Sep 10, 2021
WE GAVE YOU A NEAR impossible task: pick the top islands in Asia, and the top islands in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. How could you narrow it down among all the aquatic beauty in this part of the world? From archipelago nations to castaway vacation favorites, to natural wonders of the world, these two lists will have you dreaming flying off into the middle of the ocean asap. Don’t forget the reef-safe sunscreen!
* — ON THE LIST FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS
TOP 5 ISLANDS IN ASIA
1. Andaman Islands
Comprising 300 islands in the Bay of Bengal, this unspoiled Indian archipelago courts divers and snorkelers eager to glimpse sharks and rays.
2. Koh Samui
TOP 10 ISLANDS IN AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
1. Fiji Islands
Exceptionally friendly people, stellar marine parks, and unforgettable five-star resorts helped this palm-laden paradise secure a first-place finish.
2. Kangaroo Island
3. Moorea *
4. Great Barrier Reef Islands
6. Waiheke Island
10. Cook Islands
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