The Caribbean conjures up an image of vibrant culture passionate in spirit and full of life, balmy trade winds, stunning clear waters, eye-catching wildlife and a place of legends. Exclusive Private islands, with other islands offering chic low key elegances, wealthy yachts laze moored in the harbours, collectively offering opulent boutique shopping and dining experiences. Then there is the magnificence and calm of the Turks & Caicos Islands poses the most beautiful beaches and the longest Coral Reef in the world.
The Seychelles, the Maldives, Mauritius and Zanzibar are the exquisite jewels in the Indian Ocean. With more than a thousand islands rising from the crystal clear lagoons, UNESCO Heritage sites and pristine beaches, bountiful marine life, deep seas fishing is a highly recommended and where swimming with turtles, manta rays and whales sharks, the world’s largest fish makes for a divers paradise.
In Asia, the Islands stretching around through the Andaman Sea, the warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand to the remote Islands of the Banda Sea all offer a different experience with their sapphire waters, glistening beaches, unique marine life, a professional dive destination and turquoise lagoons with the natural backdrop of steep coast lines of beautiful wilderness. This region boosts the worlds’ largest lizard- Komodo dragon, National parks, historical sites, and the Dutch influence of the Spice Islands with the trade of nutmeg dating back to the seventh centuries.
Australia is fringed by more than 8,000 islands the largest of them is the world heritage site of Tasmania. A melting pot of experiences can be had; a ‘water-babies’ paradise, or Aboriginal culture, with the iconic Great Barrier Reef leading down to the coral reef at southern most Lord Howe Island home to unique marine life, together offers remote adventures journeys or lavish treats.
Think of active volcanos, Islands sanctuaries, vineyards, spectacular glacial skiing, Maori Culture, sub-tropical forest, gorgeous beaches and movie locations, all found in the south west pacific on the islands of New Zealand.
The Republic of Fiji and French Polynesian islands are definitely romantic, such places as Tahiti and Bora Bora lagoon many of us would dream to be there. Situated in the Pacific Ocean on the Tropic of Capricorn the atolls are surrounded by stunningly crystal clear waters and marine life, attempting to explain the colour of the sea, perhaps aquamarine or turquoise ? The islands are dazzling , a true treat for the senses. An undeniably ‘Robinson Crusoe’ experience with a touch of luxury.
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