The Most Popular Islands to Travel to This Summer

An island in the middle of the ocean

Summer has finally arrived, and what better time to plan your trip than now? You might have found it difficult to choose where exactly you should spend your precious free time, or maybe you need a change of scenery without using your vacation days, so you might give traveling and working abroad a try. There are so many wonderful islands you can travel to this summer, but with our help, you will find it quite easy to pick your dream destination. In this article, you will find five of the most popular islands to travel to this summer, located on all corners of the globe.

1. Santorini, Greece

A view of Santorini, Greece, which is one of the most popular islands to travel to this summer.
A perfect island destination you can visit this summer season: Santorini, Greece.

Whitewashed buildings, blue roofs, and cliffside views; only one place comes to mind to most people when they hear such descriptions: Santorini, Greece. This wonderful island has been made thanks to a previous volcanic eruption that helped it become such a unique place to visit. Unfortunately though, over the past year, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the travel industry, and Greece has also felt these effects. Currently, it has become easier to visit this breathtaking island, but only while following the safety precautions the country requires.

Renting a place has never been easier with the help of various websites where you can find proper accommodation for you this summer. Renting one of these hillside buildings may be exactly what you need to enjoy this summer season to the fullest. But if you are more interested in walking and exploring the area, then you can enjoy its wonderful art galleries, microbreweries, and various restaurants. Or, if you prefer, you may let your eyes feast on all the views this island has to offer.

2. Hawaii, US

Hawaii is a group of different wonderful volcanic islands surrounded by the Pacific ocean. They have been known as the perfect locations to spend your summer days, and they are called Kauai, Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island of Hawaii. All of these islands have diverse landscapes and activities you can partake in. You cannot go wrong choosing one this summer.

It is important to note that Hawaii is known for its scorching summers, but luckily, there are many different beaches you can visit throughout the day. You may also want to explore the island, give surfing a try, swim with friendly dolphins, or if you are a foodie, you should try traditional Hawaiian cuisine. Hawaii is often regarded as a place filled with very friendly and eager-to-help people. So if you ever need help choosing a perfect restaurant to visit this summer – be sure to ask the locals.

3. The Maldives

The Maldives consist of even more islands – around 1200, to be exact. This means that there are almost 1200 perfect islands for you to visit this season. Sometimes it seems impossible to believe these islands are real and that such paradise on Earth does indeed exist. The Maldives is quite a remote place to visit, and traveling there might burn a hole in your wallet, but you can rest assured the cost is very just for one of the most popular islands to travel to this summer.

These islands have many things to offer, whether you are traveling on a tight budget or not. If you want to avoid spending a lot of your hard-earned money, you can contact local guest houses. If you wish to splurge a little, you can reserve a spot in various resorts. These resorts more often than not come with privately-owned islands. There are many activities people of all ages can do in the Maldives, so do not fret. The Maldives can be a great location to bring your children so that they can enjoy their summer vacation as well. One thing is sure – you cannot find a better place to look at marine life while diving and snorkeling.

Clear water and blue skies with a coast of one of the Maldives islands.
The Maldives have some of the most transparent waters you can find in the world.

4. Hokkaido, Japan

When it comes to Japan, many people have found it to be quite an attractive place to visit, and these days, it has even become one of the most popular places for expats. So, be wary of the charm of Japan because it might make you want to pack up your life and move across the world. Japan, in itself, consists of quite a lot of islands that might scratch your particular itch this summer.

Summer is the perfect time to visit Japan if you are a big nature enthusiast. You do not have to only visit beaches – you can go and explore their untouched hills, views, and forests. You can also take a dip in their various natural and unique hot springs. Hiking, cycling, and any other types of outdoor adventures await you here. But make sure to also take in their unique and ancient culture while also appreciating their forward-thinking technological advances.

A blue van driving on a road
Let the adventurer in you take the wheel by renting a van and exploring Japan’s unique sights this summer.

5. Capri, Italy

Year after year, Capri is the location people choose to visit in Italy, and for good reasons. This island has everything anyone can need – it has lovely caves, grottos, and old ruins that you can freely explore. But it also has different options if you wish to enjoy it in a more laid-back way. You might visit its beaches or update your wardrobe by stopping by various designer boutiques. If you are the type of person that likes original souvenirs that you can bring home, then this island might be the spot for you.

It is a very well-known fact that Italy has some of the best food you can enjoy. That means it might be a lovely time for you to take your taste buds on an adventure. You just might find your next favorite food. We are confident Italy belongs on this list of perfect islands to travel to this summer, and it might be the ideal island for you.

15 thoughts on “The Most Popular Islands to Travel to This Summer

  1. Blazewing Firebird July 8, 2021 / 4:49 pm

    Honestly, I can’t wait to get back out and traveling again. It’s been way too long. Thanks for the ideas! ❤

  2. lynnmumbingmejia July 9, 2021 / 6:54 pm

    Oh, wonderful list, Mark! The Maldives is one of the top places on my travel list. Cant wait to travel again. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Lynn |

  3. Molly @ Transatlantic Notes July 10, 2021 / 11:21 am

    I think I want to visit all these places. I don’t get to travel much so maybe one day I could get to one of them as they all look/sound incredible.

    • markstraveljournal July 10, 2021 / 12:06 pm

      They are very busy at the moment so you will certainly do well at a later point when travel gets more normal. Thanks for the comments.

  4. Landious Travel July 12, 2021 / 6:28 pm

    So lovely destinations:) I wish that we can fly normally as before!

  5. bournemouthgirl July 13, 2021 / 10:57 am

    Thank you for sharing this list. I haven’t travelled much at all, but I will be excited to travel when it is safer to do so.

    • markstraveljournal July 13, 2021 / 2:19 pm

      I think we are all looking forward our next trip. Thanks for the comments.

  6. aspoonfulofvanilla July 13, 2021 / 3:53 pm

    Like the majority of people, I haven’t been on holiday in so long and this post is really making me want to book to go somewhere. I have been dying to go to Santorini so hopefully with restrictions easing I will be able to go in the next year or so.

    Sarah |

  7. Simona ~ The Grumpy Olive July 20, 2021 / 11:21 am

    I was really trying to pick one island out of these, and the more I scrolled through reading, the less I could even think of picking up one! So many great choices Mark!

  8. Fadima Mooneira July 24, 2021 / 9:27 am

    I’ve only been to Hawaii once. But that was long time ago. My favorite island to travel to now is Jeju Island, South Korea. Hehehe.

  9. Charity July 24, 2021 / 2:33 pm

    I could definitely get behind traveling to an island this summer! That sounds like the perfect vacation!

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