Top 10 Most Beautiful Islands in The World | 2017

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top ten most beautiful islands in the world the Oxford Dictionary offers a drab definition of the word Island a piece of land surrounded by water however we know islands are one of the most beautiful places on earth if Heaven exists it must be an island it offers a perfect escape from the busy life in the 21st century a perfect patch of land where you can rest and rejuvenate your body and a beautiful surrounding to refresh your mind is what everyone wants on their ideal holiday some islands that go a level or two above all and stand out for their enchanting beauty today we present our list of the most beautiful places in the world 10 st. Lucia st. Lucia is an island in the Caribbean that is famous not only for its golden beaches but also for its interesting geography it has two volcanic mountains that drive 700 metres from the sea and produce a stunning scenery that leaves a mark on the memory it has natural Hot Springs where you can heal and small fishing villages where you can explore the island that remained largely unspoiled it's becoming popular among all from adrenaline junkies to honeymooners st. Lucia is also not as expensive as some of its neighboring islands ix Kauai Hawaii the oldest island in the Hawaiian chain is also regarded as the Garden Isle because of its lush green forest cover the island also has stunning waterfalls and an equally impressive coastline dotted with beautiful beaches the blue seeds around the island are populated by exotic tropical fishes as well as turtles and coral reefs Kauai is more laid-back the nearby islands and as a more rural look than resplendent in fact some regions can only be explored by foot eight Seychelle located east of Africa in the Indian Ocean Seychelle is a tropical wonderland worth visiting the remote island is almost unspoiled with cloud three beaches beautiful coral reefs and bright blue waters it features white beaches having giant boulders and UNESCO protected jungles the island also has a diverse population of colorful birds and other exotic animals including giant tortoises 7cg a favorite for many Australian tourists Fiji is an archipelago of more than 300 islands in the South Pacific its tropical white sand beaches with turquoise waters attract many people all over the world who can enjoy their perfect holiday at one of Fiji's many luxury resorts or hotels whether you love snorkeling diving or surfing the locals will welcome you with happy smiles and make your stay one to remember if the cliche Caribbean getaway is not for you be sure to explore Fiji and six Maui Hawaii Maui is part of the Hawaiian Islands and has everything great wildlife a rich heritage of interesting culture and traditions you can spend your time relaxing on the fine beaches of Maui enjoy a game with a friend on one of its golf courses and stay at one of their world-class beach resorts Maui has an interesting trip ography that includes a 10,000 foot of volcano waterfalls and deep craters and multicolored beaches now he attracts surfers and wind surfers from all over the globe it is also a popular scuba and snorkelling location sighs Maldives located in the Indian Ocean it is widely accepted that Maldives as some of the best islands in the world ravishing white beaches and aqua marine waters gives this place a sublime nature breathtaking coral reefs and underwater creatures will force you to go scuba diving and surfers from around the world come here to ride the blue waves for Bali Indonesia Bali is an island province in Indonesia that has mesmerizing culture and a rich heritage of art music and dance the island has tall volcanoes covered in lush green canopy and crystal-clear waters this island attracts all types of visitors from ordinary people holiday and sunbathing on the beaches to historians exploring the rich traditions of the locals to religious tourists exploring the lovely incense filled Hindu temples three Santorini Greece Santorini and the southern Aegean Sea was created when a volcanic explosion destroyed a lot of the settlements on what was once a single island the island is beautiful white villas and blue domed churches that seem to hang off all cata cliffs that plunge into the deep blue sea the beaches in some places have blackened red fans and our locations of magnificent sunsets it is one of the most expensive and picturesque locations in the world to bora-bora french polynesia the small volcanic island of Bora Bora is more beautiful than what even famous artists could have designed clear turquoise waters with extraordinary marine life will leave you begging for more in this South Pacific fantasy tourist friendly locals who have a delicious cuisine will rejuvenate your tastebuds fall asleep to the sound of waves inside bungalows that stand over the water on this blissful location the one penguin Philippines palawan is an island province situated in the Philippines surrounded by beautiful sea water as blue as some jewel blessed with a large variety of unique wildlife both terrestrial and aquatic this sparsely populated region is one of the most beautiful places on earth bright white beaches beautiful coral reefs and lush green jungles on the island we'll welcome you and make you wish your holiday never ended

