106 Of The Best Islands In The World To Add To Your Bucket List (With Pictures)!

Everybody loves islands. They encompass luxury and escape, and they almost always provide pretty kick-ass Instagram photos. 

There are almost 800 islands in the world (only counting those with an area greater than 190 square miles), and while we wish we could visit them all, that would be insane in more ways than one.

So, sit back, turn on this Muppets classic (we know, we know. Beach Boys), and browse our list of over 100 islands around the world that you should most definitely add to your bucket list.

1.Bahrain

Author: Rory License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Rory License: CC BY 2.0

2.Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia

Author: eric yeargan License: CC BY 2.0

Author: eric yeargan License: CC BY 2.0

3.Bali, Indonesia

4.Lombok, Indonesia

Author: Dan O'Cker License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Dan O'Cker License: CC BY 2.0

5.Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Author Max Mossler License: CC BY 2.0

Author Max Mossler License: CC BY 2.0

6.Pulau Pangkor, Malaysia

Author: raniArani License: CC BY 2.0

Author: raniArani License: CC BY 2.0

7.Langkawi, Malaysia

Author: NickLubushko License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Author: NickLubushko License: CC BY-SA 4.0

8.Biyadhoo, Maldives

Author: Alessandro Caproni Licnese: CC BY 2.0

Author: Alessandro Caproni Licnese: CC BY 2.0

9.Meeru, Maldives

Author: Chi King License: CC BY 2.0 

Author: Chi King License: CC BY 2.0 

10.Kyun Phi Lar, Mayanmar

Author: Neville Wootton License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Neville Wootton License: CC BY 2.0

11.Palawan Island, Philippines

Author: Nennnn License: CC BY 2.0 

Author: Nennnn License: CC BY 2.0 

12.Boracay Island, Philippines

Author: Tuderna License: CC BY 3.0

Author: Tuderna License: CC BY 3.0

13.Sri Lanka

14.Orchid Island, Taiwan

Author: Julie anne Johnson License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Julie anne Johnson License: CC BY 2.0


15.Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Author: Eulinky License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Eulinky License: CC BY 2.0

16.Ko Samui, Thailand

Author: Sarah Ackerman License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Sarah Ackerman License: CC BY 2.0

17.Phuket, Thailand

Author: Nicolas Vollmer License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Nicolas Vollmer License: CC BY 2.0

18.Ko Tao, Thailand

Author: Amada44 License: CC BY-SA 3.0

Author: Amada44 License: CC BY-SA 3.0

19.Phu Quoc, Vietnam

20.Vis, Croatia

Author: Mario Fajt License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Mario Fajt License: CC BY 2.0

21.Cyprus

Author: Ronald Saunders License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Ronald Saunders License: CC BY 2.0

22.Faroe Islands

Author: Stefan Wisselink License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Stefan Wisselink License: CC BY 2.0

23.Ile De Re, France

Author: Paul Arps License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Paul Arps License: CC BY 2.0

24.Santorini, Greece

Author: MaxPixel License: CC0

Author: MaxPixel License: CC0

25.Paros, Greece

Author: Kostas Limitsios License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Kostas Limitsios License: CC BY 2.0

26.Zakynthos, Greece

27.Lefkada, Greece

Author: Ggia License: CC BY-SA 3.0 

Author: Ggia License: CC BY-SA 3.0 

28.Mykonos, Greece

Author: Rich License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Rich License: CC BY 2.0

29.Flatey Island, Iceland

Author: Brian Gratwicke License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Brian Gratwicke License: CC BY 2.0

30.Capri, Italy

Author: Adrienne Bassett License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Adrienne Bassett License: CC BY 2.0

31.Gozo, Malta

32.Frisian Islands, Netherlands

Author: Paul Downey License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Paul Downey License: CC BY 2.0

33.Lofoten Islands, Norway

Author: Svein-Magne Tunli License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Author: Svein-Magne Tunli License: CC BY-SA 4.0

34.Majorca, Spain

Author: Cristian Bortes License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Cristian Bortes License: CC BY 2.0

35.Menorca, Spain

Author: David H-C License: CC BY 2.0

Author: David H-C License: CC BY 2.0

36.Ibiza, Spain

Author GanMed64 License: CC BY 2.0

Author GanMed64 License: CC BY 2.0

37.Isle of Skye, UK

Author: NOLA Focal License: CC BY 2.0

Author: NOLA Focal License: CC BY 2.0

38.South Water Caye, Belize

Author: f. ermert License: CC BY 2.0

Author: f. ermert License: CC BY 2.0

39.Ambergris Caye, Belize

Ambergris Caye, Belize - Author: Areed145 License: CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL

