Hanging out under the sun, sipping cocktails one minute and then dipping yourself in amazing blue waters the next, and not having to worry about anything even just for a little while—these are some of the things that you probably constantly dream of when an island vacation is in mind.

If you’ve been wanting to have that island getaway but still not sure where to actually go, here’s a list that will help you out in picking the right one. Below are some really great island destinations that will give you a memorable experience of being in a place where comfort lies mostly in nature. In no particular order, here they are:

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Maldives

This is for this of you who want to be in a place where exclusivity is the main attraction. The Maldives, home to a chain of about a thousand islands, is known for having world-class spa resorts that people on honeymoons or simply those wanting to be someplace private go to. You simply can’t go wrong with powdery white sand and clear Indian Ocean waters.

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Tahiti

This is another famous honeymoon destination that will assure you a memorable holiday. This may be a bit expensive, but you will sure be in for a great vacation. Just look at these Bora Bora over-water bungalows:

 

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Dominican Republic

They say that this island destination is one of the friendliest ones in all of the Caribbean. This place has it all–from the stunning stretches of beaches to a great nightlife, you got it. Going to the Santo Domingo will give you a wonderful history of the place (it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the world’s oldest city.

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Koh Lipe

Thailand is home to some of the world’s most beautiful islands, and this is one that will give you an excellent time to be really one with nature. Koh Lipe is at southern side of the country and offers amazing snorkeling adventures.

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Bali

The great thing about this island in Indonesia is that though it’s visited by tourists all year, you will still be assured of having a great time and not be annoyed by the crowd because there will always be a place where it’s calm and quiet. This is also a great place for those who are on a budget.

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Maui

Hawaii is no stranger to lists such as this, and one of the best spots that will give you a great island getaway is over at Maui, which is the second largest of the 8 major islands here. From national parks to water activities, from a wonderful culture to stunning beaches, this side of the Big Island will surely be the place for all island-hungry people out there.

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Galapagos

Want to be in a remote place where some of the most unique species in the world are the main attraction? This is it. Going here may be a bit expensive, but it will be certainly worth it. For something that has inspired Charles Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection, this side of the world will be one trip you will never forget.

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Do you have an idea where to go now? If you have other places in mind to recommend, share them with us! So many places are still to be explored and discovered, and we’re just getting started!

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