20 Most Beautiful Islands in the World

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Comprising more than 1500 small islands and cays, jungle-covered Raja Ampat is like nowhere else on Earth. There are four main islands here — Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool — and with so much ground to explore, your main challenge will be trying to fit it all in.

Located off the northwestern tip of Indonesia’s spectacular Bird’s Head Peninsula, Raja Ampat is wonderous. For those seeking outdoor adventures, there’s nowhere better. There are beautiful beaches galore here, whilst out at sea, vibrant coral reefs and captivating creatures beckon divers keen to glimpse Raja Ampat’s marvellous marine life at close quarters.

Thinking about paying a visit? Be sure to visit Misool, to see the famous rock paintings and caves, and Waigeo, where the crimson bird of paradise can often be seen. So much to do, so much to see, it’s no surprise that visitors return here time and time again.

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