'lagoon' area of the island (between the beach and where the reef starts) is home to many infant Reef Sharks and Stingrays. Neither of these are dangerous unless you more-or-less stand on them, but they are very beautiful to behold. The Reef Sharks in particular may come towards you, even whilst paddling at the shore edge.
62 Vilamendhoo Island
Vilamendhoo is an island on the eastern perimeter of Ari Atoll, Maldive Islands. Administratively it is part of Alifu Dhaalu Atoll division. The entire islands is operated by CCR (Crown & Champa Resorts) as Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa.Surrounded by a lagoon and long stretches of white, sandy beach. A reef encircles the island, with stray reef sprouts above and below.Due to the rise in temperature caused by La Niña, the coral had died but is starting to recover. Also, as the sea life returns, so do many sea creatures such as sharks and turtles.Whilst there is much life in the ocean, there are also many exotic creatures living on the island. Many types of birds can be seen, and are very docile. There are also large fruit bats, which hang from the trees, eating or sleeping during the day.
63 Huvafen Fushi Island
Huvafen Fushi (Nakachcchaafushi) is a private resort island in the North Malé atoll, Kaafu, Maldives Indian Ocean.Situated near the capital Malé and 30 minutes by speedboat from Malé International Airport, it opened in July 2004 and consists of a single island with 43 bungalows. Targeting the luxury accommodation niche, its facilities include the world's first underwater spa.Picturesque beaches and corals, The Lair: the islands spacious library-lounge, and deep-sea fishing to name a few. There are plenty of dining options on the island ranging from waterside bars, private dining experiences to an underground wine collection, unmatched by any other resort in the world.
64 Dhigufinolhu Island
Dhigufinolhu Island in the South Malé Atoll.A 35 minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport.  Dhigufinolhu  is a tropical island surrounded by snow white private beaches and lush tropical gardens.The tropical lagoon setting creates a Maldivian paradise of breathtaking natural wonders, where the warmest heartfelt welcome leads to journeys that can be deeply relaxing or truly invigorating. From the moment you arrive, peer into the crystal waters below the jetty of our Maldives resort at puffer fish, sting rays and baby reef sharks. Take part in an array of water sports including diving, snorkelling, surfing and island hopping.
65 kuramathi Islands

Kuramathi at 2 km (1 mi) long is the largest of six islands that belong to the small natural atoll, located a few miles off NE Ari Atoll, known as Ross, Rasdhoo, or Rasdu Atoll, which administratively belongs to Alif Alif Atoll.the island is located approximately 56 km (35 mi) south west of the capital island Malé and can be reached by a 20 minute sea plane flight or a 90 minute boat transfer.The following marine life can be encountered in Kuramathi: angelfish; butterflyfish; corals; hawkfish; manta rays;Moorish idols; moray eels; parrotfish; Portuguese man o' wars; rays; sea turtles; sharks; surgeonfish; sweetlips;triggerfish; unicornfish.

66 Villingili Iskand
Villingili is the only resort island of Seenu Atoll, Maldives. In 1997 the government of the Maldives contracted the American firm Abonmarche to build a large resort and marina there, to attract tourism. The island is also notable for having the highest natural elevation in the Maldives, Mount Villingili. It stands at a modest 5.1 metres and is located at tee number eight on Villingili’s Golf Course the only golf course in the Maldives.A very very romantic resort close to the equator.got nice reef just down below your Water Villas. Clear clam water you can enjoy melting into the sea ... not much activities but a cold drink a nice seafood plate will give you the best.the sun set view is spectacular.you will never forget