Top 15 Exotic Destinations To Add To Your 2018 Travel List

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the top 15 exotic destinations to add to your 2018 travel list welcome to a Lux calm the place where future billionaires come to get inspired hello Alexis thanks for spending some time with us today as we bring you another original video presented by Alex calm if you are new here welcome be sure to subscribe and follow us on instagram at Alex we were already a month into 2018 and if one of your resolutions was to visit a new and interesting place he better get cracking let's play a little mental game close your eyes and imagine you're relaxing in a dream tropical locale salt air crushing waves tasty cocktails good now open your eyes because surely these destinations will match what you had in mind here are 15 exotic destinations to add to your 2018 travel list number one Dubai United Arab Emirates what other place in the most iconic representative city of the United Arab Emirates could we have started with known for being a distinctive blend between east and west old and new Dubai is by far the largest and most populated city of the UAE as a tourist you'll be astonished by the extravagance of the man-made resorts and impressed by the traditional Arab and Islamic culture that has influence on the architecture music cuisine and lifestyle although Dubai is an expensive and luxurious destination there are some places anyone can afford to visit such as the Jumeirah mosque the dazzling gold souk or a heritage village showcasing ancient Bedouin craftsmanship number 2 Rio de Janeiro Brazil if we had to describe Rio de Janeiro in three words they would certainly be colorful crowded and full of life okay that's more than three words but the idea remains from the Carioca to the marvellous city from the top of korvac otto mountain presided by the christ the redeemer statue to the samba their own district every artery of city and every street corner is studded with stalls and stands selling everything from fresh fruits to clothes we all know Rio is iconic for its golden beaches and it's famous Rio Carnival in 2018 the festival starts on the 9th of February and lasts until the 14th so if you want to attend it this year grab your passport pack your bag and get a ticket while you still can number 3 Cape Town South Africa the metropolis at the edge of the world is by far one of the most beautiful cities all over the planet it's surrounded by amazing golden beaches with white soft sand craggy mountains with sharp peaks and the best bucolic vineyards there are some things in places that you cannot miss while in Cape Town such as the Table Mountain that stands out above the city in the background the Penguins on the beach the Cape of Good Hope or chapman's peak drive Cape Town's climate is on par with California and the Mediterranean with a summer starting in November and lasting until March number 4 Victoria Seychelles situated in the Indian Ocean the 115 granite and coral Seychelles Islands are an untouched tropical paradise the capital Victoria is one of the smallest capitals in the world and is the Republic's business and cultural hub whose bazaars are distinctly filled with African flavors and the fragrance of black vanilla orchids you might want to see the Victoria clock tower a national monument reminiscent of London's Big Ben located at the centre of the city or the Seychelles National Botanical Garden the Botanical Gardens showcase endemic palms and orchids as well as giant tortoises and fruit bats it's a paradise you shouldn't miss number 5 Florida Keys USA although Florida might not seem an exotic destination the idea that tourism in the area is guided by are based on the idea of sustaining the natural environment and creating a lavish atmosphere for the tourists using the natural elements the area is exemplary for the exotic landscapes and the events for charities including Children's Home Society and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America in 2018 the tourists will be able to access the Florida Keys first adults-only all-inclusive resort bungalows Key Largo if you're new to this you should know that Florida Keys are a string of tropical islands best known for fishing boating snorkeling and scuba diving speaking of tropical islands if you want to find out the most expensive private islands in the world we've got a video for you to check out that's dedicated to that topic number six Osaka Japan not only is it one of the largest cities of Japan and a strategic port but also hosts numerous festivals every month of the year and this is why the city of Osaka Japan is the destination you definitely have to write