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The 10 Best Islands In The World

Big Island, Hawaii's largest island, has a plethora of sights and activities to offer, from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to an open farmers market in Kona.

Big Island, Hawaii

The Great Barrier Reef Islands, the  world's biggest coral reef and one of the world's seven wonders, are filled with spectacular marine life and stunning beaches.

Great Barrier Reef Islands, Australia

Oahu is the ideal island for those who want the thrill of Honolulu but don't want to miss out on Hawaii's laid-back surfer culture. 

Oahu, Hawaii

Moorea, located in French Polynesia, nine miles northwest of Tahiti, has been described as a "tropical beauty with French flair" by a Condé Nast Traveller reader. 


The island is "brimming with unparalleled gracious and southern hospitality," according to one CN Traveller reader.

Sea Island, Georgia

Bora Bora is the ultimate hidden island retreat.  Escape the world in an above-water cottage or go snorkelling, scuba diving, or swimming to see the wonderful aquatic life.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

CN Traveller readers enthuse about the golf courses here. There are also wildlife areas, beaches, tennis courts, and beautiful vistas on the island.

Kiawah Island, South Carolina

The Maldives, located in the Indian Ocean southwest of Sri Lanka, are an extraordinarily stunning chain of islands with turquoise water, white sands, oceanfront homes, and incredible sunsets - we're sold.

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Kauai is one of the most relaxed Hawaiian islands, with "sleepy little historic towns" and friendly residents.

Kauai, Hawaii

Maui is a perennial favourite for a reason, having been ranked first for the second year in a row.  There's Haleakala National Park's beautiful landscape, whale-watching chances, and magnificent beaches.

Maui, Hawaii