August is approaching fast and the summer is still long so I thought, why not make a top of the most beautiful island countries you could visit this summer? The world is vast and full of wonderful places and there are so many fascinating countries and cultures that make it hard to choose from. When I say island countries I immediately think about adventure, sea, ocean, exotic and romantic holidays so I put together a list of eight of the most beautiful island countries in the world. Here it goes:
Greece is known for its long history and beautiful beaches spread over 1,400 island and islets which makes the country one of the most visited places in the world, especially during summer. Some of Greece’s most famous islands are Mykonos, Santorini, Crete and Corfu but there are so many too choose from that it would be a long and boring task to name them all here. Whether you are a history junkie or just want to enjoy one of world’s most beautiful places, Greece is a perfect destination for all people and … all pockets.
Malta is a beautiful, small southern European country in the Mediterranean Sea and it has rich culture and beautiful locations. Malta offers tourists temples to explore, hidden coves, cliffs to climb and lots of wonderful places for scuba diving. If you are an avid sigh-see-er you will enjoy the incredible architecture, the great walled cities and the numerous tunnels to explore. And don’t be fooled by its size, because this beautiful island country proves to be the perfect recipe for anybody looking for a relaxing and fun holiday.
Japan is one-of-a-kind country and it’s worth visiting at least once in your life. A mixture of cultures that co-exist together without having to blend, a world where the East meets the West, Japan’s uniqueness welcomes tourists to feel right at home but at the same time invites them into a distant world filled with tradition and history like nothing else you will experience in the world. Delicious food, dazzling cities, nightlife and eccentric districts, Japan welcomes everybody who wants to have a taste of a different lifestyle and culture.
Philippines is one of the most beautiful island countries in the world and thanks to its location, it can be visited all year round without having to worry about cold weather. The country has over 7,000 islands all unique and beautiful in their own way with many available activities for travelers to experience: diving, climbing, camping, hiking, bird watching. Among the most popular destinations are Tubbataha Reef, Mayon Volcano, Banaue Rice Terrace, Puerto Galera, Donsol and the Chocolate Hills.
Fiji is a fabulous island country and offers plenty of surprises for those searching for adventures. Some of the best surf scenes in the world are in Fiji and many travel miles to catch the next big wave. But Fiji is not all about adventures. If you love soaking up in the sun you can relax on the beautiful beaches in some of the most luxurious resorts, or you can go hiking and discover the islands and simply enjoy nature.
Australia is an amazing continental country and it is quite diverse from many points of view. It boasts a rich culture, fantastic wildlife, nice people and a plethora of fun things to do and see. I can’t stress enough how impressive this country is and it has everything you need for a vacations, from spectacular beaches, canyons to breathtaking green forests to explore. Apart from that, Sydney and Melbourne are some of the most ‘alive’ cities in the world where you can have the other kind of fun: experience the nightlife.
Cuba is not your typical destination because many don’t even take into consideration this beautiful southern American island country. And it is such a shame because Cuba is charming, has clear blue waters, white sandy beaches, the best coral reefs in the world, small shops and numerous other attractions. Apart from that the locals are warm and some of the most ingenious people in the world and although some countries might have restrictions regarding the access there, it is worth the shot.
The Maldives, along with Fiji, is one of the most beautiful island countries in the world and one of the most popular. Situated in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Maldives is made up of an entire series of incredible ancient coral reefs that grew along the sides of the ancient volcanoes. Clear blue waters, beautiful beaches and luxury resorts, Maldives is the perfect destination for a honeymoon, but you can also choose to have a chill time soaking up in the sun.