Got the winter blues? Swap your raincoat and wellies for sunblock and flips flops on a summer beach break to the islands! These sunny tropical hot spots are the perfect way to leave drizzly winter behind and head for sun-drenched shores, sultry sunsets and balmy nights amidst the warm Indian Ocean.
Just the name Mauritius conjures up images of palm-fringed beaches, clear blue skies and lazy days on a sun lounger. But if you’re also into adventure, there’s plenty to get your adrenalin pumping too. Dive beneath the waves and discover vibrant corals, inquisitive sea life and hidden caves. Soak up some culture at the lively bazaars and markets in the bustling capital city of Port Louis. Go zip lining, quad biking and hiking through lush jungle landscapes. And visit the mysterious Seven Coloured Earth of Chamarel. Don’t miss a trip to a rum distillery for a taste of local tipple. Then check out an enchanting Sega dance show. Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat, unforgettable family holiday or action-packed group adventure, you’ll find it on the beautiful island of Mauritius.
Escape to Zanzibar
When it comes to blissful island escapes, Zanzibar does not disappoint. Think gentle azure waves, cloudless skies and endless summer days that never go out of season. Diving, snorkelling and sailing are a must, while the island itself is home to incredible sights, activities and experiences too. Zanzibar isn’t called the Spice Island for nothing! Revive your senses with fragrant aromas of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper on a tour of the Spice plantations. Head to Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and be wowed by the buzzing markets, warm culture and elegant mosques throughout the city. If lazing on the beach is more your thing, then this is one holiday destination that’s your cup of tea − which just so happens to be another thing this amazing island is famous for!
Some of the best beaches? Thailand of course!
It’s no secret that Thailand is one of the most popular island escapes in the world. And for good reason too. Once you’ve had your fill of the frenetic streets of Bangkok, escape to one of the many inviting islands floating like jewels in the Indian Ocean. Take your pick of party islands, secluded escapes, adventure-packed hot spots and cultural havens – there’s an island for every type of traveller! Head to Koh Pha Ngan for a full moon party you’ll never forget. Sip cocktails and strut your stuff on trendy Koh Samui. Or go on an exhilarating night dive in Koh Tao. For something a little more secluded and cultural head to quiet Koh Lanta. And that’s just a handful of the incredible island on offer in vibrant Thailand.
Bliss in Bali
In beautiful Bali, sun, sand, surf and relaxation are a given. But beyond the exquisite beach experience, you’ll find a wonderland of culture, adventure and fun to be had. Go on an enchanting sunset cruise where exotic cocktails, succulent seafood and good times are always on the menu. Trek through the eastern Bali highlands for a glimpse of local culture. Visit the mysterious Elephant Cave and explore rice paddies, lush mountains and sparkling lakes along the way. Take in a fascinating traditional Barong dance performance or go on an amazing surf safari. Be sure to visit the many breath-taking temples across the islands, not the least of which is Tanah Lot. Fancy a bit of a knees up? Head to the vibey bars, restaurants and clubs of Legian, Kuta and Seminyak. It’s the ultimate summer.
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