Lazing on a stunning, sandy beach; strolling through narrow, cobbled streets; tucking in to a fresh seafood feast for dinner... What's not to love about being by the sea? In our opinion, not a whole lot. So in honor of this (unfortunately very popular) opinion of ours, let us introduce our ranking of the world's most overlooked paradise islands.

Offering up all the small towns, coastal views, and endless scenic vistas you'd expect, prepare yourself for some off-the-beaten-path beauties. You won’t find Croatia’s Hvar here. Neither will you find Greece’s Corfu or Italy’s Sardinia. But what you will find are a selection of stunning islands, worthy of acclaim, and just waiting to be discovered…