Ambergris Caye, Belize - Author: Areed145 License: CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL

40.Laughingbird Caye, Beize

Laughingbird Caye, Belize - Author: satanoid License: CC BY 2.0

Laughingbird Caye, Belize - Author: satanoid License: CC BY 2.0

41.Vancouver Island, BC

Author: Christina License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Christina License: CC BY 2.0

42.Cocos Island, Costa Rica

Author: John Voo License: CC BY 2.0

Author: John Voo License: CC BY 2.0

43.Cayo Coco, Cuba

Author: oknidius License: CC BY 2.0

Author: oknidius License: CC BY 2.0

44.Roatan, Honduras

Author: Sonja License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Sonja License: CC BY 2.0

45.Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel Maxico - Author: dronepicr License: CC BY 2.0

Cozumel Maxico - Author: dronepicr License: CC BY 2.0

46.Isla Grande, Panama

Author: Juan Buchelli License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Juan Buchelli License: CC BY 2.0

47.Contadora Island, Panama

Author: f. ermert License: CC BY 2.0

Author: f. ermert License: CC BY 2.0

48.Maui, Hawaii

Maui, Hawaii - Author: dronepicr License: CC BY 2.0

Maui, Hawaii - Author: dronepicr License: CC BY 2.0

49.Kauai, Hawaii

Author: JamesZ_Flickr License: CC BY 2.0

Author: JamesZ_Flickr License: CC BY 2.0

50.Oahu, Hawaii

Author: Floyd Manzano License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Floyd Manzano License: CC BY 2.0

51.Jamaica

Jamaica

Jamaica

52.Key West, Florida

Author: Roman Boed License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Roman Boed License: CC BY 2.0

53.Isla De Culebra, Puerto Rico

Author: Breezy Baldwin License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Breezy Baldwin License: CC BY 2.0

54.Tutuila, Samoa

55.Nu'ulopa, Samoa

Nu'Ulopa Islands, Samoa - Author: Neil License: CC BY 2..0

Nu'Ulopa Islands, Samoa - Author: Neil License: CC BY 2..0

56.Guam

Guam - Author: Pai Shih License: CC BY 2.0

Guam - Author: Pai Shih License: CC BY 2.0

57.Northern Marina Islands

Author: Stefan Krasowski License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Stefan Krasowski License: CC BY 2.0

58.St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Author: Ariane Middel License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Ariane Middel License: CC BY 2.0

59.Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands

Author: Brian Burke License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Brian Burke License: CC BY 2.0

60.Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Author: Ben Kucinski License: CC BY 2.0

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Author: Ben Kucinski License: CC BY 2.0

61.Grand Bahama, Bahamas

Author: Bryce Edwards License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Bryce Edwards License: CC BY 2.0

62.Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas

Author: Tommy Miles License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Tommy Miles License: CC BY 2.0

63.Exuma, Bahamas

Exuma, Bahamas - Author: cdorobek License: CC BY 2.0

Exuma, Bahamas - Author: cdorobek License: CC BY 2.0

64.Musha Cay, Bahamas

Author: Ricardo Mangual License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Ricardo Mangual License: CC BY 2.0

65.St Lucia

Author: Boris Kasimov License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Boris Kasimov License: CC BY 2.0

66.Bermuda

Author: nathanmac87 License: CC BY 2.0

Author: nathanmac87 License: CC BY 2.0

67.Bora Bora

Bora Bora - Author: By K5 Boardshop License: CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL 

Bora Bora - Author: By K5 Boardshop License: CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL 

68.Tahiti

Tahiti - Author: Mayumi Ishikawa License: CC BY-SA 2.0

Tahiti - Author: Mayumi Ishikawa License: CC BY-SA 2.0

69.Viti Levu, Fiji

Author: Bradley Davis License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Bradley Davis License: CC BY 2.0

70.Mo'orea, French Polynesia

Author: Paolo Gamba License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Paolo Gamba License: CC BY 2.0

71.Anguilla

Anguilla - Author: tiarescott License: CC BY 2.0

Anguilla - Author: tiarescott License: CC BY 2.0

72.Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Cook Islands - Author: Robert Young License: CC BY 2.0

Cook Islands - Author: Robert Young License: CC BY 2.0

73.Saint Marten

Author: cjuneau License: CC BY 2.0

Author: cjuneau License: CC BY 2.0

74.Nevis, West Indies

Author: Lyn Gately License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Lyn Gately License: CC BY 2.0

