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5 of the Most Beautiful Islands in the World

Updated on December 15, 2015

Hvar Island, Croatia

Jelsa is a town on the island Hvar. It is located in the bay, on the northern side
Jelsa is a town on the island Hvar. It is located in the bay, on the northern side | Source

Stari Grad

Stari Grad is one of Croatia's oldest towns, dating back to 385BC when it was a Greek colony called Faros.
Stari Grad is one of Croatia's oldest towns, dating back to 385BC when it was a Greek colony called Faros. | Source

Hvar Island, Croatia

One of the most beautiful Islands in the Adriatic Sea, Hvar has it all, history, culture, breathtaking beaches, fresh water springs, pine forests, hillsides with lavender fields, vineyards and olive groves, these are just some of the attractions that encourage tourists from all over the world to visit this amazing island.


The Stari Grad in Hvar, is one of the oldest towns in Europe, in 384 BC the ancient Greeks founded the colony of Pharos. In Hvar you will find remnants of this rich history; stone streets and ancient architecture from that era can be found in Hvar.

Visit the Hvar Theater which was founded in 1612 and the beautiful Cathedral of St. Stephen which was build on the remains of an older church that was build around the 6th-century.


Hvar has something for everyone, the elderly visit for the peace and quiet, the younger generation enjoy the vibrant night life, families take advantage of the wide variety of family oriented activities available.
Relax by the beach, take a dip in the crystal clear blue sea, hang out in one of the many outdoor cafes, partake of the delicious local cuisine (Cevapi is a must), have a glass or two of the local wines, and enjoy the long summer days of this beautiful island, with its warm Mediterranean climate.


Regularly voted as one of the top ten most beautiful islands in the world, Hvar is just one of the many majestic islands in Croatia.

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Ambergris Caye

 Bird's Eye view of Ambergris Caye - San Pedro and adjacent lagoon
Bird's Eye view of Ambergris Caye - San Pedro and adjacent lagoon | Source

Ambergris Caye Belize

Taken on the shore of Amergris Quay
Taken on the shore of Amergris Quay | Source

Ambergris Caye Belize

If you would like to go to an island just for the sun, clear turquoise Caribbean sea and white sands, Ambergris Caye is the place to go. It is the largest island in Belize, about 40 km long and 1.6 km wide. The Ambergris Caye has the second largest barrier reef in the world, running a close second to Australia's Great Barrier Reef.


In Pre Columbian times, a Mayan community lived on the island; if you are in the area, do not forget to have a peek at the Marco Gonzalez Maya Site.

San Pedro Town is the main settlement on the island and that is where most tourists stay, there are also a number of quaint little villages and modern resorts scattered around the island.


The main mode of transport in Ambergris Caye, is golf carts and bicycles. Ambergris Caye is a place to relax, there is no need to pack a lot of clothes, all you will need here is, beach wear, swim suits and sunblock.
Ambergris Caye is a beautiful island to visit for a relaxing, sun, sea and sand vacation.
Fun Fact: Madonna mentioned San Pedro in her song titled "La Isla Bonita" (The Beautiful Island).

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Kauai Hawaii

Aerial view of the coast of Nā Pali Coast State Park in Kauai, Hawaii
Aerial view of the coast of Nā Pali Coast State Park in Kauai, Hawaii | Source
Na Pali Coast, NW Kauai, Hawaii: view of Hanakapi'ai Beach through palms, from Kalalau Trail.
Na Pali Coast, NW Kauai, Hawaii: view of Hanakapi'ai Beach through palms, from Kalalau Trail. | Source

Kauai Hawaii

The fourth largest and geologically the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands, Kauai is an amazingly beautiful holiday destination, with its majestic waterfalls, amazing beaches and crystal clear waters, it is also the location of The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.

Places to Visit in Kauai
Visit the 52 foot high Kilauea lighthouse, built in 1913. The view from the lighthouse is fantastic, while there, check out the Waimea Canyon, which has been described as The Grand Canyon of the Pacific, even though it is not as large as the Arizona Grand Canyon. Waimea Canyon is 1mile wide, about 900m deep and is located on the west side of the island, a must visit attraction on the island.

Kauai is the destination of choice for those who enjoy nature, throw in the local legends about sleeping giants (Nounou Mountain) and roaring giant lizards (spouting horn) and you end up with a magical vacation.

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Cephalonia

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Cephalonia, Greece

Cephalonia
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Cephalonia, Greece

Situated in the west of Greece, Cephalonia is the largest of the 7 Ionia Islands.
Cephalonia is known for its endangered species of loggerhead turtles. It also boasts the sightings of more than 200 species of birds.
With its rich history, beautiful mountains, caves, golden beaches and the crystal clear Mediterranean waters, it is a perfect holiday destination. Visit the picturesque Greek villages, churches and Monasteries, the olive groves and vineyards. Cephalonia is a wonderfully, enchanting Island.

Not to be Missed Places of Interest in Cephalonia

1. Melissani’s underground lake a site that defies description, in the days of yore it is said that Melissani was the home of the Nymphs, once you are inside the cave, you almost expect a Nymph to be waiting for you.

2. Myrtos Beach has the distinction of being voted the best Greek beach more than a dozen times and has been mentioned in travel magazines and beach lists countless times.

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Providenciales

Turtle Cove, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

 Princess Alexandra Land and Sea National Park, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
Princess Alexandra Land and Sea National Park, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands | Source

Providenciales or "Provo" in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Providenciales is an island in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The island is popular not only for its beautiful white beaches, but also for the miles of coral reefs that provide amazing diving experiences.

The Chalk Sound National Park is one of the islands main attractions. Visit the famous Grace Bay beach and watch dolphins playfully swimming, majestic whales spouting water meters high, the island is near the migration rout of the Humpback whale , go swimming , snorkeling, play golf in the 18 hole championship golf course or visit Down Town, where you can do some shopping.


In 2011 Providenciales was ranked the best beach destination in the world by TripAdvisor.

Providenciales or "Provo" in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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    • Debbie Snack cake profile image

      Debbie Villines 

      4 years ago from Iowa

      Hello, I was really intriguing post enjoyed reading your article, that was very impressive; I know you from Bubblews by the way; deborah57.

      Its good to see another hubber, I seldom post here, mostly on Bubblews. The islands is always more beautiful, places to visit, but expensive to live there;)

    • Greensleeves Hubs profile image

      Greensleeves Hubs 

      4 years ago from Essex, UK

      ketage; you make a very good case for all of these islands by including nature, culture, history and entertainment attractions for each of them. What's more, the hub is well laid out and attractive. Personally I would probably choose Kauai Hawaii, but mainly because I've already been to Belize, and among the Greek islands, I would prefer Santorini, a really beautiful island. But all these are well worth visiting. Voted up. Alun.

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      ketage 

      5 years ago from Croatia

      Sounds great , I have never been to Tenerife , But I am looking it up online and it looks real nice :) thanks for commenting .

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      Jason Benedict 

      5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida

      Another great island I could recommend is Tenerife. I visited there on my last vacation, absolutely stunning.

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