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World's Most Beautiful Island Countries

Island countries are spectacular for their scenic and panoramic views. These countries are the favorite tourist destinations in the world.

Island countries are spectacular for their scenic and panoramic views. These countries are the favorite tourist destinations in the world. Beautiful sceneries, cool blue water, fine white sand beaches are just some of the factors that make these places attractive to tourists from all over the world.

1.) Seychelles

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Seychelles, like the Philippines, is a beautiful archipelago nation consisting of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. Some of the best beaches in the world are contained in Seychelles making t one of the most visited places in the world.

Famous tourist attractions:

  • Anse Source d’Argent
  • St Anne Marine National Park
  • Festival Kreole
  • St Paul’s Cathedral

2.) Maldives

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The beautiful island country of Maldives or Maldive Islands is a group of 26 atolls that stretch south of India’s Lakshadweep islands between Minicoy Island and the Chagos. It comprises 1,192 islets with which 200 islands are inhabited.

Buddhists were the original inhabitants but in 1153, Islam was introduced and is the dominant religion since then. In terms of area and population, Maldives is the smallest Asian Country. At 2.3 meters, it is also the country with the lowest highest point in the world.

Famous tourist attractions:

  • Filitheyo Island Beach
  • Bando Island Resort
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling

3.) Bahamas

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Bahamas is a lovely island country located in the Atlantic Ocean with 29 islands, 661 cays and 2,387. This is an English-speaking country situated north of Cuba in the Caribbean Sea. This small island country with a size of 14,000 km2 has a population of about 330,000. The capital of this Commonwealth realm is Nassau.

Famous tourist attractions:

  • Bullock harbor
  • Chub Cay
  • Exuma Cay
  • Eleuthera Island
  • Harbour Island

4.) Iceland

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Iceland is a captivating and intriguing island country in Europe located in Atlantic Ocean. This geologically and volcanically active country has a population of about 320,000 and a total area of 103,000 km². Reykjavik is the country’s capital and its largest city.

Famous tourist attractions:

  • Great Geysir
  • Akureyri Botanical Garden
  • Light Nights
  • Festival of Light

5) Jamaica

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Jamaica is a beautiful island country of the Greater Antilles situated in the Caribbean Sea. It is situated south of Cuba and west of Haiti. Jamaica is a former colony of Spain and originally inhabited by Arawaks and called their island country Xaymaca which means “Land of Wood and Water” or “Land of Springs”. This Commonwealth realm has a population of 2.8 million and its capital is Kingston.

Famous tourist attractions:

  • Doctor’s Cave Beach
  • Dunn’s River Falls
  • Bamboo Avenue
  • Montego Bay

6.) Kiribati

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Kiribati, a charming island nation in the Pacific Ocean, is composed of a raised coral island and 32 atolls. This beautiful island nation’s name is the local pronunciation of "Gilberts". Kiribati offers splendid attractions to tourist visiting the country.

Famous tourist attractions:

  • Caroline Atoll
  • Tarawa
  • Banaba Island

7.) Madagascar

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Madagascar is a unique island nation situated in the Indian Ocean south of the African continent. It is the world’s 4th largest island and is home to 5% of the world's plant and animal species, of which more than 80% are native to Madagascar. Noted animals endemic to this island include the lemur infraorder of primates, the carnivorous fossa, three bird families and six baobab species.

Famous tourist attractions:

  • Avenue of Baobab
  • Isalo National Park
  • Tsingy de Bemaraha
  • Nosy Be

8.) Mauritius

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Mauritius, an island nation off the coast of continental Africa, was home to the now extinct Dodo. It is part of the Mascarene Islands together with Reunion and Rodriguez. Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean.

Famous tourist attractions:

  • Rodriguez Island
  • Port Louis
  • Phoenix
  • Grand Bay

9.) Palau

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Palau, located east of the Philippines, is one of the youngest and smallest sovereign states in the world. This island paradise is situated in the Pacific Ocean.

Famous tourist attractions:

  • Rock Islands
  • New Capitol
  • Milky Way Lagoon
  • Jellyfish Lake

10.) Saint Lucia

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Saint Lucia is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea. It has an area of 620 km² with a population of about 160,000. This lovely island nation’s capital is Castries. Saint Lucia is the nation with the most Nobel Prize winners per capita in the world.

Famous tourist attractions:

  • Saint Lucia Beach
  • Petit Piton
  • Marigot Bay
  • Gros Islet

11.) Singapore

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Singapore, the world’s richest island country, is an island city-state located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. This tiny nation with an area of 710.2 km2 is the smallest nation in Southeast Asia and is one of the only 3 surviving sovereign city-states in the world.

Famous tourist attractions:

  • The Merilon
  • Parliament House
  • Jurong Bird Park
  • Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

12.) Sardinia

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Sardinia, located in the Mediterranean Sea, is the 2nd largest island in the location with an area of 24,090 km². Sardinia, which is part of Italy, is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the Mediterranean.

Famous tourist attractions:

  • Lagoon Beach
  • Cala Goloritze
  • Gorropu Canyon
  • Olibia

13.) US Virgin Island

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The United States Virgin Islands is a group of islands in the Caribbean is part of the Virgin Islands archipelago. This US territory has an area of 346.4 km2 and a population of about 108,612.

Famous tourist attractions:

  • Magens Bay
  • Trunk Bay
  • Christiansted
  • 99 Steps

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Comments (6)

BEAUTIFUL! One aches when one sees that REAL beauty and splendor - gives one goose bumps!

A great travel Nobert, thanks for the share.

Wish I could be at one of them right now. Good inviting article.

Beautiful places. Well done again kabayan :)

cheche

hope i can be there in someday

rahul

hope i can be there in some day..................

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