It’s summer, and most of us are planning a trip somewhere exotic. And there’s nothing more alluring that the thought of putting your feet up on some gorgeous island, surrounded by the sea. Here are six awesome photos of island holiday destinations from around the world.
Maui is an island packed with tropical charm. The island was first seeded by an ancient volcano. Now it’s home to some of the most beautiful natural features in the world. If you visit, you’ll be treated to beautiful waterfalls and incredible views from the 10,000-foot volcano. And you’ll have ample opportunity to enjoy surfing and windsurfing. The island is also home to one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world, as well as fine dining and museums.
Santorini is a relatively new island, thanks to a rather active volcano. And it’s home to some of the most impressive beaches in the world. The island curves around a natural lagoon forming part of the Cyclades group. And there are plenty of vantage points from which to view the stunning scenery. On top of that Santorini is a holidaymakers’ paradise, offering quaint villages and great wines. Finally, don’t forget to check out the island’s very European nightlife.
There isn’t another island on Earth that can compete with the diversity you’ll find in Jamaica. I went to Jamaica a few years ago, and absolutely loved it! The island is a melange of different cultures, thrust together by travel, trade, and the island’s location. Here you’ll find some of the most unique and unusual cuisines in the world. And you’ll find a whole array of different crafting and artistic pursuits.
The island is also ripe for exploration. Pay a visit to its many beaches and hidden coves. Or take a trip to its many waterfalls and caves.
Mykonos is another Greek island, dotted in the Mediterranean sea. Home to exquisite Mykonos villas and sandside bars, it’s an idyllic location. Whereas Santorini is relaxed, Mykonos is party-focused. This is the place to go if you love pounding beats are partying all night on holiday.
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Providenciales is the perfect destination for happy couples wanting to escape the world of work. Here there are all sorts of fun activities on offer. You can go scuba-diving in the azure-blue sea. Or you can go on a horseback adventure across some of the island’s many trails. Or you and your partner can enjoy walking along the island’s tranquil beaches. The island is not focused on partying: it’s for people who want to chill out on summer vacation.
Bali has always been an intensely popular holiday island destination. And it’s not hard to figure out why. The Indonesian Island comes packed with character, intrigue and tourist hotspots. Perhaps one of the most exciting things about the island is the diversity of wildlife. Here you’ll get to enjoy a jungle ecosystem, complete with monkeys and tropical birds. Also, the island is home to the beautiful Mount Batur. Every year tourists from all over the world make the pilgrimage to the summit for fantastic views.
See my Bali photo diary here.