65 Spectacular Paradises You NEED To See Around The World

65 Spectacular Paradises You NEED To See Around The World

 

There are millions of beautiful paradise spots around the world and some you may have never known they existed.  After my popular blog post ‘45 of the most stunning paradises around the world’, here’s 65 more spectacular paradises you need to see!  They venture from New Zealand to Morocco and as far as Iceland.  Let me know if you have been to any of these places!

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

1. Isla Perro, San Blas Islands – The lost girls guide 

“Located off the north coast of the isthmus of Panama, the San Blas are made up of 365 islands – one for every day of the year.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

2.The Scottish Highlands, UK – Watch Me See

“Why? I love the mountains and ever since moving to Scotland I feel so blessed getting the gorgeous views on even the most simple day hikes!”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

3.Trinidad & Tobago – 3 Pools Waterfalls – Go Drift Away

“A secluded three tier waterfall high up in the mountains of one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful islands, if this isn’t paradise, I don’t know what is.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

4. Tropea, Italy – Miss wanderlust

“The compact old town of Tropea perches on the edge of a cliff overlooking the deep blue waters of the Gulf of St. Eufemia creating a striking visual. Sandy beaches below and a classic Italian town above with world-class food make Tropea a paradise on earth.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

5.Upper Tahquamenon Falls in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan – Raulerson Girls Travel

“The Tahquamenon Falls State Park is one of my favorite places to visit & hike in the Upper Peninsula. The Upper Tahquamenon Falls is the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi and the largest in Michigan. It drops almost 50 feet and reaches 200 feet across allowing for 50,000 gallons of water each second to flow over it.  Standing next to it you will be in awe of the power flowing right next to you.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

6.Dakhla Morocco/ Western Sahara – Bewildered In Morocco

“It is paradise because that’s the place where the restive sands of the white dunes meet the peaceful waters of the blue lagoon. Only you and the nature, enormous surface and the wind.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World
7. Jokulsarlon glacier lake, Iceland – The Daily Adventures Of Me

“The prettiest place I have ever been was Jokulsarlon, a glacier lake in Iceland, where you can hear and see icebergs calve off of a glacier, float down a stream and travel through the waves out into sea. I enjoyed the whole country immensely with its wonderful hiking, the northern lights, friendly people and scrumptious foods, but this place with beyond my imagination beautiful. Truly a paradise.”

 63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World
8. Galapagos Islands – Nadia VS The World
“Galapagos Islands was my 10th stop on my trip around the world. It was love at first sight. It’s a truly unique place with flora and fauna that can not be seen anywhere else.”

 

65 Spectacular Paradises You NEED To See Around The World

9. Ship Cove, Queen Charlotte track – New Zealand – Anita Hendrieka

“This path leads to paradise. It’s so secluded you forget all your stresses and worries for just a moment and learn to enjoy the moment.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

10. The Himalayas – Unusual Traveler 
“The Himalayas are more then just mountains, it’s colorful, with a new breathing scenery around every corner and some of the most welcoming and warm people on earth.”

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

11. Central Otago, New Zealand – A Wanderphile

“The Otago Central Rail Trail in New Zealand is a special place. It sits proud and direct across the south island. Nestled amongst rugged
tor-studded lands with vast open spaces that are dwarfed by the immense, Central Otago sky.”

 

64 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

12. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania – Grassroots Nomad

‘To me, paradise isn’t a white sandy beach, but it is a wild forest or savanna where I can truly explore and experience the world in all its natural beauty!’

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

13. Port Barton, Palawan Island, Philippines – Live Dream Discover

“Port Barton on Palawan Island in the Philippines is El Nido’s less popular little brother but to me the quiet, clean beaches, lack of 5 star resorts, laid back lifestyle and enforced disconnect due to limited power makes it one of the most stunning paradises in the world.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

14. Rwanda – Stay Curious Darling

“Rwanda is the land of green; land of lush forests, rolling hills as far as the eye can see and beautiful tea plantations at every turn. It is one of the only places in the world where you can hike to observe mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. The people are kind and curious. It is the land of a thousand hills and a thousand smiles. I could go on and on but pictures and words will never do this beautiful landscape justice. You really have to go see it for yourself.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

15. Québec, Canada – Every Footstep An Adventure

“The feeling of awe you get when looking down at the mighty Sainte-Anne Falls is indescribable. This magical waterfall is located in Québec, Canada and the memories I created here definitely makes me consider it a paradise!”

