5 Uniquely-Shaped Islands You Won’t Believe Are Real

You’ll definitely want to book a window seat if you’re flying to any of these islands. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, there’s still so much left to see in the world!

#1 Heart Island in Fiji

Talk about having a big heart

In a land known for its friendly people and welcoming hospitality, it’s amazing to think that even an island here is shaped just like a heart. Known as Tavarua, the island resort is a popular hub for activities around like surfing, sport fishing and snorkeling.

#2 Seahorse Island in the Galapagos

Wild tortoises are said to inhabit the island

The seahorse has a name too, and it’s Isabela, the largest island in the Galapagos archipelago. Isabela Island is the formation of six active volcanoes that merged 1 million years ago.

#3 The Smiley Islands of Malaysia

When the world smiles back at you

Located in Peninsular Malaysia, the smiley face is made up of three islands called Manukan, Mamutik and Sulug. The islands have just as beautiful beaches with plenty of coral reefs.

#4 The Half Moon Island in Hawaii

Take a boat trip from Maui to see the Molokini

Molokini is actually a volcanic cone that possesses rich marine life, with more than 200 species of fish. You might even spot a Whale Shark from this crescent-shaped island.

#5 The World Islands in Dubai

The world is not enough

The man-made archipelago islands are meant to take the shape of the world map. The 300 islands began construction in 2003, with a break in 2008 due to the financial crisis. The project was picked up again in 2014 by “The Heart of Europe” project.

 What’s your favourite island

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Diandra Soliano

Our resident Wander Woman with a passion for languages, big cities and bronzer. When she's not listening to The Smiths a little too loudly at the office (after hours!), she can be found singing along to the soundtrack of Les Miserables with her two cats for an audience.

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