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Maldives, Meemu atoll, Medhufushi, aerial view
Meemu is a remote southern atoll in the Maldives. There are just a few islands available for the tourists. Unfortunately, the beaches are rather mediocre almost everywhere (with rare exceptions). However, this is the Maldives! Anyway, you will find occasional palms, white sand and interesting snorkeling in clear water. Just don't pay too much for all of this. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (1 vote)
Published: 2018-02-22

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Raa Atoll, Dhigali Maldives, beach
Raa Atoll is one of the northern atolls in the Maldives. The beaches are probably not be the best in country, but quite decent - with white sand, palms, clear water and excellent snorkeling. Due to the remote location, there are no crowds of tourists - especially on the local islands. Good news are that transfer fees from Male are almost the same as to the closer atolls. So the journey will not be very expensive, though it will take some time. / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (6 votes)
Published: 2018-02-07
Iran, Qeshm island, rocks
Qeshm is the largest island in Iran. Good wild beaches can be found almost along the entire southern coast. So you don't need a bikini beach. There are many spots, where it is possible to swim naked. You have just to look around sometimes. However, the main island's attractions are numerous freaky canyons, as well as the ancient Portuguese fort. / read more » /
Rating: 7.7 (5 votes)
Published: 2018-01-28
Italy, Campania, Isola della Gaiola island
Isola della Gaiola is a cursed island located in the heart of Naples, Italy. In the 20th century, all the island's owners had tragic faith, though all of them were very rich and famous. Now this is a part of the National Park, and has no private owners. In fact, these are two smal islets connected by a bridge. So it's a perfect tourist attraction. The old manor is superb, while snorkeling around the island is also interesting, since ancient Greek ruins can be seen at the depth of 4 meters. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (6 votes)
Published: 2018-01-26
Japan, Amami, Tokunoshima island
Tokunoshima is a large volcanic island in the Amami group, Japan. There are some beaches, but the main attractions are mountain trekking, as well as bull fights. The latter is just a kind of bull sumo. This island's tradition is about 600 years old, and is a must for all tourists. / read more » /
Rating: 7.5 (3 votes)
Published: 2018-01-22
Iran, Hormuz island, Red beach
Hormuz is a small Iranian island in the Strait of Hormuz. This is not the best place for a beach holiday, though you can swim almost everywhere. Most of the coast is absolutely wild, so bikini is not a problem (just watch around). But the main attractions are the Portuguese fort, the red coastal sands, the valley of colored hills, but not limited to the listed. There is also good fishing on the island. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (8 votes)
Published: 2017-12-13
Philippines, Panglao island, Dumaluan beach
Panglao is a small island in the Philippines known for its great beaches. Of course, it is not so good like Boracay, but in general it's almost the same. There are discos and snorkeling as well. In addition, there is an interesting island of Bohol nearby (connected with Panglao by bridge) with chocolate hills and pretty tarsiers, - these are little animals on the trees. / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (10 votes)
Published: 2017-11-22
Australia, Lady Elliot Island, lighthouse
Lady Elliot is an island in Capricorn Group, Australia. The beach is not bad, but not very comfortable due to the broken corals. As for the coastal snorkeling, it is great. By the way, unlike the warmer tropical islands, corals don't die here after the Global Warming. There are also many turtles and birds everywhere, while whales can often be met in the water. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (3 votes)
Published: 2017-11-01
Australia, Heron Island
Heron Island is a paradise island in the south of Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Its aerial views are similiar to those in Maldives or Fiji. But in reality, it is not quite a tropical paradise, though it is perfect in all respects. There are no palms, but everything else is just superb! There are beautiful trees and white sand ashore, while the water is clear with excellent diving and snorkeling on the home reef. There are even shipwrecks not far from the coastline. Birds are the only problem. There are a lot of them, and they always scream and make a lot of excrements, thus leading to unpleasant odor. / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (3 votes)
Published: 2017-10-31
Dominica island, Batibou Bay beach
Dominica is an island in the Caribbean being still unspoilt by the mass tourism. The beaches are rather mediocre here. The south-west coast is mostly stony, while the Atlantic side usually suffers from strong waves. However, the north end of the island has several great beaches of a world-class, which are still a best kept secret. Hurry up, as the hotels definetely will be built here, and this beautiful place will be turned into another tourist attraction. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (5 votes)
Published: 2017-10-09
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 (18 votes)
Published: 2017-10-03
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: 8.6 (14 votes)
