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Top Island Getaways

Here's our personal list of Top 10 island getaways worldwide ( in no particular order )

I love reading lists for island getaways. Writing about them is a whole different matter.

It’s enlightening to see what other people think but when I write about my top tropical island getaway destinations, I always feel that I'm not giving justice to many other islands which are not on the list.

For this reason, I’ve decided to ask my husband his top island getaways.

So If there’s a tropical destination which you think does not belong here, don’t blame it on me!


List Of Island Getaways

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

An island of enchanting possibilities, Bora Bora beckons every traveler who longs for island getaways. Enclosed in a lagoon with a marine sanctuary, its surrounding water houses the most amazing variety of marine animals that many of us long to see: manta rays, sharks, giant mussels and much more. In Bora Bora, you don’t just see them from afar, you swim with them, dive with them, and perhaps even dance with them!

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Santorini Island, Greece

Santorini is one of Greece’s Cyclades islands. It offers all kinds of beaches ---sandy black ones, red ones and cliff-side ones . Its volcanic landscape, rich culture, history and traditional villages also makes it one of Greece’s top island getaways.

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Bali, Indonesia

Many regard Bali as one of Asia’s top island destinations. With beautiful beaches, scenic views, towering mountains and a rich cultural heritage, Bali does deserve this reputation. Try staying in one of Bali’s luxury villas: you’ll often get your own pool and or jacuzzi, a truly quiet place, a personal masseuse, and even your own butler! (who may or not be called James)

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Virgin Islands ( St. Thomas )

St. Thomas is home to the Caribbean’s busiest port, Charlotte Amalie. Don’t let thousands of cruise ship sightseers put you off though as quiet holidays can still be had on this beautiful isle in the Virgin Islands. Its most famous beach, Magens Bay Beach, has been featured in National Geographic’s top beaches list.

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The Maldives

A tropical luxury getaway in the Indian ocean. True, accommodation may be rather pricey in this archipelago but if you have the cash, a private resort on its own island is very much worth it.

Island getaways in the Maldives are bound to be very private and peaceful. This is not the place to go if you’re into big parties but is THE place if you love quiet evenings, bungalows by the beach and if you’re lucky (and / or loaded), an island all to yourself.

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With its amazing beaches, fascinating history and unique culture, Jamaica rates as one of the world’s top travel destination and thus welcomes millions of visitors every year. Various parts of Jamaica each have a unique ambiance, so make sure that when planning your getaway, you go to the place that fits the very reason you’re in Jamaica—for the best beaches, go to Montego bay or Negril, to experience the best of its history, go to Kingston and to get away from the crowds, go to Port Antonio.

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Legendary pink sand beaches and Bermuda shorts are the very first things that come to mind when I think about Bermuda. And these two you do see when you visit this group of islands in the Atlantic ocean ( not in the Caribbean as many think it is).

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The Bahamas

The Bahamas is a group of about 700 islands about 50 miles away from Florida's East Coast. Nassau, the capital, with its casinos, shopping areas and crowded streets may be a bit daunting at first but if you look hard enough, it does have its own share of quiet streets which you can freely enjoy. If crowds are not your thing, the Bahamas also offer quiet hideaways and private islands.

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Maui, Hawaii

If you want to get away from ultra metropolitan and hectic Honolulu and sunbathe on not so crowded beaches yet still be near some excellent night life and dining, Maui is the place to go.

To enjoy the best of Maui, don’t get stuck just lying on the beach (although I personally don’t mind that).

Make sure you explore the island and engage in some of the many activities that Maui has to offer the intrepid traveler –from whale watching, luaus, trekking, helicopter tours and more...

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Kauai, Hawaii

If Maui is still a bit too crowded for your taste, then go to Kauai ---its just as beautiful yet so much more laid back. It is a nature lover’s paradise offering cascading waterfall, lush forests, great beaches and towering mountains.

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Related Links:

  • Island Search.Com
    A travel directory on all island travel related sites.
  • Local Islands Directory Guide - Resources for all islands of the world including the South Pacific, the Caribbean, Asia, North and South America, Europe, Africa and Indian Ocean.
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