Paul Schicke
Written by Paul Schicke Senior Expedition Designer

Updated: May 02, 2024
Published: September 10, 2015

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Galapagos Islands: 2015 Best Islands in the World by Travel+Leisure

If you are looking for an exotic travel destination and you are a fan of wildlife, sunny beaches and unforgettable experiences, why not travel to the best islands in the world?

As voted by Travel and Leisure this year, the Galapagos Islands are part of the “World’s Best Islands” (view article). They offer the perfect combination of an exotic atmosphere, astonishing wildlife, amazing landscapes and colors, as well as an incredible harmony that has captured the hearts of travelers for decades.

This wild archipelago, hidden in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, is home to unique flora and fauna, and is a must in any traveler’s bucket list. Where else will you see a marine iguana diving next to a penguin, a tortoise so big you could fit inside of its shell, or birds with electric-blue feet called boobies? The Galapagos Islands are one of the few places on Earth where you feel you are a part of nature and not just a tourist staring at it.

But boasting this archipelago’s natural beauty and attraction with only one award of this kind would not be right . This can be said because it is not the first time that the Galapagos Islands have received this award, in fact, it is the third time in the past 20 years that this award has existed that the Galapagos Islands have topped the list. The Daily Mail also noted this recognition, along with the big highlight of how you will see things in Galapagos that you will not be able to see anywhere else on Earth (view article). And that is not all! In 2011, the Galapagos was listed as the World’s Best Trip by Travel and Leisure.

2015 World’s Best Islands - Galapagos Islands

Having received all this recognition in the past, it is not a surprise that the Galapagos Islands are always ranked at the top for the top 10 best islands in the world. If you are lucky enough have experienced this sensational destination yourself, you will definitely agree that the Galapagos Islands belong at the very top of this list. For those who haven’t experienced the islands yet, you should definitely add them to your bucket list of must-see destinations.

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Paul Schicke
By Paul Schicke
Senior Expedition Designer

Hello! My name is Paul. I am a photographer, traveler, teacher and writer. I have extensive experience in travel to Galapagos, Peru, Patagonia and the western seaboard of South America specializing in ways travelers can experience these once-in-a-life destinations like locals on the road. Lover of wine, chocolate, travel, coffee, and helping others plan vacations of a lifetime!

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