A holiday on a remote island might be the single relaxing experience and the perfect getaway.

The white smooth sand and the blue waters go great with a hammock and a refreshing cocktail.

Even if you’re trying to find your the destination for your next holiday or just want to relax thinking of sunny beaches, here are 10 perfect islands you have surely dreamt about.

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1. Caprera Island, Sardinia, Italy

Caprera Island

Caprera is a small island off the coast of Sardinia, Italy, best known for its serene beaches but also being the place to which Giuseppe Garibaldi retired.

The name is most likely given because of the wild goats inhabiting the island (Capra = Italian for goats).

Even though it has only 6 square miles, the island has been declared a natural reserve, being the home of the royal seagull, the cormorant and the peregrine falcon.

Apart from being an attractive destination for natural lovers, it also has a sailing center, the only places to stay in being couzy bungalows.

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2. Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini is the name given to an archipelago of volcanic islands in the Aegean sea.

The amazing sunsets, fantastic beaches but also the active volcano are just a few of the attractions for this destination.

The islands are what remained from the volcanic explosion that split one single island into several, smaller ones.

This even is said to be the inspiration for the myth of Atlantis.

Be that as it may, the small islands has a wide variety of attractions, including Akrotiri, the 3,500 year old Minoan town preserved in volcanic ash.

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3. Cocoa Island, Maldives

Cocoa Island

The fascinating and romantic island located in the South Male Atoll in the Maldive Islands takes pride in the white, powdery sands and the turquoise water that make it a top travel destination.

The Robinson Crusoe style Island has some fascinating small huts, with deluxe furnishing and private sun decks.

For total relaxation, visitors get the chance to enjoy a hydro-therapy pools, spas, massages and various treatments to pamper yourself.

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4. Cousine Island, Seychelles

Cocoa Island

Cousin Island is a granitic island covering 27 hectares, close to the Praslin Island in Seychelles.

In 1968, the island was purchased by Birdlife International to save the remaining warblers, thus becoming the the world’s first internationally owned-reserve.

There is a large population of endemic land birds, giant tortoises, the island being a breeding ground for sea birds.

The island attracts 10,000 visitors annually, being open only during weekdays (no overnigh accommodation available).

The impressive number of species and habitats set in a exotic landscape make the destination a unique travel experience especially for nature lovers.

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5. Capri, Italy

Capri Island

Known in Greek mythology for being the isle of the sirens, the Capri island is known since the days of the Roman Republic.

There are several art festivals from April to September that appeals to tourists: you can see anything from painting, sculptures to plays and traditional dances being performed.

One of the most appealing attractions is the Blue Grotto, a cave at the water’s edge, opening to the sea that Romans used as a bath.

One of the most sought after sights is the colorful sunrise, that’s certainly worth waking up for.

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6. Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai, Hawaii

One of the oldest of Hawaii’s islands, Kauai is referred to as the Garden Island, due to its lugh vegetation made out of tropical plants.

Erosion lead to exciting landscapes such as Waimea Canyon and the Na Pali Coast.

Formed around 6 million years ago, Kauai is more laidback and less populated than the other Hawaiian islands.

There are plenty of activities to choose from, including golf, horseback riding and various water sports. Be sure to take plenty of time to explore the multitude of landscapes and attractions.

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7. South Beach, Miami, Florida

South Beach, Miami, Florida

Probably one of the best known beaches on the list, South Beach is a vibrant place that never sleeps.

Hundreds of nightclubs, restaurants and hotels attract both American and international tourists every summer.

One of the busiest times of the year especially for the Pearl and Nikki Beach night spots is Spring Break, when students come to relax and party.

South Beach can satisfy a variety of culinary preferences, with numerous restaurants.

The city is also home to various cultural events, art exhitibitions and conventions that you might enjoy while visiting.

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8. Ihuru Island, Maldives

Ihuru Island, Maldives

Set in the unspoiled natural beauty of the Maldives,the Ihuru is the stylish paradise ideal for total relaxation.

White beaches, a shallow lagooon and shady palm trees make the Ihuru Island the lost paradise waiting to be rediscovered.

The reef are perfect for snorkelling, scuba diving and but also surface water sports.

Ihuru is one of the most environmentally conscious islands, using biodegradable materials, solar heating or environmental friendly methods for reactivating corals.

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9. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora

Bora Bora island is possibly the single most famous island in all the world.

The volcanic island has a stunning lagoon with abundant underwater life waiting to be explored.

A multitude of outdoor activies are available for tourists: underwater safari, water sports, jeep tours, horseback riding or kiteboarding.

Convince yourself why Bora Bora one of the world’s most beautiful places!

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10. The Similan Islands, Thailand

The Similan Islands, Thailand

Located in Southern Thailand, the Similan Islands is a national park convering 140 square kilometers, encompassing 9 islands.

One of the most attractive sights is the enormous variety of fish and corals, easily spotted due to the transparent waters.

Apart from that, the island has everything needed to be considered an exotic paradise.


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Date: 22 May 2009 | Author: mesmerX | Category: News, Pictures | Views: 17132

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Comments: 4

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Bonnie B
Just returned from 10 days on Bora Bora and Moorea (the island just off Tahiti). Those photos don't even do this magical paradise justice. It was sublime. Unlike anywhere you will ever go.

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Waooooooooooooo nice places

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even if you want to more fun like- underwater safari, water sports, jeep tours, horseback riding or keyboarding your next holiday, here are most famous 10 islands for you.

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