One of the greatest rewards of traveling — discovering the new — is reflected in T+L readers’ picks for the world’s best islands. From beach bungalows to chic island villas to luxury oceanfront resorts, the Out Islands of The Bahamas has a stay to suit your style. Throw in the 40 world renowned beaches and you may end up visiting here for every one of your vacations. The island was then indeed barren for a long time, before Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad – the colossus of Malaysian politics who also built Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers and the Sepang F1 circuit – decided to turn it into a resort island in 1986.
There are other quaint towns and villages on the other Abacos islands as well, with pastel-colored clapboard houses, sun-drenched beaches, abundant tropical flora, quiet country lanes, and more than 50 species of wild tropical birds. Rainbow Beach is a small, sandy bay that’s great for swimming.
East of Kenya , this relatively unspoiled archipelago of 115 coral and granite islands feature UNESCO-listed jungles; thriving coral reefs; and palm-lined, powdery beaches flanked by giant boulders. Warm sea-water, tropical climate, and a year-round festive atmosphere, Waikiki is considered the perfect vacation spot for all.
Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 600 metres (2,000 ft) from the seabed. Together with the surrounding minor islands it constitutes the Sicilian Region, which is the biggest autonomous region in Italy. Castaway Island, Fiji is a pristine private island 4 star resort located in the heart of Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands group.
The island nation of Maldives is particularly threatened by sea level rise , for example. More than seven miles long, it’s home to Oahu’s famous beaches – Wainea Bay, Sunset Beach, and Ehukai Beach. I have taken other cruises, and even boated through the 1000 Islands many times on my own boat.