It is one of those truly picturesque notions that holidaymakers really love: the beautiful tropical island getaway, complete with cocktails and sunburn. We have all wanted a vacation of this kind from time to time, but how can you be sure you are going to get it? Above all, it is about the destination you choose. As long as you go for somewhere suitable, you can be sure that you are going to get exactly the holiday you really want. So where are the best places for a truly beautiful island getaway? Let’s take a look at some of the unmissable options you have.
If you are looking for the ultimate in island getaways, then you probably can’t say fairer than a Hawaii vacation. Hawaii has long been a favorite amongst keen travellers, and there are a great many good reasons for that. If you like to have a lot of space to explore, then the Big Island itself is bound to capture your imagination. If an epic view is more your thing, then you might want to look into Maui instead. Either way, you really can’t go wrong with a glamorous visit to Hawaii, whether it is for a weekend or even a month.
Let’s scooch on over to the Caribbean to see what it has to offer in the way of luxury islands. As it turns out, it has quite a lot. Anguilla is one particularly popular location for island-lovers, with a huge range of sceneries and activities alike to help keep you entertained for the duration of your trip. If you go this year, you might be able to catch it for the Golden anniversary of the island’s independence – so there is sure to be plenty of rum flowing and parties to be had. Another huge benefit of this party atmosphere is that there is going to be a huge number of special deals going on just about everything you might want to do, from restaurants to clubs and bars, and even the many museums that you can find here. There are even some great deals on accommodation, so make sure you get in there early and help them to celebrate in style.
Fiji is actually a range of islands – and one so sprawling and huge that there are still pieces of land there where no human has ever set foot. If you feel like visiting a true luxury paradise this year, then you could probably do much worse than to visit one of the Fiji islands. There are so many and they vary so widely that there is no knowing what you might end up doing, with whom, and for how long – but that is the beauty of these islands. If you want to go exploring and get a little lost, you are going to find that particularly easy to do within these islands. If you go in time for the annual Bula festival, you might even find yourself having just about the best time of your life, complete as that festival is with food, live music and plenty of drinking and dancing. Sounds like a dream come true in Fiji.
As for the typical view of sun, sea and surf, you can’t really do any better than the Florida Keys. This is a top destination for any creatives out there too, being as it is the erstwhile home of late author Ernest Hemingway. If you go at the right time of year, you might even be able to catch the Key West’s annual Hemingway Days festival, a weeklong tribute to the great man which follows in his footsteps well by focusing on drink, books, and an ever-rising sun. There is even a short story competition for you to get stuck into, so any would-be writers out there know exactly which island they can call home this year.
For a little more exotic flavor, however, you might like to consider the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Here, the mountain town of Aibonito hosts a huge plant show. The Festival de las Flores, as it is known, pays homage to the flora of the local landscape by offering a huge range of plants for sale to anyone who happens to be passing (psst: that could be you). Whether it’s orchids, heliconias, hibiscus or fruit trees you prefer, you are bound to find them here – and all in one of the most beautiful places on earth.