Are you following @Islands on Instagram? We ask our readers to use #SurroundMeWithWater to show us their best island photos. Here are our favorite submissions this week.
1. Rangiroa Island, Tahiti
Sadly, we can’t be in Tahiti as much as we’d like — but we’re often daydreaming about the overwater bungalows and thatched-roof, beachfront digs. This photo was taken at Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa on dreamy Rangiroa Island.
2. Aerial View of the U.S. Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands are always gorgeous, but the islands are especially lovely from above. From here you can see all of the natural beauty that St. John has to offer.
3. Tobago Sunset
One thing we never get sick of: the perfect island sunset. (We’ve even offered our best sunset photo tips.) This lovely setting was snapped at Castara Beach in Tobago.
4. Floating in Oahu, Hawaii
Ahhhh, few places are as beautiful as the Hawaiian Islands. We wish we were there now, floating our cares away.
5. Hidden Waterfall
Sometimes hikes lead to caves, and sometimes those caves contain hidden waterfalls, just waiting to be discovered. This photo was captured in Queensland, Australia.
6. Swimming with Sharks
Have you ever had the chance to snorkel with sharks? Shark Ray Alley, a day trip from Ambergris Caye, Belize, gives the chance to do just that.
7. The Perfect Beach Spot
We love Caribbean beaches, especially those on lesser-known islands like Guadeloupe. This serene spot is Plage de la Grande Anse.
8. Boating Around Croatia
A scene from the stunning Adriatic Sea, off the coast Hvar Island in Croatia.
9. A Bar with a View
Beach bars in the Caribbean are one of the main draws, and the view from this one at Bohio Dive Resort on Grand Turk is pretty sweet.
10. Sunrise Surfing
It’s worth it to wake up before dawn to surf on Queenland’s Gold Coast, especially when you get the beach all to yourself!
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