down on your 2018 travel list in the city center you'll find the moat encircled Osaka Castle and if you go to the top of it you can take the 360 degree view of the amazing city talking of events the Tenjin festival in Osaka is one of the top three must attend in Japan and it honors the deity of scholarship sugawara me cheese on a people first invite the deity out of the shrine and then parade him through the city where they carry out exuberant festivals to entertain him number seven Los Cabos Mexico the fascinating region of Los Cabos Mexico is made up of the cheerful towns of san jose del cabo and cabo san lucas the tourists can explore and get lost in as an archetypal tropical Latino paradise the area has luminous beaches bordered by tall tremendous palm trees that you can fit under while admiring the amazing blue color of the place where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet Los Cabos has become one of the most luxurious destinations with extravagant resorts world-class marinas and the biggest fishing tournament in the world so you surely can't get bored there number eight the Fiji archipelagos when you hear Fiji the images of tropical paradises with pristine white sandy beaches and fish packed coral reefs instantly pop into your mind but the archipelago of over 300 islands situated in the South Pacific Ocean is more than that the quintessential South Pacific paradise with plenty of tropical attractions opportunities to climb mountains or to explore the local culture and civilization this amazing destination is famous for its friendly and open people who will treat you as if they've known you forever so when you get your 2018 travel list done don't forget to add Fiji to it as you'll certainly not regret it number nine Nassau Bahamas the Bahamas is for sure named with residents when speaking of exotic luxurious destinations and places to spend your holiday being also an ecological Oasis boasting the clearest water on the planet Nassau the capital and commercial center of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas is one of the most popular cruise ship ports in the Caribbean if you decide to spend your vacation here you could get yourself a gorgeous golden tan on cable beach take a walk on the sunny Bay Street admire the nature of the Blue Lagoon Island or visit the are dosed regardons zoo and Conservation Center number 10 Phuket Thailand the whole atmosphere in Thailand is romantic and relaxing making you enjoy a vacation there completely moreover the weather is at the best from March to May and it's perfect for the ones who love Sun and summer because in Phuket you are never far from the coast the islands most distinctive event is the annual vegetarian festival but that's not the only one as the locals have many lively and colorful celebrations such as the Phuket King Cup Regatta or loyal Krathong or some cron and Chinese New Year which are a part of nationwide celebrations if you want to find out more about why Thailand is such a great choice check out our 15 holiday destinations for couples video by clicking in the top my corner number 11 Sydney Australia when you arrive from the harbour you are greeted by the famous shell-shaped Sydney Opera House situated behind the Sydney Harbour Bridge the top attractions in Sydney are represented by dolphin and whale watching and visiting places like the Sydney Spit Marine Park the Victoria distillers or the mineral world and the scratch park while in Sydney you can also enjoy kayaking and canoeing number 12 Buenos Aires Argentina one of the most colorful and cheerful capitals in the world Buenos Aires possesses one of the world's greatest opera houses cologne theatre spending your holiday in this amazing city means vivid painted houses lively tango cafes and bustling nightlife also there's a couple of events that you can attend apart from the usual concerts music festivals and street dancing such as opera season from March to December and the annual be a book fair for the ones who enjoy reading as every future millionaire should if you want to climb the economic ladder number 13 forest of knives Madagascar the forest of knives in not a gas car is a unesco world heritage site located in the milwaukee region in northwest madagascar and it houses an impressive number of endemic species of both plants and animals the bizarre geomorphology and the natural processes that shape the rocks in such a way have been the subject of much research over the years but now tourists can enjoy safely hiking around the unusual pinnacles of limestone if you're a sick of spending time by the beach and want a more extreme experience Madagascar is definitely the choice for you number 14 Cappadocia Turkey the most visually striking region of Turkey formed by several volcanic eruptions is situated in the heart of Anatolia although the land is best known for its usage in religious contexts tourists can enjoy the unique geological and cultural features of Cappadocia such as the underground city's