For Vietnamese and international tourists, Con Dao Island is wild and charming and has a lot to explore. The island of Ba Ria Vung Tau province has been voted in the vote of Lonely Planet travel magazine, which is one of the 9 most mysterious islands in the world.
Torres Strait Islands, Australia
Torres Strait Islands complex of 274 large and small islands creates a special cultural area, extremely unique in Australia – tribal culture. It has the largest atolls in the world.
Modern services such as airlines and hotels are only available on two major islands, Thursday Island and Horn Island. Want to go to other islands you must get permission from the council representing the tribes here because there are areas known as sacred lands and restrict strangers from entering.
Yaeyama Islands, Japan
The Yaeyama Islands are considered to be a secluded countryside, located at the southernmost tip of the island nation of the rising sun. Islands like Iriomote, Taketomi, and Ishigaki are filled with sunlight; surrounded by vast seas, stretches of sand, and the freshest sushi from newly-caught sea fish.
Ishigaki has the most beautiful beaches out of the three islands mentioned above; Taketomi Island is famous for its old traditional houses, and Iriomote Island has tropical forests and natural hot springs.
Con Dao Island, Vietnam
Con Dao Island is a tourist paradise rising from a “hell on earth” – a place specializing in imprisoning Vietnamese political prisoners who participated in the war against colonial and imperialist domination in the past. Today, Con Dao is built and planned to become a national tourist area with 16 large and small islands where the tropical forests are grown.
The waters here are turquoise with extremely diverse marine species, from dolphins, sea turtles to beautiful coral reefs. Tourism development here is controlled in moderation so as not to spoil the pristine, wild look of the archipelago.
Iles du Salut Island, Guiana (French)
Of the Guiana islands, Iles du Salut is perhaps the least known; it is the smallest and also the farthest, 11 km from the coast of Guiana. This place used to be the land to build French prisons specializing in holding criminals especially dangerous.
The waters around the island fluctuate constantly and are quite dangerous because there are many sharks. At this point, visitors will be captivated by long-lived thrilling stories, lush green palm forests, talkative parrots with vibrant feathers, and ruined ruins with mysterious legends.
Ulleungdo, South Korea
The attraction of the small island Ulleungdo is easy to recognize, it is located between the border waters of Korea and Japan. On the island, there is a majestic volcano, an extremely pleasant coastal atmosphere, gentle people, and a great destination for those who love the simple lifestyle of the countryside.
Ulleungdo has a ferry that docked every day to bring tourists back and forth between land and island. To Ulleungdo, you can climb the highest peak – Seonginbong up to 984m or rent a boat to go to the sea to visit the small islands nearby.
San Blas Islands, Panama
This Central American country has beautiful atolls. The San Blas Islands are made up of 365 small islands, looking from above very similar to a crescent moon.
It has warm seawater with luxurious resorts, or you can stay with people in small villages and have dinner with seafood dishes that fishermen in the fishing village have earned after a day of diving in the sea from morning and come back when the sun is about to set.
Penghu Islands, Taiwan
Made up of 90 small islands, the Penghu archipelago has a beautiful landscape, the rural lifestyle with oxcarts of people on the island; they still go to the sea to catch fish and grow rice on the wall every day, and there are ancient temples that worship the goddess of the sea.
Sunshine, wind, and sand are the characteristics of nature here. Please sip the rice wine typical of this land as fishermen go to the sea to race with the waves and wind to catch fish.
Bay Islands & Hog Islands, Honduras
These islands are located off the coast of Honduras, during the heyday of the “Pirates of the Caribbean”, islands like Roatan, Utila, and Guanaja were home to about 5,000 pirates …
Today, the Bay Islands became popular. Known for its beautiful beaches, it is a destination for tourists who love diving and exploring primitive tropical forests. Coming to the Hog Islands, you will visit 13 atolls and a paradise resort located between the blue sea and white sand.
Ssese Islands, Uganda
This is an archipelago located on the mainland but not so that its landscape is less impressive. The sands of the Ssese archipelago on Lake Victoria – the largest lake in Africa, has iridescent golden sand, green palm forests and extremely rich flora and fauna.
All of those stunning views are located in the middle of Lake Victoria. There are 84 large and small islands in this archipelago, most of them still in their original state; only 3 islands – Buggala, Bukasa and Banda built resorts.
Coming here, you can not only sunbathe; but also explore the African jungle with rare animals, canoeing to explore the big and small islands in Lake Victoria.