Whether you’re seeking adventurous exploration or a zen retreat, a smattering of islands offer the perfect opportunity to escape the daily grind and discover a slice of paradise. If you’re planning a last-minute holiday and are stumped by where to go, Hello! Online has rounded up 10 island options sure to delight.
Surrounded by a sea of turquoise water, Menorca is truly a tourist paradise. Whether you’re exploring the historic stone monuments or snorkelling at one of the beautiful beaches, Menorca offers it all to make for a truly wonderful break.
Malta is known for its prehistoric temples, glittering coves, fossil-studded cliffs, and thrilling diving opportunities – an adventurer’s dream. The island’s beaches are small and perfectly formed and with a wealth of sites ranging from sunken WWII bombers to underwater caves, it’s a perfect diving opportunity.
Croatian Island – Island of Brač
The beautiful lesser-known island of Brač is known for its radiant white stone and Zlatin Rat, the long pebbly beach that sticks out lasciviously into the Adriatic and adorns 90% of Croatia’s tourism posters.
As well as becoming known for its lively nightclubs and stylish hotels, Ibiza is also home to the most idyllic of beaches which manage to feel serene and happening at the same time.
With its picturesque landscapes and beautiful whitewashed villages it’s no wonder that Santorini is one of the most visited islands in Greece. Home to the most beautiful villages such as Pyrgos and Oia, every turn is picture perfect.
Whether you’re looking for beautiful rugged landscape, fabulous seafood or a place filled with history, Sardinia is perfect. If you’re feeling sporty or adventurous, there are medieval churches, city wall hikes and ancient museums for you to explore in all corners of this spectacular island destination.
With its beautiful squares and ports, as well as being engulfed by an electric blue sea it’s no wonder that Capri is one of the most photographed islands of Campani. A mix of history, nature, worldliness, culture and events blend together to bring Capri to life.
Beautiful Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands. From the golden sandy beaches to the dramatic lunar landscape of Mount Teide National Park, Tenerife has something for everyone.
Contrary to what it used to be, this Canaries Island is quickly transforming into a rather upmarket destination. Known for its year-round warm weather, beautiful beaches and volcanic landscape, Lanzarote takes pride in the creations of César Manrique whose unique designs help to accentuate the beauty of the island.
Jersey gives you the perfect combination of cosmopolitan city life to lazy beach days and costal walks. The diverse range in landscapes makes Jersey a perfect getaway destination.