Published: 2017-09-19
Italy, Capri island, Marina Piccola
Capri is an island to the south of Naples in Italy. The best is to dive from the yacht near the shore. But there are just a few good beaches. The main attraction is Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) filled with amazing blue shining in sunny weather. It is also worth to note Phoenician Steps to Monte Solaro, built at least 500 years BC. / read more » /
Rating: 7.5 (11 votes)
Published: 2017-07-28
Italy, Naples, Procida island, Old Town
Procida is an island being the nearest to Naples, as well as the smallest one of the Phlegraeans. There are good beaches, as well as Old Town with colored buildings. However, the life is concentrated around the three main marinas, which are very popular among the international millionaires. There is the islet of Isola di Vivara in the south-west, but it's just a rock, - nothing interesting. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (16 votes)
Published: 2017-07-27
Italy, Ischia island, beach
Ischia is a popular island near Naples. The beaches are pretty good, though far from the best in Italy. Also there are cozy old towns with beautiful architecture. But the main tourist attraction are numerous thermal springs. It can be huge park with dozens of pools, as well as small springs under the sand or in the shallows on the beach. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (12 votes)
Published: 2017-07-22
Italy, Ventotene island, Cala Nave beach
Ventotene is a small island located half way between Rome and Naples. It has no many good beaches, since the entire coast is rugged by rocks. But on the other hand, this is a place with a rich history of the Ancient Greek and Roman periods. So it makes sense first to study that story, thus making your trip more interesting. There is also Santo Stefano island nearby, which was a prison until 1965. / read more » /
Rating: 7.1 (17 votes)
Published: 2017-07-17
Italy, Palmarola island, San Silverio
Palmarola is an island in the province of Lazio, Italy. There are several small beaches with San Silverio being the most popular, which is also a famous pilgrimage site. But most of the coast are hard rocks, which can only be reached by the sea. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (38 votes)
Published: 2017-07-17
Italy, Lazio, Ponza island
Ponza is an island located a little to the south of Rome in Italy. There are mostly mountains, so many beaches are rocky surrounded by the high mountains. Sometimes stones are falling to the heads of visitors, so look for the warning signs. The island has many ancient caves, as well as numerous sights of the medieval period. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (23 votes)
Published: 2017-07-10
Italy, Tuscany, Giglio island, Caldane beach
Giglio is a small island in the province of Orbetello, Tuscany. There are several sandy beaches, but most of the coast is rocky with perfectly clear water and good snorkeling. For some time the local attraction was the ship of Costa Concordia, thrown near the coast after a famous disaster. However, the ship was taken for repair in 2014, and as for now, nothing reminds of that incident. / read more » /
Rating: 7.5 (16 votes)
Published: 2017-06-28
Japan, Amami, Okinoerabu island
Okinoerabu is a laid back agriculture island located to the north of Okinawa in Japan. The tourist infrastructure is undeveloped. People live a simple life like it was 50 years ago. The main attractions are diving, caves, nature walkings, as well as few beaches. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (9 votes)
Published: 2017-06-15
Venezuela, Morrocoy, Cayo Sombrero
Chichiriviche is a popular resort destination in Venezuela notable as the northern entry point to Morrocoy islands. Some beaches are one of the best in the country. However, most of the islands are not very interesting, and overcrowded with the domestic tourists during the weekends. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (13 votes)
Published: 2017-06-08
Venezuela, Morrocoy, Cayo Playuelita
Tucacas is a resort town in Venezuela being the southern entry point to the islands of Morrocoy. The beaches are very good, though not the best in the National Park. But there is the only beach with ground transportation, where you don't have to take the boat. / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (9 votes)
Published: 2017-06-08
Indonesia, Lombok island, Tanjung Aan beach
Lombok is an island in Indonesia. Unlike the neighboring Bali, it has a lot of excellent beaches with white sand and palms. However, all other things are not so perfect. You will find volcanoes, mountain lakes and surfing. But definetely it can't compete with those in Bali. / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (50 votes)
Published: 2017-05-27
Vanuatu, Rowa atoll, islet
Rowa (Reef islands) is a small uninhabited atoll in the north of Vanuatu. Such a formation is not typical for Oceania, but looks more like the blessed Maldives. This is a great spot to imagine yourself as Robinson, and to snorkel in the lagoon or on the reef. Two islets have beautiful tropical scenery, while entry into the water is sandy with occasional broken corals. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (38 votes)
Published: 2017-05-25
Vanuatu, Mota Lava island, locals
Mota Lava is an island in Vanuatu with excellent fishing and snorkeling. There is also small Rah islet located nearby, which can be reached by walking during the low tide. Rah and west Mota Lava have good beaches with palms and white sand. However, you can not swim at low tide, as water becomes very shallow. There are also few fancy rocks on the shallows. / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (14 votes)
