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5 Tropical Islands to Experience

Islands - Bora Bora

Picture Courtesy of Alquiler de Coches

Now that we are in the depths of winter, we all crave a little sun and warmth. What better than to dream of beautiful tropical islands, sandy beaches and clear blue lagoons? Well, going to one of these islands would certainly be better. So to get started, here are a few islands we’d like to share with you and where we’d perhaps end up soon…

Awesome Islands to Visit Fiji

Photo Courtesy of Miguel Sanchez


Far, far away, on the other side of the world is a huge group of islands called Fiji…Inhabited for nearly 4 thousand years before the British came over and opened them up to the rest of the world, for better or worse. There are a myriad of islands making up this archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. Australia is the closest continent. The Fiji inhabitants used to be cannibals and routinely sacrificed people in rituals. Fortunately, this is all over nowadays. The weather is warm all year round at an average of 25 degrees Celsius but if that’s too hot for you, you can always head into the mountainous inlands where it is cooler.

Great Islands to visit - Bora Bora

Photo Courtesy of Benoit Mahe

Bora Bora

If you managed to get as far as Fiji, a few hundred km further will see you reach the island of Bora Bora, the stuff of which legendary holidays are made. Bora Bora is part of the French Polynesia which of course belongs to France as the name will suggest. As tropical as they come, the island of Bora Bora is full of palm trees, beaches, sand and clear seas. With over 2500 hours of sunshine per year, this is 1000 more hours what you’ll get in England. Bora Bora has not much wildlife on land to boast of, so you’ll probably be spending all your time on its beaches.

Awesome Island to visit - New Caledonia

Photo Courtesy of myLifeShow

New Caledonia

Still in the same part of the world, New Caledonia also belongs to France but is a much bigger island than the previous ones. There are also a few smaller islands making up this territory. As well as the usual beaches and pristine lagoons you’d expect, wildlife plays a special role on the island. New Caledonia has more wildlife diversity per km square than anywhere else.

Beautiful Island escape- Seychelles

Photo Courtesy of Fabio Achilli


Another strong player in the environment, Seychelles has realised that it owes its clout on the world scene for its unique flora and fauna and as such the environment is strictly protected. Around 50% of the land surface is protected – the highest in the world. Yet the Seychelles are only a small group of islands scattered in the Indian Ocean. It’s famous for its many private islands and secluded lagoons.

Beautiful Islands - Martinique

Photo Courtesy of Cyril


Among the Carribbean islands, our favourite is la Martinique, a French overseas territory. These French own a lot of pretty islands. As well as beaches,especially the famed Anse Diamant in the south west, and wildlife, the island also boast a grand active volcano, called Mount Pelée.

If you like tropical islands too and would like to discover more, click here. From island hopping to lazing on the beach, snorkelling and even hiking up an active volcano, tropical islands will certainly put the winter blues aside. Who’s with me?

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2 comments on “5 Tropical Islands to Experience

  1. transplantedtatar
    February 19, 2013

    Gorgeous views on this cold, cold day.

  2. Just what I needed to warm up today. Always wanted to visit Fiji, it looks amazing!

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