The Canaries sit just off the coast of northwestern Africa, nearest to Morocco and the Western Sahara. The islands are part of Spain, and like much of Europe, they are a hot ticket full of European visitors and world tourists – averaging over 12 million per year. The Canary Islands are made up of 13 main islands, with the famous island of Tenerife being the largest – which has been made famous for its Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The Philippine island group (officially the Province of Palawan) Palawan is a beautiful expanse internationally known for its colorful waters, interesting rock formations and the unique Philippine culture – in fact, it’s visited by over 600,000 each year. The geographic region of Palwan stretch from Mindoro to Borneo, totally a total area of only 5.6 square miles (14.6 square kilometers), however it comprises of over 1,700 islands, coves, and beaches.
The Republic of the Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, famous for its perfect beaches and vibrant blue waters. The Maldives are made up of 1,190 islands, which span a total distance of 35,000 square miles (90,000 square kilometers), making it one of the most geological dispersed countries. An amazing fact about the Maldives is that it is home to the lowest natural highest point in the world, at only 7 feet 10 inches above sea level.
Bora Bora is a member of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, which is an overseas collectivity of France. It’s uniquely surrounded by lagoon and and a barrier reef, while the center of the island is a remnant of an extinct volcano. The island of Bora Bora is internationally well-known, making it a tourist hot spot for its natural paradise look and feel, and its posh luxury resorts.
The Seychelles (officially the Republic of Seychelles) are among the lesser known of paradise destinations (especially on this list), however they are equally as beautiful and lesser touched than many others. Seychelles is an African country spanning over 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, sitting near the southeastern coast of Africa and just north of the famous, yet uniquely biological island of Madagascar.
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