Our 10 of the Best…. Islands in the World!
Looking for a beach holiday to an island paradise this year? Let us provide you with a bit of inspiration. The review site Tripadvisor released its list of the world’s top 10 islands last month and as you’d expect, there were a variety of destinations. The list included islands that appeal to beach lovers, ones which impress sports fans and ones designed to help travellers who simply want to experience a new and spectacular corner of the globe. Aspen Travel can book trips to all the islands named here, so if any grab your fancy, why not give us a call.
Maui in Hawaii is a vision of tropical foliage, white sandy beaches and volcanic wonder. If you’d like to discover Maui as part of a Trafalgar escorted tour, you can see the world’s largest dormant volcano, Mount Haleakala, from a helicopter and visit a local working farm. You can choose to enjoy a luau buffet with exotic cocktails and if you’re feeling energetic you can take a surfing lesson or even fit in a round of golf on a championship course. Keep an eye out for whales in the nearby sparkling blue sea. The tour will take in all the highlights of the South Pacific Hawaiian islands.
The Greek island of Santorini is famous for its multicoloured volcanic walls known as the Caldera. It’s a beautiful part of the world where you can enjoy glorious beaches, swim in the hot springs, sample the local tipple at a traditional winery and enjoy the island’s famous sunsets as you tuck into your moussaka in a luxury cliff top restaurant. Trafalgar Tours offer a number of different Greek island explorer holidays. Get in touch for more details. Jamaica If you like to experience the Caribbean, Jamaica is the perfect place to start. Think white sand beaches, turquoise waters and turtles swimming past. Swim in the Blue Lagoon, dive in Montego Bay and of course, pay a visit to the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston. If you manage to climb to the peak of the Blue Mountain then you certainly deserve that glass of rum or two you’ve been planning in the evening, as you watch the sun set over the ocean. We offer beach holidays in Jamaica with both Sandals and Kuoni. Give us a call to get our best prices for a fortnight in the sun.
Providenciales in Turks and Caicos is another slice of Caribbean sunshine in paradise. Enjoy scuba and snorkelling at Coral Gardens Reef, take a lazy swim in the warm waters of Grace Bay, before heading back for an afternoon of cocktails on Leawood beach and make sure you check out the incredible wildlife on and around Chalk Sound. These are the ingredients for a perfect holiday. Shark diving, horseback riding, fishing charters and of course plenty of golf are all entirely possible and highly recommended here too. We offer a huge choice of luxury Caribbean accommodation at a competitive price via Kuoni.
Bali is so much more than simply an exotic beach resort in Indonesia. The best way to explore all the highlights of Bali is on a Cox and Kings or Regent Holidays escorted tour. Visit Hindu temples, take a trip to the West Bali National Park and marvel at active volcanos. Although, if you simply want to spend a week of supreme relaxation on a white sandy beach with tropical birds calling overhead, Kuoni provide luxurious resorts that will blow your mind!
During the day exploring Majorca’s sandy coves, pine forests and mountains, either on foot or by bike is great fun. You can hit the shops in Palma or top up your tan on any of the islands stunning beaches. Then once the sunset fades, why not head over to Magaluf where the neon lit bars, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs come alive. There’s never a dull moment here and one of the most exciting holidays we book at Aspen Travel is a Western Mediterranean cruise that explores both Italy and Spain, including Majorca. Why not call us and ask us about Great Rail Journey Cruises?
In the middle of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is an abundance of sugarcane fields and lush green mountains fringed by beautiful white sandy beaches, considered by many to be among the best in the world. For a truly decadent holiday, consider Club Med’s La Plantation d’Albion resort. Here you can immerse yourself in luxurious pampering, scuba, pilates, golf and gourmet food.
Phuket, as well as being a sunshine destination close to Thailand, Phuket is also the name of the stunning Club Med resort in the region. Using it as a base, you can explore incredible beaches, Hindu temples and local wildlife. Why not visit the gibbon rehabilitation project, or take part in an elephant trekking safari? Water sports are also plentiful here, with many of them included in your Club Med package. Aspen Travel is a trusted travel partner of Club Med. Give us a call to find out current best deals and availability. Borabora White sandy beaches and colourful coral reefs are characteristic of this popular island in French Polynesia. Enjoy swimming in the lagoon or visiting the mighty Mount Otemanu. This is a very romantic spot.
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On this sun drenched island just off Brazil, the tropical flora and fauna is essential viewing. Turtles, whales, dolphins and exotic birds are just some of the wildlife you can discover here. To find out more travelling around South America, Club Meds resorts in Brazil, or any of the islands mentioned in this list, please get in touch. Our friendly team here at Aspen Travel will be able to advise you as to whats available on the dates youd like to travel.