27 Island Photos That Will Make You Want to Travel

Even if you've been everywhere on the continent, these dreamy locales (aka your new bucket list) will inspire serious wanderlust.

Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Every week, about 50,000 people visit Punta Cana, the DR's all-inclusive hub. Sanctuary Cap Cana stands out because it's removed from the others.Zach Stovall
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | Motu Teta, Tahiti

Motu Teta, Tahiti

If this doesn't make you want to pack your bags, we don't know what will.Jon Whittle
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | Grenadines

Grenadines

By boat is the only way to reach Chatham Bay, an epic snorkeling spot that stretches along the west coast of Union Island.Jon Whittle
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | Seychelles

Seychelles

On Mahe Island (the largest among the Seychelles), views like this one at the Constance Ephelia Resort are among the best in the Indian Ocean.Jon Whittle
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | Kauai

Kauai

The Na Pali flyover never gets old, even for locals who say views of the 17-mile-long coast and 3,000-foot cliffs still bring them to tears.Jon Whittle
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | Zanzibar

Zanzibar

The hotel is the Blue Oyster in Jambiani, but what stands out here is the octopus curry... and yeah, that view.Zach Stovall
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | Peter Island, BVI

Peter Island, BVI

Check out the space at this private island resort: six beaches, 1,800 acres and just 52 rooms.Jon Whittle
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | New Zealand

New Zealand

Behind those rocks is an actual working farm called Mount Nicholas Station. Stay overnight, then take the sheep-shearing class in the morning.Zach Stovall
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | Bali

Bali

The rice terraces around Sidemen Valley are dug by hand. Each small rice stalk is parted the same way — by hand.Zach Stovall
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | Greece

Greece

Aboard [Southern Cross Timer](http://www.southerncrossbluecruising.com/) is the idle way to see the Greek Isles. Here in Kalymnos, spotting a sponge diver is likely.Jon Whittle
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | Oahu

Oahu

The Byodo-In Temple, featured as a stand-in for Korea in the TV series Lost, was buil to honor the 100-year anniversary of the Japanese immigrants to Hawaii.Lori Barbely
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | Tasmania

Tasmania

Claiming to have the world's freshest air, this island off Southern Australia has a rugged coast that's a magnet for whales from October to December.Jon Whittle
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | Panama

Panama

On the mainland and on its islands, Panama is thought to have more bird species than the U.S. and Canada combined.Jon Whittle
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | Tahiti

Tahiti

Bora Bora's first overwater bungalows were built in the early 1970s. Overwater bungalows are still the no. 1 reason people travel to Tahiti.Jon Whittle
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | Fiji

Fiji

Is it any wonder that Fijians are considered the most contented people in the world?Jon Whittle
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | St. Lucia

St. Lucia

The towering Pitons flank the private hillside villas at Sugar Beach.Zach Stovall
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | Langford Island, Australia

Langford Island, Australia

The sands of the Whitsunday Islands are often hailed as the cleanest and squeakiest on the planet.Jon Whittle
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | Tahiti

Tahiti

Tahiti's first overwater bungalows were built in 1968. They are now the ultimate South Pacific escape.Jon Whittle
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | New Caledonia

New Caledonia

Of the 100,000 annual visitors to New Caledonia, only 12,000 make it out to the archipelago's Loyalty Islands.Jon Whittle
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | Maine

Maine

The Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse on Mount Desert Island is a photographer's dream. It's also home to a family.Jon Whittle
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | Panama

Panama

The 16 islands in the Islas Secas archipelago remain as pure as the snorkleing haven around them.Jon Whittle
Travel Inspiration | Where to Go Next | Island Photos | Hawaii

Hawaii

Mist emerges from lava rock at Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Park on the always active Big Island.Jon Whittle
Sicily

Sicily

Castello di Venere takes in the last glimpse of daylight high above the Province of Trapani.Jon Whittle
Seychelles

Seychelles

The island of La Digue is best known for gigantic boulders on the beach and enormous tortoises in the bush.Jon Whittle
Jamaica

Jamaica

A daybed at the Geejam Hotel straddles the foothills of the Blue Mountains and the Caribbean Sea.Zach Stovall
Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai, Hawaii

The Na Pali coast is named for the "high cliffs" that keep the beach almost inaccessible.Jon Whittle
Belize

Belize

This hut serves as a real-estate office in the only Central American country where English is the official language.Jon Whittle