Are you one of those who enjoy exploring the world? If the answer is yes, you should do everything possible to set foot on the islands that I show you below, since in my humble opinion they are the most beautiful that you can find throughout the planet.
As you can imagine, in most of them you can enjoy beaches that seem like paradise , although luckily it is not the only thing you can do.
Koh Samui (Thailand)
Thailand is not only a very touristy country thanks to Bangkok, it is also a very touristy country because of the southern area, which is where its main islands are located. The most beautiful of all is Koh Samui, which is not yet as exploited as Phuket. It costs more money to get there by plane and that explains why it does not receive so much tourism. In beaches like Chaweng you will have a great time during the day, while your nightlife is guaranteed as it is an island where you can breathe a festive atmosphere that does not seem to end.
Who has not dreamed of going to the Maldives? It is the lowest country in the world and is threatened by climate change, so you have to hurry to visit it before it is swallowed up by the sea (in thousands of years). It is in the Indian Ocean, 450 kilometers south of India. It is a country made up of 26 atolls and some 1,200 islands , although only 203 are inhabited. In its capital, which is Malé, live just over 100,000 people.
Bora Bora (French Polynesia)
It belongs to the Leeward Islands, which in turn belong to the Society Islands, which are in French Polynesia. There she is known as Pora Pora , which means "first born" in Tahitian. For Spaniards it is not easy to spend a vacation there, since it is on the other side of the world and that makes the price of airline tickets more expensive. In addition, it is very focused on luxury tourism , so the resorts are quite expensive and spending a day there is not something affordable either. In spite of everything, it is worth resting in a cabin located on the sea while you watch how sharks and rays walk around wanting to greet you.
About 20 kilometers from the Amalfi Coast is Capri, an island that convinces you for its gastronomy and for the beauty of its houses, which are painted in very cheerful colors. In addition, it has natural attractions such as the Blue Grotto, a curious opening that allows the entry of small boats as it also happens in other parts of the island. In this case, they say that the Roman emperors who lived there took advantage of this hole to enjoy relaxing private baths.
The Whitsundays are 74 dream islands that are largely unpopulated. They are in the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea, which is fantastic news from the outset. However, what most surprises tourists is the spectacle of colors that are reflected in its waters, which seem to have been Photoshopped. In addition, the sand is exaggeratedly white and shiny , and has the peculiarity that it does not burn no matter how exposed it is to the sun thanks to its mineral composition.
It is one of the most complete islands on this list. Not only are there incredible beaches and hotels where you would stay to live, but there is also room for curiosity thanks to its ancient temples , authentic gems that will surprise you both for its architecture and its location, since sometimes they are in places as little expected as the Tanah Lot, which is a few meters from the sea.
Between Polynesia and Melanesia is Fiji, a very small country located in the Pacific Ocean and belonging to Oceania. Less than a million inhabitants live there who are used to the luxury tourism sold by the main hotels on the island. The tourist travels there in search of peace, wanting to merge with its lush vegetation and its beaches, which stand out for their crystalline waters, corals and the large number of colorful fish (and sharks) that it is possible to contemplate with good diving goggles.
The Philippines is growing as a tourist country thanks to Palawan, which is an island that has nothing to envy those that make up this list. Beaches like Nagtabon justify the trip, as can the Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park, where a long underground river merges with a spectacular limestone karst landscape . The river is navigable and there are excursions to live that unforgettable experience.
It is another name that comes to mind when we start to think of paradisiacal destinations. It is in Africa, northeast of Madagascar, made up of a total of 115 islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean. There you can see species of plants and animals that you have not seen in your life. That and giant stones that you have surely seen in the typical photographs that travel agencies use to convince you that it is the best possible destination.
Also, from Capri, in this list I have decided to include another European island that is very famous. This is Santorini, a small archipelago made up of volcanic islands that is a must-see. More than for its beaches, which are not bad at all, it stands out for the beauty of the houses that are planted in front of the sea with a combination of white and blue on the facades and on the roof that is difficult to ignore. In addition, from its volcanic cliffs you can contemplate postcard views that leave you with your mouth open.