67 Rangali Islands
Rangali is an island in Alif Dhaal Atoll, Maldives.It is the setting for the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort, which has twice been voted the best hotel in the world.This explain how beautiful and worth the Island is even without writing about it.
68 Olhuveli Island
Olhuveli is accessible by a 45-minute exhilarating speedboat transfer from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport.Nestled amid lush tropical vegetation and shaded by graceful palms. Encircled by stretches of powdery sandy beach and a vast crystal clear lagoon, a truly breathtaking island with plenty of secluded sandbanks where paradise seekers escaping from the pressures of daily modern life can forget the outside world and let go of all inhibitions.Beautifully designed villas stand over turquoise waters, fusing modern flair with traditional architecture, white sandy beaches giving way to endless sea views that stretch for miles. It is truly a place where mind and body can relax, the senses can be invigorated and spirit will feel soothed.
69 Herathera Island
Herathera Island Resort, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and long stretches of white, sandy beach, is the only resort on the island of Herathera, a 20 minute speedboat transfer from Gan International Airport, on the island of Gan.Gan is about a 70 minute flight south of Hulhule International Airport, the main airport near Male’.After about 55 of the 70 minute flight, your flight crosses the equator then continues about 15 minutes to Gan.The islands is protected from the storms and high waves of the Indian Ocean by barrier reefs. Coconut palms, the national tree, are able to grow almost everywhere on the Islands. Addu Atoll is home to some of the most colourful corals in the country, which make Addu Atoll a popular destination for diving enthusiasts. The atoll also possesses particularly rich whale and dolphin fauna. A great diversity of species has been found here.

70 Great Nicobar Island

Great Nicobar is the largest of the Nicobar Islands ofIndia, north of Sumatra. Indira Point, its southernmost tip, is also the southernmost point of India. The island of Sumatrais located to the south of Great Nicobar. The island covers 1045 km2 but is sparsely inhabited, with a population of 9,440, largely being covered by rainforest and known for its diverse wildlife.Sparsely-populated beaches that give way to an ocean brimming with interesting marine life and coral gardens are just one of the reasons to visit the beautiful Island.
71 Munroe Island
Munroe Island is located at the confluence of Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River, in Kollam district, Kerala, South India.The place is named in honour of Resident Colonel John Munro of the former Princely State of Travancore.Munroe Island  you can see the village life at close quarters, unaffected by chaos and bustles of the outside world. A cruise passes through water bound villages, zigzag canals and beautiful waterways. It is a real feast for your eyes..Calm. Silence. Birds singing and dancing in the sky. A cow. Music from the temple. The soft come-and-go of the water. The wind on your face. Munroe Island is a hidden pearl in the backwaters.
72 Havelock Island 
Havelock Island is the most visited of the Andaman Islands. It's becoming popular for its beaches, laid back vibe and great scuba diving.The emerald seas, the tropical forests on one side of the road the coastline, and on other side the silken smooth silver sands and the sheer solitude make this beach a great place to relax.If you've had enough of the beach, try a little hot and sweaty jungle trekking.
73 Little Andaman
Little Andaman is an island in the Andaman Islands. Of the islands open to tourism it's one of the largest, yet it's remote location makes it the least visited. Those that do make the journey will stumble across pristine beaches, waterfalls, astonishingly cheap food, alcohol and accommodation, locals so friendly they feel like family, oil palm plantations and legendary waves that few surfers seem to make it to.Little Andaman is barely settled and most of the island is covered by thick jungle, fringed by stunning deserted beaches and reefs.
74  Diu Island
Diu Island is lying off the south coast of Gujarat's Kathiawar peninsula, separated from the mainland by a tidal creek. It has an area of 40 km², and a population of 44,110. It belongs to Diu District and lies 5 km to the east of Diu Head.Diu was a Portuguese colony from 1539 to 1961, when the Indian government used military action to retake all the Portuguese enclaves.Diu has fine but not so spectacular beaches, Diu town, some villages and all in all very relaxed atmosphere compared to mos.The old Portuguese churches and fort, local Hindu temples, the old Portuguese architecture in the town, beaches and sea shore something you might want to see.
75 Divar Island
It is located approximately upriver 10 km (6 mi) from Panjim. The Island is connected to Old Goa on the south-east side, Ribandar, on the south-west side and Narve on the north side, all by ferry. A launch also connects Divar to the city of Panjim from further north-west, in the island-village of Vanxim. The Konkan Railway passes through the village and the nearest stop to the village is the train station at Carambolim.The drive to the village is scenic, with paddy fields and wooded hills lacing the roadway, very typical of the Goan countryside.Piedade, a small, typical Goan village is spread at the bottom of a small forested hillock on which there is the Church of Our Lady of Compassion. Like the island of Chorao, well maintained, elegant Portuguese villas dot the countryside.From the top of the hill, superb panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, including Old Goa and the meandering Mandovi river can be seen.
76 Bali Islands
Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. The island is home to religious sites such as cliffside Uluwatu Temple. To the south, the beachside city of Kuta has lively bars, while Seminyak, Sanur and Nusa Dua are popular resort towns. The island is also known for its yoga and meditation retreats.With world-class surfing and diving, a large number of cultural, historical and archaeological attractions, and an enormous range of accommodations, this is one of the world's most popular island destinations and one which consistently wins travel awards.
78 Okinawa Island
Okinawa Island is the main and largest island of the Okinawa Prefecture in Japan. The island has the largest population in the prefecture,consisting of a few dozen, small islands in the southern half of the Nansei Shoto, the island chain which stretches over about one thousand kilometers from Kyushu to Taiwan.Okinawa's climate is subtropical, with temperatures barely falling below 15 degrees in winter. The seas surrounding Okinawa's islands are considered among the world's most beautiful with coral reefs and abundant marine wildlife. Consequently, snorkeling and scuba diving are among Okinawa's top attractions.
79 Anambas Islands

