Paradise islands to visit

Planning your next trip but you do not know where to start? You have come to the right place; we have selected for you the best paradise islands you should visit in 2018. Whether you crave culture, adventure, or simply want to relax on a beach, at least one of these islands should fulfill your travel dreams.

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1 – Palawan, Philippines

Palawan islands - paradise islands you should visit in 2018
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Palawan is a stunning archipelago that has been ranked the most beautiful island in the world  multiple times. This is one of the best tropical travel destinations in Southeast Asia.

Famous for: diving, boat trips, hiking, beaches, fishing

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2 – Maldives

Maldives islands - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

Located in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are an archipelago often described as a tropical paradise. The islands offers its visitors pure white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and an amazing marine life experience.

Famous for: honeymoons, diving, beaches, surfing

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3 – French Polynesia

French Polynesia - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

A group of small volcanic islands in the South Pacific, French Polynesia is probably one of the most stunning islands on earth – simply a paradise waiting to be explored.

Famous for: diving, hiking, beaches, boat tours, islands excursions

4 – Seychelles

Seychelles islands - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

Seychelles lies off the coast of East Africa and forms an archipelago of 115 islands featuring idyllic beaches and crystalline blue waters. With its untouched nature, it became one of the favourite destinations for honeymooners.

Famous for: diving, cuisine, honeymoons, bird watching

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5 – Santorini, Greece

Santorini island - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

As one of the most famous islands in Greece, Santorini combines amazing beaches, ancient cities, volcanic landscapes, and delicious local food and wine.

Famous for: beaches, sailing trips, cuisine & wine

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6 – Cook Islands

Cook islands - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

Located in the heart of the Pacific, the Cook Islands are an oasis of freedom with crystal blue waters, pure white sandy beaches, and warm weather all year round.

Famous for: snorkelling, jungle trekking, cuisine, beaches

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7 – Hawaii, US

Hawaii islands - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

Hawaii is an archipelago of breath-taking beauty; its pristine beaches and stunning scenery makes it a perfect paradise destination for many travellers.

Famous for: surfing, nature, dolphin watching, stargazing

Hawaii islands - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

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8 – Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia island - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

Located in the Eastern side of the Caribbean, Saint Lucia is home to volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts and fishing villages. It is simply an ideal destination for romance or relaxation.

Famous for: diving, beaches, nature, sailing trips

9 – Capri, Italy

Capri island - paradise island you should visit in 2018

Situated only a few miles from the mainland in the Bay of Naples, the natural beauty and calm of the island has been inspiring poets, artists and musicians for centuries.

Famous for: boat tours, nature, cave tours, shopping

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10 – Whitsunday Islands, Australia

Whisunday islands - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

This paradise sits at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef midway along the Queensland Coast of Australia. The islands are laid-back and beautiful with plenty of activities to choose from.

Famous for: nature, boat trips, water sports

11 – Boracay, Philippines

Boraccay island - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

With its stunning beaches and beautiful nature, everywhere you turn in Boracay provides a postcard pretty scenery.

Famous for: water sports, beaches, diving

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12 – Corsica, France

Corsica island - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

Stylish beaches, unspoilt nature and picturesque villages make the island of Corsica a great choice for many travellers who are looking for relaxing holidays in the Mediterranean.

Famous for: trekking, picturesque villages, sailing trips

Corsica island - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

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13 – Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Perhentian islands - paradise islands you should visit in 2018
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Located in the northeast coast of Malaysia, the Perhentian Islands are renowned for their coral reefs and clear waters offering awesome diving spots to their visitors.

Famous for: snorkelling, diving, boat trips, beaches, nature

14 – Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Raja Ampat islands - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

Consisting of hundreds of jungle-covered islands, the Indonesian archipelago of Raja Ampat is well known for its beaches and coral reefs offering stunning marine life for passionate divers.

Famous for: diving, cruise, beaches, wildlife

15 – The Aeolian Islands, Italy

The Aeolian islands - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

Off North-eastern coast of Sicily, the Aeolian Islands are a great destination for island hopping. You will instantly fall in love with its turquoise lagoons and rocky hills – an ideal pit stop for sailors.

Famous for: boat trips, beaches, nature, water sports

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16 – Fiji

Fiji island - paradise island you should visit in 2018

The South Pacific archipelago of the Fiji islands is blessed with pure white sand beaches and crystal blue waters, making it a perfect place for romance, escapism or simple relaxation.

