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In 50th place is Côn So & # 39; n, the largest island of the 16 Côno archipelago in Vietnam. It is a 45 minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City and is praised for having & # 39; golden sand and blue sapphire sea & # 39;

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Your bucket list is about to increase by a considerable amount.

That's because a ranking of the top 50 islands for 2019 has been revealed and it is sure to move the needle on the wanderlust-o-meter.

It was compiled by Big 7 Travel, who compiled the list from a survey that interviewed 5,345 of its readers about their favorite places. We also used data from the review sites and the opinions of their editorial staff.

At the top of the ranking is Flatey, a small island off the coast of Iceland with a population of just five, described as a 'movie set'.

Palawan in the Philippines comes second, while Espiritu Santo in the Pacific country of Vanuatu is third, Sommarøy on the coast of Norway is fourth and Croatia's Korcula island in fifth.

Scroll down to see a detailed list, sorted in reverse order, of the 50 most impressive islands in the world …

50. Con So'n, Vietnam

In 50th place is Côn So & # 39; n, the largest island of the 16 Côno archipelago in Vietnam. It is a 45 minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City and is praised for having & # 39; golden sand and blue sapphire sea & # 39;

49. Majorca, Spain

Majorca's Mediterranean holiday hotspot ranks 48th on the list. Big 7 Travel says: “It has everything you could wish for, including beautiful beaches, hotels and resorts, plus plenty of nightlife in the main city of Palma.

Majorca's Mediterranean holiday hotspot ranks 48th on the list. Big 7 Travel says: “It has everything you could wish for, including beautiful beaches, hotels and resorts, plus plenty of nightlife in the main city of Palma.

48. Chiloe, Chile

The 50 best islands in the world for 2019 revealed, from Iceland to Washington...

Chiloe, an island belonging to Chile, is the second largest island in South America and number 48 in the rankings. It is known for its rich landscape and colorful houses built on stilts. The island also houses several wooden churches that have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

47. Paros, Greece

The 50 best islands in the world for 2019 revealed, from Iceland to Washington...

The Greek island of Paros is a quick ferry ride from the popular island of Mykonos. It ranks 47th on the list, thanks to its sparkling sandy beaches, turquoise waters and nightclubs and wild bars.

46. ​​Saint Lucia

Claiming 46th place on the list is the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. Big 7 Travel says: “Saint Lucia is one of the most picturesque destinations on the island. It's the perfect place to lose all sense of time & # 39;

Claiming 46th place on the list is the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. Big 7 Travel says: “Saint Lucia is one of the most picturesque destinations on the island. It's the perfect place to lose all sense of time & # 39;

45. Öland, Sweden

Öland is a Swedish island connected to the mainland by a 5.7 kilometer road bridge. The Swedish royal family visits the island every summer vacation. According to Big 7 Travel, Swedes head to Öland & # 39; to search for its white sandy beaches & # 39;

Öland is a Swedish island connected to the mainland by a 5.7 kilometer road bridge. The Swedish royal family visits the island every summer vacation. According to Big 7 Travel, Swedes head to Öland & # 39; to search for its white sandy beaches & # 39;

44. Tobago

At 44th on the list is the Caribbean island of Tobago, which is the place that inspired the novel Robinson Crusoe. It is a rich tapestry of steep mountains, dense rainforests and verdant beaches.

At 44th on the list is the Caribbean island of Tobago, which is the place that inspired the novel Robinson Crusoe. It is a rich tapestry of steep mountains, dense rainforests and verdant beaches.

43. Formentera, Spain

Ibiza's sister island Formentera occupies 43rd place in the ranking. It has over 20 km of beaches, the best known being Cala Saona

Ibiza's sister island Formentera occupies 43rd place in the ranking. It has over 20 km of beaches, the best known being Cala Saona

42. Culebra, Puerto Rico

Located almost 30 kilometers off the coast of Puerto Rico, Culebra occupies the 42nd position in the ranking. Big 7 Travel says: It's surrounded by over 20 islets and vibrant underwater landscapes, making it a paradise for those interested in getting closer to ocean life while snorkeling or diving.

