The 12 Best Islands in the Whole Entire World (Part 1)

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12. Palawan
One of the last unsettled places in the South Pacific, these islands in the Philippines make up a stunning paradise of jagged limestone cliffs, crystal-clear lagoons and lush mountains covered by forests. The idyllic beaches are lined with paraw boats and fruit shacks, and the azure waters boast the best scuba diving in the world.

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11. St. Lucia
There’s a reason why St. Lucia in the Caribbean is consistently ranked as one of the most romantic islands. But there’s much more to do here beyond just staring lovingly into your dearest’s eyes. Think: volcanic islands, old cocoa plantations and exhilarating hikes through rainforests and waterfalls.

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10. Santorini
Possibly the most Instagrammable place on the planet, this Greek island is a hilly landscape of whitewashed buildings accented by blue shutters, bright pink bougainvillea and, you know, the aquamarine Aegean Sea.

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9. Bali
Active volcanoes, serene rice paddies and ancient temples are just a few of Bali’s selling points. Plus, there’s that whole Eat Pray Love spiritual angle. So while, yes, it’s well-known and popular among the honeymooning set, it’s also 100 percent worth the travel time and proximity to aspiring Elizabeth Gilberts.

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8. Capri
Just off Italy’s Amalfi Coast you’ll find the glamorous island of Capri, land of limestone sea stacks, fragrant lemon trees, dazzling blue grottos and colorful umbrellas dotting the shoreline. (Now, if you need us, we’ll be booking our tickets.)

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7. Khao Phing Kan
Nicknamed James Bond Island, this Thai jewel was virtually unheard of before it was featured in the movie The Man with the Golden Gun. The best way to get there is by speedboat from Phuket. And once you’re there, you may never want to leave.

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6. Maui
Aquamarine lagoons? Check. Emerald, rolling hills? Check. Epic sunsets? You bet. This Hawaiian island is also where you’ll find some of the most incredible beaches the world has to offer, like crescent-shaped Wailea Beach and black-sand Waianapanapa State Park.

STAY TUNE FOR 5 TOP ISLANDS IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD

PER: MSN LIFESTYLE

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