The vacations are coming and you intend to make the most of them. Are you looking for an unknown place to live an unforgettable stay? There’s nothing better than exploring some of the paradise islands of our good old world! If you are planning to visit a little piece of paradise, here is our exclusive top 5 most beautiful paradise islands in the world, with magnificent beaches and breathtaking landscapes . We would like to point out that this is not a ranking, but just a list of the most beautiful islands to visit.
1. Santorini : a paradise island?
When we speak about paradise island, it is not so much Santorini, island of the Cyclades in Greece, that we think of.
However, we promise you that it is a real paradise for couples.
A place where love multiplies infinitely between the two loved ones, so beautiful is the landscape and the activities on site provided for couples. From one of the most beautiful villages in Greece, Oia, to Fira, Santorini promises you a dream stay:
- day at sea : sailing boat and catamaran
- crazy sunsets
- luxury hotels to die for
- delicious food
- diving in azure waters
Where to stay in Santorini?
Santorini and some of its villages offer some of the most beautiful hotels and villas in the world to its lucky visitors.
Go to this map of the island’s hotels to find out where to put your luggage:
2. Guadeloupe: the French paradise
To make made in France, we could have started this list by the island of Reunion, Martinique, Corsica… But it is Guadeloupe which carries for us the palm of French paradise island!
It must be said that its territory is scattered, between the main island in the shape of a butterfly, composed of Basse Terre and Grande Terre, but also its mythical islands such as Les Saintes (photo below) and Marie Galante.
Above all, Guadeloupe is a mixture of tropical forests, mountain hikes, white sand beaches, turquoise waters, sailing spots, tasty cuisine…
To swim in the most beautiful beaches of the French territory, go to:
- Pain de Sucre (Les Saintes)
- Caravelle (Sainte Anne)
- Grande Anse (Deshaies)
- Souffleur Beach (Port Louis)
Where to stay in Guadeloupe?
To know where to stay in Guadeloupe, go to the page dedicated to our site La Guadeloupe Autrement:
2. Mauritius: a paradise in the Indian Ocean
Mauritius is one of the first choice destinations to enjoy your vacations. It is a paradise island with breathtaking landscapes and white sandy beaches.
This island is full of activities to escape from the daily routine for those who are thirsty for adventure, starting with scuba diving with sharks (the main attraction of Mauritius)!
To you the vacations of dream while travelling on theisland of Mauritius. For lovers, families or friends, this destination guarantees relaxation with its luxurious hotels and its world famous Club Med. You have the choice between several paradisiacal beaches:
- Ile des Cerfs Beach;
- Morne Beach;
- Or the one in Trou aux Biches.
Its beautiful beaches and its lagoon will make the happiness of young and old, no matter if you are fond of sea activities or not.
Where to stay in Mauritius?
To discover this dream island off the coast of Africa and in the Indian Ocean, you can start by finding a hotel on the map below!
3. Make the trip to the Big Island of Madagascar
Madagascar is one of the largest islands in the world, in fact it is the largest island in theIndian Ocean.
Often referred to as the ” Big Island” , Madagascar attracts travelers from all over the world because of :
- its beautiful white sand beaches ,
- its wonderful baobabs,
- its lush nature
- and its endemic species.
This island is so huge that you won’t have time to get bored. The coasts of the Big Island offer a multitude of activities and flavors for those who love the ocean and its fruits. Its postcard beaches make it a wonderful spot for scuba diving, swimming, surfing and all beach-related activities.
This dream destination is also home to many national parks with endemic species. Who wouldn’t want to go on a road trip, to see the baobab, the traveler’s tree or the lemurs that only this paradise island has?
Where to stay in Madagascar?
To discover this dream island off the coast of East Africa, you can start by finding a hotel on the map below!
3. The pearl of the Pacific: Polynesia, Bora Bora and Tahiti
French Polynesia has been and will always be one of the best destinations in the world for us.
It is a must for all those who want to enjoy exceptional landscapes . Above all, don’t forget to immortalize your visit with a photo: it’s the perfect place for a breathtaking Instagram.
It is in French Polynesia that you will discover one of the most beautiful diving spots in the world: theisland of Bora Bora. The lagoon on theisland of Bora Bora is one of the most beautiful places you will ever see. For those who want to merge with nature, the nearbyisland of Tahiti offers a breathtaking natural heritage. Hiking enthusiasts and ecotourists will be well served. It is also in Tahiti that you will discover the architectural and cultural wealth of French Polynesia.
Where to stay in Bora Bora?
To discover this dream island in the middle of French Polynesia and Pacific Ocean, you can start by finding a hotel on the map below!
4. Discover the Maldives archipelago and its heavenly islands
Discovering the Maldivesarchipelago is one of the things you should do at least once in your life.
The islands of the Maldives are synonymous with paradise, for those who love beaches and water activities. The Maldives are ideal for group vacations , but especially for lovers. Many people pass by there just to propose.
It is an archipelago that consists of more than 1,200 islands. These numerous islands are divided into 26 atolls. The Maldives has various diving spots, each as exceptional as the other, such as the North Malé Atoll. Ari Atoll is also well known for its turquoise lagoons.
This archipelago will satisfy even the most demanding by the turquoise lagoons, coral garden, multicolored fish that they have.
Where to stay in Maldives?
To discover this paradise island in the Indian Ocean, you can start by finding a hotel on the map below!
5. A must-see destination: the island of Bali
Bali is one of the top destinations in Asia, especially Southeast Asia.
It is a paradise island located in Indonesia, highly recommended by all kinds of travel blogs, and very popular with tourists in search of beauty.
This wonderful island has several beautiful beaches , such as those of:
- Balangan Beach,
- of Bingin Beach,
- Atuh Beach, and many others.
Theisland of Bali is also the perfect place for hiking enthusiasts. This island will amaze you with its beautiful rice terraces and temples. If you want to discover what a dream vacation is, visit Bali!
Where to stay in Bali?
To discover this paradise island in Indonesia, you can start by finding a hotel on the map below!
6. Moorea : most beautiful island in the world ?
Moorea is easily accessible from the renowned sister island of Tahiti by a short flight or a half-hour ferry ride.
Moorea, an absolute paradise on Earth, is a small triangle of only 134 km², which is part of the Windward Islands of the Society Archipelago. The French paradise island is surrounded by a lagoon that will leave you speechless.
Moorea offers everything you need, from culture to diving to relaxation. You can hike, bike, snorkel and even swim with sharks and rays. Explore the mythical bays of Moorea, Cook’s Bay or Opunohu Bay, to discover the magnificent Danana plantations and endemic gardens.
Where to stay in Moorea?
We prefer to warn you, on the spot, the hotels are as divine as the island. Luxury hotels above all, on stilts by the sea… It’s up to you if you want to see this earthly paradise with your own eyes:
7. Zakynthos: paradise for Instagrammers
You have certainly already seen one of the pictures of the island of Zakynthos (or Zante in French) without even knowing that it is this precise island.
But yes, this famous photo of the Bay of the Shipwreck, nickname given to the bay of Navagio. This unreal place, which is home not only to a perfect beach, with fine yellow sand and clear blue water, but also to an old grounded cargo ship once belonging to cigarette smugglers.
So of course, Zakynthos is much more than that, but it is also, it must be said, one of the paradises for Instagram, judge for yourself: