Our Top Ten Islands

For some, Islands are an exotic getaway but for others, it's a way of life. So what Islands of the world make our top ten list?

10. Sri Lanka

Why: For being the only known permanent home of a colony of blue whales and for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya. 

9. Tasmania

Why: Its home to the carnivorous marsupial Tasmanian Devil found nowhere else in the world.

8. Tristan Da Cunha

Why: It is the most remote inhabited island in the world!

7. New Zealand

Why: For being the last major country to be settled by humans.

6. Easter Island

Why: It's famed for its archeological sites, including some 900 monumental statues, called Moai, created by its early Rapa Nui inhabitants during the 10th-16th centuries.

5. Iceland

Why: Because of its amazing volcanoes including the tiny but fierce EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL volcano. 

4. Komodo

Why: There is only one Komodo dragon and only one place you’ll find it – Komodo Island.

3. Cayman Islands

Why: Because it's home to a dragon that turns blue before your eyes – the incredible and endangered blue iguana.

2. Hawaii

Why:  Because it is the longest archipelago in the world!

1. Madagascar

Why: Because it's home to unique species found nowhere else in the world like the lemur! 

 

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