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World’s top 5 magnificent islands
Maui Island, Hawaii
Maui is a magnificent island of volcanic origin in the central part of the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the islands of the Hawaiian archipelago. Owing to their unique volcanic surface, these territories boast a rich underwater world. On the island of Maui, there is Haleakala National Park, which is home to the massive Haleakala Volcano. Interestingly, the volcano is the tallest peak of the island. This fabulous tropical place is famous for its stunning natural pools and the incredibly beautiful waterfalls of the Oheo Gulch, located near the Hana Highway. The island is known for its amazing crescent-shaped Kapalua Beach. Above all else, it is a popular destination for windsurfers.
Mahe, Seychelles archipelago
The Seychelles archipelago is located in the Indian Ocean, east of the African continent. The archipelago consists of 115 islands, 30 of which are inhabited. Mahe is the largest and most beautiful of all of them. The island is considered a paradise for surfing, diving, yachting, and sea fishing enthusiasts. Victoria, the marvelous capital of the Seychelles, is famous for its unique Creole architecture and numerous markets where people sell various fruit, souvenirs, and locally produced clothes. Mahe is a favorite place for wedding ceremonies and exclusive beach holidays. Travelers simply adore its sandstone beaches with Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka being the most popular destinations. Impressive mountain peaks and a variety of coral reefs are the hallmarks of the island.
Viti Levu, Fiji archipelago
Viti Levu is the largest of the 300 islands comprising the Fiji archipelago. Its shores are washed by the Pacific Ocean. Its territories consist of peculiar landscapes, magnificent beaches with transparent lagoons, and fabulous coral reefs. The Coral Coast, a 100-kilometer-long stretch of coastline, has been a popular holiday destination for years. On the island of Viti Levu, tourists can enjoy any entertainment from diving and snorkeling to other water sports. They can go to a sauna, spa or restaurant as well as take part in a cruise, including the one with dolphins. Travelers are also invited to visit the uninhabited island or sand dunes as well as get acquainted with the life of the Polynesians.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora is a South Pacific island lying 240 kilometers northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. The island is of volcanic origin. It is surrounded by coral reefs, forming a turquoise lagoon with numerous islets (motu). Bora Bora is the perfect place for scuba diving training. It is home to multiple underwater species, including tropical fish. Bora Bora’s coral reefs leave no one disappointed. A luxury resort with numerous guest bungalows stands on its water surface. Mount Otemanu, a remnant of an ancient volcano, is located at the heart of the island, rising up to its sharp point at 727 meters from the surface.
Boracay is an island in the central Philippines. It belongs to the group of Visayas islands. The part of Boracay occupied by White Beach is washed by the Sulu Sea. Its Bulabog Beach faces the Sibuyan Sea. Shaped like a butterfly, the island of Boracay is home to 12 beaches. Most of them have sand of different colors. Yapak Beach is known for its plethora of white sand coupled with puka shells. The best sunsets in Boracay are on White Beach. Balinghai Beach is the favorite place among honeymooners. Meanwhile, sports enthusiasts prefer Bulabog Beach where they can try windsurfing, diving, and water skiing. An observation deck on Mount Luho offers travelers a fantastic panoramic view. Coastal waters surrounded by coral reefs are known for diverse fauna species. In Boracay, tourists can explore the dead forest, encounter caves with thousands of bats, and walk around in a butterfly garden. April, May, and June are the hottest months on the island.