 

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16. Mombacho Volcano, Nicaragua – Best Regards From Far

“Where birds sing and the monkeys swing. The cloud forest on the Mombacho volcano is full of life and contains flora and fauna only found there. The cool air is the perfect escape to the heat down the mountain and the vistas over Lake Nicaragua, Granada and its islands are a true reward after a sporty hike up.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

17. Lombok, Indonesia – The Traveller’s Guide By #ljojlo 

‘Lombok – the epitome of relaxation in paradise! Bali’s lesser-known neighbour is home to picturesque, yet quiet beaches, beautiful people and the place I disappear to if I just want to escape reality.  This is why I prefer Lombok to Bali!’

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

18. Khao Yai national park, Thailand – Lilis Travel Plans

“From lush forests to vast meadows offering breathtaking views, Khao Yai national park in Thailand has it all. And if you’re lucky, you might even see monkeys or elephants in the wild!”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

19. Kangaroo Island, South Australia – Ze Wandering Frogs 

Kangaroo Island is Australia’s hidden gem. From the red Outback-like dirt roads, the smell of the Eucalyptus trees, the deep blue of the ocean, the sunny Australian sky… to the Kangaroos, Koalas and Echidnas iconic of the Down Under’s wildlife, this amazing island south of Adelaide was our first introduction to the wonders of Australia and one of our best experiences during our trip.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

20. Hong Kong Island, China – Danik The Explorer

“After a long day’s hike around the Dragon’s Back on Hong Kong Island, HK, China, it is time to soak up the sun and relax those muscles by drifting off to sleep on the pure golden sands of Shek O Village. Life is perfect here.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

21. Gurudongmar Lake, North Sikkim, India – Untravel

“A mesmerizing view of the snow-fed waters of Gurudongmar Lake in North Sikkim kissing the pristine blue sky.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

22. Svartifoss, Iceland – Wandering Wagars

“Iceland is one of the world’s most spectacular treasures. Among its plethora of waterfalls lies one of the earth’s true jewel’s, Svartifoss is a waterfall that seems out of this world!”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

23. Antelope Canyon, Arizona – Miss Happy Feet

“Why it is paradise: Look at the rich colour of the corkscrew structures! They say a picture represent a thousand words, but in Antelope Canyon, picture doesn’t even do it justice.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

24. Six Senses Laamu, The Maldives – Safe Travels By Sally

“My paradise is riding around barefoot on an (almost) deserted island on my own personalised bicycle with the biggest grin on my face.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

25. Comino (The Blue Lagoon), Malta – Chamelle Photography
“Malta is a fascinating country with history dating back to over 7000 years. However, what blew me away was this amazing blue lagoon on Comino island, with the bluest water I’d ever seen. I spent a whole day here and could have easily spent longer!”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

26. Yosemite National Park, USA – Adoration 4 Adventure

“This national park is a must see because of its beautiful and unique rock formations, breathtaking views, and wonderful hikes.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

27. Island of Grenada – Cheers To Adventure

“To me paradise is a state of mind. Floating in a blue ocean. Making it to the top of a mountain. Scuba diving with the fishes. And all of that can be accomplished on the island of Grenada.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

28. Queenstown, New Zealand – The Sweet Wanderlust

“Paradise is being surrounded by nature, where 50 shades of daytime blue explode into the most amazing sunsets. ”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

29. Komodo Islands, Indonesia – Mi Aventura Viajando 

“What do you get if you mix in the same place the most stunning sunrises and sunsets, amazing landscapes, pink beaches, a world famous dragon with massive manta rays, sharks and turtles? A paradise over and under the water! Komodo in Indonesia.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

30. Fiesole, Italy – Voyager

“Fiesole is an enchanting place where every step is in harmony with nature and every breath of the fresh mountain air a whiff of ambrosia, a place where you can still hear the sounds of Michael Angelo’s hammer and chisel and feel Leonardo da Vinci’s excitement as he tested his Flying Machine.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

31. Florence, Oregon – Everyday Runaway

“It’s a paradise to me, because this certain beach is only accessible by horseback (unless you want to hike over several sand dunes), and the lack of tourists make it one of the few quiet, clean and beautiful beaches on which you can reflect and really enjoy nature.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

32. Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina – The Bosnian Aussie

“With winding cobblestoned streets, emerald green river cold as ice, stone houses, and an arched bridge where brave men jump from, this gorgeous city will leave travellers feeling like they had stepped into a fairytale. A city full of diversity and a complicated past, but full of beauty and great hospitality, Mostar will leave you wanting more of this great country.”

 

64 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

33. Nagarhole National Park, South India – Vishualization

“This picture was taken in a tree house in Coorg near the Nagarhole National park in South India. This was right in the morning before we left for the safari. Pure Bliss!”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

34. Sossusvlei, Namibia – Journal Of A City Girl

“Standing among the towering terracotta dunes, the clear sky overhead, surrounded by the pure silence is a surreal experience. Lying in the largely undiscovered Southern African country of Namibia is Sossusvlei, the oldest desert in the world.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

35. Bohey Dulang Island, Semporna, Malaysia – Keri Mau

“Bohey Dulang Island is just one of the many islands off the coast of the little fishing town called Semporna. Take a trip to snorkel or scuba dive, and get your daily dose of Vitamin Sea.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

36. Bernese Alps, Switzerland – The Roaming Renegades

“Interlaken is paradise for me because adventure is around every corner of this beautiful and quaint mountain town!”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

37. Milford Sound, New Zealand – Half This World Away

“Milford Sound is one of the most incredible places on earth. A mysterious Fiordland complete with cascading waterfalls and magnificent mountains, It’s a place which evokes a sense of awe. Although not your traditional paradise of golden beaches and white sands, Milford Sound is without a doubt a magical place which has to be seen to be believed.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

38. Patagonia, Argentina – My Adventures Across The World

Patagonia perfectly fulfills my idea of paradise. A wild territory, mountains that dare to be hiked, with lots of open space, animals free to roam, clean air, silence that is only broken by the strong winds. Can’t really ask for more!

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

39. Belogradchick, Bulgaria – Matthias Derhake from Travel Telling

“On top of the mountain with this stunning natural beauty shining towards my face I was reminded of a feeling of thankfulness, sadness and happiness altogether – a real emotional moment! This natural paradise I found during my cycle trip through Eastern-Europe last summer.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

40. Bermuda – The Go Fever

“Bermuda truly is heaven on Earth: it has the most stunning pink-sand beaches I’ve ever seen! You’ll also find delicious food, adorable architecture and a wealth of historically important sites on the island, plus the people of Bermuda are the nicest I’ve met in my travels around the world.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

41. Cerknica lake, Slovenia – Adventurous Journeys  

“Mysterious and miraculous Cerknica lake is world phenomenon, yet very unknow outside of Slovenia. It´s the biggest disappearing lake in the world. The legend about the creation of the Cerknica lake is also Slovenian version of Rome and Juliet. The lake is important natural and wildlife resort and home to mythical creatures from Slovenian folk culture.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

42. Playa Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica – Oksana & Max from Drink Tea & Travel

“There are no hotels along this beach, no souvenir shops, and no restaurants, just hundreds of palm trees lining a long stretch of beautiful beach sandy beach.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

43. Near Dixie, Idaho – Woman With Wanderlust

“Paradise is a place to get away and it doesn’t get anymore away than skiing into the Idaho backcountry and waking up to this view. ”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

44. Arraial do Cabo, Brazil – Fui  Gostei Contei 

“Only 160km separate Rio de Janeiro city from Arraial do Cabo, where you will find some of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. Don´t miss the opportunity to see the sunset from Pontal do Atalaia and to go for a short hike to Forno Beach. Trust me, even the most amazing pictures don´t do justice to this paradise!”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