Located almost 30 kilometers off the coast of Puerto Rico, Culebra occupies the 42nd position in the ranking. Big 7 Travel says: It's surrounded by over 20 islets and vibrant underwater landscapes, making it a paradise for those interested in getting closer to ocean life while snorkeling or diving.

41. Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia

Koh Rong Sanloem is a small tropical island off the coast of Cambodia in the Gulf of Siam, with sandy beaches surrounded by palm trees and casuarinas. Big 7 Travel adds: “A highlight here is the incredible bio-luminescent plankton that makes the warm waters glow and glow at night.”

Koh Rong Sanloem is a small tropical island off the coast of Cambodia in the Gulf of Siam, with sandy beaches surrounded by palm trees and casuarinas. Big 7 Travel adds: “A highlight here is the incredible bio-luminescent plankton that makes the warm waters glow and glow at night.”

40. Cozumel, Mexico

Getting to number 40 on the list is the Mexican island of Cozumel. It has & # 39; spectacular and dreamy landscapes & # 39; and is a popular place for scuba divers and explorers. The whole island has a population of about 100,000 inhabitants.

Getting to number 40 on the list is the Mexican island of Cozumel. It has & # 39; spectacular and dreamy landscapes & # 39; and is a popular place for scuba divers and explorers. The whole island has a population of about 100,000 inhabitants.

39. Jicaro, Nicaragua

A private island in Nicaragua, Jicaro Island Lodge offers an incredible range of activities for guests, including outdoor yoga, kayaking, sandboarding in the volcanoes and zip lining in the jungles. The store has nine & # 39; casitas & # 39; - shops that are raised above ground like tree houses

A private island in Nicaragua, Jicaro Island Lodge It offers an incredible range of activities for guests, including outdoor yoga, kayaking, sand boarding volcanoes and zip lining in the jungles. The store has nine & # 39; casitas & # 39; – shops that are raised above ground like tree houses

38. La Digue, Seychelles

The 38th best island on the list is La Digue, located in the warm, shallow waters of the Indian Ocean. in the Seychelles. Big 7 Travel says that in order to access the beach, which has unusual rocks and shimmering sand, you must walk through the lovely, former Union Estate coconut plantation.

The 38th best island on the list is La Digue, located in the warm, shallow waters of the Indian Ocean. in the Seychelles. Big 7 Travel says that in order to access the beach, which has unusual rocks and shimmering sand, you must walk through the lovely, former Union Estate coconut plantation.

37. Laucala Island, Fiji

Laucala, pictured, is a private luxury resort in the Fiji Islands with lush vegetation and coconuts growing in the wild. Big 7 Travel says: 'The resort has coral reefs, perfect postcard beaches and dense rainforest'

Laucala, pictured, is a private luxury resort in the Fiji Islands with lush vegetation and coconuts growing in the wild. Big 7 Travel says: 'The resort has coral reefs, perfect postcard beaches and dense rainforest'

36. Mont Saint-Michel, France

In 36th place on the list is the magical French island of Mont Saint-Michel. The island is located in a bay where Normandy and Brittany merge and is connected to mainland France by a sidewalk. Its most famous feature is the Benedictine Abbey, which still houses nuns and monks

In 36th place on the list is the magical French island of Mont Saint-Michel. The island is located in a bay where Normandy and Brittany merge and is connected to mainland France by a sidewalk. Its most famous feature is the Benedictine Abbey, which still houses nuns and monks

35. St. Barts

A small French island in the Caribbean, St Barts appears at number 35 on the list. Its full name is Saint Barthélemy and Big 7 Travel says: 'With its beautiful beaches, world-class resorts and breathtaking scenery, it is the perfect haven from the stresses of big cities and life. 9-5 & # 39;

A small French island in the Caribbean, St Barts appears at number 35 on the list. Its full name is Saint Barthélemy and Big 7 Travel says: 'With its beautiful beaches, world-class resorts and breathtaking scenery, it is the perfect haven from the stresses of big cities and life. 9-5 & # 39;

34. Salt Spring Island, Canada

Salt Spring Island is one of the largest Gulf Islands, located between continental British Columbia and Vancouver Island in Canada. It appears at number 34 on the list and is best known for its amazing coastal scenery and hiking. There are up to nine ferry crossings to the island every day.

