From Antigua and Barbuda to Vanuatu, this random island country generator picks an existing island country anywhere in the world.

An island country consists of thousands of islands (e.g. the Philippines), a single island (Nauru) or a part of an island (Brunei Darussalam). Out of the 195 countries in the world, approximately ¼ are island countries.

UPDATE 2023:

I have created two other island generators. They might suit your needs better than this one:

This random island country generator selects a random island nation from 50 options. You can use it as a random destination picker, an inspiration for travel plans or for any other purpose.

Random Island Country Generator

Click the button below to get your random island country!

Your random island country is…


Special thanks to my friend Lauri for creating the original code for the generator.

About the Random Generator

This random island generator picks a random destination from a pool of 50 countries. This list includes 46 member states, two states with limited recognition (Taiwan and Northern Cyprus) and two states that are in free association with New Zealand (Cook Islands and Niue).

Here’s a full list of countries included in the random generator:

  • Antigua & Barbuda, the Caribbean
  • Bahamas, the Caribbean
  • Bahrain, Asia
  • Barbados, the Caribbean
  • Brunei Darussalam, Asia
  • Cabo Verde, Africa
  • Comoros, Africa
  • Cook Islands (NZ), Oceania
  • Cuba, the Caribbean
  • Cyprus, Europe/Asia
  • Dominica, the Caribbean
  • Dominican Republic, the Caribbean
  • East Timor, Asia
  • Fiji, Oceania
  • Grenada, the Caribbean
  • Haiti, the Caribbean
  • Iceland, Europe
  • Indonesia, Asia
  • Ireland, Europe
  • Jamaica, the Caribbean
  • Japan, Asia
  • Kiribati, Oceania
  • Madagascar, Africa
  • Maldives, Asia
  • Malta, Europe
  • Marshall Islands, Oceania
  • Mauritius, Africa
  • Micronesia, Ocenia
  • Nauru, Oceania
  • New Zealand, Oceania
  • Niue (NZ), Oceania
  • Northern Cyprus, Europe/Asia
  • Palau, Oceania
  • Papua New Guinea, Oceania
  • Philippines, Asia
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis, the Caribbean
  • Saint Lucia, the Caribbean
  • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, the Caribbean
  • Samoa, Oceania
  • São Tomé and Príncipe, Africa
  • Seychelles, Africa
  • Singapore, Asia
  • Solomon Islands, Oceania
  • Sri Lanka, Asia
  • Taiwan, Asia
  • Tonga, Oceania
  • Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean
  • Tuvalu, Oceania
  • United Kingdom, Europe
  • Vanuatu, Oceania

This website, Arimo Travels, is a sustainable travel blog that I started during my 777-day trip around the world. The page Random Generators includes several other random generators that I’ve created. These include both a random country and a random city generator.

If you want, you can share your randomizer results – and possible travel plans – in the comment section below!

Photo at the top is from my hike in ‘Eua Island, Tonga.

I have created several random country generators. Most of them are based on different regions (e.g. Random Country in Europe). Others group countries by their language (e.g. Random Spanish Speaking Country Generator). This is my only randomizer about geographical features.

Generators for random islands or random island names are more in demand, but creating one about random island countries was much easier.