TripAdvisor recommends 10 Must See Islands

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TripAdvisor, the world’s leading online travel source, has put together a list of 10 Must See Islands the world over, some of the most beautiful and enchanting islands you can imagine. These paradise islands are among travelers’ favorite vacation destinations and offer visitors sensational scenery, a huge variety of activities and a wide range of accommodations. Below is the TripAdvisor list of Must See Islands, along with a brief description of each, and a link to TripAdvisor information about hotels, resorts and other accommodations at each location. The photos are all courtesy of TripAdvisor.

1. Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi Don is the largest of the Phi Phi Islands, located near Phuket. All visitors must arrive to this non-volcanic island by boat. The island is popular for snorkeling and diving – as much of it is a protected marine reserve – and is known for its fantastic, scenic beaches.
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2. Bali, Indonesia (A Beach Maniac Favorite)

The quintessential paradise island, Bali offers both an adventure-filled vacation or one that’s nothing but peace and quiet. From dense jungles to white sand beaches, from diving to hiking to treating yourself to a beachside message, the Indonesian island of Bali can meet your every desire.
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3. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador (A Beach Maniac Favorite)

The Galapagos Islands are best known for their abundant wildlife both in the water and on land. A carefully protected environment, the Galapagos draws eco-tourists who want to not just see wildlife but experience it in a pure, natural environment. Sea lions, sea turtles, flamingos, iguanas and much more await the adventurous visitors. The best snorkeling is from January through April.
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4. Easter Island, Chile

If you’ve seen pictures of Easter Island, they most likely were of its top attraction: a mysterious collection of 1500-year-old sculptures made from volcanic rock. This small South Pacific island is about as remote as you can get, more than 2,000 miles off the Chilean coast. Easter island – half of which is the protected Rapa Nui National Park – is most commonly accessed by airplane from Santiago or Tahiti.
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5. Ischia, Italy

Ischia is a stunningly beautiful island and the largest in the Bay of Naples. Vistors can access Ischia by ferry or hydrofoil from Naples. Once on the island, guests enjoy visiting the many curative spas.
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6. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, in the Indian Ocean just 20 miles from India, is renowned for it spectacular beaches, ancient cities and tea plantations. Scuba diving is one of the most popular activities, but outdoor adventurers can also explore the island’s dense jungles, temples and shrines. Tourism has made a strong comeback after a long civil war that ended in 2009. Formerly known as Ceylon, Sri Lanka is home to 20 million people.
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7. Santorini, Greece

Santorini

Santorini is a rocky, hilly, volcanic island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 120 miles off the mainland of Greece, and is accessible by ferries, hydrofoils, and catamarans. It is only about 28 square miles and has a population of just over 13,000. The island curves round a giant lagoon known as a caldera, created by a volcanic eruption. The cliffside capital Fira towers over the lagoon, offering stunning views. In addition to his ancient history and remarkable scenery, Santorini has become known for its vibrant nightlife.
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8. Madagascar

Madagascar

Madagascar is a very poor island country in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa. It has a population of 21.9 million, 70% of whom live in poverty. Separated from mainland Africa for some 160 millions years, Madagascar has a unique collection of plants and animals found only on the island, and that is one of the big draws for adventurous travelers. But Madagascar is difficult to get to, has poor roads and few quality hotels.
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9. Anguilla, Caribbean (A Beach Maniac Favorite)

Anguilla

Anguilla, an upscale island in the eastern Caribbean, is part of the British West Indies. The main attractions in this English-speaking island straight east of Puerto Rico are the white sand beaches bordering crystal clear waters. It’s not difficult to find a beautiful modern hotel or resort, and two of the most popular locations are Shoal Bay and Rendezvous Bay.
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10. Maui, Hawaii, United States (A Beach Maniac Favorite)

Maui

Maui – “The Magic Isle – is a special paradise of its own within the larger paradise of Hawaii. Not only does Maui have more than 30 miles of some of the best beaches in the world, it offers a quiet, lush respite from the busier island of Oahu but more to do and see than some of the other Hawaiian outposts. Maui has repeatedly been voted “Best Island” by top travel reviewers.
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One comment to TripAdvisor recommends 10 Must See Islands

  • Hurleydi  says:

    Want to go to ALL of ’em!

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