Ten paradise islands you've never heard of

Looking for crowd-free beaches and laid-back island vibes? Head for these secret isles around the world

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Koufonissi, Greece

If you're dreaming of escaping to a blissful island with heavenly sands, turquoise waters and sunset views you don't have to share, you'll want to know where to find the world's unspoilt retreats for a dream holiday - and that's where we come in. We've searched high and low for the most beautiful, under-the-radar islands for you to avoid the crowds and experience your very own paradise on earth.

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Whether you like to travel to faraway places or stay close to home, there are many hidden gems for you to live out your Robinson Crusoe fantasy. Many of the world's unsung islands are found in the unlikeliest of places, such as Germany, while in popular summer holiday locations, including Greece and Florida, you'll find a number of secret spots that are overlooked by the crowds.

Providencia, Colombia

Whichever part of the world you'd like to jet off to, these relaxing islands offer everything you need to switch off and soak up the serenity in a picture-perfect location. For those who like to keep active on holiday, you'll find plenty of way to keep you occupied, from coastal walks to snorkelling the crystal-clear waters.

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Paradise islands you've probably never heard of

Paradise islands you've probably never heard of