Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is 30 minutes to an hour ferry ride from Cancun depending on which ferry you ended up onboarding. It is an island off Cancun. It’s small and reasonable quiet. If you decide to check out the markets, the persistent shop assistants from the tacky souvenirs shops are unavoidable. There are many restaurants along…

Denarau Island

Denarau Island is situated 20 minutes-drive south of Nadi. It is a man-made development of waterways and gardens. It boasts one of the world’s finest golf courses. Denarau Marina is also in the island and the base for many transfers and cruise operators. The island is the home for many beachfront five-star-hotels such Westin Denarau…

Plantation Island

Plantation Island Resort in Fiji is a short less than an hour ferry ride from Denarau Marina. The island is landscaped with tropical gardens and coconut palms and has 7 kilometres of white sandy beaches. From the very first moment you arrive, you will be welcomed with songs and dance warmth and friendliness of the…

Castaway Island

Castaway Island in Fiji is an award-winning private island. The island is covered in rich tropical rainforest, surrounded by white sand beaches, vibrant coral reefs and turquoise waters. It is a tropical island escape where you would feel you are a million miles away from the civilisation. Remember Tom Hanks ‘Castaway’ movie? It was supposedly…

Treasure Island

Treasure Island is the most iconic resort in Fiji and probably the oldest. Its popularity is global. It is set on a coral and sand-fringed island within a spectacular marine sanctuary. The resort provides the same day transfer from Denarau Marina, meaning, you quickly get to the island the same day you arrive in Fiji.…

Key West

Key West is in Florida and it is the southernmost point in the United States. It is a relatively small island and a famous holiday destination for its watersports activities, happy-hours (which is all day), lively nightlife, beautiful beaches and historic sites. The town is only 90 miles to Cuba. It separates the Atlantic Ocean…

Coco Cay Island

Coco Cay Island (previsouly know as Little Stirrup Cay) is one of the Berry Islands in the Bahamas. It is located approximately 55 miles north of Nassau.The island is about a kilometre wide from East to West and about 183 metres from North to South. The island’s east end is the heart of the island…

Nassau

I will move to Bahamas in a heart beat. Who wouldn’t? Even King Edward VIII gave up his throne to marry the woman he loved and settled in Bahamas. It is a paradise-like island full of beauty and life seems easy. The Bahamians are friendly, the weather seems eternally beautiful and the vast 1000,000 square…

Hideaway Island

An idyllic island hidden away in a sheltered bay only 5 minutes by 24 hour dingy boat from Vanuatu mainland. You don’t need a boat to come back to the mainland when it’s low tide. You could literally just walk back across the water. The ‘On the Beach’ casual bar and restaurant overlooks the coral reefs…

Port Vila Market

Port Vila Market

Another time. Another pace. The food is mostly organic. They still have dusty dirt roads in the city. The island is surrounded by crystal clear turquoise-coloured sea and nobody who provides a good customer service expects any tips! That is Vanuatu. I like the ‘back to basic’ lifestyle. Well, in fact, they stayed living a…

Irririki Island

Irririki Island is popularly known as Vanuatu’s premier boutique resort. The Island is situated across Port Vila Harbour and is less than five minutes complimentary ferry ride that operates 24 hours a day. The accommodation in this island is spread out and mostly overlooking the landscaped gardens and crystal clear turquoise waters of the bay.…

Turtle Bay

We have discovered this beautiful spot in Vanuatu called Turtle Bay through a recommendation of a jeep driver that we hired for the day. We have seen pretty much every tourist spot around Efate Island and we almost ran out of things to do. One could only do so much sunbaking and snorkelling. Turtle Bay…

Efate Island

Another time. Another pace. The food is mostly organic. They still have dusty dirt roads in the city. The island is surrounded by crystal clear turquoise-coloured sea and nobody who provides a good customer service expects any tips! That is Vanuatu. I like the ‘back to basic’ lifestyle. Well, in fact, they stayed living a…

Coronado Island

Coronado Island is a relaxed Southern Californian beach town. It is blessed with one of the world’s best beaches, endless sunshine and a bay side overlooking San Diego’s skyline. The island is only three and a bit kilometre- drive from the cosmopolitan downtown San Diego.  The soaring Coronado Bridge with its 90 degree-curve high enough…

Santa Catalina Island

The first time I saw Santa Catalina Island was at ‘Getaway’ – an Australian travel show. I was awfully surprised that I have been to USA many times and I’ve never heard of this beautiful island. I wasn’t even living under a mushroom. It certainly escaped from my ‘travedar’ (travel radar). It became my mission…

Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, Queensland

Whitehaven Beach

Question: What would be better than spending your holidays in Hamilton Island? Answer: Go for a day trip to a ‘must-see’ Whitehaven Beach in Whitsundays. The choppy boat ride took about an hour to get to Whitehaven Beach. The weather is not always that unpleasant but we unfortunately picked a windy day. The day trip…

Hamilton Island Beach Club

Hamilton Island

“Australia’s answer to the Caribbean” says Bob Oatley. Bob Oatley owns Hamilton Island…so how’s that for a sales pitch? Their ad says “Where in the world would yo rather be?” My answer? Somewhere spectacular and reasonably affordable. Let me start by saying Hamilton Island I think is over rated and is expensive. Not to say it’s…

Boracay Island

Boracay Island  is an approximately 315 km south of Manila by distance and the only way to get there is by a water transport. It is more convenient and time-saving to go to Boracay by catching a flight to Caticlan rather than a flight to Kalibo. Boracay is popularly known for its White Beach with amazingly powder…