Last Updated on September 11, 2018
Islands are always going to be our favorite destinations regardless of what everyone says. I mean, who doesn’t like hanging out next to crystal clear waters while being in the middle of nature and forests at the same time?
The one issue we have is that popular islands are mostly crowded and expensive, so somehow, our vacations end up being ruined. But luckily, there are hundreds of islands out there that are absolutely stunning and not that popular, which means they are still pure, clean, and empty.
If you are an adventure seeker and interested to explore new islands, then here are 10 hidden, but unbelievably beautiful islands you need to visit.
The French Island territory, Reunion Island is located in The Indian Ocean away from all pollutions and dirty hands of tourists. It is surrounded by gorgeous beaches and coral reefs while being embraced by many tropical rainforests.
This makes the island a perfect destination for whoever is interested to discover nature in its purest form. Plus, the locals are very friendly, and that means your experience will be a lot more enjoyable.
Do you want to know an Italian secret? It is the Egadi islands. They are three islands located in the western coast of Sicily, and they are mostly visited by Italians. It has many beautiful beaches, fantastic wines, and great food.
If you are not interested in these three islands, then you can visit Marettimo, which is hard to reach, but totally worth it.
If you are looking for an island that combines both Europe and the Caribbean, then Curaçao is the one you need. The island offers some of the most spectacular beaches along with European inspired architecture.
The perfect time to visit this Dutch island is between June and August. Don’t worry, it will not be as crowded as you think it would!
After you spend months doing nothing but working, you would definitely need a refreshing summer vacation. In other words, you need to travel to the Faroe Islands.
This destination doesn’t offer you a place to get a tan, but it gives you the opportunity to discover the wonders of nature. Your mind will be blown after seeing all the wild, exceptional, and natural sceneries along with rare wildlife sightings.
If you are running away from the crowds, then Paros is the greatest place where you can chill and enjoy the gorgeous hills, stunning beaches, and the whitewashed villages.
There is nothing better than exploring a new island where there is nothing but friendly locals, cool restaurants, and breathtaking sites, especially if you went with your partner – It will be so romantic!
Deia, Mallorca, Spain
Mallorca is a popular destination, but Deia, the fairytale-like village, is the one under-the-radar. Thanks to all the surrounded mountainous landscapes, this Spanish island became a UNESCO World Heritage.
Deia is extremely stunning to the point it attracted celebrities like Beyoncé and David Bowie to witness all of its art galleries, creative community, and live music.
The best part about Kauai is the fact it doesn’t attract the same tourists as Maui or Oahu, it is actually adventure seekers’ favorite destination because they enjoy hiking and being hidden next to pristine waterfalls.
There are still many luxurious hotels in case you feel like spoiling yourself, but in any case, you will absolutely be stunned by the beauty of this island.
Spain is officially the best country that has many breathtaking islands for all tastes. For example, if you don’t have enough money to visit Ibiza, Lanzarote is its other best alternative that will make you fall in love immediately.
This Spanish island is known for its unique volcanic scenery. You can even have a meal in the restaurant that was built on the top of one of those volcanoes, you will not regret it.
Isla Holbox, Mexico
If you are looking for a low-key destination that is still untouched, then right next to Cancun, you will find Isla Holbox and all of its glorious beaches and relaxing atmosphere. In fact, this beautiful island is getting the reputation of being the next Tulum.
So be different and choose the car-free island instead of Cancun where you will get to watch the flamingos, turtles, and whale sharks. Trust us, if you didn’t find peace in Isla Holbox, you will not find it anywhere.
Have you ever been curious to see the traditions of a typical island life? Well, Solta is absolutely the destination that will show you a glimpse of that while it is making its way into your heart. Also, it is not popular which means there will be no crowds.
The only way to reach this Croatian island is by a short ferry ride. Make sure to taste their traditional meals because they are spectacular… did you know their olive oil is made with fruits that were produced by trees that are over 1,000 years old?