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French Polynesia, Bora Bora island, Le Meridien beach
Bora Bora is an atoll in the South Pacific, French Polynesia. Famous for its lagoon with overwater bungalows. The best beaches are locate… / read more » /
Rating: 9.7 (1582 votes)
 
 
 
 
Cook Islands, atoll Aitutaki, aerial view
Aitutaki is an atoll in the South Pacific (Cook Islands). This is an upscale destination, famous for it's aerial photo shots. Fortunatel… / read more » /
Rating: 9.4 (2213 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Easter Island, Moai statues
Easter Island (Rapa Nui) - Chilean island in the South Pacific famous for its Moai statues. Despite the moderate climate there are some good … / read more » /
Rating: 9.3 (628 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
French Polynesia, Tetiaroa atoll, aerial view
Tetiaroa is a small atoll located to the north of Tahiti island in French Polynesia. This is almost an exact copy of the iconic Aitutaki… / read more » /
Rating: 9.2 (75 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia, Lizard Island, beach, boat
Lizard Island is the northernmost island of Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Tropical beaches, great snorkeling in the heart of the Great Bar… / read more » /
Rating: 9.1 (592 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiji, Yasawa Islands, Nanuya Lailai island, Blue Lagoon beach
Yasawa Islands - a group of islands in Fiji. It's the most popular beach destination in the country. Quality of beaches and hotels considerabl… / read more » /
Rating: 9.1 (413 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cook Islands, Suwarrow atoll, clear water
Suwarrow is an uninhabited atoll in the Cook Islands. Good beaches are available. But this is not a real beach destination, since it's a… / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (131 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 seab… / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (729 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kiribati, Kiritimati island (Christmas Island), lagoon, aerial view
Kiritimati (Christmas Island) - one of the most unusual atolls in the Pacific Ocean. There is not one, but dozens of inland lagoons, which are quite differen… / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (2132 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 w… / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (494 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
French Polynesia, Mataiva Atoll, beach
Mataiva is a small atoll in the west end of Tuamotu archipelago, French Polynesia. There are no beaches to speak of. Since sea bottom i… / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (23 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
French Polynesia, Maupiti atoll, aerial view
Maupiti is an atoll in French Polynesia being a smaller copy of Bora Bora, but without luxury overwater bungalows. Beaches are good eno… / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (506 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia, Fraser island, Eli Creek
Fraser is the largest sand island in the world with some dunes higher than 200 meters. The island has no many beaches suitable for swi… / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (553 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 2… / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (450 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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, … / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (319 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
French Polynesia, Taha'a atoll, aerial view
Taha'a is an atoll being nearest one to the southeast of Bora Bora in French Polynesia. The main island has no decent beaches at all. … / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (182 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiji, Mamanuca Islands, Tavarua island
Mamanuca Islands - a group of islands in Fiji. Together with Yasawa islands form the most popular chain of islands in the country with great bea… / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (527 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Caledonia, Grande Terre island, Anse Vata
Grande Terre - the biggest and most interesting island of New Caledonia. Most tourists arrive and just stay here for the whole period of hol… / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (577 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiji, Rotuma island, beach
Rotuma is a remote island in the north of Fiji. Local beaches are not the best in the country. It's worth to get here only for unique … / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (1130 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hawaii, Maui isl, Keawakapu Beach
Maui is an island with the best beaches in Hawaii. These are even better than on the main island of Oahu. There are no active volcan… / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (721 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cook Islands, Rakahanga atoll, beach
Rakahanga is an atoll in the north of the Cook Islands. It has an unusual rectangular shape. While its lagoon is great for island hopping… / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (60 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiji, Viti Levu island, aerial view to Intercontinental hotel
Viti Levu - is the main island of Fiji. There is an international airport, as well as the largest cities in the country. Island beaches a… / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (779 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tonga, Haʻapai islands, beach
Ha'apai is a group of islands in Tonga, just to the north of the main island of Tongatapu. Unlike Tongatapu there are many beaches, whi… / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (469 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Palau, Koror island, Ngerikuul Bay
Koror is a small island in the central Palau. There's almost no good beaches here. But there is an outstanding Ngerikuul Bay - with a… / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (42 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 mor… / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (514 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
French Polynesia, Atoll Tikehau, Eden Point
