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29 Best islands in the Indian Ocean

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Maldives, Baa Atoll, Fulhadhoo island, beach tree
Fulhadhoo is an island with the best beach in the Maldives. There are no luxury hotels and casinos, but there is a classic tropical escape, most of the time there's noboby at the beach. The island is not too small and not too big. You always realize that you are exactly on the island, but you'll have enough place to walk around. The hotel also offer tours to the neighboring islands of the atoll, ocean fishing and diving. You will see how the locals live, and if desired, can communicate with them. This is the real Maldives - in all senses. / read more » /
Rating: 9.5 (2419 votes)

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Cocos Islands (Keeling)
Cocos Islands is an atoll in the Indian Ocean near Australia. Almost all of the atoll's motus have good beaches of a different quality. We recommend lagoon boat safaries to various islands and sandbanks. / read more » /
Rating: 9.1 (218 votes)
Maldives, Landaa Giraavaru island, Landaa sandpit
Landaa Giraavaru - island-resort of Baa Atoll in the Maldives. Belongs to Four Seasons hotel. / read more » /
Rating: 9.0 (141 votes)
Maldives, South Ari atoll, Dhigurah island
Alifu Dhaalu is the southern sector of Ari atoll. It features the best diving with whale sharks in the Maldives. However, beaches are also good, including different kinds of budget islands. It is worth to mention the local Dhigurah island - one of the best in all of the Maldives. / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (60 votes)
Maldives, Faafu atoll, Filitheyo isl
Faafu is one of the southern atolls in the Maldives. There are just a few islands, - happily, all with excellent beaches. So you won't see another island with tourists nearby. There are also not many people - both on the resort island, as well on the local islands. The distance from the international airport is considerable, so the road is hard. But transfer fares are comparable to those in the central atolls. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (7 votes)
Maldives, Lhaviyani, Atmosphere Kanifushi beach
Lhaviyani is a relatively remote northern atoll in the Maldives. In general, the beaches are very good, but it is worth to mention one important detail. Unlike most other atolls, all the local islands are with very bad beaches. On the other hand, absolutely all island-resorts are with excellent beaches. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (8 votes)
Seychelles, Praslin island, Anse Lazio beach, creek
Praslin - the best island in the Seychelles. There are not too many attractions, but beaches are excellent. Vallée de Mai is the only notable attraction. It's located in the center of the island. It's not very interesting, and definetily overpriced. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (88 votes)
Maldives, North Ari atoll (Alifu Alifu), Constance Halaveli
Alifu Alifu is a group of islands to the west off Male - the capital of Maldives. There are no many good luxury resorts, but some local islands have excellent beaches, - with the most interesting being Thoddoo, Feridhoo and Ukulhas. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (115 votes)
Seychelles, La Digue island, Anse Source d'Argent beach
La Digue - the smallest of the three main islands of the Seychelles. So you can drive by bike all around in one day. However, some mountain areas can be passes by car only or on foot. The most famous beaches in Seychelles are located in La Digue. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (114 votes)
India, Andaman Islands, Havelock island, Elephant in water
Havelock - is the most popular island in the Andaman Islands. Contrary to popular belief, local beaches are not so good. Also, you are unlikely to meet the elephants swimming in the sea. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (834 votes)
Seychelles, Mahe island, Anse Soleil beach
Mahe is the biggest island in the Seychelles. There are many nice beaches. Also there are mountains on the island with interesting hiking trails. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (100 votes)
Maldives, Vaavu atoll, Fulidhoo island beach
Vaavu is an atoll in the Maldives, located just to the south of South Male - the central atoll. It has no luxury island resorts, but there are five local islands. Beaches are not the best in the country, but not bad anyway. In general, this is a great place for the island hopping - searching for the new experience. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (1 vote)
India, Laccadive islands, beach
Laccadives (Lakshadweep) are Indian islands. They are geological extension of the Maldives. There are same beautiful beaches and the Muslim population. To visit the islands, foreigners have to obtain permit in advance. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (400 votes)
Maldives, Kuda Huraa island, aerial view
