Surrounded by blue waters on every side are these little portions of white sands & green lands offering the most relaxing and exquisite holidays for one to enjoy with family, friends or that special someone. Plan your next holiday enjoying the sun, sand and scenic beauty, where you swim from one island to the other or simply ride a Jet Ski or Catamaran at leisure. Explore each and every sun kissed offering of these islands. Become an Islander and explore the unexplored.
The fresh, floral air energizes you. The warm, tranquil waters refresh you. The breath-taking, natural beauty renews you. Look around. There’s no place on earth like Hawaii. Whether you're a new visitor or returning, the six unique islands offer distinct experiences that will entice any traveller.
An explosion of colour, fringed by beaches and soaked in rum – the Caribbean is a joyous riot of islands beckoning paradise- hunters. Rocked by music, rolled by change, lapped by
turquoise waters, blown by hurricanes – the Caribbean is constantly on the move. It's a lively and intoxicating profusion of people and places spread over 7000 islands (fewer than 10% are inhabited). But, for all they share, there's also much that makes them different. Azure seas, white beaches, green forests so vivid they actually hurt the eyes - there is nothing subtle about the landscapes of the Caribbean.
Scattered like dabs of silver and green paint on an artist's palette, the Bahamas are ready-made for exploration. Just ask Christopher Columbus – he bumped against these
limestone landscapes in 1492 and changed the course of history. So what's in it for travellers? There's sailing around the Abacus' history-filled Loyalist Cays. Partying till dawn at Paradise Island’s over-the- top Atlantis resort. So paint your own adventure – the palette awaits.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are territories of Her Majesty's land, but aside from scattered offerings of fish and chips, there's little that's overtly British.
Most travellers come to hoist a jib and dawdle among the 50- plus isles. With steady trade winds, calm currents, protected bays and pirate ship bars, this is one of the world's sailing hot spots.
If your idea of a perfect holiday is that enticing combo of R&R, you’re in the right place. The most obvious spot to relax is on a beach, and there are plenty of choices: from the soft
rolling dunes in Fuerteventura to the wide arcs of golden sand in Tenerife. Others may like to up the self- pampering stakes by visiting a spa. Thalassotherapy centres are spouting forth everywhere and offer a tempting range of treatments and massages. There's also a tidal wave of ocean-front bars where you can enjoy a cocktail at sunset while contemplating the gently lapping sea.
The all-night raver, the boho-cool hippie chick, the sexiest babe on the beach – Ibiza is all this and more to those who have a soft spot for the party-loving sister of the Balearics. The cream of Europe's DJs makes the island a holy ground for clubbers. This summer, I AM GOING TO IBIZA, ARE YOU?
The seaside resort town Saint Tropez is most popular with the jet-set tourists always wanting more in the lap of luxury. Set on the lovely blue water of the Bay of Saint Tropez,
this modern version of a medieval town is most popular for the line of yachts along the quay, and the facing line of terrace cafés, divided by a parade of strolling tourists and slow cruising expensive cars. Movie stars and other well knowns prefer this island for the perfect summer getaway. The most famous, of course, are ensconced in the fabulous private estates set along the coast, protected from the curious eyes of all. WELCOME TO ST.STROPEZ
Mykonos, part of the Cyclades island group in the Aegean Sea, is one of the most popular and glamorous Greek isles, known for its nonstop party atmosphere. Beaches such as
Paradise and Super Paradise welcome a diverse crowd, with sand side bars that blare thumping music. Massive dance clubs attract world- renowned DJs and typically stay open well past dawn.
Santorini may well have conquered a corner of your imagination before you’ve even set eyes on it. With multicoloured cliffs soaring over 300m from a sea- drowned caldera, it
rests in the middle of the indigo coloured Aegean Sea, looking like a giant slab of layered cake. The island spoons the vast crater left by one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in history. The houses and hotels clad in pure white against the back drop of one of the best sunsets in the world may well give you your perfect honeymoon moment.
Experiencing Cyprus’ intrinsically different Greek and Turkish societies is an unparalleled experience and witness to its tumultuous yet rich history.
