Islands with the Most Beautiful Beaches and Natural Attractions in the World
There are locations on this planet that are so beautiful you simply cannot do them justice with mere descriptions. Furthermore, even photographs cannot convey the sheer awe-inspiring wonder these locations inspire. Many of these landscapes are hidden on faraway islands in what seem to be inaccessible corners of the Earth. If you muster the courage to embark on a great journey to one of these places, here are the islands with the most beautiful beaches and natural attractions in the world.
Horseshoe Bay, Fiji
Fiji is an archipelago that consists of at least 330 islands and the country alone is one of the most beautiful natural attractions in the world. You’ll really be hard pressed to find a beach that is not beautiful, but if you arrive via plane to the capital – Suva, find the most direct transport to Horseshoe Bay. The centerpiece of the small island is an eponymous bay that has a pretty self-explanatory shape. It’s one of the most breathtaking beaches you’ll likely see in your lifetime. Pristine beaches, reefs and crystal-clear azure water will leave you gob smacked.
If you are bent on finding the most beautiful beaches and natural attractions, size is a deciding factor. In other words, there is a greater chance you’ll find a perfectly preserved slice of natural heaven on the smallest possible island. Boracay is such a location. It’s a small island (it covers a bit less than 4 square miles) which is located in the Western Philippines. The idyllic palm-tree lined and gentle coastline has some of the most perfect looking sunsets you’ll likely ever see. White Beach offers shallow and clear waters that are perfect for snorkeling.
Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach, Australia
If you want to find a singular perfect location on the Great Barrier Reef, get ready to get dizzy, since it consists of hundreds of islands which cover more than three thousand individual reef systems. Its structure is so vast, it is visible from outer space. However, if you are truly looking for the best of the best, you won’t make a mistake by going straight to Whitehaven Beach. It’s a swirling kaleidoscope of colors that has to be seen to be believed – a true natural wonder. This staggering array of colors is a natural phenomenon created by changing tides that mix the silica sand and the sea.
Kuendu Beach, New Caledonia
Noumea is the capital of New Caledonia, a beautiful and vibrant small city that boasts some breathtaking beaches in its vicinity. If you ever get a chance to visit this city via popular Pacific Island cruises in 2017, you have to stop by Kuendu Beach. It’s a singular slice of paradise tucked away at a small peninsula that extends from the location where the capital lies. It’s a white-sand tropical marvel surrounded by abundant greenery and palm trees. Restaurants, bungalows for rent and nearby hotels offer you a chance to enjoy this natural attraction 24/7, so if you have the necessary finances, don’t give it a second thought.
Camotes Islands, Philippines
Camotes Islands are only two hours east of Cebu, the most densely populated island on the Philippines. They strike a perfect chord between true island life and proximity to civilization. Beautiful palm trees literally spring out of the white sand that looks more like a dance floor than a beach. The sand extends slowly into the endless blue water which allows you to enjoy various marine activities. It’s a quintessential island experience.
Discovering corners of the Earth that seem fresh and surprising is one of the biggest joys of tourism. Even though there is barely a speck on this globe that hasn’t already been thoroughly mapped, some of the crown jewels of Mother Nature are tragically underappreciated. This is usually due to distance and the very nature of islands – it takes an effort to reach them. However, good things come to those who make an effort, and once you find yourself in front of these amazing landscapes, you’ll be absolutely certain it was well worth it.
About the author
Marie Nieves is a lifestyle blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and surf the Internet. Her favourite writer is Tracy Chevalier and she always carries one of her books in her bag. She spends most of her free time at home walking her Labrador Retriever named Max. She is an avid lover of photography who loves to talk about her experiences. You can find Marie on Facebook or follow her on Twitter and Pinterest.