Anambas archipelago is a small archipelago of Indonesia, located 150 nautical miles north east of Batam Island in the South China Sea between the Malaysian mainland to the west and the island of Borneo to the east.the Anambas Islands are one of Southeast Asia's most spectacular coastal spots, with good snorkelling and diving. The main island, Pulau Bawah, is an unhabitated naturally protected lagoon. The shipwrecked vessels Seven Skies and Igara attract a variety of indigenous marine life and offer diving opportunities.

80 Lombok Island

Lombok is an Indonesian island east of Bali and west of Sumbawa known for picturesque beaches and prime surf, particularly at Kuta and Banko Banko (in south Lombok). The motor-vehicle-free Gili Islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno), off Lombok’s west coast, offer more beaches, reefs for diving and snorkeling, and a sea turtle hatchery.Lombok is a paradise of pristine beaches, crystalline waterfalls and towering volcanoes. The milky white beaches of Kuta tumble into a deep blue sea that bobs with the kind of waves that surfers dream of. The waters of nearby Sekotong boast sloping soft and hard coral reefs, the ideal environment for diving and snorkeling. To the north, the Gili Islands (accessible by ferry or chartered boat) feature some of the best water sports experiences around, including diving, sea kayaking and fishing.

North America

81 The Arcas Keys
The Cayos Arcas is a chain of three tiny sand cays and an accompanying reef system in the Gulf of Mexico. It is located approximately 130 kilometers from the mainland, west of Campeche. Their aggregate land area is 22.8 hectares. They belong to the municipality of Champotón in the state of Campeche.The main island is Cayo del Centro, with an area of 13.7 hectares, which is scantily covered with grass. Bushes and several clumps of palms are also present. 

 
82 Cedros 
Cedros Island (Isla de Cedros, "island of cedars" in Spanish, also called in English Cerros Island in former times) is a Mexican island in the Pacific Ocean.Large sea lion colonies are found on the rocks on the west side as well as the anchorage on the north end.There are feral goats on Cedros. Unlike on other islands in the region (notably Guadalupe Island), they do not seem to have had a significant impact on the island ecosystem. This would be due to the fact that Cedros is on the continental shelf close to the coast and, at least temporarily, it must have been connected to the mainland during the last ice age when sea levels were lower than today.

83 Cozumel
Cozumel, a mostly undeveloped Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea, is a popular cruise ship port of call famed for its scuba diving. At Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, divers can explore a section of the Mesoamerican Reef and Museo Subacuático de Arte’s submerged sculptures. Chankanaab is an eco park surrounding a lagoon with underwater caverns, home to dolphins, manatees and sea turtles.

84 Coronados
The Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado or Islas Coronados) are a group of four islands off the northwest coast of the Mexican state of Baja California. Battered by the wind and waves, they are largely infertile and uninhabited except for a small military detachment and a few lighthouse keepers. The islands lie between 15 and 19 miles south of the entrance to San Diego bay, but only 8 miles from the Mexican mainland.The Coronado Islands are a Mexican wildlife refuge; visitors may anchor, scuba and snorkel, but trips ashore are not allowed.
85 Isla Holbox
Located to the northwest of Cancun, Mexico, Holbox Island is just 26 miles / 42 km long. Holbox is separated from the mainland coast of Mexico by a shallow lagoon which gives sanctuary to thousands of flamingos, pelicans and other exotic birds and creatures.

86 Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres is an island in the Caribbean Sea, about 13 kilometres off the Yucatán Peninsula coast. The island is some 7 kilometres long and 650 metres wide.Also known for underwater statues.

