Location: The largest island in the Mexican Caribbean, Cozumel can be found off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.
What’s special about it: Cozumel is a world-renowned location for diving and snorkeling. Despite only being 30 miles long, it offers natural beaches, jungle trails, and lagoons.
2. Grand Cayman
Location: Located in the Caribbean Sea, Grand Cayman is the largest of the Cayman Islands.
What’s special about it: Think water sports and white sand beaches by day and tropical cocktails and live entertainment by night.
3. St. Thomas
Location: St. Thomas is one of the three islands which make up the U.S. Virgin Islands.
What’s special about it: The capital city of Charlotte Amalie is the ‘most visited port in the Caribbean, and visitors can take a sky ride to view the island from 700 feet above the city.
4. St. Lucia
Location: St. Lucia is an Eastern Caribbean island also bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
What’s special about it: With "African, Indian, Caribbean, British, Spanish, and French influences," St. Lucia offers a rich and diverse cultural experience. If the beaches don’t blow you away, the rain forests and mountains surely will.
5. Grand Turk
Location: Grand Turk is the capital of the Turk and Caicos Islands located in the Atlantic Ocean.
What’s special about it: Head to the unpopulated island of Gibbs Cay where stingrays "swim right up to the shore."
Location: Belize is located in Central America and is bordered by Guatemala, Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea.
What’s special about it: Belize is the only English-speaking country in Central America, and its landscape includes everything from mountains and beaches to swamps and jungles.
7. St. Croix
Location: One of the three islands which make up the U.S. Virgin Islands.
What’s special about it: The island’s history includes influences from Europe as well as the West Indies, and these are still prominent in the cultural traditions and architecture today.
Location: A city in the south of Croatia, bordering the Adriatic Sea.
What’s special about it: Dubrovnik is recognized as an official UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the crystal-blue waters of the Adriatic Sea cannot be missed.
Location: Crete is the largest Greek island and can be found in the Eastern Mediterranean.
What’s special about it: Explore the remaining monuments of ancient civilizations and indulge in the best of Cretan cuisine.
Location: Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese Islands located off the coast of Greece.
What’s special about it: Rhodes is a truly ancient city with origins dating back to 407 BC. Visitors can stroll through the Old Town and experience the medieval architecture that still exists today.
Location: Victoria is located in British Columbia on Vancouver Island.
What’s special about it: Victoria offers visitors the "mildest climate" in Canada as well as beautiful lakes, lagoons, and the chance to go whale-watching.
Location: Kauai is the oldest island in Hawaii, located in the Pacific Ocean.
What’s special about it: You can kayak through the jungle or go tubing on a mountain because the landscape of Kauai is so diverse.