When an island vacation is mentioned, usually the first that come to mind are Hawaii, Jamaica, or one of the Caribbean Family Island Cheats. However, there are islands that are not the first mentioned, that go well beyond the ordinary island vacation and can be considered bucket list caliber island vacations.
The Grecian Islands are definitely bucket list caliber island vacations. Greece has as many 1420 islands to choose from, over 9000 miles of coastline, and sun shines there an average of 300 days a year. It also offers a visitor 3,000 years of history and culture. One of the many islands is Mykonos which is noted for the beautiful landscape, photogenic buildings, including may old churches, and its sandy beaches. Mykonos is often described as an island of Paradise. And even though Mykonos is considered the trendiest Aegean Island with their plentiful resorts, nightclubs, restaurants and boutiques, it has still retained the charm of a port town. The island of Delos, once the Sanctuary of the god Apollo, can be explored with a short trip by boat.
The Galapagos Islands is bucket list caliber island vacation for those who are interested in more than a lay-on-the beach vacation. A Galapagos island vacation offers the chance to discover legendary islands that are extremely influential in how we view our world. In 1835, Charles Darwin visited these islands, and what he learned there helped to form his theory of natural selection. From that inspiration he wrote the historically significant book “On the Origin of the Species.” Today, the Galapagos Islands are a living laboratory of evolution and one of the world’s premier ecotourism destinations. Galapagos Island vacations will give the visitor not only a chance to experience some of the most pristine water in the world but also allow time to view a diverse and unique collection of fauna and flora found that can be found nowhere else in the world. Specialists in Galapagos travel offer cruises that combine natural, ecological & multisport exploration. You can find family trips, luxury cruises, custom honeymoon and multisport Galapagos trips.
For a bucket list island vacation for the person who wants isolation consider the tiny island of Koh Tonsay. It is Cambodia’s secret hideaway. There you will find a small remote island located on the Gulf of Siam. If you’re looking for a getaway that takes you back to the basics, this is the place you should consider. The island is barely 2 sq. km and the accommodations are somewhat primitive. You will not find cars or motorbikes on the island. What you will find is a generator that only provides electricity from 6-9pm. The few residents on the island make their living from fishing and coconut farming. The beaches are stretches of white sand that are not only breathtakingly beautiful but are usually deserted offering another opportunity for calm and relaxation. The turquoise water is shallow and calm. Huts made from bamboo and sitting on stilts near the beach offer the only overnight accommodations on the island. Make sure your island vacation includes time to swim in the bioluminescent waters off the island.
It is absolute magic to see the plankton emitting glowing phosphorous creating a twinkling effect in the water. Local fisherman and their families run the restaurants on the island ensuring the seafood is so fresh you will think it is being caught as you ordered.