Looking for islands for a relaxing vacation ? Be careful because when you visit any of the 10 that we name below you will not want to return. You will do everything possible to destroy the return ticket and you will look for work to stay for a lifetime. Or do you prefer to stay in the big city stressed and swallowing the smoke that the cars emit?
It is an archipelago made up of volcanic islands located in the Aegean Sea , about 200 kilometers southeast of the Greek territory. It has a total area of 73 square meters and a population that barely reaches 15,000 inhabitants, although in summer tourists make that number multiply. It is a perfect island to relax, especially if you are lucky enough to stay in a hotel with sea views.
Located right next to Ibiza , it is one of those islands that you have to visit at least once in your life. Of course, neither the accommodation nor the stay are within the reach of all budgets, although in no case are we talking about prices like those of Norway or Switzerland. Formentera, the pearl of the Balearic Islands, has an area of about 83 square meters and about 12,000 inhabitants live there. Its most famous beach is undoubtedly Ses Illetes , considered one of the best in Europe for obvious reasons.
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
It is located in the Caribbean Sea, very close to the Yucatan peninsula, in the southeast of the country. Its waters are crystal clear and it is not difficult to find turtles and dolphins. The island can be reached by taking a ferry from Puerto Juárez (15 minutes) or by car thanks to the ferry that leaves from Punta Sam (45 minutes). It has been famous since the 70s, when the Mexican oceanographer Ramón Bravo discovered what is known as The Cave of the Sleeping Sharks.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
It is a paradise that is too far for us Spaniards. French Polynesia is at the antipodes, lost in the South Pacific between Oceania and South America. Bora Bora is its star island, the one that receives luxury tourism. It is easy to find impressive resorts that offer us to spend the night in cabins located in the crystal clear water of its unmistakable beaches. Bora Bora comes from Pora Pora, which in Tahitian means "first born."
The Maldives, in southern India, hide a treasure called Baros. It is a tiny island that has a very expensive hotel. The night can cost you 1,000 euros perfectly, but you will feel as if you are alone on the planet. Sea views wherever you go and all the things you always wanted to have at your fingertips. The villas at Baros Maldives, which is what the hotel in question is called, are incredible.
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
Of the Gili Islands of Indonesia (Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air) we can highlight Gili Trawangan, where there are resorts where you can enjoy unforgettable days. Its beaches are spectacular and it is a perfect place for snorkelling or diving. All this if you want some activity, because there is also the possibility of relaxing in a hammock with a tropical cocktail of those that transport you to another world.
Oahu, United States
It is the most populated island in Hawaii , where the capital is located: Honolulu. Oahu offers everything that you will hardly find in a set of lost islands in the North Pacific. It has two volcanoes (Waiʻanae and Koʻolau) and a huge valley between them. Waikiki, Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head are other areas of Oahu that are also famous for different reasons.
Whitsunday Islands, Australia
We are talking about a national park located in Queensland . There are 70 islands that are located right in front of the Great Barrier Reef, so it is not difficult to find marine animals of all kinds, such as whales. Its waters are tremendously crystal clear and the sand is so white that it seems that it cannot be real. The islands were formerly inhabited by an aboriginal people called Ngaro.
Fiji, Republic of Fiji
Fiji is another of the paradises of Oceania, although not as far from Australia as French Polynesia. It has an area of 18,274 square kilometers and about 850,000 inhabitants live in it, so it is not as depopulated a country as we might believe. Its main tourist attraction, of course, are the beaches , although it is also worth enjoying the animals and nature of the place.
Seychelles, Republic of the Seychelles
It is another of those paradisiacal places that we always have in mind. The Seychelles are a group of 115 islands located northeast of Madagascar, in Africa. They have a total area of 455 square kilometers of supreme natural beauty. It is a tropical paradise with beaches that hypnotize visitors and a sea that calls out to diving enthusiasts. Its Human Development Index (HDI) is the second highest in Africa, second only to Mauritius.
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