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Top 10 Most Beautiful Islands On Earth!

From a stunning island that evolved from conflict
to one with a secret beach, these are the ten most beautiful islands in the world! 10. Seychelles Also known as the Republic of Seychelles,
this stunning island country is located in the Indian Ocean about nine hundred thirty-two
miles east of the East African mainland. It is made up of over one hundred fifty-five
islands, and its capital is Victoria. The Seychelles were void of mankind for the
majority of recorded history, and many scholars believe that Austronesian sailors, as well
as Arab and Maldivian traders, were the first people to visit the islands. Europeans visited the area for the first time
in 1503, according to records written by Thome Lopes, a Portuguese Admiral who was aboard
the fleet of Vasco da Gama. In 1756, Captain Nicholas Morphey laid a Stone
of Possession on the island of Mahe, and they were named after Jean Moreau de Sechelles,
the Minister of Finance for Louis XV. Eventually, the British took over the island
nation, and it became an official crown colony in 1903. In 1976, Seychelles gained independence in
the Commonwealth of Nations as a republic. Nowadays, the beauty of the island country
draws numerous tourists every year. Forty-two percent of the territory is dedicated
to the conservation of Seychelles’ many creatures. There are seventy-five endemic species of
plants, and animals like the freshwater crab, Seychelles giant tortoise, and various seabirds. 9. Fiji This island nation is in the South Pacific,
about one thousand three hundred miles northeast of New Zealand. Like many other countries, Fiji went through
many changes and hardships to become what it is today. It was originally inhabited by descendants
of a chief who arrived in the area on a canoe. It wasn’t until the late 1700s that Europeans
made their way to Fiji, and traditional Fijian culture was suppressed so Britain could gain
control. After enduring fights against the spread of
Christianity, a rush of Australian and United States settlers in the mid-1800s, more conflict,
blackbirding, and even more conflict, Fiji finally gained independence from Britain in
1970. Only ten percent of the country’s seventy-five
thousand square mile territory is land. There are several famous tourist destinations
in Fiji, including Denarau Island, the Coral Coast, and Nadi. Although Fiji is usually referenced regarding
its climate and beauty, athletics are also very popular there, especially Rugby Sevens,
its national sport. 8. Capri This grand island is in the Tyrrhenian Sea
in the Gulf of Naples in Italy’s Campania region. The name is thought to come from the Ancient
Greek word for “wild boar,” kapros. The origin of the name “Capri” isn’t
certain, but the discovery of wild boar fossils lead people to believe that “kapros” is
likely. Capri has been inhabited since ancient times,
all the way back to at least the Neolithic and Bronze Age. Augustus cultivated the island and constructed
temples, gardens, aqueducts, and villas. Tiberius, Augustus’ successor, also expanded
Capri. After various pirate ravages and changes in
rule from 800 to the mid-1500s, Napoleon occupied Capri in 1806. France lost the island a year later and reconquered
it a year after that. In 1815, the House of Bourbon in Naples took
control of Capri again. During the nineteenth century, Ignazio Cerio,
a natural scientist, took note of the flora and fauna that thrived in Capri, and his son
continued his work. During this time, Capri was a popular resort
destination for celebrities, artists, and writers. It was also somewhat of a safe haven for lesbian
and gay individuals and allowed them to live freely and openly. Capri remains a popular tourist destination
today for both foreigners and Italians. 7. Bali This Indonesian island is to the east of Java
and the west of Lombok. It has been inhabited since about 2000 BCE
after people moved there from Southeast Asia and Oceania. Culture in Bali stems from Hindu, Chinese,
and Indian. In addition to its long history, Bali is also
incredibly beautiful. The island is about ninety-five miles wide
and seventy miles long. Several mountains on Bali are over six thousand
six hundred feet high, and there are active volcanoes as well, like Mount Batur. Due to the volcanic activity, the land is
extremely fertile, with heavy rainfall supporting agriculture even further. Bali is surrounded by coral reefs, making
the underwater area just as beautiful as the island itself. It also exhibits white sand beaches in the
southern area and black sand beaches to the north. Some exciting things that residents do in
Bali is participate in festivals. The cremation ceremony, or Ngaben, is performed
for a deceased person and is a Hindu ritual. During the event, an intricate tower or statue
is built, the departed is placed on the structure, and they’re burned together. This is supposed to release the person’s
soul so it can enter the elevated realm and wait for rebirth. 6. Palawan This is the most sizable island within the
Palawan province in the Philippines, and it is the nation’s fifth largest. A large portion of the island is considered
under-developed by some people but is categorized as traditional. Some people think that this is a bad thing,
but if you take one look at Palawan’s awe-inspiring natural beauty, then you’ll change your
mind in a hurry. Despite its lack of advanced cities and towns,
there is a ton of outdoor activities that keep all tourists occupied. There are several waterfalls to visit on the
island, including the Papawyan Falls, Bigaho Falls, and Estrella Falls. Plus, the gorgeous white-sand beaches are
perfect for relaxing with an ice cold beer or rum punch. Nacpan Beach is a popular destination, and
Hidden Beach is the ideal getaway, surrounded by dramatic cliffs and green vegetation. 5. St. Lucia Another amazing island is Saint Lucia, located
in the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. It is an island country that was once named
Iyonola by the native inhabitants, Amerindians. It was called Hewanorra as well, by the Caribs
who lived there. The first Europeans that settled there were
the French, and they signed a 1660 treaty with the Caribs. England gained power over the island from
1663 to 1667, and they battled with France fourteen times, during which Saint Lucia’s
rule was changed several times. Britain officially took control in 1814. Due to its numerous changes in power, St.
