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12 Islands You Need to Visit at Least Once in Your Lifetime

Written by Grace & Silas
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What many of us want on a vacation is a breathtaking view, good weather, fun activities, and less crowds.

And if these are your priorities, then an island beach is perfect for relaxing. But since the world is full of millions of islands, it’s not possible for anyone to see them all. And that’s why we made this amazing list of some of the most beautiful islands that every island-lover must visit before they die.

So here is a list of 12 paradises available on the earth that you need to visit at least once.

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Koh Hong

Koh Hong is on the coastline of Krabi. It’s a part of Than Bok Khorani National Park which is permitted for day visits only. Here no overnight stay is allowed. This beauty offers breathtaking scenery. You can take part in various activities with your buddies like fishing, hiking, kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, picnicking, hiking, scuba diving and sunbathing. You can even enjoy lazing on virgin sand.

Naxos

This Greek island is considered to be the largest among the Cyclades. Go to Naxos in Greece, and you’ll never feel like leaving the place. Known as the ‘green leaf’ of the Aegean Sea, Naxos has historical villages, local goods, and great foods. This island is the heart of archaic Cycladic culture.

Maldives

This sovereign state of South Asia is located in the Arabian Sea. If you love water sports, Maldives has an ideal climate for sports like kiteboarding, windsurfing, snorkeling, swimming, water-skiing and several others. It’s also a great family holiday destination.

Nevis

Nevis and Saint Kitts comprise a nation in the Caribbean. Nevis is a smaller island among these two. A lush, unspoiled island, Nevis is one of the best places to visit in the Caribbean for its magnificent view of the sea. It is considered to be a hidden treasure for several reasons that are worth exploring.

Galapagos

This volcanic island is situated in the Pacific Ocean. Galapagos is called the ‘living laboratory of evolution.’ It is the best destination in the world for its pristine ecosystem, breathtaking landscapes, and wildlife.

Mykonos

Mykonos is one of the most visited places in Greece that people take the ferry to once arriving in Athens. Its alluring beaches, hospitable people, party atmosphere and fantastic weather attracts both foreigners and locals.

Angel Island

Angel Island is a rare gem in California’s San Francisco Bay. If you are looking for a romantic gateway to a secluded island, don’t miss the chance to visit Angel Island at least once in your life.

San Juan Islands

The San Juan Island is in the northwestern Washington of U.S. It has plenty of exciting water sports and delicious seafood. Apart from its incredible view, you can enjoy different things here like cozy lodgings, whale watching, biking, kayaking, farm-to-table dining, hiking, and so on. The best time for visiting San Juan is summer.

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is situated in South Australia. This beauty is famous for its incredible wildlife. If you are a nature lover and if you want to spot native animals and plants, then this is the place for you. It has several rare bird species, koalas, and sea lions. Don’t forget to visit Flinders Chase National Park which is also known as penguin colonies.

Easter Island

This remote volcanic island is located in Polynesia. It’s a territory of Chile. Easter Island is famous for its monumental statues, known as Morai. The inhabitants of 13th to16th centuries created all these statues. Visit this distant island with colossal stone structures on your next vacation.

Capri

Capri, an island in Italy, offers visitors jaw-dropping beauty, fantastic cuisine and tons of shopping. The designer clothes, limoncello, and handmade leather sandals are a must-have item for all the fashion lovers. Visit Capri for its beach clubs, boat life, pizza, nature walks and vibrant nightlife.

Crete

Crete is an island in Europe that is known for its physiographic diversity. It has picturesque mountainous villages, mesmerizing sandy beaches, beach bars, rocky bays and lively nightlife. It’s one of the favorite destinations of so many tourists.


So, make sure that you include the names of these places in your list of ‘places to visit’ for your upcoming trips. And don’t forget to take your near and dear ones. It’ll make you vacation even more enjoyable!

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Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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