Five of the Best Islands Around the World

Dreaming of an island escape? From beautiful beaches to rich cultural experiences, these five islands should be on every traveler’s bucket list. Whether you’re into snorkeling, exploring the jungles or simply lounging by the beach, these destinations have it all.  

1. Seychelles, Africa

Located off the coast of East Africa, Seychelles is a must-visit for nature lovers and beach enthusiasts. With untouched coral reefs, granite islands and stunning white sand beaches, it’s no wonder this is a dream destination. Trek through the jungles and then enjoy local eats like coconut, breadfruit and kordonnyen fish. This African paradise has even attracted famous visitors like Prince William and Kate Middleton, and Victoria and David Beckham!

Pro Tip: Seychelles is known for its snorkeling spots. La Digue and Félicité islands offer the best variety of sea life.

2. Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

For an adventure like no other, head to the Galápagos Islands. Known for inspiring Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, these volcanic islands are home to unique species like the blue-footed booby and giant tortoises. 

Pro Tip: The best way to explore the Galápagos is by cruise. Check out Lindblad’s National Geographic Islander II for a boutique hotel experience at sea that caters to adventure seekers.

3. Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia is more than picturesque coasts and beautiful beaches. This Italian island invites travelers to explore its hilltop ruins, rugged mountains and beautiful vineyards. You might even spot the native Giara horses grazing in the fields. Don’t miss the quaint town of Irgoli, which offers excellent hiking trails and a fascinating Antiquarium Museum.

Pro Tip: Take a break from the beaches to visit Irgoli for hiking and cultural insights.

4. Bermuda

Perfect for a long weekend getaway, Bermuda offers a mix of incredible caves, colorful reefs and charming villages. You’ll also find excellent museums and restaurants, but the main attraction is the array of stunning beaches, including the famous pink sand beaches.

Pro Tip: Locals typically avoid swimming before Bermuda Day (May 24) and after Labor Day, so plan your trip within this window to enjoy the best beach weather.

5. Prince Edward Island, Canada

For a truly relaxing getaway, head to Prince Edward Island. This Canadian gem is home to red sandstone cliffs, rocky beaches and charming lighthouses. Don’t miss out on the island’s fresh seafood, particularly the lobster and mussels!

Pro Tip: Visit in late summer or early fall to experience the island’s harvest festivals. Plus, you’ll avoid the peak tourist season while still enjoying warm weather and fresh seafood.

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