Best Island Vacation Ideas
Best Island Vacations #1:
The Indonesian island vacation spot of Bali, located just south of the equator, is a place that can cast a spell over you. Soak up the Bali culture that includes traditional dances, stone carving and painting.
There are many temples and historic buildings throughout the island like Pura Besakih, Bali’s "mother temple"; the largest and holiest temple on the island. Nusa Dua, one of Bali’s many great beaches, is one of premier resort areas in the world.
Best Island Vacations #2:
The Greek island of Santorini is known for some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. It is one of the most popular destinations of all of Greece. The ancient city at Akrotiri is an important archaeological site.
The traditional village of Cyclades sits hundreds of feet in the air around the basin of the submerged caldera volcano. Besides culture and history the island is a great spot for windsurfing, diving and other water sports.
Best Island Vacations #3:
Maui and Kuai, Hawaii, are two of the most popular island retreats. The combination of great accommodations, tropical weather and outdoor activities just can’t be beat. There are lots of tours and adventures available to you through HawaiiActive.com.
Island Vacations #4:
The Great Barrier Reef Islands, off the east coast of Australia, are one of the great natural wonders of the world. Swim, dive and snorkel among the reef’s fish and marine life. The 1,000 miles of coast, composed of 2900 individual reefs, offers an incredible array of activities.
Accommodations, like Heron Island Resort or Lizard Island Resort provide walking access to reef from the beach. The Great Barrier Reef is protected and kept in pristine condition by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority.
Best Island Vacations #5:
Vancouver Island, off the western coast of British Columbia,Canada is known as Canada's Paradise on the Pacific. Some of the things to do here are wilderness hiking and camping, mountain biking and scuba diving. Local events and festivals celebrate the rich native culture. Vancouver Island is also one of the best places anywhere for Whale Watching. Orcas (killer whales), Gray whales and Humpback whales are numerous.
Best Island Vacation Spots #6:
Mount Desert Island, Maine sits off the coast of Maine and is the home of Acadia National Park. The raw beauty and power of the ocean, mountain and island make this a must island vacation spot for 3 million people each year. Sailing is a great way to enjoy this spectacular island. Hiking and biking on the forest trails shows off the natural beauty of the land.
Best Island Vacations #7:
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The Galapagos Islands are a great island vacation spot in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of South America. Mountain Travel Sobek cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy this magical paradise. You will have naturalist guides to help you get up-close encounters with the island wildlife.
While cruising the islands you will stop for activities such as lagoon kayaking, hiking across volcanic landscapes, or snorkeling among the turtles, penguins, and sea lions. The Galapagos Islands have remained one of those rare spots on the globe that has been relatively untouched by humans.
Mountain Travel Sobek works hard to provide you with the island vacation you want while maintaining the pristine and fragile ecosystems of this World Heritage Site.
Best Island Vacations #8:
One of the very top Caribbean Resorts is the Curtain Bluff Resort in Antiqua. They make your stay easy with all-inclusive packages that include absolutely everything, except a room key. No carrying a room key around because their 72 rooms are keyless. You can enjoy their two beautiful sandy beaches; all the water sports including diving and their 4000 square foot spa will pamper you the way you deserve. The Curtain Bluff Resort makes an excellent luxury island vacation idea.
Island Vacation Spots #9:
Margarita Island is located in the Caribbean about 30 miles off the coast of Venezuela. It has everything you are looking for in a tropical island vacation - palm trees, beautiful white sand beaches and scuba diving adventures. Margarita Island has an average of over 320 days a year of sun! A vacation here is affordable because Margarita Island is one of the cheapest vacation spots in the Caribbean.
Best Island Vacations #10:
Pangkor Laut Resort is a tropical paradise island off the west coast of Malaysia. This is a privately owned island that takes in up to 250 guests in their collection of Malaysian-style luxury villas. This is one of the world’s top island vacation spots. The island remains covered with natural rainforest trees and vegetation as it has for thousands of years. Pangkor Laut Resort was carved out a small area next to a pristine white-sand beach. Everything blends in to the island so that nature is left undisturbed as possible.
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