Published on : 06 July 20204 min reading time
Who hasn’t already dreamed of going on holiday on a paradise island? Deserted island populated by coconut trees, turquoise sea as far as the eye can see and you, lying on a deckchair, freshly hand squeezed fruit juice…
Whether they are a few hours from here or on the other side of the world, discover our top 5 paradise islands for a dream holiday!
What is the closest to the paradise islands? The Cyclades! No need to go far to escape and enjoy a total change of scenery: only 4 hours by plane from Paris, the Cyclades is a destination that combines cultural visits and relaxation. Colourful villages on the hillside, dream hotels and idyllic coves: the Cyclades archipelago has everything you need for a successful sun holiday!
Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos or Milos: these paradisiacal islands are particularly coveted from April to October. You can therefore enjoy the beautiful weather of the Cyclades long after the summer holidays.
Need to escape? Be aware that the Cyclades are not the only paradise islands in the area. The south of Crete, for example, is beautiful and you can find secluded beaches with turquoise blue, almost transparent water. For history lovers, the north remains a real cradle of remains and archaeological sites. So don’t hesitate any longer and let yourself be tempted by the beauty and richness of the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean.
The Dominican Republic
Who says Caribbean Sea, says sun, white sandy beaches, warm and transparent sea but above all relaxation under the coconut trees… and the Dominican Republic does not deviate from the rule! Perhaps the most tropical of our top 5 paradise islands, the Dominican Republic offers you an idyllic setting ideal for resting.
Although it is best known for its ideal setting, the island also has some nice surprises in store for those who are thirsty for culture. Its stretches of white sandy beach make it a privileged haven for lovers and families.
As you venture inland, you can also discover Duarte Peak, the highest peak in the Caribbean, reaching an altitude of 3,087 metres: a little extra for hiking enthusiasts!
This island is a real little piece of paradise! Located in the southwestern Indian Ocean, it is the perfect setting to escape the French winter as the temperature varies all year round between 20°C and 35°C depending on the region.
Holidays for lovers or friends, it is the relaxation guaranteed around the lagoon which borders the coast of the island; its turquoise water makes this place even more pleasant, especially if you go to discover the small surrounding coves.
Mauritius is also an ideal destination for diving or snorkelling! And to discover the charms of Mauritian culture, go to the market in Port Louis, the island’s capital, where a real explosion of smells and colours awaits you!
Bali, the well named “island of the gods”, is a place that breathes calm and fullness! Known for its culture, beauty and exoticism, this island in Southeast Asia remains relatively small! With its 5,600 km², it is nevertheless full of treasures that deserve to be admired.
Almost every house on the island has a temple: religion thus occupies a very large place in the life of the Balinese, the only Hindus in Indonesia. For lovers of snow sports (or the most adventurous), know that Bali is also a haven for surfers from all over the world! If Bali’s high tourist season is between July and August, be aware that the island remains paradisiacal (almost) all year round.
A must for holidaymakers looking for exceptional panoramas, the Seychelles archipelago is a real life-size aquarium! Lovers of unspoilt nature, you will have the opportunity to discover a fauna like you have never seen elsewhere: giant land turtles, many species of birds and an underwater world that just needs to be explored!
Less than 10 hours flight from Paris, you will enjoy an idyllic setting with beaches as far as the eye can see that have made the Seychelles famous. They are mostly desert and their access is often only by boat, a detail that will delight lovers of paradise islands!