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Four Great Island Destinations

May. 11th, 2012 | Comments 3 | Make a Comment   
Anyone who has ever vacationed on an island will tell you the smaller the better. Sometimes more difficult to get to, beaches tend to be more pristine, there are fewer crowds to cramp your style and plus you earn bragger's rights to almost anyone for your off-the-beaten trail trip. While there is always a beach involved when it comes to visiting an island, there is still a wide variety of climates to choose from, so whether you are in the mood to take off to the tropics or would prefer a bit of cooler weather, there is a lone isle out there with your name written all over it. Take a look at a few great destinations to consider for your next getaway.
Majorca

Majorca

Majorca

(Pictured Above) Recently gaining traction as a gorgeous destination filled with villas, boutique hotels, beautiful European scenery and divine Spanish food, Majorca is our first bucket-list destination. A hot spot in the Balearic Islands of the Mediterranean, this island boasts all of the amenities you could hope for including golf, yacht charter, snorkeling and more. Perhaps most importantly this is the island you come to when you want a dose of European history alongside a dollop of the warm Mediterranean.
Grand Manan Island

Grand Manan Island

Grand Manan Island

If you hadn't heard of Majorca, you probably had no idea about Grand Manan, a small Canadian island off the coast of New Brunswick. This island is a divine place if you are one for bird watching, rock hounding, hiking, camping and of course fishing. A total of nine lighthouses call Grand Manan home, some best seen by the water. View them from a charter, whale watching cruise or while kayaking.
Kitts

St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Kitts & Nevis

You knew we would make it to the Caribbean eventually and why not? The Caribbean is truly a treasure trove of unforgettable islands. One small gem is St. Kitts & Nevis and you don’t even need a passport to go there, if you are a US or Canadian citizen. It probably goes with out saying that there is a wealth of activities here: catamaran cruises, diving, yachting, shopping, exotic bird watching… and then there is doing nothing at all on a warm sandy beach with a pi?a colada in hand. Take your pick.
 Azores

Azores

Azores

Heading back in the direction of Europe (sort of) is the (kind of) European island of Azores. Pronounced Ay-Zorz, this group of Portuguese islands lie a little less than a thousand miles from the tip of Portugal. Each island exudes a ton of character, offering Portuguese dishes with a unique twist, a high number of activities and a serious amount of natural beauty. Enjoy a round of golf or take it to the next level with paragliding, cave diving, swimming with the dolphins or exploring the natural canyons. There is also a number of hydro-thermal pools, so if you are intent on unwinding after a big adventure, you can slip into some hot springs to relax those muscles.
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vision20 commented on June 18, 2012

Never really considered Grand Manan on the top of my beach destination list. I'll add it to the bottom.

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Michael Surguladze commented on May 30, 2012

Majorca and Azores are stunning but I think my list would have to include Bora Bora, The Maldives or Capri

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lacey commented on May 14, 2012

Great artical and beautiful photos. One day I will be able to afford a trip to St. Kitts. But until than I will settle for Santa Barbara and Catalina Island.

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