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6. COOK ISLANDS
Located in the heart of the Pacific, the Cook Islands are an oasis of freedom with crystal blue waters, pure white sandy beaches, and warm weather all year round. Glass-bottom boats with thatched canopies ply shimmering lagoons. Ridged velvet-green mountains punctuate the skyline. Palm trees reach higher than any roof. This is reality in the Cook Islands, a 15-isle archipelago marooned in the South Pacific. Go on a mountain safari on the main island of Rarotonga, or head to Aitutaki to stay in an overwater bungalow and motu-hop to deserted sugar beaches.
7. BIG ISLAND, HAWAII
Hawaii is an archipelago of breath-taking beaußkkty; its pristine beaches and stunning scenery makes it a perfect paradise destination for many travelers. There are plenty of things to do in Hawaii. Go surfing, watch dolphins, fly on an helicopter, explore the amazing landscapes, witness the stargazing, Pearl Harbor Tour, dolphin / whale watching, snorkeling, shark diving, submarine scooter adventure and many more. Lush tropical terrain rules the green, wet, windward side of the island while more arid beauty is on display at Hapuna Beach Park. You can even enter an ice climate at the mystical summit of Mauna Kea volcano, as well as Lake Waiau, one of the highest lakes in the United States
8. ST. LUCIA, CARIBBEAN
Located in the Eastern side of the Caribbean, Saint Lucia is home to volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts and fishing villages. It is simply an ideal destination for romance or relaxation. But you can take part in many other - it is very famous for sailing trips, diving, aerial tram tips, zipline tours, hiking and explore the nature. The UNESCO-listed twin Pitons is the island signature feature - reaching heights of about 2,500 feet, the voluptuous volcanic spires complement the island’s other attractions, including verdant jungles, sparkling silver-sand beaches, haunting sugar-estate ruins, and a mineral-rich natural mud bath.
9. CAPRI, ITALY
Situated only a few miles from the mainland in the Bay of Naples, the natural beauty and calm of the island have been inspiring poets, artists, and musicians for centuries. Discover all his beauties and the activities in Capri. Ash-white limestone cliffs, hidden slivers of beach, a towering natural arch, climb up to the ruins of Emperor Tiberius’ Villa Jovis, circa A.D. 27, for a heart-stopping vista.
10. WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS, AUSTRALIA
Sprawling beaches, rich cultures and untouched pockets of wilderness are just a few alluring characteristics of the best islands in the world. According to expert readers, the islands listed here boast a little something that keeps travelers enchanted. The delicate Great Barrier Reef is the earth’s most extensive coral-reef system, with more than 1,600 species of fish, whales, rays, octopuses, dolphins and more. Nestled in the heart of this world wonder are the 74 Whitsunday Islands, only four are protected national parklands. Book a seaplane or helicopter flight to admire sights like Heart Reef and the swirling silica sands of Whitehaven Beach’s Hill Inlet.
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