Tikehau is an atoll in French Polynesia. It is located immediately to the west of famous Rangiroa Atoll. Strange, but the best beaches … / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (14 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia, Cairns, Green island
Green island is an island of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) near the Cairns in Australia. It is the only one in the GBR with tropical rainfore… / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (684 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 no… / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (434 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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… / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (263 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mariana Islands, Saipan island, beach, palm over water
Saipan is the northern most of Mariana Islands, being the closest one to Japan. There are some good beaches, as well as many reminders… / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (512 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiji, Vatulele island, beach
Vatulele is an island located just south of the main island of Viti Levu in Fiji. The island has four villages, nice beaches and even so… / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (595 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Whitsunday Coast, Hamilton island, Catseye Beach
Hamilton is an island being the center of tourist life in the Whitsunday Coast of Australia. There are beaches, hotels, different attrac… / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (209 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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… / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (367 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
French Polynesia, Huahine island, Avea Bay beach
Huahine is an island in French Polynesia being one of the closest to the capital island of Tahiti. Not to be confused with the popular … / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (95 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, beach bungalow
Loyalty Islands (fr. Iles Loyaute) - a group of islands located to the east of the main island of New Caledonia. Tourists are mainly attracted … / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (554 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiji, Lau islands, Vatuvara, aerial view
Lau are the most remote islands in Fiji. They are located in the south-east of the country. There are many uninhabited islands and … / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (926 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hawaii, Oahu island, aerial view to Kahala hotel
Oahu is the most popular island in Hawaii (USA) with its International Airport. Beach vacation is not so good in Hawaii. Nevertheles… / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (390 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cook Islands, Rarotonga island, Little Polynesian Resort beach
Rarotonga - metropolitan island on Cook Islands. There are large number of hotels, shops, restaurants and nice beaches. The central part … / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (621 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samoa, Upolu island, To Sua Ocean Trench
Upolu - is the capital island of Samoa in the South Pacific. There are no many good beaches. The main thing here is that it still has… / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (825 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.… / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (344 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
French Polynesia, Raiatea island, Nao Nao beach
Raiatea is an island in French Polynesia located not far from Bora Bora. The main island itself has no good beaches, nor outstanding at… / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (149 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 p… / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (351 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiji, Kadavu islands, beach, palm over water
Kandavu is a group of islands located to the south of Fiji's main island. Beaches are not the best here. But diving and snorkelling are… / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (261 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiji, Taveuni island, beach, palms
Taveuni is an island in the east of Fiji, sometimes called the Garden Island. In practice, this means that there are mountains, jungles… / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (766 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
French Polynesia, Arutua Atoll, sandspit
Arutua is an atoll to the east of Rangiroa Atoll in French Polynesia. In the south-east of atoll, there is the only village (Rautini) … / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (7 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
French Polynesia, Mai'ao island, beach, water edge
Mai'ao is a small island located near the major island of Moorea in French Polynesia. There are no beaches to speak of, since the bott… / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (154 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia, Whitsunday island, aerial view
Whitsunday - island of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia famous for Whitehaven Beach with white sand sandbanks. / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (728 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hawaii, Molokai island, scenic mountains
Molokai is a medium sized island in Hawaii. Several beaches are rather mediocre. But these are still Ok to swim and to sunbathe. The ki… / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (97 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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… / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (215 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cook Islands, Penrhyn atoll, airport, aerial
Penrhyn is the largest and most remote atoll in Cook Islands. It is also known under the name of Tongareva. Many years ago, there were … / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (464 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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