Are you a beach lover or do you have any plans of living on a tropical island someday? Some of the credentials or rather features in the best islands in the world include rolling waves, sprawling beaches, and untouched pockets of wilderness. Imagine relaxing with your friends and family in a small resort surrounded by clear blue water and palm trees. This is what a tropical Island has to offer forget your last trip to a crowded beach where you stayed in a chain hotel.

The beautiful beaches and Islands in Asia offer everything from social tourist hot spots to small secluded resorts on beaches. It’s time you planned for that trip of a lifetime to one of these tropical Islands:

  • Panglao Island, Philippines

Panglao is one of the less crowded Islands and is a great place for couples and families. The Island has beautiful white sand beaches, world heritage sites, and ecotourism all which make it one of the best places you should definitely visit. If you are yet to experience dolphin watching excursions or island hopping, Panglao Island is the place to be. During the trip, don’t forget to head to the Philippine Tarsier Foundation to see how one of the world’s smallest mammals is protected.

  • Tioman Island, Malaysia

Tioman is a 29,000 acre island located in the South China Sea. You can reach the island by taking a forty-minute flight from Kuala Lumpur. There is much to explore in the beach from snorkeling to scuba diving. If you prefer living in a simple hotel by the seaside village there is nothing to worry about.

Those who want a resort on a scheduled beach are also covered. For golf enthusiasts, there is an 18-hole golf course while those who love shopping can enjoy doing some duty free shopping. Explore the exotic wildlife like monkeys and monitor lizards or visit a waterfall. Unlike other crowded destinations, this Island in Malaysia can leave you with an experience of a lifetime.

  • The Maldives, South Asia

Located in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives comprises of twenty six coral atolls. Visit this beautiful place which features city hotels, cozy guest houses, private islands, and resort islands. Some of the exciting activities awaiting you here include island hopping, golf, scuba diving, whale and dolphin watching, day shopping, and a wreck dive for divers. You can enjoy local food or go for a private getaway to one of the uninhabited islands.

You don’t have to be worried about accommodation since there are super luxurious resorts as well as budget friendly cottages.

  • Tahiti, French Polynesia

This list wouldn’t be complete without including the largest island in French Polynesia. Also referred to as the “Queen of the Pacific,” Tahiti is one of the most beautiful places where you can enjoy festivals, take a boat tour, enjoy the beaches and watersports, spend time at nature parks, enjoy professional surfing competitions, and explore historical sites.

  • Akajima Island, Japan

Most of the people who visit this Island are Japanese and you won’t encounter many foreigners at this place. The Island belongs to the Kerama Islands and has a diversity of coral reefs and sea life. You can easily explore the island on foot because of its small size. Some of the exciting things to do here include snorkeling, diving, and humpback whale watching. The Island is a good choice for those who what to enjoy nature.

  • Bali, Indonesia

Bali is the largest tourist destination in Indonesia. The island is also a province and offer diverse fun activities such as a vibrant nightlife, white water rafting, hiking, scuba diving, and surfing. There are many other activities for couples, singles and families. Most of the people here are Hindu and this means there are temples to visit. My friends own a towing company in Mobile, Alabama and they come visit here every winter. You can check them out at if you’d like to know more about them. Some of the popular destinations in Bali include the Gat Cave and Goa Lawah Temple.

There are lots of things to see and do in Bali. You better plan to visit this place and experience for yourself what Bali has to offer.

  • Koh Lipe, Thailand

Koh Lipe can be accessed from Malaysia or Bangkok by boat. The best way to experience this location is by renting a long boat and going for island hopping or snorkeling on the beach. You can choose to either visit one of the island bars or watch the sunset on the beach.


It is not a must to have a passport for you to explore and enjoy the warm, sunny weather and exciting features in the equatorial region. It is possible for United States citizens to travel to the following tropical U.S territories using a driver’s license only.

  • Hawaii

Hawaii is the only American tropical island with a full statehood. It is one of the most popular destination and receives a large number of tourists from different parts of the world each year. It comprises of six islands which feature glistening beaches, volcanic landscapes, sunny days, and crystal-clear waters all year round.

  • American Samoa

The American Samoa comprises of six Polynesian islands which are part of the United States tropical territory. If you are seeking some respite and peace from the normal beach getaways, the American Samoa is a good choice. The guy who does occasional tree removal Peoria AZ for my rental properties comes here once a year. Spend some time away from the working world hanging around at the beach and discovering the jungle in these tropical islands.

  • The United States Virgin Islands

The United States acquired these territories from the Danish rule in 1917. They include St, John, St. Croix, and St. Thomas. These islands have a history of European settlers, Indians, and Slaves from Africa. Visit the U.S Virgin Islands and learn their complicated past as you enjoy the weather and other activities such as swimming and diving.

  • Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico lies in a pocket of water between the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean about two and half hours from Miami. The Island features tropical rain forests, beaches, and a mountainous interior which make it one of the best places you can ever travel to.

  • Northern Mariana Islands

These islands have much to offer from music, food, to cultural dance which enjoying the sun on the tropical beaches. You can travel to the Northern Mariana Islands without a passport.