Planning a trip to a tropical island? Whether you’re a thrill-seeker interested in mountain climbing and shark-diving or a beach bum hoping to chill and recharge on a Caribbean island, you’ll find what you’re searching for. Get away from the daily grind and raise a glass to your inner nomad. Explore the best 8 best islands to visit in February and start collecting stamps in your passports immediately. Get out there and soak up the sun and the party atmosphere!
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Every year, millions of people go to the Bahamas paradise to enjoy its white sand beaches, duty-free shopping, fishing or scuba diving trips, and plush hotels. While Atlantis, Paradise Island, and the other large resorts attract families, there is enough to do on these islands outside the hotel complexes.
Vacationers may relax on one of the country’s numerous beaches or private islands, or they can go on an adventure in one of the country’s many protected areas, such as the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve (on Eleuthera) or Lucayan National Park (on Grand Bahama Island). Meanwhile, history enthusiasts may visit sites associated with the Lucayan Indians and other indigenous communities from the colonial period. In addition, the Bahamas are a favourite among vacationers since cruise discounts are offered often throughout the year.
2. Lakshadweep Islands
The Lakshadweep Island nations are India’s most well-known archipelago and a popular tourist destination due to its location in the azure seas of the Arabian Sea. Water sports enthusiasts will love this cluster of islands off the coast of India, where they can do scuba diving, snorkelling, or even just swimming. Visitors to the Lakshadweep Islands must first get entrance permission from the Lakshadweep tourism department in Kochi before venturing into the surrounding area.
Kavaratti, Agatti, Kalpeni, Bangarm, Minicoy, Kadmat, and many more are just a few of the islands that visitors may enjoy while in Lakshadweep. The Lakshadweep Administration oversees the islands’ tourism services. Everything from transportation to lodging is covered.
October through April are ideal for visiting the islands, diving deep into the aquatic life, and experiencing the warm and sunny days. It takes 14–20 hours to get from Kochi to the Lakshadweep islands on one of the five ships that make the journey. The cost of a boat trip may range from INR 2,000 to INR 5,000, with the final price determined by the number of passengers and the vessel chosen.
By itself, Haiti is likely to be a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. It’s worth venturing off the main road to see this Caribbean island with its own beaches, adventures, rich culture, and varied scenery. The capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, is situated on an island in the Gulf of Gonâve. Attractions in this area include the Central Square, the Place des Héros, and the Museum of the Pantheon. The Musée National is home to priceless historical artefacts, including King Henri Christophe’s suicide gun and an anchor salvaged from Columbus’s Santa Maria.
Those interested in seeing mountains and waterfalls should visit the southern peninsula. The blue saltwater lake Étang Saumâtre is well-known worldwide for being home to more than a hundred species of ducks and other birds; the waterfall Bassin Bleu has deep bathing pools. Those months between November and March are the best times to visit.
Tahiti offers all the makings of the perfect honeymoon spot: miles of coastline, hundreds of resorts, and delectable French cuisine. Travellers generally skip Tahiti’s beaches in favour of Bora Bora’s white coastline. Despite its gorgeous reputation and ease of access, Tahiti is more of an off-the-beaten-path destination than a honeymoon destination. The island nation of Tahiti shouldn’t be overlooked because of this.
Dense trees grow next to sandy beaches, and in addition to Tahitian poisson cru, French crêpes are also a popular dish (raw fish). Tahiti is the epitome of the stunning contrasts that characterize the French Polynesian archipelago. Here, untainted natural beauty coexists with the eccentric, sometimes tumultuous environment of Papeete, the island’s capital. Tahiti, the biggest of the 118 islands that make up French Polynesia, comprises two islands connected by a narrow isthmus.
Papeete is located in Tahiti Nui, the bigger and northern portion of the island. Many tourists still try to go to Tahiti Iti (the smaller half) in search of isolation. It’s important to remember that a week on either side of Tahiti will be quite costly. Warm waves, lush rainforests, and opulent resorts may be pricey, but visitors think it’s well-spent money.
Some of the most beautiful islands in the world can be found in the Maldives, but the water surrounding these islands gives them their true beauty. These white sand beaches hardly rise above the Indian Ocean, yet blue seas of such crystalline beauty lap them that they seem as if they were taken straight out of a fairy tale.
The Maldives archipelago consists of 26 natural atolls and is the lowest-lying country on Earth, with its highest point being less than three metres above sea level and decreasing annually. Underneath the hypnotic surface, coral reefs thrive, drawing snorkelers and divers from all over the globe. Surfers are also drawn to the area for its relatively empty waves. Back on shore, the Maldives’ five-star resorts serve as excellent jumping-off locations for ocean-centric excursions—the archipelago’s greatest strength but also, with global warming, its biggest vulnerability.
Around 1650 B.C., the island’s central region imploded and eventually sank into the ocean due to a volcanic explosion. Some believe that this spot was the original location of Atlantis, the legendary metropolis that sank to the ocean floor centuries ago. What little of this legendary city is left is protected by picturesque beaches and magnificent white mansions. In modern times, Santorini has expanded to include not only two but some inhabited islands and islets. Visitor hotspots like Fira and Oia may be found on Santorini’s biggest island, Thira, the archipelago’s main hub. Even a day vacation to Thirassia, a sleepy island, might be a pleasant experience. Additionally, the smaller islands of Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni should be noticed.
The beaches of Santorini, with their striking black and crimson sands, should be your first stop. You may then take a trip to Ancient Thera, where you can see the remains of three different civilizations (including the Romans) or explore the archaeological pleasures of the remarkably well-preserved Ancient Akrotiri. Get a birds-eye perspective of the caldera, the magnificent turquoise body of water at the centre of this diverse group of islands. While the islands are a popular stop for cruise ships, it takes at least a few days to appreciate everything Santorini offers. If you take your time, you’ll discover that the Cyclades are more than just a beautiful collection of islands.
“Have you ever daydreamed of basking in the sun at one of the world’s most stunning beaches?” And in that case, a trip to Seychelles is in order! The Nature Seychelles reserve is slightly more than a mile southwest of Praslin. On an island little more than a mile in size, almost 300,000 birds make their home. Exploring the tropical island’s flora and animals on foot is a rewarding experience.
For example, the Coco de Mer (also known as the Love Nut) is the world’s biggest seed and may be found in the national park and heritage site of Vallee de Mai. Only two locations in the globe have the seed. Located in Morne Seychelles National Park, this is a fantastic and arduous trek through tea plantations and forest-like covers to a vantage point at the island’s summit, where you may take in breathtaking views.
8. Palawan, Philippines
The Philippines’ Palawan island is often described as “heaven.” You can nearly make out the fish’s facial expressions from above the crystal clear water surrounding this island region that reaches southwest to Borneo. Many of these jungle-covered islands have narrow strips of white-sand beaches bordered by swaying palm trees and underwater coral reefs teeming with an astounding variety of tropical fish, providing some of the greatest diving in the world.
The islands also have picturesque fishing towns, crystal-clear lakes, and exotic animals. In addition to El Nido, the luxurious resorts of Coron make that island one of the desirable destinations in the Philippines. Visit the other islands in the Bacuit archipelago from here.
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is a limestone cave system with a long underground river. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations on the island of Palawan.
There are so many amazing tropical locations across the globe that it may take a lifetime to see them all.