Published: 2017-05-24
Vanuatu, Maewo island, jump from waterfall
Maewo is an island with the largest amount of rainfall in Vanuatu. So there are many waterfalls, rivers and creeks. There are hot springs in the center of the island, as well as Asavari Bay in the south - with good beaches and natural mooring. In addition, local people sometimes make traditional dancing shows. / read more » /
Rating: 7.5 (12 votes)
Published: 2017-05-24
Vanuatu, Futuna island
Futuna (West Futuna) is the easternmost island in Vanuatu, notable mainly for its Polynesian population. There is nothing like a tourist infrastructure, so the main attraction is hiking around the scenic hills. There are also some beaches and snorkeling. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (15 votes)
Published: 2017-05-24
Vanuatu, Aniwa lagoon
Aniwa is one of the smallest inhabited islands of Vanuatu. There is a shallow lagoon (called Itcharo or Tiaro) with great views, but it is almost impossible to swim. There are also excellent snorkeling and fishing on the island, and sometimes you can watch whales and dolphins in the ocean. The local population are mostly Polynesian. / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (9 votes)
Published: 2017-05-24
Vanuatu, Epi island, beach
Epi is a small island nor far from the international airport of Vanuatu. Lamen Bay is the best beach. It's located in the north-west of the island. It is often possible to swim with friendly dugong (sea cow), coming here to spend some time with people. The main tourist attractions in the island are mountain hiking and snorkelling. / read more » /
Rating: 7.7 (2 votes)
Published: 2017-05-23
Vanuatu, Emae island, beach
Emae is an island in Vanuatu. There are good beaches, as well as glorious Cook Reef not far from the west coast, which is a great diving spot. Emae is not remarkable for attractions except one detail, - this is the only island in Vanuatu with a Polynesian population. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (10 votes)
Published: 2017-05-23
Vanuatu, Paama island
Paama is a small island in Vanuatu notable only due to complete lack of the tourists. There are good beaches with black sand, but it is dangerous to swim due to the shark's attacks. Sometimes locals make traditional ritual dances, but most of time they just live like an ordinary religious christians. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (9 votes)
Published: 2017-05-23
Vanuatu, Pentecost island, Land diving
Pentecost is an island in Vanuatu famous for land diving performed by the locals, thus making ancient ritual. Men jump from a height of 20-30 meters, and only natural materials from the jungle are taken for the tower, as well as for ropes. This is a very dangerous tradition, but it was only two deaths known in our times. By the way, all the locals are Christians. Historically, the event was performed only once a year, but now every Saturday. It happened due to the high popularity of the show among the tourists, each paying about US$150. The island has also beaches and other eco attractions, but these are not so interesting. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (33 votes)
Published: 2017-05-22
Vanuatu, Erromango island, beach
Erromango is one of the least interesting islands in Vanuatu. There is not a single attraction worth to mention. Therefore, rare tourists have the only thing to do - walking around the mountains or by the sea. / read more » /
Rating: 7.1 (16 votes)
Published: 2017-05-22
Vanuatu, Vanua Lava island
Vanua Lava is an island in Vanuatu, notable mainly due to waterfalls and mountain hiking (best on a guided tour). There are also volcanoes and good diving. Locals are remarkable only for their languages, that are not spoken in the rest of the world. There are almost no tourists on the island, so you will feel like a cool explorer. / read more » /
Rating: 7.7 (12 votes)
Published: 2017-05-22
Vanuatu, Ambae island
Ambae is an island in Vanuatu being relatively developed and not rich for the tourist attractions. There are two lakes, that cover the craters of volcanoes, but eruptions are rare. And after all, landscapes around the lakes are rather depressing. / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (86 votes)
Published: 2017-05-21
Vanuatu, Gaua island
Gaua is an island in Vanuatu with Lake Letas being the largest one in the country. Another notable attraction is the Siri waterfall falling from a height of 120 meters. There are aborigines as well, but they don't perform any shows. There is even a beach (called Baravit) on the east coast, but it is rather mediocre. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (19 votes)
Published: 2017-05-21
Vanuatu, Malakula island
Malakula (Malekoula) is a large island in Vanuatu, remarkable only due to its tribal groups. One tribe is peaceful and loves to dance. Another tribe is agressive, and sometimes they can even eat a stranger. However, the last confirmed case of cannibalism was in 1940. There are no good beaches on the island, but it is possible to snorkel almost everywhere. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (3 votes)
Published: 2017-05-21
Vanuatu, Ambrym island, volcano
