The 12 Top Scenic Islands in the World

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

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Islands are generally pretty gorgeous—they are islands after all. But the twelve that made it to the top of our reader ratings for the most scenic islands in the world are just crazy beautiful. See for yourself.

12. Capri, Italy

Secret swimming coves, turquoise waters, terraced gardens, and ruins of Emperor Tiberio’s pleasure palace lure the jet set to this small, rocky outcrop along the Amalfi Coast. Set off along footpaths in any direction and you’ll be rewarded with views of sea and sky—but ascend the island’s highest peak on the Seggiovia Monte Solaro chairlift and you might get a peak at Vesuvius dominating the Gulf of Naples in the distance. Meliá opened an adults-only hotel last year, suitably chic without breaking the bank.

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