The Earth is teeming with islands and beaches. In fact, there are still some islands that are yet to be explored by humans. These tropical islands have a rich culture of hospitality and brings about a sense of serenity to the people who come and visit. Tropical islands help us relax and enjoy the summer sun without having to worry about work or stress. But, there are a few tropical islands that not only present natural beauty at its finest, it offers the pure experience that Mother Nature can only offer. Here are the top 10 tropical islands in no order.
One of the best tourist destination for honeymooners is Fiji. The country has 322 islands and most of them are not yet inhabited by man. The people flock towards the western islands where most of the business happen. For people who want to have a peaceful summer vacation on a tropical island, Fiji offers something different. A luxurious resort with cheap prices and a unique culture that has stood the test of time, Fiji has it all.
2. Isla Mujeres
Translated as Island of women, this tropical island is found in the Quintana Roo state in Mexico. The island boasts one of the best beaches in the world. One can actually roam around the island through hiking or biking since it is only five miles and half wide. Divers will find themselves at home in the island since it is home to the Cave of the Sleeping Sharks where deadly sharks are found. Then, you also have MUSA the world’s largest underwater museum where almost 460 statues can be found.
3. Ko Phi Phi Don
Found in Thailand, Ko Phi Phi Don is home of the towering cliffs that rise from the Andaman Sea. The warm waters attract a certain unique feel to the island and the locals find pleasure in accomodating tourists all year round. One can also find Ko Phi Phi Leh, the famous untouched island before the movie The Beach was filmed.
If you plan on stepping away from the beach then Kangaroo Island in Australia might be the tropical island you want to go to. It is found at the southern coast of Australia where the most spectacular wildlife can be found. About half of the entire island is set as a protected parkland for tourists to enjoy and for the protection of the wildlife that some can only be found there.
5. Cook Islands
Another group of islands in the South Pacific, the Cook Islands is named after James cook who found the islands. One can easily find the inner castaway when you land on Cook Islands. It is very easy to integrate yourself back to nature with how beautiful the islands are and how the weather seems to fit your needs for backpacking and diving.
6. Mafia Island
Mafia Island is home to manatees and whale sharks. The water is close to the surface which means beginner divers are at home and comfortable. The water is also great for snorkeling together with the beautiful animals. Mafia Island can be found off the coast of Tanzania.
Of course, no one would dare leave out Seychelles as one of the top 10 tropical islands in the world. These group of islands are found in the Indian Ocean and are home to the most beautiful beaches in the world. Prices might be high for new travellers but it is an offer that you just can’t give up as Seychelles boast one of the cleanest and most pristine beaches in the world.
8. Isla Robinson Crusoe
Based on the book itself, Isla Robinson Crusoe can be found 600 miles off the coast of Chile. The island is great for hiking and trekking due to the fact that the island itself is a biosphere reserve.
One can hike through an active volcano called Mount Yasur in Tanna, Vanuatu. The island itself is filled with mysticism. One can hike through coffee plantations and thick jungles. One can see magma exploding and flowing out of the active volcano at night making it a sight to see.
Of course, the infamous island of Bali in Indonesia is still one of the go-to tropical islands in South East Asia. One can call Bali as the all time tropical island experience due to the amount of activities you can do. Trekking, surfing, mountaineering are just a few of the things you can do in Bali.