Whether they are deserted, isolated, touristic, arid, exotic or not at all, the most beautiful islands in the world have a timeless charm that is sure to appeal to vacationers looking to break free from everyday life. And what better way to put an end to the routine than a vacation on an island where the sky merges with the sea and where the beaches never end?!
If you dream of blue sea and white sand, you will love our selection of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world! Attention, they are not in order, we leave it to you to classify them according to your preferences ?
1)Thailand, Southeast Asia
Thailand has so much variety, history, and beauty that it’s difficult to leave this paradise of pristine beaches dotted with chic beach shacks as far as the eye can see.
The ultimate beach-hopping destination (1430 islands to be exact) – here’s a look at some of the most popular islands and what to expect:
Koh Samui is ideal for families and first-time visitors, honeymooners and wellness warriors seeking to escape to a mountainous rainforest or relax on one of the island’s palm-fringed beaches. It is densely packed with luxury resorts and world-class spas.
Koh Tao has the best scuba diving and is known for its tropical coral reefs and breeding grounds for green turtles.
Koh Pha Ngan is a paradise for hedonists and hippies.
he Philippines… A country that we cannot evoke without seeing an irresistible smile rising on our lips. A smile mirroring those received by its more than welcoming population. A smile in memory of the incredible landscapes encountered the moments shared.
The Philippine archipelago is much more than beautiful beaches. If the country is resolutely turned towards the sea, each island has its own character. And looking inland means discovering a multitude of hidden treasures…
3) Bali, Indonésie
Indonesia has more than 17,000 islands, but Bali is still in the list of the most beautiful tropical destinations in the world. Let’s start with the endless list of beaches you can visit, each with its own unique charm. Pristine sands, limestone rocks and coves where you can dive headlong into the thrill of the most extreme water sports.
Bali a paradise for surfers and travelers in search of spirituality, the “Island of the Gods” is a haven of greenery where rice terraces, volcanoes, lakes, forests and dream beaches mingle. We never tire !
Best time to go: Between April and October.
Time difference: +6h (+7h in winter).
4) Maldives Islands, Indian Ocean
The island state of the Maldives is the tropical paradise par excellence. This set of atolls that rise in the heart of the Indian Ocean has incredible beaches, all dedicated to tourists looking for relaxation.
This is where you have to come if you’ve always dreamed of those pristine beaches shaded by palm trees, where the sand of the atolls slopes down to a crystal clear, warm sea teeming with life. Come to the Maldives at any time of the year and enjoy the sun, the sea and the fantastic warmth.
The Maldives Islands are the ideal destination for a romantic trip or a honeymoon. Rent a private stilt house and dive from your own stretch of shore. You will thank us once you are back on board our great ship.
5) Archipelago of the Antilles, Caribbean
Welcome to the West Indies, the Caribbean paradise par excellence. The islands are arranged in an arch from Florida to Venezuela and offer tourists a wide choice of fabulous beaches, an irresistible tropical climate and endless opportunities for entertainment.
From the Greater Antilles, which includes the Cuban Archipelago, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico, to the Lesser Antilles, which includes the Windward and Leeward Islands, the possibilities of visiting this place are truly limitless. Immerse yourself in the history of Barbuda or choose the beaches of Martinique and treat yourself to a dream vacation in a tropical paradise.
6) Nosy-Be, Madagascar
Nosy Be is a spectacular little island off the west coast of Madagascar. Besides being a paradise of sand, palm trees and crystal-clear waves, it is also the place where you want to be before everyone else!
Nosy Be is famous for the presence of the smallest frogs, chameleons and turtles in the world, with which you can swim together and explore the seabed. Of all the islands mentioned, this is one of the small minority that can be visited all year round. Here, the temperatures tend to vary very little. The rains are less frequent from May to October: do not miss the opportunity to visit this paradise!
The most famous of the Greek islands catches the eye with its white and blue landscapes blending into the sea… Appreciated by couples as well as families and solo travelers, Santorini has something for everyone: culture, history, gastronomy, sports activities, impossible to get bored!
Best time to go: Between April and October.
8) MAURITIUS ISLAND
Welcome to Mauritius, a paradise that emerges from the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, more than 500 kilometers from Madagascar. The archipelago includes the mother island, Mauritius, and the sisters Agalega, Cargados Carajos and Rodrigues.
Unlike most of the destinations listed here, you can travel to Mauritius all year round. Its favorable location, just below the Tropic of Capricorn, makes it a land of sunshine where temperatures never drop below 16° C, even in winter.
As if that were not enough, Mauritius has fabulous beaches. Who doesn’t love the feeling of soft sand underfoot on a hot sunny day, as the waves of the sea beckon you for another dive? Come and relax under the umbrella, or get ready to experience the thrill of diving. The surrounding seabed will take your breath away thanks to the presence of coral formations that are home to hundreds of species of fish and shellfish.
9) Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has long appealed to adventurers. Indeed, there are mountains to climb and thick forests to explore. As well as ancient shipwrecks to discover in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. There are many wonderful beaches. But with so much to see and do, finding time to stretch out and relax can be a challenge. Whether on land or at sea, exploration is always on the agenda and the curious cannot resist.
The island is a real melting pot. Understanding countless cultures and languages, but life here is easy. Visit prehistoric sites and sites rich in cultural heritage. Travel through forests, rice paddies and quiet villages – on foot, on horseback or even on an elephant. And also take the paths that lead to hills and mountains, the choice is yours. The interior begs to be explored. But the beach is the biggest temptation. Here you find attractive sands, dive sites and world-class surfing.
10) Maui, Hawaii
Maui is a volcanic island in Hawaii with 30 miles of beach and crystal clear waters. If you love snorkeling, you have to see the rainbow of corals and tropical fish.
There are so many things to do on the island too. Don’t miss the famous Haleakalā National Park. The visitor will discover beautiful waterfalls, its bamboo forest, its Hawaiian geese, its dormant volcanoes. Spend the day in the park and admire its spectacular sunsets over the mountains. Stroll through Lahaina’s historic sites and depart for Hana. From the island of Maui, you can sail to the romantic Lanai. Island also known for its shipwrecked beach, with the wreck of an oil tanker from the Second World War.
The island consists of a few microclimates and the weather varies greatly depending on which side of the island you are staying. The western side is generally the hottest, although the tropical climate can even vary from day to day, with extremes such as sunshine and thunderstorms.