87 San Benito
The Islas San Benito lie in the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of the Mexican state of Baja California, 25 km west of Cedros Island. They are part of the Cedros Island delegación, a subdivision of Ensenada, Baja California.Characterized by rugged terrain with steep slopes, the island’s vegetation includes coastal scrub, chaparral, pine forest, juniper scrub, and sand dune scrub.Imagine unspoiled desert, soaring mountains, and the Pacific teeming with fish, lobster, abalone, elephant seals, sea lions, whales, and sea birds.

88 Natividad
Isla Natividad is an island in the Pacific Ocean 6 km west off Punta Eugenia, the northwestern headland of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur.It has steep rocky shores fringed by rocks and kelp except for a small sandy beach towards the mainland. The island is barren and hilly with a peak 150 m high rising near its center. The flora consists mainly of a dense cover of Mesembryanthemum crystallinum and M. nodiflorum, cacti, and small shrubs. There are no endemicplants or animals on Natividad due to its proximity to the mainland (it was probably part of the mainland several times during the ice ages, when sea levels were lower). 

89 Marias
The Islas Marías are an archipelago of four islands that belong to Mexico. They are located in the Pacific Ocean, some 100 km off the coast of the state of Nayarit. They are part of the municipality of San Blas, Nayarit.Isla María Madre is the largest of the islands, with a surface area of 145.282 km². It houses the Islas Marías Federal Prison which was established there in 1905. The next two largest islands are Isla María Magdalena (70.440 km²) and, further south, Isla María Cleofas (19.818 km²). They were named after three women called Mary in the Biblical New Testament: respectively, Mary, the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Mary, the wife of Cleopas, and are referred to as the Tres Marias. A smaller island, Isla San Juanito, with an area of 9.105 km² lies off the north coast of Isla María Madre.
90 Magdalena
Isla Magdalena ("Magdalena Island") is an island off the Pacific Ocean coast of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, west of Ciudad Constitución. Its area is 314 km.
 
 
91 San Pedro Nolasco
San Pedro Nolasco Island, sometimes called Seal Island, is a small and rugged Mexican island in the Gulf of California.The island is protected as a nature reserveand its coastal waters are well known as a sport fishing and diving site.Best known for under water diving and corals.
 
 
93 Maui, Hawaii
Maui in particular is home to some of the best diving in the world, including the Tutle Caves, the Flying Sea Cliffs and Honolua Bay which is known to be teeming with fish and turtles.Maui is an island in the mid-Pacific, part of the Hawaiian island chain and known for its beach resorts, diverse geography and outdoor activities ranging from hiking and biking to windsurfing and snorkeling. Sprawling Haleakala National Park encompasses the island’s highest peak, Mt. Haleakala, as well as the pools and waterfalls of Oheo Gulch, accessed via scenic, winding Hana Highway.

94 Devils Island, Wisconsin
Devils Island is one of 22 Apostle Islands located in Lake Superior. The island, part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, is known for its sea caves (pictured) and lighthouse, first lit in 1891
 

95 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
St. John is the third largest of the US Virgin Islands, home to beautiful white beaches, scenic roadways, abandoned plantations, forests and an underwater coral garden offshore. About two-thirds of the island are designated as a National Park.
 

96 San Juan Island, Washington
San Juan Island is known for its excellent whale watching opportunities at Lime Kiln Point State Park. The Washington island is also home to beautiful forests, historical sites, vineyards, the Pelindaba Lavender Farm and even an alpaca farm.
 
 
97 Nantucket, Massachusetts
Located about 30 miles south of Cape Cod, Nantucket is a small island known for its beautiful New England buildings, sandy beaches, fine museums and restaurants.
 
  
98 Mille Lacs Lake Islands, Minnesota
The two small islands in Mille Lacs Lake make up the Mille Lacs National Wildlife Refuge, the smallest of these refuges in the country. These islands are one of only four breeding colonies of common terns, a threatened bird species in Minnesota. Visitors can go birdwatching by boat and see not only common terns, but also ring-billed and herring gulls
 
 

99 Kodiak Island, Alaska
Kodiak Island is separated from mainland Alaska by the Sheilikof Straight and it is renown for its wilderness, making it an excellent place to go boating, fishing or wildlife-watching.

