5 Bucket List Islands For Beaches And Natural Attractions

World's best beach breaks
James Graham


Nov 24, 2021

We all know that visiting an island is a perfect way to escape the rat race and just relax among the palms. And after so long in isolation, now is the time to start planning your bucket list trips.

Still, not all the islands are the same. Some of them are known for the crystal waters that surround them while others are defined by their mysterious jungles and sharp peaks.

That’s why, deciding on the island you are going to visit can be quite a difficult task.

We have come up with a list of 5 most beautiful islands, famous for their beaches and natural attractions. From Maldives to Fiji, there’s something for every traveller’s taste.

1. Maldives

With 1190 islands in total, the Maldives are definitely a great place to visit when you want to take a break from everything and enjoy the water that surrounds you. And this is what the Maldives are all about. Crystal clear waters and beautiful coral reefs of these islands lure divers and snorkellers from all around the world. Not to mention that this is also a perfect place to be if you’re into surfing. The coast of every popular island is full of luxury resorts which are a great place to launch your adventures from.

Maldives has great beauty on and off the beaches

2. St. Lucia

Golden sand beaches of St. Lucia are something every travelling enthusiast has to see. The entire island is a paradise on earth – the Pitons, coconut palm forests, and amazing natural trails are just some of the things that make St. Lucia so special. It’s also important to mention that this is a place with a lot of French influence which only makes the entire island more exotic.

St Lucia has world class beaches

3. Sardinia

What’s there not to love about Italy’s Sardinia? The isle is full of long white-sand beaches and ancient archaeological sites which make it just a perfect place to be. Many travellers decide to visit the famous Costa Smeralda, also known as Emerald Coast, which claims a number of attractions. In addition to this, Sardinia is also home to Europe’s canyon, Golla Su Gorropu which is something everyone should see. Combine all of this with mouthwatering cuisine and you get a spectacular destination for everyone who likes travelling.

Sardinia beaches and beauty

4. Bora Bora

There are few people who haven’t heard about this magical place in the South Pacific. This volcanic island is a must see if you’re visiting this part of the world. The tropical beauty of Bora Bora lies in numbers of exotic animals such as turtles, fish, sharks and rays. This is why, if you decide to visit Bora Bora, you shouldn’t forget to pack your diving equipment. Also, if you’re looking for a place with a heart-stopping view, luxurious Four Seasons at Bora Bora is the right place to be.

Bora Bora beaches and beauty

5. Fiji

If you are looking for a go-to tropical escape close to Australia, Fiji is definitely a place worth visiting. There’s no need to say that all of the 333 tropical islands of Fiji have gorgeous sand beaches and coral reefs. What’s also special about this place is that Fijians love tourists. This means that if you decide to visit this place, you will get a chance to take on activities such as surfing, diving, snorkeling, and fishing. Since, most of the resorts in Fiji are family-based, this is also a great place to go to if you’re going on a family vacation.

Fiji beaches and beauty

About the author

Marie Nieves, a lifestyle blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. As she always loved to travel, she really loves to talk about her experiences. On her journeys she likes to read poetry and prose and loves to surf the Internet. She is an avid lover of photography and regular author on High Style Life.


By James Graham


With over 20 years as a journalist and TV producer, James Graham has a wealth of experience covering the full media spectrum. James has a formidable reputation as a talented media veteran and worked as a reporter, script writer and as the producer of the TV documentary The Road To Athens. He has worked across newspapers, radio and the biggest flagship magazine brands in Australia and New Zealand. Previously, James was the News Director at Woman's Day and New Idea. Whether filing celebrity exclusives, or some of the biggest real-life splashes of recent years, James’ career has always been at the frontline of mainstream media. When not writing, you’ll find him at Royal Randwick, his beloved Long Reef Golf Club on the Northern Beaches – or visiting his mum in his native New Zealand.



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