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7 Idyllic Islands You Have to Visit

Our world offers a treasure trove of idyllic islands and awe-inspiring archipelagos just waiting to be discovered – some tranquil and serene, others brimming with historic riches and some that are packed with adventures waiting to be enjoyed. And, there is no better way to explore them than by sea. Hop aboard a ship with every amenity you could dream of and cruise these paradise islands in complete luxury. From the blissful essence of Bali to the stunning sunsets of Santorini to the abundant waters of the Whitsunday Islands, here are 7 islands you won’t want to miss!

Hawaii

With sugar-sand beaches, world-class surfing spots and breathtaking natural beauty, it’s no wonder Hawaii is known as paradise on Earth. Discover a wealth of flora, fauna and fun as you discover each island’s unique charm. Hawaii will be sure to captivate you and provide memories to last a lifetime.

Ilhabela, Brazil

In Portuguese, the name itself means ‘Beautiful Island’ and it is easy to see why. It earns its name from its volcanic peaks, beautiful beaches, dense tropical jungle and stunning waterfalls. Ilhabela is best known for its alluring beaches but besides from relaxing on the fine sandy beaches and enjoying the warm water, travellers can explore the island while hiking the hills to enjoy panoramic views of the island. And, why not combine a visit to the tranquil paradise with the intoxicating rhythms of Rio De Janeiro during the world-famous Rio Carnival.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

With thousands of miles of coastline, Mexico offers everything you could wish for in your beach vacation. And if you’re looking for romantic secluded escape, excellent marine variety, and tasty local delicacies, Cabo San Lucas is the place. Surrounded by magnificent coral reefs, it is the ultimate scuba diver’s paradise. This island has a Mexican heart and Caribbean soul and is celebrated for its dual personality, combining authentic towns and touristic playgrounds. It really does have something for everyone.

Maldives

A Maldives cruise is a journey to the ultimate beach escape. Perfect white beaches, clear blue waters and palm trees create an idyllic setting. There’s an abundance of wildlife in the turquoise sea and the waters are famous for manta rays and coral reefs. Unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world make Maldives an obvious choice for a true holiday of a lifetime.

Seychelles

Visit the fabled paradise islands of the Seychelles. Be captivated by its spellbinding beaches and heavenly velvet waters. Beyond the beach, diving and snorkelling are brilliant in the warm waters amid abundant marine life. From beautiful coral reefs to exotic fish, such as the playful bat fish, colourful butterfly fish, parrot fish to name but a few. And, of course, majestic hawksbill sea turtles the magnificent green sea turtle can be seen, while having a rest on the reef, or enjoying a meal.

Santorini

Greece is one of the most picturesque holiday destinations you can visit, and a cruise offers the perfect way to explore its vast collection of beautiful and captivating islands. The glistening sands and sugar-cube villages of the Santorini will ignite your imagination and satisfy the soul while sun-bleached ruins will reveal an ancient history bound in mythical tales. And, with its infinite blue skies and varied and colossal coastline begging to be conquered, it’s easy to see why fables of gods and giants originated in this part of the world. Here you can sink your toes in the sand and listen to the warm Aegean waters lap the shore as sun-filled days give way to balmy nights creating memories that you will treasure forever.

Bali

The blissful Indonesian island of Bali is truly a wonder to behold. Beyond stunning beaches and magical temples, Bali has virtually every kind of natural beauty. Glorious mountainous areas with lush greenery, scenic lakes, gorgeous waterfalls, iconic rice fields, flower gardens, gushing sacred rivers and secret canyons all make up the island's landscape. Bali also offers a myriad of majestic sea temples overlooking the ocean to soul-soothing mountain temples overlooking the island.

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