20 Most Beautiful Islands in the World

Azores, Portugal

Azores, Portugal

Natural wonders await in the Azores, a land of vast volcanic craters, pristine white-sand beaches, hot thermal waters and more. Located in the breathtaking mid-Atlantic, this Portuguese archipelago is a sight to behold with its dramatic landscapes, and with so much to see, you’ll need a return visit or two in order to take it all in.

Explore the beautiful lake-filled calderas, stroll amongst the vineyards or take a trip to see the spectacular geysers, the choice is yours.

With nine islands in the archipelago demanding to be explored, you’ll find that filling your days here is never a problem. Time seems to slow down in the Azores and, when you need to relax, you’ll find there are no shortage of secret spots to kick back and drift away. Follow the grass-covered trails to the perfect sands before lying back to soak up the warm Atlantic sunshine.

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