100 Whidbey Island, Washington
Located 30 miles from Seattle, Whidbey Island is a narrow, long island renown for its scenic roads that offer views of bluffs, beaches and the water. The island is also home to six state parks and two historic villages.



101 Kaua'i, Hawaii
As one of the least touched islands in Hawaii, Kaua'i, known as Hawaii's 'Garden Island,' is renown for its pristine nature reserves, uncrowded beaches, beautiful canyons, plunging waterfalls and stunning sunsets.

102 South Padre, Texas
South Padre Island is a barrier island, formed when the Port Mansfield Channel split Padre Island in two, that is known for its warm weather and beaches.
 
 

103 Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is home to the colorful, historical city of San Juan, stunning beaches, rain forests and great diving spots, such as Culebra.Whether you're dreaming about spectacular surfing waves, a challenging golf course, or the perfect sunbathing beach, Puerto Rico offers the active traveller a tremendous array of opportunities. Surfing and golf compete with tennis, fishing, kayaking, scuba diving, and horseback riding, not to mention windsurfing and parasailing, for your active time.

104 Ofu, American Samoa

The remote, quiet island of Ofu is renown for its beautiful beach that stretches for several miles. The waters surrounding the island are also excellent diving places to see coral and tropical fish.

105 Angel Island, California
Angel Island is the largest natural island in the San Francisco Bay. The island is a California State Park and it is renown for its beautiful views and great hiking trails.
 


106 Cumberland Island, Georgia
Cumberland Island is the southernmost coastal island in Georgia, home to some of the most undeveloped beaches in the country. It also features vast areas of marshland and nature reserves.
 
 

107 Saipan, North Mariana Islands
Located in the western Pacific Ocean, Saipan is the largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands, which is a commonwealth of the United States. The island is home to beautiful beaches, including Micro Beach, a rugged and rocky coast, and dramatic cliffs in the North.

108 Hatteras Island, North Carolina

Located on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Hatteras Island offers visitors beautiful undeveloped beaches, sand dunes, and wilderness to explore. The island is a great place to go fishing right on the beach or go paddle boarding.

109 Caladesi Island, Florida
Only accessible by ferry or private boat, Caladesi Island is home to three miles of stunning, secluded, undeveloped beaches.

110 Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Located seven miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard is home to five lighthouses, 19 scenic beaches, Oak Bluffs (or 'Cottage City'), Edgartown and Vineyard Haven.

111 Anna Maria Island, Florida
Anna Maria Island is made up of three beach towns - Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria Village - and features stunning beaches.

112 Moloka'i, Hawaii
Moloka'i is the least visited major Hawaiian island, but is home to numerous ancient Hawaiian sites that are well protected and restored.

113 Mackinac Island, Michigan
Mackinac Island is one of the last car-free destinations in the United States because motorized vehicles have been prohibited on the island since 1898, making travel on the island possibly only by foot, bicycle, or horse-drawn carriage. About 80 percent of the island is occupied by protected state parkland, excellent places to go hiking and biking. 


114 Avery Island, Louisiana
Avery Island, located in Iberia Parish, is a salt dome surrounded on all sides by bayous (slow-moving, muddy rivers), salt marsh, and swampland. Wildlife spotters will get their fill at this natural paradise, which is inhabited by many animal species, as well as by exotic plants from throughout the world.

115 The Big Island, Hawaii
The Big Island is as large as all the other Hawaiian islands combined and is home to deserts, jungles, mountains, coral forests, volcanoes and colorful beaches, including the green sand beach, Papakolea Beach.



116 Key West, Florida
Once home to Ernest Hemingway, Key West is a beautiful, vibrant island full of cottages, inns and cultural events.



117 Antelope Island, Utah
Antelope Island is the largest of 10 islands located in the Great Salt Lake. It is home to wide array of wildlife, including pronghorn, bighorn sheep, American bison, coyotes, bobcats and several species of birds.



118 Guam
Guam is a U.S. island territory in Micronesia, renown for its beaches, Chamorro villages, ancient latte stones (stone pillars), the glitzy Tumon Bay and 'Puntan Dos Amantes' (Two Lovers Point), a 268-foot-tall cliff that gets its name from a Chamorro legend of two lovers who tied their hair together and jumped off the cliff when the girl's father promised her to a soldier.