historic mansions cave houses that can only be seen in a few places on the globe for those who don't know Cappadocia is a semi-arid region in central Turkey best known for its distinctive fairy chimneys tall cone-shaped rock formations clustered in monks Valley goreme and elsewhere it's a delight to wander through its streets and enjoy the culture number 15 Tim got Algeria Tim God is a Roman colonial town founded by Emperor Trajan a very long time ago and its first purpose was to be a primary Bastion against the Berbers nearby but it's now representation for early Roman urban planning furthermore it's also been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site if you love history and culture Tim God will be the highlight of your Algerian trip the presence of a monumental arch multiple baths and temples dedicated to their pantheon of deities a forum cemeteries and villas of the Roman rich and famous contribute to its reputation of one of the finest examples of a typical Roman town so there you have it a lack sirs our top 15 exotic destinations to add to your 2018 travel list now we're dying to know what's the last exciting and exotic destination you visited we're waiting to hear all about your experience in the comments below and as a thanks for sticking with us all the way to the end here's a bonus destination number 16 salar de uyuni bolivia have you heard about salar de uyuni in bolivia yet this stunning place is the world's largest salt flat and it's breathtaking especially after it rains because of the mirror effect that's created researchers say the thickness of the salt reaches about 10 metres in the centre that's a wild thank you for spending some time with us a Luxor make sure to subscribe so you never miss a video if you want more we hand-picked these videos you might enjoy or head over to Alex calm for the best in fine living content on the planet be a part of the largest community of luxury enthusiasts in the world and tell your story

10 Luxurious Vacations on Earth

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these are ten of the most luxurious vacations on earth ten Bongo Raya Island Resort is located in Malaysia there are a total of 47 private villas stretching the beautiful beach the villas are all timbered and are handcrafted by local tradesmen while visiting this rustic natural setting you'll have access to some amazing snorkelling unbelievable kayaking rides and jet skiing one of the most sought-after activities is the scuba diving the water visibility is amazing and you can catch a glimpse of schools of fish sea turtles stingray coral bamboo sharks and barracudas to name a few another activity for the adventurous is jungle trekking this involves a local guide leading you on a jungle hike through the green paths that ends with a breathtaking view of the island nine Kiowa spawn tow is an island located 3 miles off the coast of Belize guests of the island can rent any of the seven super luxurious beach houses in the private Enclave each house is all-inclusive and your booking covers airport transfer all food and drinks and of course butler service each house comes with panoramic views of the ocean its own white sandy beach and heated plunge pool activities include kayaking boating fishing scuba diving snorkeling golf spa treatments and many island excursions like the Blue Hole underwater limestone cave for divers the hotel restaurant chef will send you a questionnaire ahead of your stay to figure out your culinary tastes and prepare your food accordingly and there is no last call at the hotel bar it closes when the last guest leaves bookings will cost you fifteen hundred dollars per night eight the village coconut island is located off the east coast of Phuket in Thailand the tropical garden retreat boasts over 1500 feet of private beachfront on the Feng nabe guests can enjoy their stay in the peaceful natural island setting or take a short trip to Phuket to experience the city via a 24-hour water taxi service which is complimentary for all guests the hotel restaurant serves a combination of Thai West turn and asian-style cuisines the village spa combines traditional Thai healing rituals with state-of-the-art modern spa facilities activities include tennis mountain biking sailing kayaking water slides and to infinity edge pools bookings will set you back nine hundred dollars per night seven couple island is a romantic retreat located in the maldives island chain the five-star hotel includes 33 donee style suites and overwater villas which resemble traditional caroline boat houses guests can take advantage of many amenities including the hotel's private beach infinity pool spa steam room hydrotherapy pool gym yoga pavilion watersports center dive center and library the como Shambhala retreat focuses on holistic therapy and offers treatments in its luxurious spa or in the privacy of your own room each villa includes their own wooden piers private balconies Sun decks and outdoor showers the hotel restaurant is