No.10 - Fernando de Noronha, Brazil. The archipelago of Fernando de Noronha is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a delicate ecosystem. Visitors are restricted, but the lucky few are rewarded with unrivaled beaches and soothing warm waters filled with dolphins and sea turtles, making Noronha one of the worlds top diving destinations. On land, hike the ecological trails of Jardim Elizabeth, the Esmerelda Coast or Sancho Bay, which culminates in a climb up a steep set of stairs carved into the split of a cliff.
No.9 - Bora Bora, French Polynesia. Turquoise lagoons, soft white sands, and deep tangerine sunsets set the scene for romance in Bora Bora. Mingle with tropical fish as you flutter around Coral Gardens or Tupitipiti Point, or relax on a self-driving tour as you take in beautiful views of the once-volcanic Mount Otemanu. At the Lagoonarium you can watch shark feedings and swim with turtles.
No.8 - Mauritius. Mauritius is a tropical paradise with tons to do. Port Louis, the modern capital of this 38-mile by 29-mile island, is a bustling port with a revitalized waterfront and a busy market. But most visitors gravitate toward resort areas such as Mont Choisy, quiet Trou-aux-Biches and the more bustling Flic en Flac, popular with scuba divers.
No.7- Bali, Indonesia. Bali is a living postcard, an Indonesian paradise that feels like a fantasy. Soak up the sun on a stretch of fine white sand, or commune with the tropical creatures as you dive along coral ridges or the colorful wreck of a WWII war ship. On shore, the lush jungle shelters stone temples and mischievous monkeys. The -artistic capital- of Ubud is the perfect place to see a cultural dance performance, take a batik or silver-smithing workshop, or invigorate your mind and body in a yoga class.
No.6 - Madeira, Portugal. The capital city of Funchal was settled in the 15th century and is a colorful collection of gardens, religious sites, and quirky tourist attractions like the thatched-roof Madeira Story Centre. Hike to the summit of Pico Ruivo and youll feel like youve climbed through the clouds.
No.5 - Ko Tao. Drifting serenely in the Gulf of Thailand, the palm-fringed island of Ko Tao takes its name from the abundant sea turtles that reside on its shores.
No.4.- Santorini, Greece. Even if you have never been to this Cyclades island in the Aegean Sea, youd still recognize it immediately: candy-colored houses carved into cliffs, sapphire waters, gleaming white buildings topped with half-spheres the color of a stormy sky.
No.3 - Roatan, Honduras. From zip-lining, reef diving, deep-sea fishing to exploring the military-protected archipelago of Cayos Cochinos, Roatan is a playground for lovers of water sports and ecotourism.
No.2 - Maui, Hawaii. The Hawaiian island of Maui is a destination for true nature lovers. Explore the bamboo forest and stunning waterfalls in Haleakala National Park.
The No.1 Travelers Choice Island in the world is Providenciales, the most populated of the Turks and Caicos islands. The diving and snorkeling in Providenciales is as convenient as it is stunning, thanks to miles of coral reef thats easily accessible from the shore. The upscale resorts and captivating beachscapes of Grace Bay make it a popular choice for waterfront escapes.