Can You Identify These Islands from Around the World?

By: Kennita Leon

About This Quiz

"On an island in the sun. We'll be playing and having fun!" If you're in the mood for a vacation, take a virtual one to an island of your choice with this quiz! From all the islands located around the world, can you identify them by a picture?

When most people think about taking a trip to an island, their minds immediately travel to the tropics. Vacations on islands like Jamaica, the Bahamas and Bermuda are extremely popular. What many fail to realize is that there are many islands located all around the world, over 2,000 to be a bit more precise. While most minds stay stuck on the Caribbean, you could travel to each and every continent to find its own islands!

Taking a trip to Europe, you'd find the islands of Iceland, Cyprus and Sicily. The continent of Asia houses islands like Japan and the Philippines. One of the seven continents, Australia, is also an island. With all these islands spanning the globe, could you identify them from a picture? 

Could you identify the island sitting in a southeast harbor in Africa? Could you pick out the island of Hispaniola that is made up of the countries Haiti and the Dominican Republic?

If you can, you're ready for this quiz! Will your score leave you vacationing from island to island or will you be stuck at the office until further notice? 

Let's find out!

Located in the Caribbean Sea, this luscious green island offers a wide range of tourist attractions including the striking twin Pitons and Sulphur Springs.

This small Mexican island is situated on the eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula. Its location in the Caribbean Sea makes it a popular tourist destination.

Officially referred to as the Republic of Cyprus, this Mediterranean island is famed for its beaches, rugged interior and archaeological sites.

Like many Caribbean islands, this French-speaking island is a tourist hot-spot due to its sandy beaches, pleasant weather and luscious vegetation.

Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and is a large Italian island characterized by its white sandy beaches and mountainous landscape.

Palawan is an archaeological province of the Philippines. The province is home to several beaches, caves, tourist resorts and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Also known as the Land of the Gods, this Indonesian island is renowned for its unique blend of tourist resorts, rich culture, and untouched natural landscapes.

Oahu is also called "The Gathering Place" and is the third largest island in the Hawaiian island chain. It is home to the city of Honolulu, which serves as the state capital of Hawaii.

Jamaica is an island located in the Caribbean and is most noted for its influential music, language and famous reggae singer Bob Marley.

Santorini is a Greek island located in the southern region of the Aegean Sea. It is largest of a small archipelago called The Cyclades.

The island nation Fiji is an archipelago made up of over 330 islands, 110 of which are permanently inhabited.

Australia, the largest country in Oceania, is a sovereign nation comprised of mainland Australia, Tasmania, and several small islands.

The Cook Islands are a group of small islands scattered across the South Pacific Ocean. The country is well-known for its rugged interior and scuba diving spots.

Ko Phi Phi is a small group of six islands located in Thailand. Sandy beaches, coral reefs and caves make these islands one of the most sought-out vacation spots.

Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, is renowned for its diverse landscape which ranges from sandy beaches to rugged terrain.

This archipelago is located in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa. It is made up of 115 islands and is home to many nature reserves and rare animals.

Barbados is an island nation and part of the West Indies. It is one of the few Caribbean islands located in the Atlantic Ocean.

Located in the southern-west Pacific Ocean, this island nation consists of two main landmasses (North Island and South Island) and around 600 smaller islands.

This mountainous Caribbean island is home to 365 rivers, many waterfalls, vast rainforests and a variety of flora and fauna.

Bora Bora, a member of French Polynesia, is an island nation situated in the Pacific Ocean. It is well-known for its lagoon and barrier reef which surrounds the main island.

Corfu, also known as Kerkyra, is the second largest of the Ionian Islands and the seventh largest of the Greek Islands.

Maui is the second largest island of the Hawaiian archipelago. The island's diverse landscape makes it a major tourist destination.

Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. The island is famed for its flora and fauna, many of which are endemic to the island.

Tahiti is the largest French Polynesian island. The figure 8-shaped island is a tourist hot-spot and is well-known for its overwater bungalows.

Located 93 miles off the coast of Spain is Ibiza, the third largest island of the Balearic archipelago, which is made up of 50 islands.

Trinidad is the larger of the twin-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. It is the southernmost island in the Caribbean and the fifth largest island in the West Indies.

Phuket is a southern province of Thailand. The province is made up a large island of the same name and 32 smaller islands off the coast.

Hawaii, also known as Big Island, is the largest island of the U.S. state of Hawaii, a group of many volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Situated in the Indian Ocean is The Maldives, an island nation made up of over 1,000 coral islands that are grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls.

This British Overseas Territory is located in the Caribbean. It is made up of three islands; Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

Sicily, officially referred to as Regione Siciliana, is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and the seventh largest European island.

Taiwan, formerly known as Formosa, is an island nation which is bordered by China, Japan and the Philippines to the west, northeast, and south respectively.

The Spanish-speaking island of Puerto Rico is a U.S. Overseas Territory which forms part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean.

Located in the Mediterranean Sea is the Spanish island Mallorca (Majorca), which is the largest of the Balearic Islands.

Vanuatu is an archipelago of volcanic origin situated in the South Pacific Ocean. It is made up of 83 small islands, 65 of which are inhabited.

Mykonos, a popular vacation spot, is one of the 220 Greek islands which form the Cyclades archipelago in the Aegean Sea.

Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is an island nation in South Asia renowned for its unique blend of languages, cultures and ethnicities.

Located off the coast of Australia is the Whitsunday Islands; a group of 74 islands, the majority of which remain uninhabited.

Cuba is Spanish-speaking Caribbean island which is famed for its communist rule under Fidel Castro and later by his brother Raul Castro.

Martinique is one of the overseas regions of France located in the Caribbean Sea. Its rugged landscape indicates the island's volcanic nature.

Java is an Indonesian island situated between Bali and Sumatra. It is characterized by a chain of volcanic mountains which run from the east to the west of the island.

The U.S. Virgin Islands are a group of Caribbean islands. They consist of four main islands and about fifty minor islands and cays.

Madagascar is an island nation which is home to many rare and endemic animals. It is made up of a large island of the same name and smaller surrounding islands.

This Chilean island is famed for its archaeological sites, primarily the moai which consists of over 900 monumental human figures.

These group of islands is found along the coast of Dalmatia, a country which is one of the four historic regions of Croatia.

The island nation of Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory which forms the northernmost region of the famous Bermuda Triangle.

Capri is an Italian island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is well-known for its sea cave, the Blue Grotto, which is flooded in an electric blue light.

Great Britain is the biggest island in the British Isles. It is home to the countries of Wales, Scotland and England.

Situated in the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans is Greenland, a massive island whose surface is mostly covered in ice.

This Dutch island nation is located in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean. It is a popular tourist spot known for its beaches, coral reefs and marine life.

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