Lucia is often referred to as “Helen of the West Indies,” referencing Helen of Troy. Around 1958, the island became part of the
West Indies Federation, and in 1967, it was declared one of the West Indies Associated
States with its own government. In addition to Saint Lucia’s diverse history,
it has a wide variety of geographical characteristics, which set it apart from other Caribbean islands. It is volcanic and mountainous, and its highest
point is Mount Gimie, which rises to three thousand one hundred twenty feet above sea
level. The Pitons volcanic plugs are Saint Lucia’s
most prominent landmark. This island nation is a popular tourist destination,
offering amazing resorts and beaches for people to enjoy. A renowned Jazz Festival is hosted in Saint
Lucia every year as well, drawing musicians and people from all over the world. 4. Maldives If you’re into tropical climates, beautiful
beaches, and diverse underwater life, then chances are that you’ve heard of the Maldives. Officially called the Republic of the Maldives,
this island country is located in South Asia in the Arabian Sea. It’s about six hundred twenty miles off
the coast of the Asian continent and is made up of twenty-six atolls. Not much is known about the first settlers
in these islands because they didn’t leave behind archaeological artifacts since their
buildings were most likely made of palm fronds and wood. But, there is plenty of historical evidence
from the Buddhist and Islamic periods from around the third century BC up until 1932,
when the Islamic dynasties came to an end. Politics in the Maldives were influenced in
the 1950s when the British military was present, and sultanate rule was restored in 1954. The monarchy ended in 1968 after a vote decided
the Maldives should become a republic. These coral islands are spread over about
thirty-five thousand miles. There is a wide range of marine life surrounding
them, including one thousand one hundred fish species, five types of sea turtles, and twenty-one
kinds of whales and dolphins. The Maldives is a popular tourist destination
for snorkeling, scuba diving, and various other activities. 3. Marietas The Marieta Islands are only a few miles off
the coast of Nayarit, Mexico. They’re uninhabited but are a frequent tourist
destination. The islands were formed by volcanic activity
thousands of years ago. Since nobody lives there, the Marietas served
as a military testing site, and many explosions took place there, which resulted in unusual
rock and cave formations. When Jacques Cousteau objected to these tests,
people jumped on board, and they were ultimately declared a national park in the 1960s. Hunting and fishing are prohibited on the
islands. About forty-four different wildlife and plant
species call the Marieta Islands home, and numerous kinds of seabirds use them as breeding
and feeding grounds. But don’t fret! Even though invasive human activity is illegal,
many tours are available to view the natural wonders these islands have to offer. One of the most stunning places is Hidden
Beach, aka Love Beach, which accommodates nearly one hundred twenty tourists per day. This surreal gem is in a crater and is only
accessible during low tide. 2. Bora Bora This group of islands is part of the French
Polynesian Society Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Bora Bora is one of the most sought-after
travel destinations because of its striking beauty. Its main island is surrounded by a barrier
reef and a lagoon, making the surrounding area a gorgeous turquoise color. During ancient times, the islands were referred
to by the Tahitian phrase meaning “created by the gods.” When Jacob Roggeveen, a Dutch explorer, arrived
here, he and his crew referred to it as “Bora Bora,” one of the Tahitian pronunciations. Although it operated as a military base during
World War II, Bora Bora is driven by tourism today. Some of the most popular places to stay in
the islands are the bungalows that rest on stilts over the water. Fun activities in Bora Bora include scuba
diving, snorkeling, and visiting attractions, like cannons from WWII. Several species of sharks and rays live around
the islands, and many kinds of snails live in the forests on Mount Otemanu. 1. Santorini Santorini earns the number one spot on our
“most beautiful islands” list because of its dramatic and breathtaking scenery combined
with beautiful architecture. Also known as Thira, this island is in the
Aegean Sea about one hundred twenty miles off the southeastern coast of Greece. Chances are that you’ve seen Santorini as
a standard desktop wallpaper or on the cover of a travel magazine because it is so alluring. The bright orange, blue, and white buildings
and stone walkways are enough to draw any traveler in, but if that’s not enough, then
the crystal blue water and sheer cliffs will do the trick. Plus, Santorini offers quality produce due
to its volcanic soil and climate. They’re known for their cherry tomatoes,
white eggplants, cucumber, and capers. There’s also a significant wine industry
on the island, which is small but thriving. Which of these beautiful islands is on your
bucket list? Let us know in the comment section below!


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