Islands To Visit (Best 5 Well-Known Islands)

Even though many well-known islands are on many people’s bucket lists, there are some hidden gems that few people know about.Sea views and ocean breezes and a lack of crowds, fabricated attractions, and Macarena-leading ambassadors characterize these under-the-radar islands.Here are seven unknown islands that even your favorite guidebook may have overlooked.

Best 5 Island to Visit – Well-Known Island

  1. Mílos, Greece

The Cycladic Island of Milos rose from No. 3 last year thanks to friendly locals who welcome visitors to explore the quaint villages (Trypiti is known for its windmills, Plaka for its sunsets), tavernas, and dozens of picturesque beaches that are colored differently depending on whether they are formed of shells, stones islands to visit or sand. There are many options for lodging available to visitors. One reader mentioned staying at a small B&B close to the water. It has a great location, but if you’re looking to splurge, check out Milos Cove, a minimalist 42-room aerie with private pools and unsurpassed views of the Aegean.

  1. Folegandros, Greece

Folegandros is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. It is part of the Dodecanese islands. It is situated approximately north of Rhodes and west of Athens. Folegandros is one of the most visited islands in Greece. The island is known for its beautiful beaches, clear waters, and unique history. It has a population of 3,541 inhabitants (2011 census).

The island’s name comes from the word “Folegandros” which means “to have many friends.” The island was named after Flegon, who was the first person to land on the island. Flegon was a shepherd who was on his way to a nearby island when he spotted a rock covered with olive trees. He landed on the rock and took shelter for the night. When he woke up in the morning, he saw that a large number of olive trees surrounded the rock. He named the place “Folegandros,” meaning “many friends.”Folegandros was part of the Greek kingdom of Rhodes until it became independent. In 614 AD, Folegandros was under the rule of the Byzantine Empire.

  1. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

If you are island hopping in Thailand or backpacking in Southeast Asia, this tiny island in the Andaman Sea is a must-see. Koh Phi Phi is not only stunning with its turquoise waves and lush green tropical cliffs, but it is also extremely affordable.

The cost of a night’s stay at a hostel in Koh Phi Phi is less than ten dollars. Souvenirs, eating out, and partying are all inexpensive as well, so there is no need to restrict yourself. The islands also offer inexpensive boat tours for just 20 USD.

  1. Isla Mujeres, Mexico

The island off the coast of Mexico is only 5 miles long and 1 mile wide, but it is incredibly diverse.

The island is accessible by cheap ferry from Cancun, and from there, you can swim and snorkel in the coral reefs, explore Mayan Ruins, hike to the lighthouse, and search for sea turtles and other marine life.

On Isla Mujeres, you can explore much of the island on foot, and taxis are cheap if you want to cover more ground. This hostel also offers volunteer opportunities that can help you save money.

  1. Puerto Rico

A fun and family-friendly destination off the coast of southeast USA, Puerto Rico is home to rainforests, beaches, and a historic Old Town.

Take a stroll through San Juan’s colorful colonial buildings, hike in the El Yunque Rainforest, or observe bioluminescent plankton in the water at night (a common occurrence in Puerto Rico).

There are also lots of Worldpackers volunteer opportunities in Puerto Rico. You can work on a chocolate and coffee farm, bartend at a Caribbean restaurant, or learn about permaculture.

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