There are some places in the world that just scream out at you and beckon you to come and lay on the sand. Most of these places are located in the deep blue sea of the Pacific Ocean. Some islands have glorious beaches, some islands have amazing wildlife, while some islands even have ancient culture. Here are 5 of the very best:
5. Fraser Island, Australia. This is located quite close to the Australian mainland, but I had to include it here because it is the world’s largest sand island and one of the most visited tourist spots in the Queensland region. As well as sandy beaches, it is a great place for adventure sports and water sports.
4. Vanua Levu, Fiji. This is the second largest island in the Fijian archipelago, and it is not as touristy as the main islands nearby. The deep blue Pacific Ocean is all around you at Vanua Levu, and it is a great place for dolphin spotting!
3. Kauai, Hawaii, USA. This island is nicknamed the Garden Isle due to its tropical foliage, and it is located near to the centre of the Pacific Ocean. There can be few better places in the world for a bit of beach relaxation that on Kauai island.
2. Rapa Nui, Chile. Colloquially known as Easter Island, this island is located a 5 hour flight away from Chilean mainland. It is best remembered for being the site of many Moai statues scattered across the island. Rapa Nui is truly off the beaten the track.
1. Bora Bora Atoll, French Polynesia. Situated northwest of Tahiti, Bora Bora is a remarkable island surrounded by a beautiful blue lagoon and palm-fringed beaches. This Polynesian island is not only the home of some of the world’s most expensive hotel resorts (£1000 per night), but also the site of some incredible scuba diving opportunities! Bora Bora is pure paradise!