The world is a beautiful place; if you want to behold some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet, you need to visit some of the popular and scenic islands around the world. Here are five islands full of spectacular landscapes and opportunities for adventure and activities every avid traveler will enjoy:


Though it is the smallest country in Asia, Maldives is one of the most popular travel destinations not only in Asia but also in the world. This small tropical nation in the Indian Ocean is known for its hundreds of spectacular islands, white sandy beaches, extensive reefs, blue lagoons, and endless opportunities for water-sports. Also Maldives is known for knee-boarding, kite-surfing, snorkeling, windsurfing, banana boats, parasailing, Jet-Skiing, wake-boarding, kayaking, water skiing, catamaran sailing and canoeing. Scientists believe, with sea levels rising due to global warming, Maldives could disappear in next hundred years.


The Greek islands are known for their stunning natural beauty and Santorini is undoubtedly the most beautiful and popular among them all. Visiting Santorini is like a dream come true as it boasts of spectacular 360 degree views, stunning sunsets, beautiful villages (such as Oia and Fira), gorgeous beaches, vibrant nightlife, and a diverse selection of food and wine. You will simply love the food and architectural beauty of Santorini.

Bora Bora

Bora Bora is a stunning island in French Polynesia. With so many wonderful and romantic things to do there, this is a popular destination for newly wedded couples. Surrounded by a turquoise lagoon and protected by a coral reef, it is a great place to go scuba diving. Bora Bora is also known for its iconic over-the-water bungalows and endless opportunities for adventure. You can go on the private romantic sunset champagne cruise, lagoon fishing, sport-fishing, parasailing, aqua-bike adventure, and 4 x 4 jeep safari.


The Hawaiian Islands are among the most coveted travel destinations. With so many exciting experiences offered, Kauai Island is arguably the best among all the Hawaiian Islands. Known for its diverse underwater sea-life, exciting opportunities for hiking, delectable foods, spectacular sunsets, this is a great destination for various nature and water-sports. The landscape of Kauai is simply stunning; every nature lover should visit at least once in your lifetime.


When it comes to island destinations, you have to include Bali; This scenic island boasts a variety of attractions and activities for the traveler to enjoy. With its forested volcanic mountains, religious attractions, iconic rice paddies, coral reefs and beaches, makes its a place to visit at least once in your lifetime.

While Bali is perfect for honeymoons, romantic holidays, family holiday and group holidays, solo travel is perhaps the best way to discover the true magnificence of these islands. If you want to explore these islands traveling solo, you should find these tips on making friends while traveling solo helpful.