If you thought you knew the best island destinations then you need to think again. Here at StudentUniverse we have come with the top 5 island destinations you need to see; everything from landmarks, wildlife and popular culture, we’ve got it covered. So why not compare your bucket list to our top 5 places and see if you can add a few more on.

Mykonos

This Greek island is a student destination as parties go on 24/7 however Mykonos is also known to be  beautiful and peaceful. Mykonos’ is surrounded around golden sandy beaches and beautiful sea fronts, making it the perfect destination to unwind. Make sure you check out the Psarou and Paradise beaches as they turn into a party in the night and during the day you visit the glorious windmills of Kato Myli and the ornate temples of Delos. Myknonos offers a mixture of relaxation, vibrancy and sophistication; so what are you waiting for.

Barbados

Why don’t you start your island adventure in the beautiful and student friendly island of Barbados. One of the most multifaceted Caribbean islands, Barbados is full of so many activities that you’ll be sure to find something to do every day.  Make sure you visit Bridgetown and witness the spectacular Harrison Cave and all its glory. If you love swimming, why not try snorkelling with turtles or better yet swimming alongside dolphins at one of Barbados’ sea-life resorts.  So get your sun screen ready along with some shades because you’ll be sure to catch nothing but sun and great vibes in Barbados.

 

Bali

There is no shock as to why some people call Bali heaven on earth. With its beautiful mountains and pointed pagodas, Bali is definitely one Indonesian island that you must visit. Why not spend the day touring ancient temples or playing with the Sumatran elephants.  Bali is an Instagram-ready landscape and with it various volcanoes, sandy shores and turquoise waters you’ll be sure to get nothing but relaxation.

Crete

If you’re looking for authentic Greek food then you must visit Crete. Surrounded by beautiful villages and beaches there’s no surprise why Crete is a favourite among many travellers.  If you enjoy history and architecture alongside catching a tan that make sure you visit Crete’s museums and learn about the traditions of the beautiful island. If you’re looking for a more urban setting and a variety of restaurants, bars and nightclubs then you must consider staying along the northern coast in Chania or Heraklion. Whilst if you prefer the great outdoors then you’ll need to make sure that you head to the southern areas of Chania and Rethymnon for the hiking opportunities and many beautiful beaches.

Bermuda

A part of the British Commonwealth, Bermuda is one of the most unique islands in the Caribbean. Renowned for its cricket matches, Bermudian shorts and spa treatments, this is one Island that’ll you should visit with friends.  With magnificent pink sand at the Elbow and Horseshoe Bay beaches, why not take the day exploring and catching the sun rays.  If you want to try something different why don’t you try learning about Bermuda’s naval history at the Bermudian Maritime Museum which we may add is free. This island is extremely convenient as flights to New York are only two hours so you might want to get two holidays in one on your visit

There’s a world of opportunity out there just waiting to be explored, so make sure you don’t miss out! Remember, the only thing that’s limiting you is your imagination.

If you’re a student discount hunter, you can get student only rates on flights, hotels and tours at StudentUniverse.

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