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Treasure Islands

As the temperature drops in the Northern Hemisphere, a certain flight impulse takes hold in travelers' hearts. So, to help facilitate your escape, we offer a dozen of the world's best island destinations—from tropical to temperate, and classic to unexpected.


Among these 40 islands and cays, only eight have human inhabitants. Yet despite the resulting abundance of peace and quiet, this island territory is given to brash self-promotion: Its Grace Bay Beach is the “Best Beach in the World” (as designated by TripAdvisor users); it has one of the world’s longest coral reefs; it’s a place where, as the tourism officials rhapsodize, “relaxation is unavoidable and rejuvenation ensured.” If this sounds a little over the top, there’s still an element of truth to it. The beaches are beautiful, the waters clear, the countryside idyllic and the sunsets picture-perfect. Spend an afternoon in one of the secluded lagoons, or go kayaking through the mangroves, or come face-to-face with one of the resident turtles, and you’ll get an idea of what all the fuss is about.

4 Responses to “Treasure Islands”

  1. Alberto Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Thank you for share some news about this paradise.. In fact we must say that in this small island there are many incredible attractions, not only the 3 amazing falls or the volcano hot springs , but for the sea lovers incredible many fish sanctuary and the world’s biggest Giant Clams Sanctuary.. All the island is a great untouched natural park.. and life here is very cheap and confortable..
    I really love this place..
    Quite everybody speak english (better of me) Alberto from Italy

  2. Philip H Sykes Says:
    May 26th, 2013 at 4:03 am

    With a circumference of 64 Kim the island has 10 major sites to visit. There are several more interesting sites in the mountains and steep valleys well worth the effort hidden waterfalls and cool pools.
    The wonderful Mantigue Island 20 minutes off shore offers a true Robinson Crusoe experience, with the greeting ” hi friend” a nice touch by all the local kids.
    New flights from Cebu (Pacific) every MWF offer an easier route however for me the ferry ride arriving from Balingoan or Fast Cat from CDO always give the best view and excite the new visitor.

  3. Dan Mercurio Says:
    May 27th, 2013 at 3:36 am

    Very Nice…

  4. Dan Mercurio Says:
    May 27th, 2013 at 3:37 am


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