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Untamed Islands To Get Lost On by Priyanka ,  Jun 22, 2013
What is it about an island that immediately invokes a daydream? That feeling of seclusion, for sure, but also those sprawling beaches, those rolling waves, and those untouched pockets of wilderness. For an island to be considered one of the "best," it must have that je ne sais quoi—that magical spark
Aitutaki, Cook Islands

History plays a vital part in Aitutaki island life. And following the Maori migration, apart from a stopover from the Spanish explorers Alvaro de Mendana sighting Pukapuka in 1595 and Pedro Fernandez de Quiros sighting Rakahanga in 1606, all remained pretty quiet until 160 years later in 1773 when the infamous Captain James Cook sighted Manuae atoll and then Palmerston, TakuteaMangaia and Atiu (a bird watchers blissful haven) in 1777.
Explorers following, however, left a somewhat less tranquil wake – the highly questionable Captain William Bligh first sighted Aitutaki – probably the most glorious of all the islands – in 1789 and hot on his heels after the bloody Mutiny on the Bounty, that buccaneer Fletcher Christian sailing in Bligh’s very own vessel, sighted Rarotonga
Andaman Islands, India

Andaman and Nicobar are a group of islands located at the meeting point of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. These islands are a Union Territory of India and are separated from Thailand and Burma by the Andaman Sea. Comprising of two groups of islands, the Andaman Islands and the Nicobar Islands, this archipelago has a population of 3,79,944 (2011 census) and covers an area of 8,250 km sq. Port Blair on the Andaman Island is the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the capital of Nicobar is Car Nicobar. The Andaman and Nicobar islands comprise of 572 islands, out of which only 38 are inhabited.
Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

Koh Yao Noi (“long, little island” in Thai, though it is neither particularly long nor little), is located in Phang Nga Bay between Krabi and Phuket, and is the most up-and-coming destination in southern Thailand. deally situated to offer the visitor a front-row view of Phang Nga Bay’s incomparably beautiful karst cathedrals, Koh Yao Noi is also a well-placed base from which to explore the bay, as the visitor can reach the world-class tropical kayaking destinations earlier in the day, before the crowds from Phuket envelope them.
Pamalican, Philippines

Pamalican Island is a small island of the Cuyo Islands in the Sulu Sea, between Palawan and Panay, in the north part of the Palawan Province of the Philippines. The island is set in the middle of a 7 square-kilometer coral reef. It has a length of 2.5 kilometers, and measures only 500 meters at its widest point.

Orcas Island, Washington State, USA

Orcas Island
, considered to be the most spectacular [of the San Juan Islands], with over 36,000 acres, is the largest... has been a favorite for generations of visitors from all over the earth. The population is widely spread out adding to its feeling of peaceful, tranquil privacy. Mt. Constitution in Moran State Park offers panoramic views of all the archipelago, and is surrounded by miles of trails and breathtaking scenery

Block Island RI, USA

Block Island, nestled in the Atlantic 12 miles from coastal Rhode Island, offers the vacationer what does not seem possible anymore - simple relaxation in a startling beautiful place.  The Island is famous for its miles of free public beaches, sparkling clear waters, dramatic bluffs, preserved open spaces, and fun-filled activities for visitors of all ages.   Block Island has long been a haven for residents and visitors who have found here a quality of life that recalls the pleasures of a life that is simpler, slower, and somehow, more carefree.  It's no wonder that the Nature Conservancy has designated Block Island "One of the 12 last great places in the Western Hemisphere."

Saba, Netherlands Antilles

Saba is a Caribbean island and the smallest special municipality of the Netherlands. It consists largely of the potentially active volcano Mount Scenery, the highest point within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Dunk Island, Australia

Dunk Island is perhaps Australia's most famous and beautiful rainforest Island. Dunk Island is located off shore from Mission Beach. Known to its first inhabitants as 'Coonanglegah', meaning island of peace and plenty, Dunk Island has much to offer. Being prodominantly a National Park, Dunk Island has an abundance of rainforest walking tracks and secluded beaches. Voyages Resort inhabits a small section of the Island and offers a plethora of facilities along with recently renovated accommodation.
Mljet, Croatia

Mljet is the first larger island one come upon while sailing the Croatian Adriatic from the direction from south to north. It is Croatia's greenest island with its Mediterranean vegetation, clear and clean sea, gentle sandy shoreline and a wealth of underwater sea life. The island is conisdered to be one of the most beautiful of the Croatian islands too 
Mljet is well known for its white and red wine, olives and goat's cheese. Mljet is indeed s unspoilt island that is covered by a dense Mediterranean forest. The sea round the island is rich in fish and marine life. Mljet is also well known for it'stwo salted lakes - Veliko and Malo Jezero that are located at the north end of the island. On small island in the middle of Veliko Jezero lake, there is old Benedictine monastery.
Islands of Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha lies 200 miles off the northeastern coast of Brazil and is a mountainous archipelago made up of 21 islands, the National Marine Sanctuary of Fernando de Noronha. With its crystal-clear water and rich marine life, the archipelago is a heavenly retreat for underwater pleasures.