From the golden sands of the Maldives to the stunning villages of Santorini, we run through the top 10 must-go to islands in the world. It’s no coincidence that the Maldives is one of the top.
It’s no coincidence that the Maldives is one of the top destinations for honeymoons. With golden sands, crystal clear waters and good weather all year-round, the Maldives is one of the most romantic places to go on the planet. We recommend staying at the Gili Lankanfush hotel these chalets are on stilts in the middle of the ocean, offering uninterrupted views.
A long-time favourite amongst the jet-set elite, the Seychelles is made of 115 small islands in the Indian Ocean. Once you’ve forked out for flights you will be greeted to breath-taking pristine natural beauty. The islands have two world heritage sites and the world largest raised coral atoll.
If it’s good enough for the locals, it’s good enough for us. The island of Santorini is popular with Greeks and foreign visitors thanks to the islands climate, stunning villages, and panoramic views across the ocean. Santorini has over taken Mykonos as the place to be and has been dubbed as the island of lovers and it’s easy to see why. World-class sunsets, whitewashed buildings and views that will take your breath away the island is the ultimate retreat.
This wouldn’t be a list of best islands, without mentioning Barbados! You’ll find some of the best hotels and restaurants in the Caribbean on Barbados glam west coast. However, the islands appeal is far broader than that, the island offers award-winning beaches, exotic gardens and impressive Anglican churches.
The largest island in the Med, Sicily boasts some of the best beaches in the world think soft fluffy white sand and turquoise waters. What makes Sicily unique is its juxtaposition between the tranquil setting of the beach and the backdrop of Mount Etna one of the most active volcanoes in the world.
Made popular by the Made in Chelsea elite, St Barths is the most exclusive island in the Caribbean. The island has a reputation as the place to be for anyone rich and famous to congregate, gulp down champagne and eat the freshest sea food this side of Billingsgate market. With a small local population and only a few select hotels. You will experience un-crowded white-sand beaches and crystal clear water.
Once a popular haunt for pirates, the tropical island of Mauritius is now best known for affordable luxury hotels on white sand beaches. But that’s not all the island is great for exploring. From botanical gardens to ancient Indian temples and colonial houses, the island has something for everyone.
Made up of four main islands, the Balearics is the place to be for sunsets, lush green countryside and pretty little villages. From Ibiza with its lively nightlife, to the calmer, traditional islands of Menorca and Mallorca, the Balearics have something to suit every personality. If you’re staying in Ibiza, we would also recommend a trip over to Formentera.