The landscape and overall mild climate mean that outside is where it’s at – and where you should be. First, there are the beaches, from the wild and windswept to the family-friendly and packed. Every conceivable water sport is also on offer and if you tire of all that blue, just head to the interior where pine-clad mountains, sweeping valleys and densely planted vineyards offer hiking, biking, wine tasting tours and, yes, even winter skiing.
Talcum-powder beaches lapped by topaz waters, lush hills, a sublime laid-back tempo; these dreams of a tropical paradise become reality in the Seychelles. Mother Nature was
very generous with these 115 islands scattered in the Indian Ocean, and has spoiled them rotten. Undeniably, the beaches are the big attraction, and what beaches: exquisite ribbons of pearlescent sand lapped by topaz waters and backed by lush hills and big glacis boulders. And hardly a soul in sight. Choosing your
favourite beach is like trying to pick a flavour of ice cream – they're all so good! If you’re not a millionaire, fear not. This paradise is more affordable than you think.
Mark Twain once wrote, 'Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius‘. Diving and snorkelling here is terrific, encircled as Mauritius is by shallow
waters, a coral reef, sublime underwater topography and a dramatic ocean drop-off. The Indian influence on the culture and luxury resorts spread over multiple acres also make Mauritius a destination wedding hotspot.
The Maldives is home to perhaps the best beaches in the world; they’re on almost every one of the country’s nearly 1200 islands and are so consistently perfect that it’s hard not to become blasé about them
Langkawi is an archipelago made up of 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast. Surrounded by turquoise sea, the interior of the main island is a mixture of picturesque paddy fields
While only 7km tall and at its bikini line 500m wide, tiny Boracay has rapidly become the Philippines' top tourist draw, fuelled by explosive growth and a tsunami of hype;
The mere mention of Bali evokes thoughts of paradise. It's more than a place; it's a mood, an aspiration, a tropical state of mind. In Bali you can lose yourself in the chaos of Kuta or
the sybaritic pleasures of Seminyak and Kerobokan, surf wild beaches in the south or just hangout on Nusa Lembongan. You can go family friendly in Sanur or savour a lavish getaway on the Bukit Peninsula. Ubud is the heart of Bali, a place where the spirit and culture of the island are most accessible. It shares the island's most beautiful rice fields and ancient monuments with east and west Bali.
Hamilton Island is situated in the heart of the Whitsundays and is one of 74 tropical islands that lie between the Queensland Coast and The Great Barrier Reef. It is a place
to experience everything, idyllic coral fringed beaches provide the backdrop for an ideal tropical experience. Perfectly situated in The Great Barrier Reef, amongst the 74 Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island offers an experience like no other: glorious weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, awe-inspiring coral reefs, fascinating flora and fauna, fine food and wines, and breathtaking resorts.
Fiji, a country in the South Pacific, is an archipelago of more than 300 islands. It's famed for its rugged landscape of blue lagoons and palm-lined beaches & eco-activities
from mountain climbing and surfing to soft coral diving and zip-lining.
Its major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, contain the lion’s share of the population, meaning much of the country is sparely populated. Come sink in the urban landscapes or explore the unexplored.
Bora Bora is a small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. Surrounded by sand-fringed motus (islets) and a turquoise lagoon protected by a
coral reef, it's known for its scuba diving but most popular as a luxury resort destination where some most bungalows are perched over the water on stilts. At the island's center rises 727m Mt. Otemanu, a dormant volcano. Truly a honeymoon hotspot for the rich and famous.
What Tahiti lacks in wide white-sand beaches, it makes up for in waterfall-laden, shadowy mountains, unpretentiously beautiful black-sand beaches, sheltered blue lagoons and a distinctly Polynesian, modern buzz.
This is the heart of the islands, where the cultures from all the archipelagos are mixed in the cacophonous, dusty, yet smiling and energetic capital
of Pape'ete. Outside the city explore the majestic, mountainous interior on a 4WD tour, learn to dive in the translucent lagoon, wander amid mystical archaeological sites, and from July to October go whale-watching.