The Ultimate List: Best Islands to Visit in the World

These islands have, breathtaking views, world-class cuisine, hidden treasures, and are tagged as the world’s finest.

Going on a Vacation is an opportunity to have fun, ease yourself off stress, visit places and enjoy life.

With the coronavirus spread gradually easing all around the world, you might have been thinking of places to visit during your vacation and it seems difficult to choose a place.

Not to worry. We are here to provide you with information about some of the best islands you can visit.

There are so many beautiful islands all around the world but as is our tradition here on “You Ought to Know”, we have selected some of the very best for you to pick from.

These islands have, breathtaking views, world-class cuisine, hidden treasures, and are tagged as the world’s finest. I’m sure you are excited to go through the list and make a choice.

Below are the Best Islands to Visit in the World

Bora Bora

Bora Bora - one of the best island to visit in the world
Bora Bora has plenty of coconut trees so you can relax and feel good

This island is situated in French Polynesia, northwest of Tahiti. And guess what? If you are a lover of scuba diving, this island is just for you.

Bora Bora has both wet and dry seasons. This island is known for its aqua-centric luxury resorts.

Bora Bora also has plenty of coconut trees so you can relax and feel good.

You might also be wondering if the island has so many Insects and snakes, well you have little to fear as there are no poisonous insects or snakes on the white-sand beaches.

Ooh. That’s a relieve right? Next!!!

Guadeloupe Islands

Guadeloupe Islands - best island in the world

The French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe are a popular vacation spot for French sun seekers. Also, if you are thinking of saving cost, these islands are your best bet. For those who do not also like a lot of people around, the islands there do not have a lot of crowd.

The Guadeloupe Islands in the southern Caribbean looks so much like a butterfly and definitely, there’s a whole lot to enjoy here.

There are two seasons, which are dry season called “Lent” from January to June, and the wet season called “winter”, from July to December.

Yea, so visit the island and have a full-time enjoyment!

British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands are a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, to the east of Puerto Rico. It is also known as the Virgin Islands.

Apart from Tortola which is the largest island, Virgin Gorda is known for attractions like the Baths; Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, are popular for its New Year’s Eve celebrations.

british virgin island | best island in the world
Photo Credit: Britannica

The British Virgin Islands has 4 major islands which are Tortola (the biggest of them all), Virgin Gorda , Anegada , and Jost Van Dyke. It also has over 50 other smaller islands and cays. About 15 of the islands are inhabited.

This could be a wonderful place to spend the next new year celebration or if you need a vacation badly, I think you should start preparing soon.

The month with the most rains is mostly from September to November while the driest months are from February to March.

If you like sporting activities such as sailing, I have good news for you. The British Virgin Islands is a haven for sailing enthusiasts because of its location and climate.

You’ll also be glad to know that most of the sailing events are held in the waters of this country,

However, there’s bad news but don’t get scared.

There have been several occasions of hurricanes hitting the islands particularly during the period of June to November. So, if you are planning to visit the island during this period, it is advised you postpone the visit. We want you to be safe and that’s why we keep providing such vital information. We should be appreciated for that, shouldn’t we?

OK, let’s continue. There are still more islands to discover.


Santorini Island

Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands is located in Greece. The most beautiful towns to visit are Fira and Oia. The islands also have beautiful beaches that you would want to see.

Santorini has also been voted as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Aren’t you eager to know what it looks like? If you are, then you need to start packing your luggage.

Santorini has variety of grape wines that you would want to taste. Sweet cherry tomatoes are also produced in this island – Probably one of the many reasons it was voted as one of the best islands.

Quite amazing, isn’t it?


The Bahamas

The Bahamas islands

The state has more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean. The island is located southeast of Florida in the United States and east of the Florida Keys.

Out of over 700 Caribbean islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the most popular ones are the Grand Bahama and Paradise Island,

According to sources, both islands have the clearest water on the planet. This island is specially for couples, families and friends as it has boating and drift snorkeling trips, honeymooning getaways and botanical gardens.



Tahiti Islands

Tahiti is known as the biggest out of the 118 islands that comprise French Polynesia. The island is situated in the South Pacific.

Tahiti has lovely beaches, side walk cafes, French fashion shops, as well as jewelry and handicrafts shops. The city is full of respectful citizens and they treat strangers generously. You might want to find out if it’s true. Go see for yourself!

Their kids are also into rap music. So, for those who are artists, you might want to feature one of them in your next album(lol). That sounds great, right? There is sure a whole lot of young talents in Tahiti.



Bali island has a lot of bars, restaurants, yoga and meditation places. Bali island, located in Indonesia is known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches, resort towns and coral reefs. All these places are avenues for you to relax and enjoy yourself.

I know most ladies love to wear bikinis, miniskirts and show off some flesh. However, if you are visiting this island there is a little advice for you. The people on these islands dress modestly and shuns nudity. Ensure that your luggage contains decent clothes. Sometimes, decency is good. Although bikinis can be worn at beaches and in swimming pools, they are not allowed during shopping or while taking meals at restaurants.

For couples and lovers visiting the island, public display of affection (PDA) is not allow. Oh yes! I know that feeling of wanting to kiss your spouse. But you’ll have to get to your rooms to do that in Bali island.



The islands consist of over 300 islands. You can visit the Hindu temples, hang out in the Sabeto mud pools, or dive with sharks.

There is no such thing as malaria on the island – yes, Fiji Islands are mosquitoes free. It is also worth stating that it is free from terrorism and landmines which is usually associated with most islands in the world.

Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman

Out of Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman is the largest of them. It has coral reefs, rain forests and beautiful museums that’s displays the arts and culture of the island.

The island witnesses a lot of maritime and shipping activities. Grand Cayman usually gets rowdy and busy when a lot of ships visit.

Now, here a little secret you should know…. If you do not have enough money, do not visit the island or preferably look for a cheaper island amongst the ones listed above. Lodging is very expensive during the period of December to April on Grand Cayman.


Oahu island, hawaii

Oahu, located in state capital Honolulu is the third largest island in Hawaii and should top your list of must visit island in the world.

The island is characterized by bubbling nightlife, great restaurants, exciting cultural events and establishments.

They also have good public transportation so you don’t have to worry about moving from one place to the other. However, there is a lot of traffic. There is also a whole lot of shopping and lodging options. I’m sure the ladies would love this one. I am a shopping freak too.

You can visit beaches, parks, mountains, recreational areas, and quaint towns. It’s a city full of fun!

By now, I want to believe you’ve made your choice. And if you ever decide to go on a trip to any of these islands, I wish you a fun filled experience.

Before you go though, the “Best Islands to Visit in the World” list above are what I feel to be the best in the world, but it might just be incomplete, your contribution is therefore important and might just make it into the list, please submit your suggestions using the comments.

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