Travel + Leisure recently released its annual list of the top 10 island destinations on earth, and Santorini, a whitewashed Greek isle in the heart of the Mediterranean, ranked first, receiving a score of 90.61 out of 100. Three Hawaiian islands also made the list, which was compiled from reader surveys that rated islands based on activities, restaurant venues, natural attractions, sights, people, and value.
These exotic destinations may not be easy to get to, but they do offer lush surroundings, local charm, and a great escape from the mainland.
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