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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
70 Great Nicobar Island
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.