 
119 Assateague Island, Virginia & Maryland
Assateague Island is home to more than 300 semi-wild ponies that wander freely. According to the National Park Service the horses are descendants of domestic animals that turned wild. The population is so dense that each year in July, the herd is split and swims to Chinocoteague, Virginia to be auctioned.

 

120 Isle Royale, Michigan
Isle Royale National Park is a rugged, isolated island surrounded by Lake Superior that is one of the least visited parks in the country. The island famous for its wolves and moose populations, but is accessible only by crossing Lake Superior with a boat or seaplane. The park is open from April 16 to the end of October every year.
 


121 Dauphin Island, Alabama
Spanning seven miles, Dauphin Island is a beautiful island full of white sand beaches. It is located off the Gulf coast of Alabama and is home to the the Audubon Bird Sanctuary, the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium, where visitors can learn about native species to the state.
 


122 Santa Catalina Island, California
This rocky island off the coast of California is a popular tourist destination, offering visitors the opportunity to go parasailing, zip lining and camping. Catalina Island is accessible by ferry-ride or helicopter. 
 


123 Jekyll Island, Georgia
Jekyll Island, one of the Golden Isles of Georgia, is known for its sandbars and beaches, including driftwood beach (pictured), as well as its inland marshes that are full of wildlife. 
 


124 Orcas Island, Washington
Brimming with lush forests, lakes and craggy shorelines, Orcas Island is a great destination for adventurous tourists looking to go kayaking, hiking, biking or fishing. As its name suggests, it is a great place for orca whale watching.
 
 

125 Amelia Island, Florida
Amelia Island is Florida's most northern barrier island and features 13 miles of beach and beautiful moss draped oaks. The island is also home to the town of Fernandina and a variety of seaside resorts. 



126 Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
Ocracoke Island is home to 16 miles of pristine, undeveloped beaches, Ocracoke village and Ocracoke Lighthouse, which is one of the oldest lighthouses still in use in the country. 



127 Hilton Head, South Carolina
Best known for its golf courses, Hilton Head is a great place to go hiking, biking or birdwatching.



128 Bald Head Island, North Carolina
Bald Head Island is home to 'Old Baldy,' the oldest standing lighthouse in the state, as well as 10,000 acres of beaches, marshlands and maritime forests. 



129 Chincoteague Island, Virginia
Only seven miles long, Chincoteague is home to a fishing village famous for its oysters and clams. Visitors in July can also watch a herd of wild ponies swim over to the island from the nearby Assateague Island in the annual Pony Swim. 



130 Channel Islands, California
Located off the Southern coast of California, the Channel Islands National Park is comprised of five islands that were inhabited by the Chumash tribe until the early 19th century. The islands are nicknamed 'California's Galapagos' because of their incredible unique biodiversity. To this day, the park remains one of the least visited national parks by tourists because of its remoteness.

 

131 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
St. Thomas is the most cosmopolitan of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is renown for its golf-course, beaches and nightlife. Visitors often come here to go sailing, snorkeling or diving. 



132 Block Island, Rhode Island
Block Island is a tiny island of only 11 square miles located off the coast of Rhode Island. It is known for its rolling hills, dramatic cliffs, lighthouses, and Victorian inns. Thousands of migratory shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds also depend on the Island as a stopover point on their journey north and south along the Atlantic Flyway.



133 Sanibel Island, Florida
Located off the coast of Fort Myers in southern Florida, Sanibel Island is renown for its historic lighthouse, boardwalk, and J.N. 'Ding Darling' National Wildlife Refuge & Bird Sanctuary. 



134 South Manitou Island, Michigan
Part of an island chain extending towards the Straits of Mackinac, South Manitou Island is comprised of a ridge of tilted layers of limestone, glacial debris and fragile sand dunes. The island is also home to the South Manitou Island Lighthouse, which was active from 1871 to 1958.



135 Tutuila, American Samoa
Tutuila is the main island of American Samoa, an American Territory. The island is home to the dramatic Pago Pago harbor (pictured), as well as numerous coves and bays that offer great swimming and snorkeling opportunities.



136 Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Kiawah is a barrier island located on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It features ten miles of wide beaches, 123 acres of parks and 30 miles of hiking and biking trails. 



137 Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands
Located just south of Saipan, Tinian is one of the Northern Mariana Islands. It is the least populated of the three main Mariana Islands. Visitors should explore the islands Japanese colonial heritage and relics found around the island. 