Kuda Huraa - island in the Maldivian North Male Atoll. Completely occupied by a luxury hotel Four Seasons. / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (231 votes)
Sri Lanka, Sigiriya Rock
Sri Lanka - country in the northern Indian Ocean. The island has few good beaches, but most of the beaches looks extremely depressive. The main attractions located inside the island are giant Sigiriya rock and Adam's Peak mountain. / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (31 votes)
Mauritius island, aerial view
Mauritius - luxury tourist island in the Indian Ocean. However, budget tourism is possible last years. Contrary to popular belief beaches of Mauritius are not so good. Nature is also not so good as in neighboring Reunion and Seychelles. / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (378 votes)
Maldives, Fihalhohi Island Resort, aerial view
Fihalhohi Island Resort - island-hotel with good beaches in the Maldives. Popular as a day-trip destination from Maafushi island. Accommodation on the island itself is quite expensive. / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (273 votes)
Maldives, Biyadhoo island, trees
Biyadhoo Island Resort - island-hotel with good beach in the Maldives. Also it is possible to get here from Maafushi island (day-trip tours). / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (195 votes)
Maldives, Maadhoo, Ozen By Atmosphere
Ozen By Atmosphere Maadhoo - is a former uninhabited island with good beach in the Maldives. Recently it was built by a 5-stars resort, - see more actual details on the page of our beach project. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (417 votes)
India, Andaman Islands, Neil Island, boats
Neil Island - is a small island located near Port Blair (the capital of Andaman Islands). In comparison with famous Havelock island beaches are a bit better here, and there are no many people. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (162 votes)
Maldives, Oe Dhuni Finolhu sandbank, boat
Oe Dhuni Finolhu sandbank - uninhabited island with good beach in the Maldives. There are no packet tours here, so usually it's nobody here. Boat from Maafushi island costs $80 (price for 2 persons). For this money boat will sail two times, - 1st get you to the island, and 2nd take you off. / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (100 votes)
Mayotte island, Sada town
Mayotte (Mayotte) - island in the Indian Ocean - is a French Overseas Department since 2011. The standard of living is still low, though much work has beed done last years. Beaches are rather mediocre, but relatively good options can be found. / read more » /
Rating: 7.7 (126 votes)
Maldives, Chaaya Island Dhonveli, aerial
Chaaya Island Dhonveli - island-hotel in the Maldives. Located not far from the Male International Airport. There is a mosque located on the island (intended for the personnel). [a href=" / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (52 votes)
Reunion, helicopter in the mountains
Reunion is a French island in the Indian Ocean. There are some tropical beaches, however, a beach holiday is not very good here. The best island attractions are beautiful mountains covered with green trees. Mountain trekking is very popular among tourists. Don't forget that Reunion is the real France, so it's safe and comfortable here. / read more » /
Rating: 7.5 (235 votes)
Christmas isl, Red Crab Migration, road
Christmas Island is an Australian island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Indonesia. There are no good beaches, but you may swim in the rocks in a calm weather. The island is famous mainly for the seasonal migration of red crabs: this is a unique phenomenon. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (177 votes)
India, Big Andaman isl, Port Blair, Collinpur Beach
Big Andaman - is a group of islands in the Indian Ocean connected by good transport system. The southern island has International airport and Port Blair - the capital of the Andaman Islands. In general, beaches are bad, though there are some pleasant exceptions. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (48 votes)
Maldives, Maafushi island, Kaani resort near antenna
Maafushi is an island in the Maldives. It is widely known as the first island with local population having budget guesthouses. The island has two beaches dedicated for tourists: Kaani and White Shell. Women are allowed to be in a bikini there. / read more » /
Rating: 5.8 (3563 votes)
Maldives, North Male Atoll, Hulhumale island, beach
Hulhumale island - an island in the Maldives, connected with airport by the causeway. This place is perfect to spend night before or after a flight. Island beach is rather mediocre, so we don't recommend to stay here for a long time. / read more » /
Rating: 5.2 (1089 votes)
Maldives, Male island, aerial view
Male - island - the capital of Maldives. There are not too many attractions, but good public beach is available. Airport located on the neighboring Hulhule island, which is connected with Hulhumale island, - a new metropolitan district. / read more » /
Rating: 4.6 (189 votes)
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