45. Batanes, Philippines – I Am Aileen

“Dubbed as the ‘Home of the Winds’, the Batanes islands in the Philippines is one of those hidden destinations that hold a kind of beauty that is unrivalled. Truly a paradise on Earth, Batanes will absolutely make you fall in love with its breathtaking landscapes!”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

46. Lake Atitlan, Guatemala – Claires Footsteps 
“With deep blue, clear waters broken only by the occasional passing boat, and fringed by looming volcanoes, it’s easy to imagine why Lake Atitlan will take your breath away. The seven settlements around the lake all offer different, equally eye-catching, views and you can guarantee that your breath will repeatedly be taken away by the vista at Lake Atitlan.”

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47.  Rocky Lookout, Wairarapa, New Zealand – Anita Hendrieka

“Paradise is when you feel like you’re at the top of the world!  If you need some time out, this is the place to go.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

48. San Pedro de Atacama, Chile – Bacon Is Magic 

“When you tire of beaches head to the desert in northern Chile, here you will find wild desert with salt rock formations and beautiful sunsets.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

49. Sheikh Zayan Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi – Spice Goddess

“Set in the midst of the hustle and bustle lies this beautiful mosque that captivates ones attention.Every side is beautifully crafted and one can not help take about a million pictures.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

50. São Miguel, the Azores – My Feet Are Meant To Room

“Halfway between Europe and North America, the 9 islands that make up the Azores are still relatively unspoilt territory. The main island of São Miguel is home to hot springs, tea plantations, numerous walking trails and breath-taking lakes like Lagoa de Fogo!”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

51. Ampersand Mountain, New York, USA – Laurence Dessureault
“Paradise is simple while being breathtaking. It makes you gasp and smile. It fills your eyes with tears of joy and fills your heart with unforgettable memories. It makes you want to call it home. It doesn’t have to be across the globe, it can be anywhere you wander to. Everywhere you go, if you let it, paradise will simply unveil before your eyes.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

52. Natural Pool, Isle of Pines, New Caledonia – My Favourite Escapes 

“After a journey on a traditional boat, a calm hike in the forest and a river crossing, we reached the Natural Pool. You can take time to eat a crawfish before snorkelling in the transparent water naturally protected by rocks from the sea.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

53. Canigao Island Paradise, Philippines – Crizzy Kiss

“It is an islet that is tucked away in the middle of nowhere and where everything is pure nature.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

54. The Windward Coast of Oahu, Hawaii – Between England And Iowa
“For me paradise was exploring the Windward Coast of Oahu.  On one side of the road is an amazing mountain landscape and on the other, near deserted white sand beaches with turquoise ‘bath water warm’ sea and palm trees.  It was so relaxing just bobbing in the ocean in and looking at the mountains!”
63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

55. Taiwan – Veronika from Veronika’s Adventure

“There are very few places on Earth that offer such a high concentration of natural beauty as Taiwan. This mountainous island in the heart of East Asia has it all: rushing rivers, scenic cliffs, deep gorges. I lived there for two years and never run out of places to explore!”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

56. Alpe di Siusi , Northern Italy – Wander Your Way

“The Alpe di Siusi is the largest high alpine meadow in Europe. The natural beauty here is stunning – unlike anything I’ve ever seen! Truly a mountain paradise!!”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

57. Cape Breton in Nova Scotia Canada – Life In A Carryon

“Natural beauty, relaxing days on the water, delicious food from the sea, what more could you ask for from the paradise that is Cape Breton in Nova Scotia.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

58. Eagle Beach, Aruba – There and Back in a New York Minute

“Part of the ABC island, Aruba is one of the world’s greatest treasures. This small desert island off the coast of Venezuela entices visitors with white sandy beaches, beautiful dives among WWII ship wrecks, and most of all, the generous locals who are eager to share their unique culture.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

59. Sari Sari Falls, Dominica – Where In The World Is Nina
“It’s rare that anyone has even heard of this small Caribbean island, and this majestic and powerful waterfall that requires a harrowing hike to get to is just one of the most incredible highlights the island features. Paradise just might be an understatement!”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

