7 Amazing and Tropical Islands Worth Visiting.
Whether you dream of sipping coconut water on a sandy beach or exploring historical sites and lush rain forests, our oceans are filled with countless destinations ready to fulfill your desires.
I have compiled some of the most beautiful islands that will leave you spellbound. These unique islands offer something special.
So settle down and explore what the sea has to offer.
So, what are the 7 Amazing and Tropical islands worth visiting?
- Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
- Zanzibar, Tanzania
- Borneo, Brunei
- Mafia Island, Tanzania
- Espiritu Santos, Vanatau
- Gozo, Malta
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Island.
This island is part British Virgin Islands, located in the Caribbean. Virgin Gorda means “The fat virgin” and was named by Christopher Columbus because the island resembled a fat woman lying on her side. The island has a mesmerizing mix of powdery beaches, marine-rich reefs, dazzling sunsets and rugged landscapes.
You can spend a day lying on the beach holding a coconut or go snorkelling in the sea and see coral reefs and fish. You can relax and watch the sunset. Its oceans will leave you spellbound.
There are so many other places to see on the island. Visit the Baths is located in a Spanish town. This beachy area has unusual boulder formations, tide pools and tunnels. Take a trip down memory lane in The Copper Mine.
It is a national park that houses an abandoned 19th-century copper industry. Virgin Gorda has had renowned visitors like the famous English pirates Sir Francis Drake to John Hawkins. Visit this island for a taste of the Caribbean.
Fifty kilometres from mainland Tanzania lies Zanzibar also known as Spice Island. There are countless reasons why you should visit this archipelago.
It has gleaming azure waters, white sand beaches and breathtaking sites. It has a rich history and had trade contacts with the Arabs and Indians 17th to 19th century. Explore Stone Town, the former capital and centre of the slave and spice trade in the 19th century.
Stone Town’s architecture has a mixture of Swahili, Arab, Indian and European elements. They made it a UNESCO Heritage site in 2000 due to this.
Zanzibar has been known in ancient times for its spice production and trade with the outside world. It has not changed since then.
You can visit spice plantations and see how ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg are grown in Kizimbani. Visit the Persian Baths constructed by Sultan Said for his harem in Fuji.
If you love green vegetation, beautiful coral reefs, crystal clear waters and exotic landscapes, look no further than the beautiful island of Borneo.
Located in the Malay Archipelago, it’s divided between Malaysia and Indonesia in the south and Brunei in the north.There are numerous reasons why you should visit Borneo and Gunung National Park is one of them.
You can explore the ancient rainforest to see monkeys swinging in the trees or looking into the eyes of leopards or dwarf elephants. The park is also a UNESCO WORLD Heritage site.
Other places worth seeing are the caves located below the rainforest. Some caves are Drunken Forest Cave, Deer Cave and Good Luck Cave.
Some of the caves are so beautiful that they will leave you enchanted. It has stunning limestone formations, stalactites, rivers, birds and bats.
You can also go snorkelling in the Pacific Ocean, bask in the sun on the beach and more.
If you are looking for a quiet location with fewer crowds, Antiparous is just the island for you. This hidden gem is situated 1.5 km, southwest of Parous on the Aegean Sea. There are whitewashed houses, seafood, friendly locals and pristine beaches here.
Antiparous is not as popular as the other Greek islands and you will find fewer crowds and tourists here. Its calmness found here led Hollywood star To Hanks to buy a summer villa here.
Another famous feature of this place is The Cave of Antiparous.it is the largest vertical cave in Europe. You will be amazed by its outwardly geological formations like the oldest stalactite in Europe estimated to be 45 million years old.
Famous people like Lord Byron and King Otto of Greece visited the caves. Also, the marine-rich waters make it a paradise for divers and water sports.
Mafia Island, Tanzania.
Southeast of Dares Salam, off the coast of Tanzania, is this archipelago. Its sandy beaches, palm trees and lapping waves make it a fantastic place to visit. However, there is more to discover beyond its sandy beaches.
Mafia Island has one of the most beautiful preserved coral reefs and marine life. Expect to swim beside humpback whales and baby turtles. It makes it a haven for divers and surfers. Its lush mangrove forest is another fantastic place on the island. You will get to see birds, squirrels and monkeys in the trees.
The island is not as famous as Zanzibar, so there will be less crowds and tourists here. It means you can get a digital and stress detox here. Take a tour of the historical ruins across the island.
Prepare to get teleported back to ancient times in the Sultan’s palace in the Chloe Islands. It has Arabic ruins dating back to the 12th century, a medieval trading point in Kua ruins, Swahili residences, and mosques.
You will love this place so much that you won’t want to return home.
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu.
If you are in Vanuatu, I recommend you visit Espiritu Santo island. It is in the Sanna region of Vanuatu on the Pacific Ocean. It is a paradise for beach lovers.
Release your inner Dita Von Teese on Champagne Beach renowned for its crystal clear waters and colourful coral reefs.
Apart from the beach, another place to explore is The Million Dollar Point, a great snorkelling place renowned for the junk naval equipment left behind by American soldiers during World War Two.
Another place to see is the wreckage of SS President Coolidge. It was a luxury liner that sunk when it hit a sea mine durning the war.
Nature lovers can also bask in the splendour of Loru Conservation and Vatte Conservation. You can take pictures of exotic birds and fauna in the area.
This lesser-known island is in Malta on the Mediterranean Sea. What I find fascinating about this island is its link to Greek mythology.
Ancient Greek historians believed Gozo was the home of Calypso, the nymph in Greek mythology who according to Homer’s Odyssey detained Odysseus for seven years.
Apart from sunbathing on its powdery beaches to snorkelling in its azure waters, there are more things to do on the island.
History lovers will have a thrilling time on Gozo. The Ottomans and the Carthaginians invaded Gozo centuries ago. Its historical sites stand as a testament to the events that occurred centuries ago.
Visit the Gjantja temples, a UNESCO Heritage site built in the Neolithic period. Explore Xaghra Circle in Boryi-imramma where there are remains of a temple.
There are also beautiful landscapes here like Jal-Mixta Cave, the Calypso Cave and the Ghasri Valley, a picturesque location where you can swim in its clear waters and hike on its high cliffs.
Another place to see is the Citadel of Victoria. They built it during the Bronze Age. It’s in the central part of Gozo. Check it out to see the island’s magnificent landscapes from the citadel.
Visit these islands above for an unforgettable experience.