Can You Name All Of These Tropical Island Paradises On A Map?

By: Kennita Leon
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About This Quiz

The mistake most people make is to assume that tropical islands can only be found in the Caribbean. While the Caribbean is filled with islands that have palms trees, white sandy beaches and fruit trees from which you can eat year round, it's not the only place in the world where this is offered. Let's learn a bit more about the tropical islands around the world before you try your hand at this quiz. 

Like we were saying, tropical islands exist in Europe, off the coast of Africa, in the waters surrounding Asian countries and just off the coast of the USA. They include Hawaii, Ibiza, Fiji, Bermuda and so much more. These islands are known for being sunny year round, they're known for their wildlife, their beautiful natural features and of course, their beautiful people. But because some of these islands offer the same things, it makes it difficult to tell which is which from just a picture.

If you're a huge traveler or a geography fan, this quiz will come easily to you. To make it even less challenging, we'll tell you which continent, country or group of nations the island is in (in the hint section). So let's see if you've got what it takes to ace this quiz. 

Nestled in the Southern Caribbean north-west of Barbados, St. Lucia, also referred to as Helen of the West, is world-known for its twin peaks, the Pitons.

Often thought to be part of mainland Spain, Ibiza, a party island, is one of several Balearic Islands found off the coast of Spain.

Located south-east of Africa, it is the fourth largest island in the world. Madagascar has a 90 percent indigenous wildlife population.

Constituting of seven main islands, the Canary Islands, an archipelago found west of Northern Africa, are the southernmost regions of Spain and were formerly referred to as the Fortunate Isles.

Partially destroyed by its many volcanic eruptions during the 1990s, Montserrat, found in the Caribbean, is part of a chain of islands referred to as the Lesser Antilles.

Lying off the west coast of Thailand, Phuket is the largest island in the Phuket province. Initially gaining much of its wealth from the production of tin and rubber, Phuket is now a top tourist destination.

The second-largest and most populous island of the Caribbean, Hispaniola, a member of the Greater Antilles is occupied by the French-speaking Haitians and Spanish-speaking Dominicans of the Dominican Republic.

Named after its eel-like shape, Anguilla is a small, English-speaking British island located in the Caribbean.

A chain of atolls nestled in the Arabian Sea, The Maldives, located southwest of India, are the world's lowest islands in terms of height above sea-level.

Part of the Krabi Province of Thailand, Ko Phi Phi Le is a popular tourist destination and was used for the filming of "The Beach" in 2000.

Sometimes referred to as the Spice Islands due to the country's large productions of spices, Zanzibar consists of several islands located off the coast of Tanzania.

Formed through volcanic activity, Fiji is an archipelago of more than 300 islands rich in forests, minerals, and fish resources.

Best known for being the home of superstar Rihanna and flying fish, Barbados, informally referred to as BIM by locals, is situated in the Atlantic Ocean outside of the Caribbean chain of islands.

The island state of the United States of America, Hawaii, named after its largest island, Hawai'i, is an archipelago consisting of eight islands.

South of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea, lies the Maltese archipelago of which Malta, also called Valetta, is the largest island.

A member of the Dutch-speaking Netherland Antilles, Curacao is a constituent of the Kingdom of Netherlands and has three official languages; Dutch, English, and Papiamento.

The third-largest island of Hawaii, Oahu, or The Gathering Place, is home to more than two-thirds of the Hawaiian population.

The Republic of Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands, is the least populated country in Africa. The country gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1976.

Popularly known as The Spice of the Caribbean, the small southern Caribbean island of Grenada is one the world's largest exporters of nutmeg and mace.

Originally a part of Guadeloupe, the island of St. Barthelemy is a French overseas territory in the Caribbean. The island was the only Caribbean island to become a Swedish colony.

A member state of the now dissolved Netherland Antilles, Bonaire, along with Aruba and Curacao, form the ABC islands. It is a popular scuba-diving destination.

Gaining independence from Malaysia in 1965, the island of Singapore, located south of Malaysia, is a city-state with no natural resources.

Martinique is one of four French overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is part of the European Union and thus utilizes the Euro currency and French as its official language.

Believed to have been inhabited since the 10th millennium BC, Cyprus, an island south of Turkey, is home to rich archaeological finds, such as the world's oldest wells.

Awarded the 2017 World's Top Destination by Trip Advisor, the island of Bali forms a part of the Coral Triangle and is famous for its development of the arts.

The origin of soca and birthplace of soca king Machel Montano, the diverse island of Trinidad is the southernmost island of the Caribbean and the larger of the two islands which make up Trinidad and Tobago.

The second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Maui is a popular destination for snorkeling, wind surfing, surfing, and kiteboarding.

An archipelago of 700 islands and several cays, the Bahamas, located southeast of Florida, is the official home of the famous swimming pigs.

Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the French-speaking country of St. Martin shares an island with Dutch-speaking St.Marteen.

Puerto Rico is a US territory with unique landscapes.

The smaller, less popular, of the islands making up Trinidad and Tobago, Tobago was the chosen setting for the Walt Disney film, "Swiss Family Robinson," shot in 1960.

One of the most developed provinces of the Philippines, Cebu, with a near 100 percent Roman Catholic population, is considered the birthplace of Christianity in the Philippines.

Officially referred to as the Republic of China, the now independent island of Taiwan was once a colony of the Netherlands and Japan.

One of the first islands to be settled by Europeans, the sister islands of St.Kitts and Nevis are also referred to as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis.

Formed by volcanic activity, the island of Tahiti, located in the Pacific Ocean, is the largest island and economic center of French Polynesia.

Consisting of the four main islands; Tortola, Josh Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda and Anegada, the British Virgin Islands are a British Overseas Territory located to the north of the Caribbean chain.

Previously a member of the Netherland Antilles, the densely-populated island of Aruba has a dry climate and lies outside the Hurricane Alley.

Known as the Friendly Islands, the Kingdom of Tonga comprises of 36 inhabited and 133 uninhabited islands.

One of the many islands found in Thailand, Ko Lipe is a small island in the Satun Province accessible by speedboat from the neighboring islands.

South of St.Lucia lies the collection of islands referred to as St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The largest island, St. Vincent, is home to the active La Soufriere volcano.

Comprised of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman, the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands is considered a financial haven for businesses.

Situated in the Atlantic Ocean, east of North Carolina, is the hurricane-prone island of Bermuda; it is a self-governing British Overseas Territory.

The French territory of Guadeloupe is made up of its two main islands; Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre, which are connected by a bridge and are often considered one island, Marie-Galante, La Desirade and Iles des Saints.

Located in the South Pacific Ocean northeast of New Zealand, The Cook Islands depend heavily on tourism. Some of its other leading industries are pearls, marine, and offshore banking.

A time capsule as a result of the economic embargo from the United States, Cuba, the Pearl of the Caribbean, is the largest island in the Caribbean archipelago.

Popularly known for offshore banking and tourism, the Turks and Caicos comprise of an archipelago of large Caicos islands and small Turks islands, resulting in its name.

A frequently awarded destination, the island of Boracay, located in the Philippines, is famous for its many white sand beaches.

Recently ravaged by Hurricane Maria in 2017, Dominica, the youngest island of the Lesser Antilles is best-known for having 365 rivers.

A very diverse island and member of the Greater Antilles, Jamaica is the home of reggae music, late musician Bob Marley and sprinter Usain Bolt.

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