75.Mnemba Island, Tanzania

Author: Julian-G Albert License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Julian-G Albert License: CC BY 2.0

76.Nosy Be, Madagascar

Author: Frank Vassen License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Frank Vassen License: CC BY 2.0

77.Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island, Chile - Author: TravellingOtter License: CC BY-SA 2.0

Easter Island, Chile - Author: TravellingOtter License: CC BY-SA 2.0

78.Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Author: Bruce Harlick License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Bruce Harlick License: CC BY 2.0

79.Harris, Scotland

Author: Marta Gutowska License: GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY 2.5

Author: Marta Gutowska License: GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY 2.5

80.Curacao

Author: Nelo Hotsuma License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Nelo Hotsuma License: CC BY 2.0

81.Prince Edward Island, Canada

Author: Andrea Schaffer License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Andrea Schaffer License: CC BY 2.0

82.Greenland

Author: Greenland Travel License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Greenland Travel License: CC BY 2.0

83.Cebu, Philippines

Cebu, Philippines - Author: Rjruiziii License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Cebu, Philippines - Author: Rjruiziii License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

84.Coche Island, Venezuela

Coche Island, Venezuela - Author: Spazzaven

Coche Island, Venezuela - Author: Spazzaven

85.Trinidad & Tobago

Author: Jacob Haddon License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Jacob Haddon License: CC BY 2.0

86.San Andreas, Colombia

San Andreas, Colombia - Author: Ivan Erre Jota License: CC BY-SA 2.0

San Andreas, Colombia - Author: Ivan Erre Jota License: CC BY-SA 2.0

87.Santa Cruz, Galapagos

Author: Max Goldberg License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Max Goldberg License: CC BY 2.0

88.Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Author: f. ermert License: CC BY 2.0

Author: f. ermert License: CC BY 2.0

89.Rarotonga Island, Tonga

Author: Robert Linsdell License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Robert Linsdell License: CC BY 2.0

90.Uepi Island, Solomon Islands

Author: Jenny Scott License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Jenny Scott License: CC BY 2.0

91.Kapiti Islands, New Zealand

Author: Phillip Capper License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Phillip Capper License: CC BY 2.0

92.Isle of Pines, New Caledonia

Author: Roderick Eime License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Roderick Eime License: CC BY 2.0

93.Mare, New Caledonia

Author: bruno moure License: CC BY 2.0

Author: bruno moure License: CC BY 2.0

94.Marshall Islands

Author: Keith Polya License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Keith Polya License: CC BY 2.0

95.Great Barrier Reef Islands, Australia

Elliot Island, Australia - Author: © Underwater Earth / Catlin Seaview Survey  - www.catlinseaviewsurvey.com - License: CC BY-SA 3.0

Elliot Island, Australia - Author: © Underwater Earth / Catlin Seaview Survey  - www.catlinseaviewsurvey.com - License: CC BY-SA 3.0

96.Kangaroo Island, Australia

Author: Domenico Salvagnin License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Domenico Salvagnin License: CC BY 2.0

97.Lord Howe Island, Australia

Author: Roderick Eime License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Roderick Eime License: CC BY 2.0

98.Palau Islands

Palau Islands - Author: Lux Tonnerre License: CC BY 2.0

Palau Islands - Author: Lux Tonnerre License: CC BY 2.0

99.Azores, Portugal

Author: Abspires40 License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Abspires40 License: CC BY 2.0

100.Elephant Island, Antarctica

Elephant Island, Antarctica - Author: Wofratz License: CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Elephant Island, Antarctica - Author: Wofratz License: CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

101.Andaman Islands

Coral Reef Andaman Islands - Author: Ritiks License: CC BY-SA 3.0

Coral Reef Andaman Islands - Author: Ritiks License: CC BY-SA 3.0

102.Antigua

Author: lam_chihang License: CC BY 2.0

Author: lam_chihang License: CC BY 2.0

103.Praslin, Seychelles

Author: Jean-Marie Hullott License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Jean-Marie Hullott License: CC BY 2.0

104.Vanuatu, South Pacific

Author: eGuide License: CC BY 2.0

Author: eGuide License: CC BY 2.0

105.Turks & Caicos

Author: Rian Castillo License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Rian Castillo License: CC BY 2.0

106.Papua New Guinea

Author: Emilia . License: CC BY 2.0

Author: Emilia . License: CC BY 2.0

Which islands stand out to you? Which ones are on your bucket list? Which ones have you visited? Let us know in the comments section below!

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