Ever since the start of 2020, the challenges for all of us have been really uneasy. The outbreak of a deadly virus that brought the entire world to a stop was no less than a curse but we have chosen to stay determined since the beginning. Now when things have gradually started unlocking itself, travel freaks too, are seen planning for something exciting and unexplored yet. If you are one of them, we want you to read our lists of 5 famous Islands from across the world that may or may not be in your list. Who knows after reading, it fascinates you and you couldn’t stop yourself from planning a visit there!
If you are in search of something easy on pocket yet amazingly beautiful, Bali has to be on your list. An island in the archipelago of Indonesia, excel in a variety of cuisines and hospitality known for years. Its exotic temples enriched with culture and ethics is what attracts the tourists the most to this place.
The inland and towering volcanoes may scare you a bit but not more than the pristine jungles that are there to offer a thrilling adventure for all the adrenaline rushing lovers. The coastline that is there for you to relax has all enact, right from beaches to the lavish resorts. Some of the beaches that you shall not miss there are Kuta, Seminyak and Jimbaran where hotels and villas are there for you to grab your dinner sightseeing with your loved ones.
Cebu in Visayas Islands, Philippines
Located in the cosmopolitan metropolis of Cebu City, the heart of Philippines, the electric-blue waters of Kawasan Falls which is a favourite destination for swimming freaks. Pristine islands, pearl white sand beaches and beautiful multicolour underwater ecosystems attract millions of tourists every year. One of the most densely populated islands in the Philippines.
Over the years, Cebu has managed to score the highest when it comes to the popularity amongst other islands. Luckily the destinations own its International Airport, making the visits here even more convenient. With tourists, the island is also famous for the migration of birds from Siberia and China in huge numbers. Make sure you make an early morning visit there to catch some breathtaking views and the birds beautifully doing the rounds in the crystal-clear sky.
You mustn’t at all not visit the popular Cebu City which is the hub for the local cuisines, emerging international food outlets and shopping centres.
Whitsunday Islands, Australia
Whitehaven Beach located in Whitsunday Island is known for the finest beach in the Whitsundays. While the mainland hub is Airlie Beach, the major gateway to the islands, offering, rich tourism and activities. An unmatched playground for boating lovers, divers and campaigners. The island is covered by Great Barrier Reef and ruffled waters that are perfect choices for yacht sailings.
One of the top spots on this list, Australia’s Whitsundays has a series of 74 islands off the coast of Queensland and is home to Nagaro people. Along with it, there are many prominent archaeological sites on Australia’s East Coast that is a centre of attraction for all the visitors.
With warm winters and pleasant summers, the island of Hvar is known as the queen of the Croatian Dalmatian Islands. Maybe known for its turquoise water and beaches but there’s another side to this as well, and that’s it alone being a resort island. The travellers, mostly get attracted by the dense Mediterranean nature, rich traditional architecture, and amazing nightlife the island offers.
The summer seasons blooms with the aromatic lavender plantation and the nature lovers enjoy it all around the island with the fresh breeze. The island has many resorts for you to go and relax with almost all facilities making it your once in a lifetime memorable visit.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
The Galapagos Islands is a part of Ecuador which is situated in the Pacific Ocean about 1,000km from the West of Northern and South America. Formed of lava piles and dotted shield volcanoes years ago which are still periodically active makes it unique in its own kind.
It basically consists of 19 islands and is surrounded mesmerizingly with marine reserves of which one cannot take his eye off. The island is called the “living museum and showcase of evolution” because of the blue water that is fresh and clear.
Something that’ll amaze you on your visit is the lack of natural predators because of the extreme isolation of the island. But yes, you will find many friendly species which on definite grounds if find you playful and appealing, will come close to you joyfully.
You might not know that Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is inspired by these islands when he made his first visit to the islands in the year 1935. Each island is unique in its own way catering visitors in its own subtle way.