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35 Can't-Miss Island Beaches

U.S. News & World Report Logo By Ann Rivall of U.S. News & World Report | Slide 1 of 20: When envisioning a faraway island, images of remote beaches framed by swaying palm trees, pearly white sands and crystal blue waters may jump to mind. Though the Best Islands in the World are chock-full of relaxing shorelines, not all are created equal. Some beaches are hidden and quiet, while others are surrounded by resorts and filled with plenty of amenities (and tourists). To help you find the ideal beach retreat, U.S. News pinpointed the must-see shorelines found on the world's best islands. From the golden sands of Maui to the multicolored shores of Santorini, these beaches boast some of the most picturesque scenes the globe has to offer.

These beaches boast unique scenery and untouched wilderness.

When envisioning a faraway island, images of remote beaches framed by swaying palm trees, pearly white sands and crystal blue waters may jump to mind. Though the Best Islands in the World are chock-full of relaxing shorelines, not all are created equal. Some beaches are hidden and quiet, while others are surrounded by resorts and filled with plenty of amenities (and tourists). To help you find the ideal beach retreat, U.S. News pinpointed the must-see shorelines found on the world's best islands. From the golden sands of Maui to the multicolored shores of Santorini, these beaches boast some of the most picturesque scenes the globe has to offer.
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