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Plan an Island Vacation and Make the Most of the Coming Summer

Plan an Island Vacation and Make the Most of the Coming Summer

Who doesn’t love a beach vacation? And if you’re tired of winter already, you’re probably dreaming of all the fun you’re going to have once summer sets in.

If just thinking of spending a day out in the sun on the beach lifts your spirits, you should definitely plan a beach vacation this coming summer. Not only will it help your tan get better, the sun and sand will also rejuvenate you.

But instead of packing a couple of beach towels and heading to the nearest beach this time, take an island vacation. With so many beautiful islands around the world to choose from, you shouldn’t need to be coaxed into it any more.

Here are some of the most beautiful islands in the world that you should consider heading to.

Vancouver Island, Canada

Vancouver Island is located in British Columbia, Canada and there’s so much to see and do here apart from lolling on the splendid beaches. There are ocean-front hiking trails and wildlife watching expeditions and you can go cycling, wilderness camping, kayaking, sailing, sport fishing, or what you will here.

Vancouver Island is a beautiful mix of modern comforts and traditional cultures and you will want to stay here for as long as possible.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Plan an Island Vacation and Make the Most of the Coming Summer

The island of Bora Bora is a part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia. Bora Bora is an international tourist destination and its turquoise waters and soft white sands will take your breath away.

Bora Bora is more of a lagoon destination and if you love indulging in water sports, you can go diving and snorkeling here. You can also go hiking, parasailing, and on lagoon tours. The island’s USP: over-the-water bungalows and piers that stretch out into the lagoon.

Öland, Sweden

This island is the Swedish royal family’s vacation spot and is also open to commoners. The island has long, white sandy beaches and lots of family activities to indulge in.

You can take a look at the royal residence here, or check out ruins of the Borgholms Castle, the rebuilt Eketorp Fortress, or the ancient Gettlinge burial ground. The southern portion of the island has natural bio-diversity and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Menorca, Spain

Menorca or Minorca is one of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea and has far superior beaches than Ibiza or Majorca. The island has idyllic beaches, natural wetlands, rare archeological sites, and much more to see.

The land is generally flat so cycling is relatively easy. If you want to, you can call a car hire company and take a car on rent to take in the sights. You can also go hiking, water-skiing, and wind-surfing.

Boracay, Philippines

Boracay is a small island in the Philippines with several gorgeous beaches. Once you’ve had enough of the white sand and blue waters, you can explore the whole island on a rented bicycle or motorbike.

Boracay is becoming well known internationally as one of the world’s top relaxation destinations. The tranquility of the place and its vibrant nightlife are also drawing in tourists from all over the globe. No wonder you’ll get to gorge on lip-smacking American, Italian, French, Indian, Chinese, and Moroccan food!

Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

The Bazaruto Archipelago is a group of six islands with sandy beaches and opportunities for surfing and fishing to your heart’s content. Santa Carolina is the archipelago’s best island and is aptly called ‘Paradise Island’.

The best of this archipelago can be discovered via diving or snorkeling. You’ll get to see abundant sea life along the Two Mile Reef. On the list are dugong, marine turtles, and fish such as surgeon, parrot fish, moorish idols, angel fish, butterfly fish, etc.

Frisian Islands, Germany

The Frisian Islands are also known as the Wadden Islands and they form an archipelago along the coastlines of the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark.

These islands, particularly the island of Sylt are a favorite among North European vacationers. Apart from shifting dunes, rugged cliffs, lighthouses, seal colonies and other wildlife, Sylt also has luxurious accommodation and extravagant fine dining restaurants.

Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania is an island state separated from the Australian continent by the Bass Strait. It is the 26th largest island in the world and is promoted for its unspoiled natural splendor. Roughly half of the island is either a reserve, national park, or a World Heritage Site.

Tasmania is a hit with thrill-seekers. You can indulge in kayaking, rafting, bushwalking, cycling, and more here.

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

The island of Providenciales is a part of the Turks and Caicos Islands which is a British Overseas territory. Providenciales is the most populated island among the other islands of the Turks and Caicos. The tranquil waters of this island have made Providenciales a favorite with tourists from around the world.

Grace Bay beach is the preferred tourist destination with sea-facing hotels and condominiums. There are miles of coral reefs to explore via diving and snorkeling. You can also go paddle-boarding, kayaking, kite boarding, jet-skiing, parasailing. Land sports include horse riding in shallow water, golfing, cycling, bird watching, etc.

Saint Kitts and Nevis, West Indies

The islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis will wow you with their natural beauty, warm waters, and white sandy beaches. These sister islands also have lush mountain rainforests, dormant volcanoes, historic ruins, and more to explore.

Water activities include deep-sea fishing, wind-surfing, sailing, diving, etc. You can also take a hiking tour of the rainforests or dormant volcanoes.


Now that you know about these lesser known but enchanting islands, what are you waiting for? Summer will be here soon and it’ll do you good if you start planning your island vacation right away!

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