The Most Beautiful Exotic Islands in The World

by | Oct 17, 2022 | Destinations, Travel Bucket Lists, worldwide

Mother Earth is so kind in providing us with the beauty of nature. From the lush jungles and magnificent mountains to the stunning beaches and the beauty of the sea world, they are ready for us to explore. So, visiting one or more of these Heavens on Earth will give you the best adventure of a lifetime. Specifically, there are plenty of exotic islands to roam around the globe, but which are the most beautiful ones? Read the full list below!

Exotic islands around the world and their charms!

  1. Bali, Indonesia
  2. Bermuda Islands
  3. Canary Island, Spain
  4. Exuma Cays, Bahamas
  5. Galapagos Island, Ecuador
  6. Kaua’i, USA
  7. Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
  8. Komodo Island, Indonesia
  9. Madeira, Spain
  10. Maldives
  11. Palawan, The Philippines
  12. Seychelles
  13. St. Lucia
  14. Tenerife, Spain
  15. Viti Levu, Fiji

Bali, Indonesia

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Known as the “Island of Gods,” Bali has enthralled the eyes of many travelers around the world.. Bali is one of the most exotic islands in Indonesia, which has mesmerizing natures like the infamous rice paddies fields, beautiful beaches, and tranquil temples. This exotic island is also rich in its sacred traditions and culture. Therefore, many tourists seek spiritual connection while visiting Bali. Alternatively, you can also enjoy wild nights and parties in many resorts and bars in Bali.


Bermuda exotic islands
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Nestled in the Caribbean sea, Bermuda has set a lot of eyes. Not because the infamous Bermuda Triangle myth is the country becoming popular. The plethora of exotic islands have made Bermuda one of the top must-visit places in the world. Bermuda has pink beaches, turquoise seawaters, and incredible dive sites. Even more, the small island country is also homes to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They are St. David’s Battery, Smith’s Fort, Paget Fort, and Fort Cunningham.

Canary Island, Spain

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If you are living in Europe, but you are longing for a great vacation on an exotic island and you do not have much time and budget to travel far away, we highly recommend you go to the Canary Islands as an alternative. This chain of islands consists of seven exotic islands which offer splendid natural wonders. You can explore these islands to feel the volcanic black sand beaches between your toes. Do not forget to also visit La Palma island which has a fascinating volcanic view to admire.

Exuma Cays, Bahamas

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The Caribbean is truly home to many hidden gems. The Caribbean country, Bahamas, has more than 2,000 small cays, that you can explore by boat. They call these cays Exuma Cays, which beaches are covered with white sand and the turquoise color of seawater. You should also experience swimming with pigs in the Pig Island of the Exuma Cays. It will be a unique experience for you to have. Besides, you can also go to parties in the town, diving to see beautiful corals, and many more.

Galapagos Island, Ecuador

galapagos island
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Galapagos Island is known for its diverse wildlife and beautiful landscapes. It is home to the Galapagos Great Tortoises, the natives of the islands, making it one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is really important to not annoy the habitat of this endangered species when you are visiting the island. Besides seeing the wildlife, you can also take boat tours to explore the island or swim on the beaches with different colors of the sands like red, black, and yellow sand beaches.

Kaua’i, United States of America

kaua'i island
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When you hear the word Hawaii, you must be imagining the chain of exotic islands where you can enjoy dancing on tropical beaches with music. The exotic islands indeed have a lot to offer you from beaches, volcanoes, and culture. One of the islands in Hawaii that you must visit is Kaua’i island, a more relaxing island than Maui and Oahu. On this island, you can explore its gorgeous beaches, dive to see beautiful coral reefs and fishes, and excursion to its rainforests.

Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

ko phi phi
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Ko Phi Phi is a small chain of exotic islands in Thailand, where you can enjoy the palm-lined sugary beaches with the warm waters from the tropical sea. In fact, Ko Phi Pho Don is the only island that is inhabited by people while other islands are uninhabited and ready for you to discover. You will enjoy visiting this archipelago if you love snorkeling, swimming, and diving. Do not forget to also pay a visit to Monkey Beach, where you can play together with the monkeys there.

Komodo Island, Indonesia

komodo island
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As the name suggests, Komodo Island is home to the ancient Komodo dragons. So, you should definitely go to Indonesia and straight to this UNESCO World Heritage Site if you want to see this prehistoric animal. Do not get too close to them since they have very venomous saliva. Besides visiting Komodo right in their habitats, you can also enjoy other experiences on the island such as trekking, snorkeling, hiking, scuba diving, or just chilling out and swimming on the beaches.

Madeira, Portugal

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If you are looking for a short weekend getaway, Madeira is the right place for you. This island is famous for its legendary wine. Besides, the landscape of this exotic subtropical island attracts many visitors to pay a visit. There are lava rocks, cliffs overlooking the sea, and beautiful towns completing the charms of the island. Many visitors explore the island by hiking to see more volcanic landscapes. Some others also choose to enjoy the sea’s beauty, watching dolphins and whales. 


Maldives exotic islands
Copyright: Rayyu Maldives

Home to a plethora of ravishing islands, Maldives is a truly heaven on earth for those seeking a tranquil and unforgettable adventure. The Maldives has gained popularity in recent years for its natural beauty. Even more, Mudhdhoo Island, one of the exotic islands in the Maldives, has a beach where the water can glow at night! It looks like an aurora of the sea! This bioluminescence is one of the reasons why the country becomes one of the world’s most demanding destinations.

Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

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In the Oceania region, there is a chain of exotic islands waiting for you to explore. The tropical waters, unspoiled sandy beaches, and the beauty of the underwater world are things you will get to experience if you are visiting Mamanuca Islands. You can also sail from one island to another by boat. Such luxurious vacations are offered for every visitor coming to this country. Do not forget to also try Fijian tropical cuisine and get close to the locals. They are very friendly and welcoming.

Palawan, The Philippines

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Going to the Southeast Asian region? We recommend you go pay a visit to Palawan, an exotic island where you can enjoy its silvers of sparkling white-sand beaches. With rustling palms fringe every corner of these tropical jungle islands and the jewel-color sea, you can feel the atmosphere is so peaceful and the air is so fresh. While under the water, there are beautiful coral reefs and many kinds of tropical fish, perfect for diving if you want to. 


Seychelles exotic islands
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If you want to seek an unspoiled archipelago with sea natural wonders and lush jungles, you should definitely go to Seychelles. With its pristine waters and UNESCO-listed jungles, there are plenty of spaces you can go to discover. The beaches feature giant boulders and palm-lined coasts, which are perfect for chilling out. The exotic islands of Seychelles also offer you marine sanctuaries with the best diving and snorkeling experience and some luxurious resorts to enjoy your vacation.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia
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Going back to the Caribbean sea, there is a country that you should not miss visiting before you die. St. Lucia, an exotic island in the Caribbean sea that has the best golden sands and palm-lined coasts. However, the best part of this island country is not only limited to the beaches. The island has twin volcanic peaks with lush landscapes, calling every wanderlust to explore its hidden beauty. There are waterfalls, nature trails, and healing hot springs waiting to be discovered. 

Tenerife, Spain

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Another exotic island for you to escape from the hustling and bustling of city life is Tenerife in Spain. This Spanish island has lovely beaches with magical volcanic landscapes. There are also a number of activities you can experience on this island such as hiking, going to a carnival, swimming on the beaches, and tasting the delicious local food. What is better about vacationing on this exotic island? It is pretty inexpensive for you to visit, so you do not need to spend a lot of cash visiting Tenerife.

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