138 Fire Island, New York
Located parallel to Long Island, Fire Island is a popular tourist destination because of the National Seashore. The island is accessible only by shuttle ferry, water taxi or private boat. There are no cars on the island, so visitors can only get around the island by walking or biking.



139 Mount Desert, Maine
Mount Desert Island is full of stunning river valleys, freshwater lakes, mountains, woodlands, granite sea cliffs, and beaches. Most of the island lies within Acadia National Park, a beautiful park where 40 different species of mammalian wildlife life.



140 Marco Island, Florida
Marco Island is known for its white sand beaches. Visitors can also take a airboat tour nearby through a national preserve to see panthers, bears and other wildlife.



141 Beaver Island, Michigan
Beaver Island is the largest island in Lake Michigan, home to two lighthouses, a Marine Museum, and several nature preserves. 



142 Key Largo, Florida
Key Largo is a great place to see exotic birds and dolphin. It is also home to one of the country's most accessible dive spots on Molasses Reef. 

143 Cocos Island
Cocos Island is an island designated as a National Park off the shore of Costa Rica, that does not allow inhabitants other than Costa Rican Park Rangers. It constitutes the 11th of the 13 districts of Puntarenas Canton of the province of Puntarenas.Cocos Island was declared a Costa Rican National Park by means of Executive Decree in 1978 . Cocos Island National Park was designated a World Heritage Site.The rich coral reef, volcanic tunnels, caves, massifs and deeper waters surrounding Cocos Island are home to more than 30 species of coral, 60 species of crustaceans, 600 species of molluscs and over 300 species of fish.

 
144 Chira Island
Chira Island is Costa Rican Pacific island located at the upper end of the Gulf of Nicoya, an extensive inlet of sea water that is the result of a geological fault that has caused the land to submerge, leaving exposed only the tops of what were formerly low hills.These are the various islands that dot the gulf, the largest of which being the Island of Chira - Costa Rica's second largest island.The eastern end of the island is dominated by mangrove swamps.
 
 

145 San Lucas Island 
San Lucas is an island located off the Pacific shore of Costa Rica in the Gulf of Nicoya. It is part of the 11th district of Puntarenas Canton of the province of Puntarenas. Formerly serving as an island prison, it is now a National Park.San Lucas Island was a penal island for some of the worst criminals in Costa Rica.The island includes a wide variety of wildlife, such as howler monkeys, spiders, snakes, deer, and pheasants. There are also at least 8 species of bats on the island. The waters surrounding the island are home to hammerhead sharks, rays, and turtles.

 

146 Isla del Cano 
Isla del Cano is a small island in the Bahia de Corcovado (Corcovado Bay) in Osa Costa Rica. It is on the Pacific Ocean side of Costa Rica, 10 miles west of Punta Llorona on Península de Osa. It is a popular tourist destination for ecotourism such as whale watching, attracting visitors for its beaches, coral beds, and sea life.

 

147 Uvita Island
Uvita Island officially known as Isla Quiribrí, is a small  island  of the port at Limón on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. The island is long from north to south and wide, northwest to southeast.It is currently uninhabited, but there is at least one structure on the island, and a small dock.

 

148 Contadora Island
Isla Contadora is a Panamanian island on the Pearl Islands archipelago in the Gulf of Panama. It has an area of 1.39 km², which makes it the 11th largest island of the archipelago.The islands produced pearls of many colors and sizes, and during the many years when pearls were harvested from the waters around the islands, the natives would converge to Contadora to count their pearls and sell them to the Spaniards. 


149 Coiba Island
Coiba is the largest island in Central America, with an area of 503 km², off the Pacific coast of the Panamanian province of Veraguas. It is part of the Montijo District of that province.The warm current brings with it coral and many of the pacific tropical underwater life that you would not expect on the Pacific Coast of the Americas. Also with it come the larger fish/mammals such as humpback whales, sharks, whale sharks, orcas and more. Some 760 species of fish have been recorded here, including snappers, barracuda, amberjack, and three types of marlin. Due to all this marine life, the Coiba National Park is an excellent place to snorkel and scuba dive.

 
150 Taboga Island
Taboga Island, also known as the "Island of Flowers", is a volcanic island in the Gulf of Panama. It is a tourist destination, about 20 km from Panama City, Panama.Boat tours for fishing, whale watching, snorkeling, and sightseeing are available, as well as walking and nature tours.The island has become a popular touristic attraction due to its beautiful natural areas.
 