Salt Spring Island is one of the largest Gulf Islands, located between continental British Columbia and Vancouver Island in Canada. It appears at number 34 on the list and is best known for its amazing coastal scenery and hiking. There are up to nine ferry crossings to the island every day.

33. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands are British Overseas Territory located in the Caribbean Sea and their largest island is Grand Cayman, pictured. Its most famous coast is the tropical Seven Mile Beach. Big 7 Travel says, "With sparkling waters and coral sands, it's so perfect it hardly looks real."

The Cayman Islands are British Overseas Territory located in the Caribbean Sea and their largest island is Grand Cayman, pictured. Its most famous coast is the tropical Seven Mile Beach. Big 7 Travel says: 'With crystal clear waters and coral sands, it's so perfect it almost doesn't look real'.

32. Pulau Tengah, Malaysia

At number 32 on the list is Pulau Tengah, a private island off the coast of Malaysia in the South China Sea. The island boasts a luxury resort called Batu Batu, set amongst 'coconut palms, rocky outcrops and fine sandy beaches'.

At number 32 on the list is Pulau Tengah, a private island off the coast of Malaysia in the South China Sea. The island boasts a luxury resort called Batu Batu, set amongst 'coconut palms, rocky outcrops and fine sandy beaches'.

31. Gozo, Malta

Gozo, 31st on the list, is one of the three islands that make up the Malta archipelago. It is popular with tourists thanks to its unique charm, wonderful farmhouses and majestic sunsets.

Gozo, 31st on the list, is one of the three islands that make up the Malta archipelago. It is popular with tourists thanks to its unique charm, wonderful farmhouses and majestic sunsets.

30. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands rank 30th on the list and harbor unusual creatures such as the terrestrial iguana and the giant tortoise. The islands are famous for helping to inspire Charles Darwin's groundbreaking theory of natural selection.

The wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands rank 30th on the list and harbor unusual creatures such as the terrestrial iguana and the giant tortoise. The islands are famous for helping to inspire Charles Darwin's groundbreaking theory of natural selection.

29. Sir Bani Yas – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The 29th place on the list is Sir Bani Yas, an island near Abu Dhabi which is the largest island in the United Arab Emirates. Once upon a time deserted, it now houses luxury resorts and a huge animal reserve. Free roaming animals include Arabian Oryx, Springboks, Giraffes, Hyenas and Cheetahs

The 29th place on the list is Sir Bani Yas, an island near Abu Dhabi which is the largest island in the United Arab Emirates. Once upon a time deserted, it now houses luxury resorts and a huge animal reserve. Free roaming animals include Arabian Oryx, Springboks, Giraffes, Hyenas and Cheetahs

28. Rangitoto Island, New Zealand

The 50 best islands in the world for 2019 revealed, from Iceland to Washington...

Auckland's newest and largest volcanic cone, Rangitoto Island ranks 28th on the list. Its name means & # 39; bloody sky & # 39; in Maori and is easily reached by ferry from Auckland. Big 7 Travel says: "See the black lava caves on your way to the summit and bring a torch to explore with the kids – the views from the top are spectacular." Pictured is a view of Devonport's Rangitoto Island on New Zealand's North Island.

27. Curacao

According to Big 7 Travel, the Dutch-Caribbean island of Curacao is one of the most colorful in the Caribbean. Its most famous neighborhood is Shcarloo, where visitors will find colorful buildings and street art.

According to Big 7 Travel, the Dutch-Caribbean island of Curacao is one of the most colorful in the Caribbean. Its most famous neighborhood is Shcarloo, where visitors will find colorful buildings and street art.

