Thousands of die-hard travelers dream of visiting islands that are unique and exotic. Luckily, there is no scarcity of unique islands in our world. You should make your own list of islands so that you can visit each of them whenever you get some time in your hands. Every island has something special to offer to the outsiders. The government of some mainland country may rule them but they have their unique culture. Some travelers fall in love so deeply with the local culture of islands that they shift base to their favorite one. In the following, you will find information about the most amazing islands.
If you have read the famous book titled Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert based on Bali then you probably know why it is the right place to visit for some spiritual soul searching. Bali is one of the most serene and beautiful islands on this planet. The majority of the residents are Hindus. Visit the Hindu temple of Besakih or the Mother Temple of Bali. The temple was saved by nature miraculously, when the Mount Agung erupted in the year 1963. Enjoy scuba diving, hiking and big-break surfing while you are here. The calmness of this island will help you figure out the answers of life’s most profound questions.
Situated some 2,200 miles away from the coast of Chile, the Easter Island is one of the most mysterious islands of the world. The island spreads in 60 square miles. There are around 900 monoliths scattered over the entire island. The purpose and origin of the monoliths is shrouded in mystery. The moai, as they are called, weigh at least 14 tons each and their average height is 13 feet. Visit the dilapidated volcano named Rano Raraku where you will find some 400 moai structures.
One of the most beautiful islands situated in the South Pacific, Bora Bora is a great destination for leisure lovers. You may reside in the high end, classy resorts on the western coast of this island or choose one of the many inns. Many travelers choose to live in the thatched bungalows built on top of almost transparent water. The locals build these bungalows on the top of sturdy stilts. Enjoy a pleasant and leisurely time near the beaches or by the side of lagoons.
If you visit Penang then do not miss Georgetown, which is the biggest city of this island and the best place for foodies. Taste the various offerings from food stalls that line up the streets. Malaysian, Indian, Chinese and continental cusines are reinvented here. Go to the nearby marketplace called Ayer Itam and feast on meals cooked with coconut milk, pork, chicken, noodles, rice and fish. Enjoy the beauty of the beaches and visit the local temples. Kek Lok Si is the most famous seven storey tall Buddhist temple built here.
People interested in flora and fauna will find the Galapagos Island the ideal island for new experiences and discoveries. You may meet more than 500 different species unique to this island. Charles Darwin referred to this island as the “laboratory of evolution”. These islands are situated some 600 miles away from the west coast of Ecuador. Some of the unique animals that you must look out for are Winged Albatross, sea lions, finches, blue-footed Bobbies.
There are several beautiful and luxurious islands around the world, which have been blessed by nature. You should make a list of the islands you want to visit and enjoy their distinctive local culture and cuisine.