Best Island Vacations in the World

Con Dao, Vietnam

Con Dao is often overlooked as a beach destination in Vietnam, and I almost don't want to share it so it stays that way! Located off the Southern Coast of Vietnam, Con Dao is a smaller island with very little commercial development.

Lanai, Hawaii

For travellers looking to get off the beaten path, look no further than Hawaiis smallest inhabited island-Lanai. Only nine miles off the coast of Maui, this quaint island was originally home to pineapple plantations but now offers the perfect mix of rugged adventure and ultra-luxe relaxation.

Mallorca, Spain

The Balearic Islands are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, and Mallorca, which is the third largest island in Spain, is once again on the rise, receiving quality tourism.

Koh samul, thailand 

No Thailand trip is complete without a stay on one of the country's islands, since they boast some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Koh Samui is particularly wonderful as it offers a nice blend of gorgeous beaches, an array of fantastic resorts, and easy exploration on your own.

vancodyer Island, Canada

Vancouver Island is home to the charming small city of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, known in particular for its British influence and flower gardens


Zanzibar is a really special island off the coast of Tanzania, known as Spice Island (and where Freddie Mercury was born). It is rich in history and culture, and it offers beautiful white sandy beaches and warm tropical weather.

Andstan and Nicobar islands, India

Of the 572 islands in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory, only 38 are inhabited and 26 open to visitors-and for decades, the atoll's remoteness and lack of infrastructure, but abundance of coral reefs, have attracted serious divers, adventurous backpackers, and intrepid A-listers like Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet.


So often I hear people talk about how Caribbean islands are devoid of history. They most certainly are not-and thankfully, much of its complicated history is starting to be talked about and will hopefully pave the way for more concerted historical landmarks in the future.

Tikehau, French Polynesia

Tikehau is a hidden gem within French Polynesia. Its remoteness means you'll be close to nature and raw, undisturbed beaches-think crystal clear waters with an abundance of fish and coral reefs, which you can enjoy from an overwater bungalow.

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

People visit the Galápagos Islands mostly for the incredible wildlife viewing, including endemic species such as the blue-footed boobie, Galápagos penguin, marine iguanas, flamingos, sea lions, and many more.