• 2015 World's Best

World's Best Islands 2015

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There are hundreds of thousands of islands dotting our oceans and lakes—as many as 180,000 in Finland alone—but only 10 of these enticing, secluded spots get to crown Travel + Leisure’s annual World’s Best Islands list. 

No. 3 Maldives

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Score: 88.533

The world’s lowest-lying nation has no land more than six feet above sea level, meaning a trip to the Maldives is truly about communing with the warm, ebbing tides. Many hotels are built directly over the sparkling azure waters, and the best take full advantage of the otherworldly real estate. Coral nurseries, underwater nightclubs, and feasts enjoyed on floating pontoons are just a few of the luxury trappings travelers might encounter here. Snorkeling and scuba diving appeal to both romance-seeking couples and adventurous families. Feeling fatigued? Unwind on any one of the white-sand beaches or sand bars scattered throughout the reefs and atolls.

World's Best Islands 2015

No. 3 Maldives

Score: 88.533

The world’s lowest-lying nation has no land more than six feet above sea level, meaning a trip to the Maldives is truly about communing with the warm, ebbing tides. Many hotels are built directly over the sparkling azure waters, and the best take full advantage of the otherworldly real estate. Coral nurseries, underwater nightclubs, and feasts enjoyed on floating pontoons are just a few of the luxury trappings travelers might encounter here. Snorkeling and scuba diving appeal to both romance-seeking couples and adventurous families. Feeling fatigued? Unwind on any one of the white-sand beaches or sand bars scattered throughout the reefs and atolls.

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