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Old 01-31-2011, 06:53 PM
 
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I think in terms of sheer uniqueness Hawaii is hard to beat. It has so many landscapes from rainforest, to scrubland, to true desert (with cacti) to of course the towering peaks of the volcanoes on the big island. What other tropical island that size gets snow? The Big island is actually the second highest island in the world, after New Guinea, which is the second biggest and highest island in the world (which I should have also mentioned). The Maldives etc are really nice, but there's nothing there that you can't find in dozens of other isles.
Which of the islands have you been to?
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:56 PM
 
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Ive heard good things of Boracay Island, philippines:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...April_2007.jpg

and Palawan
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Nido_Beach.jpg

Never been. would like to. I did see Palawan on the Amazing race.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Ive heard good things of Boracay Island, philippines:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...April_2007.jpg

and Palawan
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Nido_Beach.jpg

Never been. would like to. I did see Palawan on the Amazing race.
Palawan is lovely, Boracay is way overrated in my opinion. Might be just me however I don't like islands that have hoards of tourists on them, and that is what Boracay has.

Any way I think New Zealands South Island would be a strong contender for the worlds most beautiful island.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:09 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Which of the islands have you been to?
None so far, but I hope to soon.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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To be fair, I don't think it really matters whether your beautiful spot is part of an island or in a continental spot, unless you want a seaside view (which in any case is found in coastal places). Not to say that I don't like or want to visit islands though.

I think the term beautiful island just usually evokes often tropical get-aways, and people like those connotations.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Ontario
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Sychelles or Maldives. Never been there only seen pictures but it seems like the very definition of paradise.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:40 PM
 
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Sychelles or Maldives. Never been there only seen pictures but it seems like the very definition of paradise.
I've never been there either, but the photos of it are stunning.
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: France
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Helgoland, Germany
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:40 PM
 
Location: La Isla Encanta, Puerto Rico
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How could everybody overlook beautiful lush Kelly's Island (Ohio, USA). Located just offshore Toledo in tropical Lake Erie, it is a magnificent wooded island with remarkable and unique "glacial grooves" carved into it's granite bedrock. A must for everyone's "bucket list".
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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There is one in the river just ten minutes from where I live.
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