Famous for: nature, water sports, boat tours, honeymoon

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17 – Galapados, Ecuador

Galapados islands - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

Located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, 600 miles off the West coast of South America, the Galapagos Islands offer landscapes and wildlife you can’t find anywhere else on earth. It is considered one of the world’s foremost destinations for wildlife viewing.

Famous for: wildlife, snorkelling, hiking, bird watchingCheck things to do in Galapados here

18 – Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar island - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

The archipelago of Zanzibar, situated in the Indian Ocean just 15 miles off the coast of Tanzania, is a breath-taking paradise steeped in culture and history.

Famous for: sightseeing, beaches, nature, boat trips

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19 – Komodo Islands, Indonesia

Komodo islands - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

Made up of rusty-red volcanic hills, the Komodo islands are famous for being the habitat of the 3 meter-long dragon monitor lizard. Its surrounding waters of seagrass beds, mangroves and coral reefs attract divers from all over the world.

Famous for: diving, wildlife, sailing trips, hiking

20 – Reunion, France

Reunion island - - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

Located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar – the beautiful volcanic island of Reunion is a destination that draws adventurers, seafarers and traders from far and wide.

Famous for: nature, water sports, beaches, boat trips, waterfalls

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21 – Mauritius

Mauritius island - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

Often described as heaven on earth, Mauritius Island offers a spectacular view of wild nature to its visitors. Situated in the Southwestern part of the Indian Ocean, it is a perfect destination for beach lovers and adventure seekers.

Famous for: beach, water sports, wildlife, trekking

Mauritius island resort - - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

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22 – Gili Islands, Indonesia

Gili islands - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

Situated just off the coast of Lombok, the three Gili islands have often been described as true paradise islands attracting a range of travellers – from the backpacker to the luxury traveller.

Famous for: snorkelling, cruising, beaches, water sports

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23 – Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia island - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

Sardinia is one of the most beautiful islands of the Mediterranean Sea, with splendid sandy beaches and a mountainous interior crossed with stunning hiking trails.

Famous for: sailing trips, hiking, cuisine, beaches, nature

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24 – Madeira, Portugal

Madeira island - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

Madeira Island is a sub-tropical archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean located Southwest of Portugal. Thanks to its beautiful volcanic landscapes, delicious food, and beaches of all colours and shapes, the island became quickly a top travel destination for Southern Europeans.

Famous for: dolphin & whale watching, cuisine, nature, boat trips

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25 – The Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India

Andaman & Nicobar islands - paradise islands you should visit in 2018
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This stunning archipelago situated in the Bay of Bengal is famous for its elephants diving into the sea. Its azure waters and beautiful beaches make the islands a perfect escape from the busy modern life.

Famous for: diving, beaches, wildlife, nature

26 – Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui island - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

Koh Samui, Thailand’s second largest island, is a perfect destination whether you are after romance, rejuvenation or adventure. Its mountainous rainforest and palm-fringed beaches have  been drawing  travellers from all over the world.

Famous for: diving, fishing, boat trips, nature, wildlife

Koh Samui island - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

27 – Ré Island, France

Re island - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

Located off the coast of La Rochelle in the Atlantic Ocean, this island has preserved all its charm and authenticity. You will find amazing beaches, beautiful forests and small picturesque harbours.

Famous for: water sports, cycling, beaches, nature

28 – Bali, Indonesia

Bali island - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

Bali Island, often named “the Island of the Gods” has been one of the most popular travel destinations in the world for many years. With its varied landscape of hills and mountains, lush rice terraces, sandy beaches and coral reefs, Bali satisfies every traveller.

Famous for: surfing, diving, hiking, sightseeing, honeymoon

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29 – Palau Islands

Palau islands - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

The archipelago of Palau, located in the Oceania & Australia continent, consists of about 200 largely pristine limestone and volcanic islands, surrounded by an amazing turquoise lagoon – an ideal destination for diving holidays.

Famous for: diving, beach, water sports, fishing

30 – Hwar & The Pakleni Islands, Croatia

The Pakleni islands - paradise islands you should visit in 2018

For travellers seeking the opportunity to relax by the sea, Hwar and the Pakleni islands are a perfect choice. You will definitely be amazed by their stunning scenery and rich culture.

Famous for: beaches, party, island hopping, food, sightseeing

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Have you already decided which one you will visit? Let us know in the comments below.

We hope to have inspired your travel plans for 2018. You can find a lot of fun ways to enjoy your next holiday on TourScanner! Happy travel to everyone! 😊

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