Ambrym is an island representing the main features of Vanuatu - volcanoes and wild tribes. There are some of the most active volcanoes in Oceania. As for the aborigines, they are strongly focused on tourists. But still these are quite an authentic nationalities. By the way, three different languages are spoken on the island with a maximum of 1000 native speakers in the world. As for the beaches, there are just some natural pools in the rocks. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (6 votes)
Published: 2017-05-20
Vanuatu, Espiritu Santo island, Port Olry Beach
Espiritu Santo is a large island in Vanuatu - with some of the best beaches in the country, including tiny island resorts. On the other hand, there are not much of authentic features, which we usually expect from Vanuatu, - like wild tribes or volcanoes. But this is a true beach paradise - like it should be in Oceania. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (24 votes)
Published: 2017-05-17
Vanuatu, Aneityum, Mystery Island, beach
Aneityum is the southernmost of the large islands in Vanuatu. There are no beaches, but superb Mystery Island is located just nearby. As for the big island, the main attractions are mountain hiking, waterfalls, hot springs and excellent snorkeling. / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (34 votes)
Published: 2017-05-16
Vanuatu, Tanna island, locals
Tanna is an island with Mount Yasur being the main tourist attraction of Vanuatu. This is the most accessible active volcano in the world. Usually it is possible to walk safely on the edge of the throat and to watch the flashing lava. The island has also several mediocre beaches. Other notable attractions include the Blue cave, as well as Yakel Village with locals making traditional dances near the Giant Banyan Tree. / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (44 votes)
Published: 2017-05-15
Vanuatu, Efate island, Kakula beach
Efate is the main island of Vanuatu. It hosts the capital town of Port Vila with its international airport. In a contrast to common prejudices, there are some good beaches, though the coastline is mostly rocky. But on the other hand, the snorkeling and diving are perfect almost everywhere. As for the notable attractions, only waterfalls worth a visit. / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (24 votes)
Published: 2017-05-12
Little Cayman island
Little Cayman is the smallest of Cayman Islands, and also the less popular among tourists. There are no good beaches, but the diving is great of a world-class. In addition, you can watch the wildlife and enjoy a seclusion, which can be rarely met in the Caribbean. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (2 votes)
Published: 2017-05-08
Cayman Brac island, beach
Cayman Brac is the easternmost island of the Cayman group. This is definetely not a place for a beach holiday, as most of the coast is rocky. However, some luxury resorts have small pieces of a sandy beach. If you plan a trip to Cayman Brac because it's not very touristic, keep in mind that a large island of Grand Cayman has also secluded areas. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (15 votes)
Published: 2017-05-07
Grand Cayman island, Spotts Beach
Grand Cayman is an island in the Caribbean Sea. This is an upscale tourist destination with good beaches being very safe for the tourists. Many ocean cruises make a stop here. However, you should understand, that the Caribbean has many more interesting places both in terms of beaches, as well as for attractions. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (31 votes)
Published: 2017-05-04
South Korea, Jeju island, Jungmun Beach
Jeju is an island in South Korea, which is some kind of a summer capital of the country. Most beaches are quite mediocre, though some pretty spots can be found - with palms and white sand. The island has also many interesting hiking trails. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (105 votes)
Published: 2017-04-08
Brazil, Santa Catarina isl, Ilha do Campeche beach
Santa Catarina is a popular tourist island in Brazil. The city of Florianopolis is a kind of "Ibiza" in Brazil. Great international crowd also includes notable LGBT community. The island has some good beaches, but most of these are rather mediocre by the Brazilian standards. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (22 votes)
Published: 2017-04-01
Malaysia, Tioman island
Tioman is a popular tourist island in Malaysia. Despite many good reviews, the beaches are far from the best, - for example Perhentian islands are much better. So Tioman can be only interesting to the people of Singapore, as the distance between that points is very short. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (85 votes)
Published: 2017-03-30
French Polynesia, Rangiroa atoll, motus
Rangiroa is an iconic atoll in French Polynesia. The beaches are beautiful, but not as good like Bora Bora. The problem is that the seabed is not very comfortable due to the broken corals. Rangiroa is good in its low key and laid back feeling - far from the outside world. You'll have a full freedom in all respects. As the atoll is very big, there are a lot of islets without a single person, thus giving great opportunities to find your personal paradise. / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (105 votes)
Published: 2017-03-21
French Polynesia, Moorea island, Temae beach
Moorea is the second most popular island in French Polynesia. It is like a more affordable kind of Bora Bora, - but the beaches are not so beautiful here, and it is not an atoll. But Moorea is relatively cheap, and it is located just near Tahiti. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (65 votes)
Published: 2017-03-17
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