What is better than an island holiday? How about many island holidays because why just stop at one? All islands have the standard features on offer- the ocean, sand, sun, and palm trees. If this is the case, how do you know where to start? If this is the question you are asking yourself, you have come to the right place. So grab that swimsuit, those flip-flops, and that sunblock because we are going on an adventure to the perfect islands that everyone should visit.
1. Whitsunday Islands, Australia
Situated midway along the Queensland coast, the Whitsunday Islands sit amongst the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is the biggest coral reefs in the world with 2900 individual reefs. It is home to an intensely diverse array of life. It has been named a heritage site as well as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The vast expanse can even be seen from space. The impact humanity has had on this world has begun to and will eventually lay
waste to the beauty of this natural wonder.
2. French Polynesia
The French Polynesian islands are a group of mostly volcanic islands with a few coral islands interspersed in-between. Volcanic islands are essentially volcanoes that have erupted on the seafloor and have emerged above sea level. Most of the volcanoes are extinct- Bora Bora being a great example of this. Some of them, however, have active volcanoes. We bet you could probably guess which one would be the better option. Let’s just say it won’t be the island with the active volcano. There is no need to learn that lesson the hard way.
3. Santorini, Greece
Greece, amongst many other places, is famous for its rich history. From being the birthplace of democracy, to the well-known producers of olives and feta cheese to the place that many could recognize by the white stone, brick, and clay houses built-in open courtyards. The islands of Greece provide more than just your average-not so every day-island hop.
4. The Maldives
Aside from the usual white-sand beaches and the turquoise-blue waters, the Maldives also has the Indian Ocean to offer. The Indian Ocean has the warmest waters with temperatures ranging from 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to climate change, the Indian Ocean is only getting warmer. As far as environmental considerations are concerned, this may not be a good thing.
5. St Lucia
The list wouldn’t be complete without at least one island of the Caribbean. For those of you who have a vested interest in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise, this one’s for you. The scenes for Pirates of the Caribbean were not shot in St Lucia but the island does have a history of pirating. According to authorities, however, the island is now considered mostly safe and as a result is a sought after destination for an island holiday.
If you are now picturing the sand between your toes, the wind in your hair, and the taste of that salty breeze on your tongue, it is just about time for you to buy those plane tickets and pack those bags. All you need is an urge for an unforgettable adventure. The rest is all just a matter of logistics.