On the north east of the Persian Gulf with a few kilometers away from the mainland Iran, the coral coasts of Kish Island appears ̶̶ a pearl across the turquoise waters of the Persian Gulf, glowing under the sunlight. Having gorgeous white silvery sand beaches, the island provides one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Persian Gulf. The seawater near the coasts is so clear, that one can see the depths of the sea and all its aquatic life that are unique in their kind.
Kish Island is great for calming walks and other activities like swimming, jogging and boat riding, and enjoying concerts and plays on the Kish Summer Cinema as well as flying over the waters of the Persian Gulf by a Helicopter Shuttle Service. Snorkeling on the beaches of Kish Island is said to be amongst the best in the world, while the scuba-diving offers an even more spectacular insight of life beneath the waters.
A variety of other water sports are also available: jet-skiing, sailing, fishing, parasailing, reef walking, coral viewing, boating and water-skiing which are popular ways to spend the time and enjoy yourself during the visit to this no-entry-visa Island. Having the most well-known restaurants, the island offers a wide selection of restaurants which range from Persian to International cuisines along with a range of nice villas, hotels, and guesthouses for accommodations.
Regarding the attractions on Kish Island, the Dolphinarium in which visitors can enjoy spectacular dolphins and other sea mammal in a family-oriented atmosphere, along with the Greek Ship, which provides a beautiful scenic area for picnicking at shaded tables nearby must be mentioned. Other attractions are the ancient underground aqueduct and the beautiful beaches that captivate the eye with their bluish tint and the long shoreline that allures many tourists during the winter season.
Due to its longest sunny hours in the region and having friendly and hospitable people, Kish Island is the fourth most visited vacation destination and was ranked among the world’s 10 most beautiful islands by The New York Times in 2010. Therefore, if you’re after a taste of Iran, the tranquil island of Kish is worth considering with its outstanding tourist attractions, resort hotels, numerous malls and shopping centers.