Fancy taking a trip a little further out than your standard visit to Paris? If you’re considering an island holiday, you might as well make sure it happens at one of the best islands in the world. Go big or go home, right? Thankfully Travel + Leisure has just released their annual ranking of the best islands to visit in 2018, so you don’t have to do too much of your own research to find a dreamy vacation location.
Topping the list this year is Java, an Indonesia island filled with waterfalls, volcanoes, protected parks, and stunning white sand beaches.
It’s the first time Java has even appeared in the top 10, and the first island in three years to knock Palawan Island off the top spot. If you’re pondering a visit, we’d recommend planning to spend at least a week on the island – there’s so much to do.
Head to the Borobudur Temple, climb Mount Ijen, and visit every dreamy beach you can fit in. It’s worth visiting the Rainbow Village while you’re there – a village made up of buildings painted in rainbow brights – if only for an excellent pic for the ‘Gram.
If Java doesn’t sound like your thing (we question why not, but hey), don’t worry, as we’ve rounded up Travel + Leisure’s top ten ranking of the best islands in the world below.
1. Java, Indonesia
2. Bali, Indonesia
3. Lombok, Indonesia
5. Waiheke, New Zealand
6. Palawan, Philippines