7 Best Island Countries to Visit ...

By Leeann

7 Best Island Countries to Visit ...

I’ve always thought that the best island countries out there are the ones that have the coolest names. The first time I heard of Bora Bora, I thought that it must be the coolest place in the world since its name had been repeated twice! There’s something wildly romantic, adventurous and exotic about visiting a country that is surrounded by water! Here’s a countdown of the 7 best island countries to visit!

1 The Philippines

The Philippines Chances are that any image that is shown to you of the Philippines will make you want to go there. Not only is it one of the best island countries in the world, it’s also one of the most geographically stunning places you can ever set foot in. This country contains more than 7,000 islands (crazy right?), and all of them are unique and wonderful in their own way. In fact, if you visit the right islands during the right time of year, you may even feel like you have your own private island at your disposal.

2 The Maldives

The Maldives Honestly, the Maldives is not only one of the best island countries to visit; it’s also one of the most frequented honeymoon destinations. It’s not hard to see why; it’s the ultimate luxury destination. Set in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this country is made up of a whole series of ancient coral reefs that grew up and around pre-historic volcanoes. Everywhere you look there’s a beautiful ocean, with boat cruises by the dozen, and gorgeous shorelines. It would be a dream to go here!

3 Fiji

Fiji See what I mean about the island countries having the coolest names? Fiji isn’t only a beautiful island; it’s packed with loads of surprises for any adventurous individual. Home to one of the best surf scenes in the world, loads of surfing enthusiasts travel to this island country every year to ride the waves. If you love hiking, seeing gorgeous waterfalls, or just sitting on the beach and relaxing, this is the country for you to visit. Fiji is definitely one of the best island countries out there!

4 Australia

Australia I’ve been told that Australia is like Canada, only the people over there have accents. If that’s the case, then I’m going to pretend that I’m practically Australian anyways! I’ve always wanted to go here. Due to its size, we rarely think of the land down under as being one of best island countries/continents to visit. Luckily for us however, Australia boasts some of the coolest wildlife, nicest people, and a wealth of opportunity to get in touch with nature. Australia has everything – the beach, canyons, and lush green forests for you to explore. So let’s go!

5 Japan

Japan Japan is a country that is completely out of this world. I’m convinced that there is no other place on earth like this! Japan is a country where East meets West, and where the cultures don’t clash, they feed into each other. It’s one of the best island countries to visit. You’ll fill up on sushi, ramen, go hiking in the hills, and then travel back to Tokyo where the nightlife will sweep you away! Let’s all drift away to Japan!

6 Malta

Malta I once had a boss who was from Malta, and every time he would come back, he’d have the best tan ever. Now this certainly isn’t what makes Malta one of the best island countries to visit, but it does help! This southern European country is littered with history. There are temples to explore, sky-high cliffs to climb, hidden coves, and tons of places to go scuba diving. The historic part of this country has gorgeous architecture, walled cities, and tons of underground tunnels waiting for visitors to explore them.

7 Cuba

Cuba I love Cuba. The white sandy beaches, the clear blue waters, the little shops - it’s simply charming. Cuba is steeped in history, which lends to the atmosphere of this country. If you’re the kind of traveller who loves to snorkel or scuba dive, you’ll be in heaven here. Cuba is definitely one of the best island countries for you to visit and explore the ocean in. It’s the closest island to North America and has some of the worlds’ best coral reefs. So let’s all go to Cuba!

Now that we’ve picked out all the gorgeous islands we want to visit, all that’s left for us to do is pack our bags! There’s a quote out there that says "travelling is the only thing you can buy that will make you richer." I wholeheartedly believe that! So if you get a chance to visit these beautiful island countries, take me with you please! Are there any other island countries you would love to visit?

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Agree Philippines really beautiful prove it yourself


wow Philippines is the #1 on the list!!.. I am so proud of it. Yeah that's right, our country is like a treasure.. I'm from Cebu,Philippines and i admit we have a LOT of amazing white beaches here, not to mention the best diving spot. Outside Cebu, there's a 2-hour boat ride going to Bohol where Panglao Island is located. To all travellers and soon-to-travel out there, Philippines is more than happy to welcome you.




Wow great places




And whomever said you can't travel to Cuba..? Umm yes you can? My sister just got back from there and loved it. She felt safe there as well. I've heard amazing things from many of my clients about Cuba and it's a shame some people wont go there because they're scared or because of the past. If you lives like there you wouldn't be able to travel anywhere... Anyways, I went to Greece last year and they have many islands and I LOVED it!!! Highly recommend it especially Santorini!! Most beautiful place in the world!


Australia reminded me a lot of Canada as well.


Sri Lanka, Madagascar and Mauritius are all incredible spots in the world, too!




Adding this to TRAVEL ODYSSEY!!!


Australia has it all! And Melbourne is the number one livable city in the world- two years in a row now! I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. 😄


There's also the Seychelles Islands. Amazing place. Defo should have been on the list.




The Galápagos Islands. I was there last year and beyond it being a beautiful and extraordinary place to visit they have many efforts on preserving the islands and keeping the public informed and involved in such efforts.




Would go to any! PARADISE GETAWAYS! 💜


Also St. Lucia & St. Martin they have beautiful crystal clear beaches !!


Don't forget Trinidad & Tobago! Two islands, one country! Beautiful beaches, people, music & food! Everything I go back home, I feel more complete.


You can't travel to Cuba...lol




Don't forget Bermuda! :)


Dont forget Greece ofcourse!


I am originally from the Philippines and I am so proud to be a Filipino that we have such beautiful country and yes I can guarantee everyone that u will not regret if u decided to visit my country. I've been to different places and countries already but nothing compare the Islands of my homeland. I'm here in Canada right now and oh how I miss the warm weather of my country which I will feel soon again and will go and enjoy the beautiful Islands there.


Just got back from the Philippines. And I LOVED it. Go to El Nido in Palawan and Plantation Bay in Cebu :)


Australia is number one on my list, best place in the world! Everyone must visit at some point in their life. We have so much to offer :D and yes we do have accents but a bloody good one hey mate.... Haha


Curacao is also a beautiful island you ladies should google that one to!!


I mean, in 5 days, I'm off to Cuba for the 13th time. Ha ha ha!


Such nice places around the world! And I'm off to Cuba for a 13th time in 5 days! Lol!




OK - I'm really hurt now! Why isn't my beloved Mauritius on this list? It has fabulous beaches, sun by the bucketload, low crime rate (everyone's too busy at the beach!) brilliant leisure activities - both on land and sea, food to suit every palate, reasonably-priced diamonds and jewelry and clothing... I could go on...


Thanks for being a number one best island country in the world!😊


Thanks for featuring Philippines 😊 Yes we have 7,107 islands


Thailand is a must visit too!!!


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