Holidaying in some far flung island is probably the best way to de-stress. Nothing beats the idea of relaxing in a remote land floating amid endlessly stretching water. Islands provide the perfect outing destination whether be it a romantic getaway, or a relaxing sojourn. Even the kids seem to enjoy the tropical islands with unending sun and sand. Here is a list of the top 10 spectacular islands of the world!
10. Falkland Island
In South-West Atlantic Ocean 300 miles east of Patagonian coast lies the disputed territory of the Falkland Island or Islas Malvinas. Currently a British land which the Argentines are trying to get control over, the political troubles cannot underestimate the island’s natural beauty which is most popular for its penguins. Falkland Island gives you the best opportunity of watching penguins without risking an Antarctic voyage.
9. Majuli Island, India
If islands on the seas and oceans are too mainstream for you then give this offbeat island peeping out of river Brahmaputra a try. Majuli is the largest river island in the world. Tucked away in the North-Eastern fringes of India, Majuli is mostly inhabited by people undisturbed by ‘modernity’. It can offer some rare sneak-peek into the life of the tropical tribes. With greenery galore Majuli is also famous as a bird watching spot!
8. Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
Felicitated by the title “Pearl of The Indian Ocean” Bazaruto archipelago rightly earned this honour. One of Africa’s virgin beauties, the island flaunts it all. The white sand, the infinite blue and the option of delving into luxury all are abundantly available here. What sets this island apart is its rich population of fauna. Whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, turtles to name a few are permanent residents of the water around the island.
7. Capri, Italy
Go to visit Capri once and there is a heavy chance you may never want to leave. This is that dream place in our imagination which has an unsustainable perfection about it. Its legendary beauty grasped the kings, artists, popular personalities and the common man alike. History, art and culture form the heart and soul of Capri. It is a magnificent island with exotic villas and mysterious caves which open and close with the tides.
6. Bali, Indonesia
When the small Hindu population of Indonesia thought of nestling somewhere, they chose Bali. In Bali, Hinduism is much more than just a religion, it is a lifestyle, a disposition which is hard to ignore. Warm locals efficient in skilled craftsmanship can teach you lots of new things. Get enthralled by interesting temples and out of the world mythological tales. Experience the unique essence of the Balinese people and make a memory to be treasured for life.
5. Galapagos – The Spectacular Islands
Obviously, this island does not need any introduction. The contribution of Galapagos in framing up of Darwin’s –“The Theory Of Natural Selection” is known by all. If the travel bloggers’ and videographers’ records’ are to be believed then people who set foot here cry while leaving the island. It is very easy to fall in love with the unique animals found nowhere else in the world. Watching a hundred thousand varieties of living beings existing peacefully without human disturbances in the ‘moonland’ type volcanic geography is once in a lifetime experience.
4. Bora Bora Island, Tahiti
Seclusion, luxury, nature and the horizon-less blue describes Bora Bora. It is the leading destination of the French Polynesian cluster of island in South Pacific Ocean. If ‘blue’ is a word carelessly used by you to express stress then a visit to this island will change that perspective of your’s forever. Turquoise is the colour which rules here with towering rainforests and iconic ‘floating’ bunglows. Though considered a honeymooners’ hotspot Bora Bora also offers a whole array of water sports like snorkelling and scuba diving.
3. Santorini, Greece
How can a list of spectacular Islands be complete without Santorini! Santorini is actually an active volcano perched in the sea. With amazing architecture and velvety wine it makes for a romantic holiday destination. The orange and golden rays of the setting sun kissing the snow coloured houses hanging from the cliffs in an uncannily fine-tuned rhythm is like a poem by nature. A traveler cannot help but wonder what it would be like to live here forever!
2. Maui, Hawaii, USA
The ultimate destination for the adrenaline junkies and a surfers’ paradise! Live like a true blue Hawaiian and explore the wilderness that this island has to offer. Scale its heights or curve through the barrel of the waves, go biking on the road to Hana or dive into the blue of the ocean. The choice is all yours! An ever-thriving hospitality industry will take care of all your needs.
It is perfectly understandable if you visit Seychelles and refuse to return ever! Captivating pristine white sand beaches and trickling azure water will stupefy you for days. The feel of the soft sands here is something unique which is found in no other part of the world. Ecotourism is in vogue and there is endless option for those who want to splurge. Environmental restrictions are very strictly followed in this tiny island country and its rich biodiversity is responsibly preserved.