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When you think of island vacations, visions of Caribbean beaches with endless pina coladas are probably the first thing that comes to mind. The truth is that there are amazing islands throughout the world that are perpetually flying under the radar. These islands are lesser known because they don’t provide typical sightseeing, sunbathing, and watersports, or they’re in places you’d never expect an island to be. Each one does have unique attributes to make it well worth a visit.

10. Prince Edward Island, Canada

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Sunbathing is rare most of the year on this island, but you’ll enjoy exploring the land of Anne of Green Gables, who lives on Prince Edward Island in the stories by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Tracing the path of this character is just one of the options here. This island that many have forgotten has been ranked among the best in the year by such publications as Travel + Leisure. While the weather here isn’t warm most of the year, you can always put on a jacket and head to the beach for one of the island’s breathtaking sunsets. Or, enjoy a picnic in the green grass with local produce and seafood.

Prince Edward Island is also filled with history. In 1864, it was the site where the Canadian Confederation was formed by the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Ontario.

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