The most beautiful affordable islands in the world

View over Mykocon harbor

Myconos view ©Phyllis Buchanan/Flickr

When we think of our dream vacation, we often imagine a paradise island. Set against the scenic background of a palm-fringed, sandy beach, surrounded by crystal clear water – it really does sound nice, does it no? But why not make your dream come true? There are loads of beautiful islands in exotic places that are actually rather affordable travel destinations.

We collected some of the most amazing islands with the most breathtaking beaches in the world that are also relatively cheap. Which one would you prefer for your holiday in Paradise? Let us know in the comment section.

Islands of the Indian Ocean

Beach on the Maldives

Maldives beach ©Sarah_Ackerman/Flickr

Sri Lanka is not called “The Pearl of the Indian Ocean” for nothing. Fine sand beach nestled in a breathtaking natural environment, warm, friendly people and exciting sights make the island a special holiday destination. The Maldives archipelago also lies on the Indian Ocean. The numerous small islands of the island nation are an extremely popular destination for those who are looking for relaxation.

Beautiful islands in Asia

Thailand is – among other things – well known for its exotic islands. A vacation on Koh Samui, the third largest island of Thailand, is not only relatively cheap but also unforgettable. Koh Phi Phi’s main charm is in its water sports opportunities, it’s a paradise for divers and swimmers – but not only. And how could one miss Bali from such a list? The very definition of exotic with imposing temples, bright and white beaches and stunning scenery. The best thing about Bali is that  it’s a famously cheap holiday destination.

The Seychelles and Mauritius

Blue water and beach at the Seychelles

Blue water of the Seychelles ©Fabio Achili/Flickr

Traveling to the Seychelles is an embark on a journey to one of the most magical places on Earth. Not far from the Seychelles is located in Mauritius, the green island of the Indian Ocean. Mauritius is the ideal holiday destination if you prefer lush nature, like snorkeling or diving and prefer a comfy hotel.

Islands of the Caribbean and the South Pacific

You could hardly imagine a more magical place than Bora Bora in the South Pacific. The water bungalows are incredible, the crystal clear waters and lush vegetation will have already served as the setting of numerous movies. Also, vacationing on the Caribbean can be very cheap but rewarding and it is also pretty close to the US. Cuba, for instance, offers a lot for visitors and with his typical colonial buildings it is very special.

Pearl of the Mediterranean

View over Mykocon harbor

Myconos view ©Phyllis Buchanan/Flickr

One of Europe’s most popular and beautiful islands, Mykonos is the pride of Greece. The crystal clear water, golden beaches and romantic white houses are typical of the Greek island. Mykonos is a great example of Greek culture, way of life and perfect landscapes but is also appreciated by party lovers.

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