Last Updated on February 26, 2019
Any traveler wouldn’t find many words interesting as much as the word “island”. With turquoise water surrounding from every angle, gorgeous nature wherever you go, and beauty everywhere! The synonym of the word island has to be the word paradise, period.
Anyone who is interested to decrease the amount of stress they deal with daily during their everyday routine has to take a few days off and fly to an island. It is guaranteed to feel healed the second you get there because the clean air is enough to bring serenity to your mind and soul. Some might say it is cleansing in a way no one could ever understand, and it is true.
Since there are many islands on our planet, you may wonder which one that deserves a visit this year, and we got your back. There are many island destinations that have upgraded and became ready for tourists from all around the world to come and taste its greatness. So, are you ready to go where your whole outlook on life would change?
Les Saintes – Guadeloupe
A series of magnificent islands brushed with French flair is what you need to see in 2019. The islands of Guadeloupe are getting more attention every day because of the breathtaking views they provide, gorgeous beaches, and comfortable resorts.
Les Saintes is home to one of the world’s most beautiful bays, making it number one reason why people are choosing this place as their perfect destination for a perfect vacation.
So don’t hesitate to fly to Les Saintes to taste a slice of France in the Caribbean, to enjoy the variety of breathtaking landscapes, and to explore the unique history. Whether you are an adventure seeker, a foodie or a big family, Guadeloupe got everything you could ask for.
Steward Island – New Zealand
Only 20 miles off the coast, you will find the gorgeous Steward Island that will definitely impress you with its gorgeous natural beauty.
In fact, if you want to know how gorgeous this island is, then here is a piece of information you didn’t know before: Due to the extreme beauty of Steward Island, it was declared to be a national park.
This New Zealand Island offers many activities that can satisfy anyone. From hiking, birding, to beach-ing opportunities, you will never get bored, and if you are extremely lucky, then you may spot the Southern lights or the Aurora Australis in the sky during the night.
Isla Holbox – Mexico
Have you ever wanted to be on an island dangling off the tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula? I think imagining this destination alone can give you an idea about how beautiful the Island is.
Isla Holbox provides all of its tourists a slice of a sand-in-your-toes type of lifestyle along with peace and serenity that can’t be found anywhere. If you are looking for a place to relax and chill, then this is the destination for you.
But if you feel like you need to make a few adventures, then Isla Holbox will offer you a little thrill in the form of seasonal whale watching and witnessing resident flamingos strutting their stuff.
Malta is already pretty known for its mesmerizing beauty and magical nature. But 2019 is the year when it is going to thrive with more opportunities for tourists to visit it securely, and we think it is about time for you to join them.
The historic city of Valletta is listed on the UNESCO, and that’s one of the main reasons why you need to witness the history yourself. Plus, seeing it from the water only will blow your mind because it is just spectacular.
Anytime you decide to fly to Malta is good because the climate is stable and good all year round, and the local seafood is something beyond delicious.
Langkawi – Malaysia
Langkawi is an island with a reputation of being the most beautiful in all of Southeast Asia, and by seeing its turquoise sea combined with lush hills and gorgeous waterfalls, we all believe it.
The best way to enjoy the beauty of this Malaysian island is by going on the curved suspension bridge the swings over the Langkawi stunning landscape, or from the gorgeous SkyBridge.
If you watched the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians, then you will get the chance to stay where they shot most of their cameos, in the Revamped Four Seasons. In general, just go to Malaysia and live your best life!
Sao Miguel – The Azores
In the Atlantic Ocean, there are a few islands that are halfway between Europe and North America, with a taste of Portugal. A mixture of all these places will give you the right impression of what to expect on the land of Sao Miguel, but the truth is you will be shocked to find an entirely different world that will impress you greatly.
All outdoor lovers would see their dreams coming true in the craggy coastline and rugged hills. The island’s towns hold hundreds of culinary and cultural gems that deserve to be explored. It is guaranteed to love each second you spend on that island!
Isle of Skye – Scotland
Here is a fact that no one would really tell you: Islands don’t really need a surrounding warm beach to be wonderful, and the Isle of Skye is our evidence on that.
This island is pretty much like the countryside of Scotland that epitomizes the highlands and its majesty. It is a mixture of soft beaches, rugged mountains, gardens, bright green hillsides, and Dunvegan Castle, which is the oldest continuously inhabited Castle in the country.
However, make sure you have a sweater or two packed in your suitcase because the location of this island doesn’t provide a warm climate like other islands.
Waiheke Island – New Zealand
Once we have an opportunity to travel, we want to take full advantage of it and go somewhere where our breath would be taken, and that’s what Waiheke Island can do to all of us.
This New Zealand’s island is a combination of rolling hills, an oasis of luck, bays, vineyards, and stunning beaches. Yes, everything that equates with the good life! You will feel far away from the hassles and annoyances of big cities by relaxing and listening to nothing but birds singing.
There are also many things that make this island special, but the best part about it is how close it is to Auckland, the biggest city of New Zealand, and yet, that doesn’t make it any less of isolated and calm.
Okinawa – Japan
When we say Japan, people mostly think about bullet trains, big cities, impressive culture, and strange habits. But what most of these people don’t know is the Island of Okinawa, an escape land of the tropics.
Moreover, the Okinawa prefectural government announced that Okinawa has attracted more tourists in 2017 that Hawaii did, which explains the awesomeness of this island.
You should never miss the opportunity to discover a new culture that was born in the heart of an ocean, and by the way, Okinawa is home of over 100 idyllic islands. That means you have many options and many places to discover and foods to explore!
Rarotonga – The Cook Islands
Each year, there are more flights scheduled to Rarotonga than ever was before. If you tend to create the island of your dreams in your imagination, the chances are it is going to look similar to Rarotonga.
Since getting there is easier than before, the Cook Islands would probably become your favorite destination, and probably you will even start considering moving in there.
The beaches are gorgeous, nature is breathtaking, the people are so friendly, and the food is extremely yummy. You will be able to connect to nature and yourself a lot stronger and easier on Rarotonga. Plus, you will be able to create unforgettable memories due to the endless activities you can do.