Best Islands in the World

Islands evoke that daydream feeling for every traveller thanks to that feeling of seclusion, the natural beauty of the surroundings and, of course, the diversity of other cultures. But with all the choices available, which are the best islands to visit in the world? We've used a list of TripAdvisor reviews, newsletter polls and online voting to find out what travellers voted the top islands.

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Bora Bora

Bora Bora is one of the most secluded islands you can find - it's located in the south pacific and primarily consists of tiny islands with beach-hut hotels, joined by small bridges. Around the secluded huts is a sea of crystal clear water, without a city, car or civilization in sight. It's the perfect retreat for anyone looking for a truly secluded experience.


Much like Bora Bora, the Maldives are excluded from much of the mainland. Although they're hard to reach, you won't regret the trip; like Bora Bora, the primary accommodation is in beach huts situated in the crystal water, with coral reefs for snorkeling and lines of golden sand to live out your days.


Voted the best island in Europe, Santorini also makes it onto the list of best islands in the world. This is an ideal honeymoon spot, with black-sand red beaches and historical remains for history buffs. The island has been sculpted and crafted by its volcano for 3,500 years and is teaming with natural beauty - and a burst of culture for the curious traveller, too.


For Hawaiian retreats, Maui is the place to go. The resort is filled with dramatic scenery and tonnes of activities for the adventurous traveller, with red sand and golden sand beaches across the island to suit anyone's taste.


Filled with historical and cultural significance, Fiji makes it into our best islands in the world list with high recommendation. The natural beauty of the island, combinedthe opportunity to experience a new culture, makes it an ideal place for all travellers. You can also trek up the famous Fiji mountain ranges, and sample some of their world famous natural spring water.

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