Dreamy island holidays - it conjure dreams of paradise; an escape from the rat race, a perfect patch of sand where you can relax under rustling palms and gaze at a serene blue sea. Not all is the same as some islands is defined by the sea that surrounds them, while others captivate connoisseurs with its crystalline clarity and thriving coral kingdoms, then there is other that feature luxuriant jungles and velvety peaks and don’t forget the islands that enchant travelers with their cultural jewels. Whether it's sublime beaches, stunning topography, or exotic cultures you seek, these islands offers wonderful days full of fun, glam and relaxation.
ISLANDS TO VISIT AND MORE…
1. PALAWAN – PHILIPPINES
Palawan is a stunning archipelago that has been ranked as the most beautiful island in the world multiple times. Described as the Philippines’ last frontier, Palawan boasts not one but two UNESCO World Heritage sites: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, and the Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Striking limestone formations like Ugong Rock and Karst Mountain Elephant Cave rise starkly from the rice fields of the interior. You can even find overwater bungalows on outlying islands, courtesy of El Nido Resorts. Famous for diving, hiking, beaches, and fishing, guided canoe tours… the island is one of the best tropical travel destinations in Southeast Asia.
Located in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are an archipelago often described as a tropical paradise. The islands offer its visitors pure white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and an amazing marine life experience. The island is holding the largest number of overwater bungalow resorts in the world - more than 75 and counting. When you’re not snorkeling, diving, hiking, dolphin watching, fishing or gazing at the rich marine life through the floor windows of your water-top villa, continue enjoying the underwater display while dining at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, or even while getting pampered in Huvafen Fushi’s submerged spa.
3. KO PHI PHI, THAILAND
The island is a small archipelago in the Krabi Province of Thailand, with lush limestone peaks rising from the tropical sea, and warm waters lap on palm-lined sugary shores. Its natural beauty is a large chunk of allure. The islands, when approached by boat, rise from the sea like a fortress. Ko Phi Phi Don is the only inhabited island and offers day trips to the surrounding islands. Other popular activities include swimming, snorkeling, and superb diving. Don't miss Monkey Beach, famous for its cheeky namesake residents. There’s no schedule, no hustle-and-bustle, no reason to be in a hurry!
Seychelles lies off the coast of East Africa and is one of 115 islands featuring idyllic beaches and crystalline blue waters. Activities include: island hopping, snorkeling, tour the island, see wildlife, and visiting the nearby island. With its untouched nature, it became one of the favorite destinations for honeymooners. The Seychelles’ towering beach boulders fascinate geologists, who have identified the Seychelles as the only mid-ocean islands formed of granite. Other superlatives: The archipelago is the oldest on the planet, and it has the cleanest air.
5. SANTORINI, GREECE
As one of the most famous islands in Greece, Santorini combines amazing beaches, ancient cities, volcanic landscapes, and delicious local food and wine. Red-, black- and white-sand beaches rim the caldera lake - one of the largest in the world - while iconic whitewashed buildings stair-step up the hillside overlooking the Aegean Sea. Photo ops abound, from centuries-old windmills and ancient ruins to blue-domed churches and colorful wooden fishing boats. Enjoy this beautiful island and all the amazing things to do – Catamaran Red Cruise, Wine tours, day tours, scuba diving, parasailing, and Boat Cruises.