The 12 Top Scenic Islands in the World

By David Jeffreys - 2014-02-24T18:07:10Z

Photograph by Gardel Bertrand/Hemis/Corbis

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2. Los Roques, Venezuela

With spectacular coral reefs and an astonishing diversity of underwater life, it’s little wonder that the more than 300 islands, cays, and islets of this archipelago were declared a National Park in 1972. Simple posadas and restaurants will point you in the right direction for eye-popping snorkeling and scuba diving. Italian-owned guesthouse, Posada El Pelicano, is a first-rate base; though book early as they’ve only four rooms.

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