60. Similan Islands, Thailand – Wonderluhst

“The Similan Islands (Thailand) is said to be one of 10 best places for snorkeling, diving and just enjoying the water in general in the WORLD! It has the bluest and clearest waters you’ll ever see.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

61. Olifant’s river (River of the Elephants) in Phalaborwa, South Africa – Yoko Meshi

“It was not unusual to see all kinds of beautiful wildlife from Elephants, Umpalas, Giraffes and baboons grazing by the waterside. This place was truly my kind of paradise.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

62. Punta Del Diablo, Uruguay – Haisu Qu 

“The vibe, the colors, and the people – it was perfect!”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

63. Lagoa das Sete Cidades, S. Miguel Island, Azores – Viaje Comigo

“This Portuguese archipelago (of 9 islands) is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The green hills and lakes and the volcanic nature scene of the island of São Miguel – the biggest of Azores – may leave you speechless. It is mesmerising.”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

64. Muxía, La Coruña, Spain – Nomadic Newlyweds
(A sleepy but stirringly spiritual seaside town in the province of Galicia – Northwestern Spain)

“Arriving at the edge of the Costa da Morte after 28 days (and nearly 800km) hiking the Camino de Santiago – Embracing the healing powers of the sea and of this special place, is an overwhelming and rejuvenating experience!”

 

63 More Stunning Paradises You NEED To Visit Around The World

65. Sedona, Arizona – Maria Abroad
“The Red Rocks of Sedona are mesmerizing. You will find yourself pausing, reflecting, as you gaze at the beauty in front of you. Like nature’s architectural masterpieces, fiery rocks against the deep blue sky will take forms and shapes in your imagination and the memory of this magical place will stay with you forever.”

 

So, where’s your hidden paradise?  Please share!  You can read part one of the most stunning paradises here.  If you need accommodation in any of these paradises then check out Agoda or Hotels.com, I highly recommend them!

 

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19 Comments

  1. April 19, 2016 / 9:42 am

    Wooooooooooooooow! Packing everything now and taking the road.
    Amazing list, Anita!
    Thanks for sharing my favorite spot in Brazil. Hope you can come to visit it someday 🙂

  2. April 19, 2016 / 10:01 am

    Challenge accepted! I will see these 65 amazing places before I die.
    A pleasure to be on this list 🙂

  3. April 19, 2016 / 11:30 am

    Wow, this invokes serious Wanderlust! Thanks Anita, now I won’t get anything done today, but rather stare out the window, daydreaming about those places 😉 Thank you for featuring my Sedona picture <3

  4. April 19, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    Thank you for sharing my picture.A severe case of wanderlust x

  5. April 19, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    Thank you Anita for featuring our post on Fiesole. 🙂 The part II collab post is wonderful. Each of these places are truly spectacular! Bucket list growing!!

  6. April 19, 2016 / 11:47 pm

    Thanks for adding my pic, Anita. There are so many beautiful places on this earth and so little time… Must get cracking! 🙂

  7. April 20, 2016 / 5:55 am

    An amazing list of places you put together, Anita! Thanks for featuring my little paradise in Québec! 🙂

  8. kbernard23
    April 20, 2016 / 6:41 am

    I’m not writing this because I’m featured in this post. But this is seriously breathtaking. These photos make me want to leave home and never return!!!

    • May 10, 2016 / 3:04 pm

      I know right, it just makes the bucket list even longer!!

  9. April 20, 2016 / 8:09 am

    Great post. Thank you for adding me onto this amazing post. Have shared on social media. 🙂 Lots of places on here I never heard off and want to visit.

  10. Raulersongirlstravel
    April 21, 2016 / 10:35 am

    Thank you Anita for including me in this amazing collection of places! So excited to see it and now have added more places to go in the future!

    • May 10, 2016 / 2:55 pm

      Thanks for contributing! There are some beautiful places out there.

  11. May 12, 2016 / 8:10 am

    Great list. I have been to 12 and added all the rest to my list.

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