After the daily grind of business as usual becomes a bit draining, everyone deserves the chance to rejuvenate and relax on a hard-earned break. Why wait any longer when the winter months are the perfect excuse to pack up your swimmers and sunblock for a tropical escape? To help inspire your itch to travel, we’ve put together our favourite island paradises begging to be discovered.
Fiji for romantic escapes
When it comes to magical romantic getaways, it’s not hard to fall in love with Fiji. Whether you’re enjoying a candlelit dinner by the water’s edge on the secluded Castaway Island or walking by crystal shorelines on the mainland’s luminescent beaches, you’ll lose yourself in the natural beauty of this pacific paradise. To truly immerse yourself, dive along the Coral Coast and see the world’s second largest single reef, or for more of a thrill try shark diving in the pristine waters of Pacific Harbour.
Bali for mesmeric beauty
Bali’s rich and deep cultural history permeates the intense beauty of this immersive island escape. Many tourists never journey beyond the boundaries of southern Bali’s coastal area, but those that do discover a hidden world of luscious rainforests, artistic communities and architectural wonders. Ubud is an artistic centre where the rainforests and waterfalls crawl over ancient sites and creep into the city, while Seminyak is a stunning beach resort filled with sleek bars, restaurants and high end shopping.
Hawaii for adventure, shopping and luxury
Hawaii has an island for everything. Whether you’re after a peaceful and luxurious getaway in a tropical paradise or feeling like literally surfing down an active volcano, Hawaii has it all. With world class shopping, iconic beaches and untamed wilderness with a world of adventure awaiting, its no wonder Hawaii is a symbol of paradise and excitement. For the ultimate tropical experience, you should try Hawaii’s Big Island where you can do everything from surf to swim with dolphins and manta rays.
Thailand for luxury and cultural immersion
The captivating beauty of Thailand is no secret. From its stunning rivers to the viridian peninsulas, beaches and cliffs cradled by endless stretches of ocean, Thailand is known for its amazing sights.
For the ultimate paradisiacal destination, try the stunning Phi Phi Islands, famous all over the world for their awe-inspiring landscape.
Or you can travel to Amanpuri – a gorgeous spot adorned with luxurious, Thai pavilions across long stretches of sand, lapped at by the sparkling cobalt sea.
Samoa for a serenity
Samoa isn’t always the first tropical escape to come to mind, which is a large part of what makes this secret jewel such a serene holiday destination. At any moment you could be relaxing on the pristine beaches next to azure waters, snorkelling in the crystalline ocean or cliff diving into secluded pools.
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