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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 (257 votes)

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Cook Islands, Aitutaki atoll, aerial view
Aitutaki - atoll in the South Pacific. Luxury and expensive destination, famous for it's aerial photos. Fortunately budget travelers hav… / read more » /
Rating: 9.4 (796 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 (207 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 (169 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 (151 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 (115 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 (871 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 (54 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 (112 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 (46 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 (173 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 (124 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 (240 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 (161 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 (287 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 (73 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: 8.5 (32 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 (44 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 (159 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 (72 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 (294 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 (117 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 (42 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 (37 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 (131 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: 8.4 (15 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 (311 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 (90 votes)
Samoa, Upolu island, Matareva beach
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 (205 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 (11 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 (28 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 (166 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 (248 votes)
Australia, Bedarra island, beach
Bedarra is a small private island in the group of Family Islands to the south of Mission Beach in Australia. Tropical beaches with palm… / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (37 votes)
Australia, Townsville, Magnetic island
Magnetic is an island near the Townsville of Australia. Despite some episodic palms and tropical beaches it looks more like a place for … / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (47 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: 8.1 (4 votes)
Fiji, Lomaivitis, Leleuvia island, beach, palm
Lomaivitis is a group of islands to the east of Viti Levu - the main island of Fiji. Some islands have nice beaches, while Ovalau island h… / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (47 votes)
Mariana Islands, Guam island, Tumon Bay
Guam is an island with the best beaches in the group of Mariana Islands. However, local beaches are not very good by the standards o… / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (313 votes)
Australia, Tasmania island, beach
Tasmania is the most romantic island in the World. This is the best place in Australia to experience the spirit of the Old England. Unex… / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (172 votes)
Tahiti island, PK18 beach
Tahiti is the main island of French Polynesia. All international flights arrive to Papeete, so you'll spend some time here anyway. Mos… / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (39 votes)
Australia, Perth, Rottnest island, beach
Rottnest is a tourist island 10 miles to the west of Perth in Australia. Most of the popular beaches are located in the north-east of th… / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (187 votes)
Australia, Kangaroo isl, coastal walkway
Kangaroo island is an island near Adelaide in Australia. There are really a lot of kangaroos, as well as seals and other creatures. Unfortunate… / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (67 votes)
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. A… / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (5 votes)
Cook Islands, Rarotonga, Muri beach, waiting for clients
Rarotonga - metropolitan island on Cook Islands. There are large number of hotels, shops, restaurants and nice beaches. The central part … / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (199 votes)
Samoa, Savaii island, Fagamalo beach
Savaii - is the second most popular island in Samoa. Tourist infrastructure is less developed than in the island of Upolu, but the atm… / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (132 votes)
Australia, Cairns, Fitzroy island
Fitzroy is an island near Cairns of Australia. There are few beaches, but nothing really good. The main problem is that the beach is no… / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (115 votes)
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 … / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (26 votes)
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 … / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (11 votes)
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-wes… / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (4 votes)
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 reach… / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (16 votes)
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[2017-09-10] Zayn

Please add Palau entry. It has some pretty uninhabited islands. But it is not permitted to enter Rock Islands, as these are protected National Park.

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kandavu:
It is worth to write about Dravuni Island in Fiji. It has cruise ship tender dock, so many South Pa…

tinian:
Tachogna beach is one of the best on Tinian island. And it is not wide known. So no crowd anytime. …

saipan:
Laulau Beach is not good for swimming, but it's great for snorkelling and diving, as well as for su…

guam:
To save on food in Guam, I used Pay-Less supermarkets. Of course, it is best to stay in apartments …

rotuma:
Rotuma is a fantastic and unforgettable island. Would like to travel there again, if it wasn't so f…

lau:
I think that Rotuma is the most remote island of Fiji. And Lau is fantastic

oahu:
Hawaii is the best stopover for a cheap connecting flights over the Pacific. There are no true low …

bora-bora:
If buy air tickets to Bora Bora, when you are in Tahiti, fares will be about 30-40% cheaper in comp…

new-zealand:
1. There are Kauri trees right in Auckland, but I'm not sure about the exact location. This is prob…

upolu:
The ferry ride is dangerous, as the water is choppy. But flights can be cancealed or changed in dep…

oceania:
Please add Palau entry. It has some pretty uninhabited islands. But it is not permitted to enter Ro…

moorea:
Except for Aremiti ferry, there is also Terevau ferry from Tahiti to Moorea. It is a little cheaper…

mariana-islands:
1. Open Airlines and destinations section for: airport of Guam (GUM) and airport of Saipan (SPN) 2.…

fiji:
Tonga is definetely much better, - both for attractions, as well as for local culture. As for beach…

french-polynesia:
There are no direct flights between Tahiti & China: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fa%27a%27%C4%81_I…

hawaii:
What is the best island in Hawaii? Oahu?

australia:
1. Hostels or apartments with kitchen. 2. Buy all food at supermarket. 3. Rent a car and choose par…

easter-island-rapa-nui:
Yes, it's possible to move by bicycle around Easter island. But distances are significant. So if yo…
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