 

151 Boca Chica
A stunning new coast and island destination near the Costa Rican border- Boca Chica is part of the Chiriqui National Marine Park. Chiriqui province, famous as a mountain destination, now has a beach and island destination.

152 Bocas del Toro

Where have 18 countries filmed their Survivor series? The answer is exotic Bocas del Toro. On the Caribbean. Bocas is Panama's top tourism destination outside Panama City. Relax on beautiful beaches with scarcely a soul in sight, hike through rainforests so fine Lonely Planet Guide calls them "a biologists fantasy"and a explore the laid back, seaside town.

153 Pedasi and the Azuero Peninsula
The Azuero Peninsula with its white-sand beaches, soft rolling hills, world class water sports is home to Panama's most attractive small town- Pedasí. A four hour drive from Panama City, Pedasi is the home base for world class surfing, diving and sport fishing. An increasing number of foreigners are moving to the area attracted by the beautiful scenery, friendly people with a great small town at the center of it all. The region is also famous for countries best Carnival celebrations in Las Tablas and as the cradle of Spanish colonial culture.

154 Isla Grande
Just 1.5 hours from Panama City lie the turquoise waters of the Caribbean coast with a variety of world class attractions. The historic town of Portobelo is one of the most scenic spots in Panama. Set on a turquoise Caribbean bay, it was Spanish Empires' s trade epicenter in the 16th and 17th century. Attractions include a restored Custom house, the ruins of five Spanish forts, an acclaimed boutique resort, rainforests, diving and snorkeling.

155 San Blas Islands Guna Yala
The San Blas Islands offer two unbeatable attractions: Caribbean islands of stunning pristine beauty and an opportunity to visit the Guna Indians, also referred to as Kuna Indians for many years. They are a living Indian tribe with fascinating culture and tradition. In 2011, San Blas was selected by Lonely Planet as the #3 top tropical paradise in the world.
 
 

156 Caye Caulker
Caye Caulker is a small limestone coral island off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean Sea measuring about 5 miles by less than 1 mile. The town on the island is known by the name Caye Caulker Village.The beautiful azure shores of Caye Caulker, Belize are a wonderland for scuba, fishing, Maya Jungle Tours, birding, or just island delight.Known for fishing, scuba diving, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, roof-top weddings.



157 Ambergris Caye
Ambergris Caye is the largest island of Belize located northeast of the country in the Caribbean Sea.Ambergris Caye, tropical paradise diving, fishing, coral reef diving vacation! Forests, tropical savannahs, quiet lagoons, sparkling white beaches.



158 St. George's Caye
St. George's Caye is an island in the Caribbean Sea, eight miles east of Belize City. It is part of the Belize District of Belize, Central America. The village on the island is also known as St. George's Caye.



159 Tobacco Caye
Tobacco Caye is a tiny island in Belize, about 10 miles east of Dangriga. It is approximately three acres in area, shaped like an egg, with a north-south dimension of about 240 meters and an east-west dimension of 125 meters.Nestled under Tobacco Caye's tall coconut palm trees, within a short walking distance, through warm, clear, Caribbean waters to Belize's Barrier Reef.



160 Goff's Caye
Goff's Caye is a small island off the shore of Belize City, Belize. It is situated north of the English Channel and is 1.2 acres of sandy land.Belize Goff's Caye Island is off the beaten path. Enjoy outstanding snorkeling, beautiful surroundings, tropical peaceful island for your shore excursion.



161 Caye Chapel
Caye Chapel is a small, privately owned island in Belize, 16 miles north-northeast of Belize City and 3 miles south of Caye Caulker. It was once owned by Isaiah Emmanuel Morter, Belize's first coloured millionaire.The island's owner built the course over two winters, nine holes each time.It is possible to snorkel and fish around the island.



162 Blackadore Caye
Blackadore Caye is a small island in Belize, west of Ambergris Caye, in the Atlantic Ocean, not far from the Belize Barrier Reef.It has been bought by American actor Leonardo DiCaprio who intends to develop a highly sustainable eco-resort on the island.DiCaprio had originally discovered the island on a vacation in 2004 while staying at the ultra-luxury resort Cayo Espanto. DiCaprio purchased Blackadore Caye with Cayo Espanto owner Jeff Gram.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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