an open-air wooden pavilion and serves fresh from the sea dishes Malabar Coast and Thai style dishes and vacation staples like pizzas and paninis bookings range from 675 dollars per night for the donee Suite to $2,000 per night for the Como villa six spice Island Beach Resort is a boutique hotel property located on the island of Grenada the sprawling 8 acre property is open year-round and was recently awarded the triple-a Five Diamond rating the 21 mile long island is only 12 degrees north of the Equator but the warm weather is tempered by the cool trade winds it's name is a nod to the fact that Grenada is one of the largest exporters of the spice nutmeg the all-inclusive resort is located in a tropical setting complete with rain forests and coral reefs all food and drinks are included and guests can also take advantage of ocean kayaking paddleboarding boating snorkeling tennis golf biking fitness center and children's activities including daycare bookings cost around $1,200 per night five man tangi private island resort is a two hundred and forty acre private island located in the northern part of the Fiji Islands the family owned and operated resort boasts white sand beaches in a tropical paradise setting it was voted one of the top ten private islands in islands magazine the resort offers ten traditionally designed cottages and three unique tree houses each unit comes with all the high-end amenities you'd find at a luxury resort including outdoor lava rock stone showers activities at the resort includes snorkeling scuba diving sailing kayaking fishing hiking and spa services the resort also offers weekly cultural activities including a village tour kava tasting coconut show Medicine Show cooking demonstration Sulu tying demonstration and a traditional dance demonstration for Phillip or Alina is located on a small island of Tahiti the vibrant green island stands out in the crystal-clear turquoise waters that surround it Villa coralina is unique in that it only offers a single villa for rent it offers maximum seclusion there are no roads on the island only coconut groves white coral sand beaches and nature the 3,000 square foot villa can accommodate up to five guests at a time it's built out of local exotic wood in a traditional Tahitian style the main house includes a bedroom office fully equipped kitchen entertainment and dining areas and spectacular views overlooking the lagoon the separate master suite includes ocean views and an outdoor / Ocean Terrace bookings range from 430 to 650 dollars per night which is a small price to pay for your own Island 3 Bwana Island is located between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean on an 850 acre private island in the British Virgin Islands chain the 20-room all-inclusive resort is one of the few man-made on the island the owners encouraged their guests to unplug and relax although they do offer Wi-Fi mealtimes are on a set schedule and include four-course dinners by candlelight served on one of two terraces overlooking the Atlantic Ocean the restaurant menu fuses Mediterranean and Asian flavors with a Caribbean influence the island also includes seven beaches sailing kayaking snorkeling hiking and croquet bookings run 720 dollars per night for a sea view room to $6,500 per night for the three-bedroom Joe's house Villa – if you want a luxurious vacation spot that combines tranquility with conversation for gate Island Resort in the Seychelles island might be just what you are looking for the resort boasts 16 beautifully crafted residences each with their own private pool 7 beaches a separate estate on a secluded Peninsula a private Harbor and yacht club diving center a historic chapel for wedding celebrations and a natural outdoor kids Club castaway playground the island is also home to over 2,200 free roaming giant tortoises hundreds of hawksbill turtles the endangered Seychelles magpie Robin over 100 species of birds and a rehabilitated indigenous forest and for the ultimate in privacy security and seclusion guests are able to rent the whole island at a time bookings range from five thousand seven hundred dollars per night for a private pool residence to over 20,000 dollars per night for the Banyan Hill estate one Musha Cay is located in the islands of Copperfield Bay in the Bahamas the island includes over 700 acres of lush natural beauty the resort can accommodate up to 24 guests and only book one party at a time so you control the guest list accommodations consist of 5 tropical style guests each with private beach and wraparound mahogany decks the grandest of these is high view a 10,000 square foot mansion that sits on the highest point of the island offering 360 degree views of the island the resort also boasts 40 pristine beaches and even a drive-in theater dinners are served by torchlight or moonlight only and take place Oceanside in the 2,200 square foot Balinese beach pavilion island bookings start at 39 thousand dollars per day for up to 12 people with a four night minimum