15 World’s Breathtaking Man-Made Islands

All over the globe, there are so many magnificent islands that you will surely want to visit. These islands are composed of various things that can mesmerize you such as endangered plant and animal species, beautiful beaches, and even towering structures. The big question is, do you know that some of these beautiful islands are man-made? In connection to this, here are 15 world’s breathtaking man-made islands that you should know:

15. Balboa Island, California, USA

Balboa Island, California, USA

Balboa Island is beautifully nestling in the city of Newport Beach in the US state of California. It is a man-made one that is made up of 3 islands namely the Balboa Island that is the largest one, the Little Balboa Island, and the Collins Island. The island is actually one of the densely inhabited communities that you can find in the Orange County in California.

14. Thilafushi Island, Maldives

Thilafushi Island, Maldives

Thilafushi island is one breathtaking man-made island located in the west part of the capital of Maldives, which is Male. Between the islands of Giraavaru and Gulhifalhu in the Kaafu Atoll, you can find this island. It was built way back in the year 1992 through the reclaimed coral reefs.

13. Willingdon Island, India

Willingdon Island, India

Willingdon Island is considered to be the biggest man-made island India has to offer. It is exactly located in the Kochi City in the Indian state of Kerala. The entire area of the island is part of the Kochi Lake. Such island existed through the dredged soil that once surrounding the place.

12. Tokyo Disneyland’s Artificial Island

Tokyo Disneyland's Artificial Island

Tokyo Disneyland is a very famous tourist attraction that can be found in Japan. It can be located in the Urayasu, Chiba. The Tokyo Disney Resort is one of the things that this artificial island can offer. Just walking distance from this island are 5 hotels where you can stay.

11. The Pearl-Qatar, Qatar

The Pearl-Qatar, Qatar

Another beautiful man-made island can be found in Doha, Qatar and this is none other than the Pearl-Qatar. The island has a size of almost 4,000,000 square meters. As of 2015, the population in the island is around 12,000.

10. The Venetian Islands, Florida

The Venetian Islands, Florida

The Venetian Islands is actually a chain of artificial islands that is located in the lagoon of Biscayne Bay. It is nestling in the wonderful city of Miami Beach in the US state of Florida. People living here can use the bridges that are connected to the mainland of the city.

9. Kamfers Dam Island, South Africa

Kamfers Dam Island, South Africa

Another beautiful man-made island is located in the country of South Africa, particularly in the city of Kimberley in the Northern Cape Province. What is very interesting about this island is the fact that it shapes like a giant “S”.

8. Spiral Island, Mexico

Spiral Island, Mexico

The interesting thing about the Spiral Island is that it’s a floating artificial island. With the use of plastic bottles, a British artist built it way back in the year 1988. He was none other than Richard “Reishee” Sowa. However, in the year 2005, the Spiral Island was completely destroyed by the hurricane called Emily.

7. Artificial Islands of Uros, Peru

Artificial Islands of Uros, Peru

The Islands of Uros can be found in the country of Peru. This island is part of the famous Lake Titicaca. These man-made islands are made from reed that’s commonly growing at the sides of the said lake. Moreover, the islands have reed houses inhabited by several people.

6. The THUMS Island, USA

The THUMS Island, USA

The THUMS Islands can be found in the US state of California, particularly in the city of Long Beach’s San Pedro Bay. These are actually oil islands that are fully decorated, making them to be great places to live in. It was way back in the year 1965 when these artificial islands were built.

5. Peberholm, Denmark

Peberholm, Denmark

Peberholm Island is lying on the Öresund strait in the beautiful country of Denmark. It is very close to the  Öresund Bridge, which is the one that connects Sweden to Denmark. This is just a small island, but it cannot be denied that this is a magnificent one and such a purposeful man-made island.

4. Île aux Cygnes, France

Île aux Cygnes, France

When you go to France, you can have the chance to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Île aux Cygnes. It is an artificial island lying in the Seine River in Paris. The original purpose of this island was to give utmost protection to the Grenelle port. It was built way back in the year 1827.

3. Amwaj Artificial Islands, Bahrain


This is actually a group of islands that can be located in Bahrain, particularly in the Persian Gulf. These are standing in the shallow seas of the country. They are built in order to give 100 percent freehold ownership to all the expatriates in the country. At present, the islands are already built with residential and commercial buildings.

2. Palm Islands, UAE

Palm Islands, UAE

The Palm Islands are composed of 3 major man-made islands, and these can be found in the United Arab Emirates, particularly in the wonderful city of Dubai. As its name suggests, the entire islands have a shape of a palm tree. Moreover, these islands are now extending towards the Persian Gulf.

1. The World Islands, UAE

The World Islands, UAE

Another magnificent artificial island that can be found in the United Arab Emirates is the World Islands. It is made up of several artificial smaller islands that extend towards the Persian Gulf. If you want to see this island in person, then you should pay the city of Dubai a visit.

These are the 15 world’s breathtaking man-made islands. Seeing them in person will surely made you think how these islands were formed.

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