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30 Most Beautiful Islands In The World For 2019

Bora Bora Island, Tahiti, French Polynesia

We all desire to abandon our tiring, competitive city lives, and move to a secluded island, living life in simplicity and peace. However, our jobs and businesses do not allow us to do so. What can be done is gifting yourself a generous vacation on a spectacular island which can at least temporarily refresh your mind and soul and give you the strength to get back to your hectic life.

Bora Bora has been recognized as the most beautiful islands in the world for 2019, according to a survey by the CEOWORLD magazine, while Bali and Capri Island placed second and third, respectively. The data come from an annual survey of 67,000 business travelers and 12,000 travel agents in 86 countries commissioned by the CEOWORLD magazine. The study was conducted over three months, from January 22 – April 23, 2019.

Take a read of the following top 30 beautiful islands in the world to make up your mind on the destination of your next vacation! The 2019 rankings placed Santorini Island in fourth ahead of Saint Lucia Island into fifth; while the Maldives ranked sixth, and Mallorca seventh. Overall, among the top 10 most beautiful islands in the world 2019, the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions are held by Anguilla, Fiji, and Seychelles.

  1. Bora Bora Island, Tahiti, French Polynesia
  2. Bali, Indonesia
  3. Capri Island, Italy
  4. Santorini Island, Greece
  5. Saint Lucia Island, Caribbean
  6. Maldives
  7. Mallorca, Spain
  8. Anguilla, British Overseas Territory
  9. Fiji
  10. Seychelles
  11. Maui, Island in Hawaii
  12. U.S. Virgin Islands
  13. St. Kitts & Nevis, Caribbean
  14. Phuket, Thailand
  15. Moorea, French Polynesia
  16. Palawan, Philippines
  17. Cebu, Philippines
  18. Crete, Greece
  19. Cayman Islands
  20. Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
  21. Whitsunday Islands, Australia
  22. Hvar and the Dalmatian Islands, Croatia
  23. Bermuda
  24. Barbados
  25. Canary Islands
  26. Naxos, Greece
  27. Azores, Portugal
  28. Ischia, Italy
  29. Jamaica
  30. Corfu, Greece

Bora Bora Island, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Bora Bora Island, Tahiti, French Polynesia.

Known as the haven for scuba diving, Bora Bora Island will take your breath away with its beauty.  Take a romantic retreat and experience the magnificence of its premium lagoon and Motus (small islands). An exotic feature about the over-water bungalows, in the island, is that some possess glass floors for tourists to encounter a night in paradise. You can commute in the island through boats or rented bicycles, in case of unavailability of public transport. Let the splendor of the island flow through your veins and watch the sun merging with the sea in the most handsome way.

Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

The most sought-after holiday destination, experience nirvana in the land of Buddha – Bali, and attain eternal peace. With its lush fields and scenic beaches, encounter marine biodiversity at some of its secluded beaches. Surf, snorkel and Jet Ski at its beautiful beaches as you live the time of your life. While you can spot some luxurious and cosy resorts in Kuta and Seminyak, you surely wouldn’t want to miss breath-taking sunrises in the eastern region of the island.

Capri Island, Italy

Capri, Italy

Spoil yourself by touring the most scenic grotto in the world, in Italy’s most gorgeous Island. Capri Island will have you stunned with some of its most magnificent features. From Monte Solaro to Villa San Michel, experience its electrifying beauty which will not make you want to come back home. Have yourself relaxed and rejuvenated in saunas and Jacuzzis in a premium luxury resort in Capri and drown your woes away!

Santorini Island, Greece

Santorini, Greece

You all must have wanted to visit Santorini after Serena VDW went topless in ‘Gossip Girl’, but those who have no clue of what we are talking about, travel to Santorini and experience its prime beauty in your own flesh and blood. Sip wine with your lover on an exotic patio and relish life peacefully. Do note that Santorini can get equally crazier at night. With cruises running wild, tourist parties in Santorini gets wilder. Although, if you want to keep things low-key, undertake a trip to Ancient Thera and Akrotiri, some pre-historical sites in the island, to satisfy your geeky tweak.

Saint Lucia Island, Caribbean

St. Lucia, Caribbean

To all the jazz-lovers out there, St. Lucia has got you covered as it celebrates the most exotic and outlandish Jazz Festival in May, comprising of some exceptional jazz performances attributing to the jazz music industry. Even if you are not a Jazz enthusiast, St. Lucia has plenty to offer you! With its rich forests and sandy beaches, this place can guarantee you the best vacation of your life. It is also one of the hottest venues to host a destination-wedding. The island can have your functions arranged in the most glamorous and classy manner, and leave your guests awe-gaping!



Maldives has everything to astonish its paradise-seeking tourists, with underwater restaurants to resorts with splendid views, you name it! Maldives has become a heavenly abode for honeymooners and bachelors, who are on the lookout for solace and peace. Be touristy and experience world-class scuba diving amidst Maldives’ teeming marine biodiversity, and get yourself an all-intimate villa booked in Maldives’ most secluded island, Meeru.

Gather some soul food by embarking on a getaway, far from home and bustling city life. Get your spirits cheered up by indulging yourself in some of the most fun water activities and adventures. So make up your mind, pick one of the aforementioned top 6 beautiful islands in the world, and set off for a trip worth a lifetime!

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Mindy Wright

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Mindy Wright is CEOWORLD magazine's Deputy Commissioning Editor, and leads global newsroom coverage and management. She oversees and coordinates coverage of the news and ideas in partnership with writers across the continent. She has reported from more than 15 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. She has advised CEOs, investors, boards, and high-profile industry leaders on a wide range of issues impacting the global business landscape. She can be reached on email You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.