26. Maldives

Ranked 26th on the list are the Maldives, an Indian Ocean nation made up of over 1,000 coral islands. Big 7 Travel says, "It's home to some of the world's most luxurious hotel resorts with white sandy beaches, underwater villas and restaurants, and sparkling blue waters."

Ranked 26th on the list are the Maldives, an Indian Ocean nation made up of over 1,000 coral islands. Big 7 Travel says: It's home to some of the world's most luxurious hotel resorts, with white-sand beaches, underwater villas and restaurants, and sparkling blue waters.

25. Cebu, Philippines

A tropical paradise in the Philippines, Cebu has "white sugar beaches, clear emerald waters, hot springs and various jungle waterfalls." Big 7 Travel suggests: Não Be sure to try Tuba, the coconut nectar wine that is best drunk fresh when it's still sweet.

A tropical paradise in the Philippines, Cebu has "white sugar beaches, clear emerald waters, hot springs and various jungle waterfalls." Big 7 Travel suggests: Não Be sure to try Tuba, the coconut nectar wine that is best drunk fresh when it's still sweet.

24. Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Best known for its sparkling turquoise lagoon, number 24 on the list is Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, located in the South Pacific. Big 7 Travel says: The crystal clear water is home to a variety of tropical fish and its white sandy beaches are private and secluded

Best known for its sparkling turquoise lagoon, number 24 on the list is Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, located in the South Pacific. Big 7 Travel says: The crystal clear water is home to a variety of tropical fish and its white sandy beaches are private and secluded

23. Colonsay, Scotland

Colonsay Island is in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, with Big 7 Travel describing it as "the ideal destination for those looking to get away from it all." It adds: "There are sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and an incredible array of flora and fauna."

Colonsay Island is in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, with Big 7 Travel describing it as "the ideal destination for those looking to get away from it all." It adds: "There are sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and an incredible array of flora and fauna."

22. Kauai, Hawaii

Often called "Garden Island", Kauai is the oldest of Hawaii's islands. It's 22nd on the list and Big 7 Travel says: It's covered in lush greenery with rainforests, fork in rivers and waterfalls. Some parts of Kauai are accessible only by sea or air, offering incredible views.

Often called "Garden Island", Kauai is the oldest of Hawaii's islands. It's 22nd on the list and Big 7 Travel says: It's covered in lush greenery with rainforests, fork in rivers and waterfalls. Some parts of Kauai are accessible only by sea or air, offering incredible views.

21. Havelock Island, Andaman Islands, India

21st on the list is Havelock Island, part of the Ritchie Archipelago in the Andaman Islands, India. Its most famous feature is the crescent-shaped Radhanagar Beach. Big 7 Travel says: “Havelock Island is a traveler's paradise with palm trees, white sandy beaches and a great mix of budget and luxury hotels.

21st on the list is Havelock Island, part of the Ritchie Archipelago in the Andaman Islands, India. Its most famous feature is the crescent-shaped Radhanagar Beach. Big 7 Travel says: “Havelock Island is a traveler's paradise with palm trees, white sandy beaches and a great mix of budget and luxury hotels.

20. Santorini, Greece

Reaching the top 20 is the Greek island of Santorini. It is best known for its traditional white buildings with blue dome roofs. Big 7 Travel adds: “Tourists love to carry donkeys up and down the steep stairs, skirting the cliffs and meandering through the villages”.

Reaching the top 20 is the Greek island of Santorini. It is best known for its traditional white buildings with blue dome roofs. Big 7 Travel adds: “Tourists love to carry donkeys up and down the steep stairs, skirting the cliffs and meandering through the villages”.

19. Corsica, France

The mountainous island of Corsica in the Mediterranean occupies the 19th place in the ranking. Big 7 Travel was especially impressed with the beaches. It read: & # 39; Palombaggia beach is one of the best in Corsica, with fine white sand. It faces beautiful blue seas and is lined with beautiful pine trees. In the picture is Palombaggia beach

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