Top Island Destinations to Visit This Summer
Summers these days have moved ahead with the timeline with average cities recording 3-4 months of acute summer. Heat waves combined with lesser rains have even made it worse. Everybody requires a summer gateway and it could come in the way of visiting top Island destinations to address the heat. In our search for the best island destinations in the world, we stumbled upon some of the best names here –
The Mamanuca Islands, Fiji
One of the topmost tropical locations of the world, the Mamanuca Islands fulfills the requirements of the summer gateway we require. For its excellent beaches and Islands, it had to be our top priorities to visit summer. The Mamanuca Islands comprise of 20 small Islands and are a distance apart from the port city of Nadi. The Islands have been blessed with palm-studded beaches, crystal clear waters, and beautiful coral reefs. Tom Hanks starrer movie ‘Cast Away’ was shot in these very islands. Not only the excellent tourist attractions, this group of Islands will also fit your bill too.
The accommodation in this place ranges from backpackers’ resort to family hotels and restaurants. Thatched burrs or Traditional huts, as well as luxury restaurants, can also be found on the Vomo Island Resort, Likuliku Lagoon Resort, and the adults-only Tokoriki Island Resort. The most popular among the islands are the Matamanoa Island Resort.
St. Barts, The Caribbean Islands
Another of the top islands to beat off the heat is the St. Barts in the Caribbean Island region. The place has been filled with auspicious beaches, Private villas and full of sunshine. It is a French-influenced Islands. This Island is filled with visiting movie stars and media moguls and business tycoons and hence this place comes at a little extra price also. The food and accommodation will cost you a little more than someplace elsewhere. But the beauty of the place combined with awesome beaches carry off the extra wallet costs. All forms of water sports such as snorkeling or diving or kite-surfing or Kayaking or fishing and sailing are available here with expert assistance. Some of the top beaches of St. Barts include Saline Beach, Gouverneur Beach and Lorient and the capital of Gustavia.
The Abacos, The Bahamas
When you talk about Islands, you cannot just escape the Abacos in the Bahamas. The Island town is situated 300 kilometers east of Florida and offers some of the best waters for boating and sailing. These Atlantic born Islands seem to be cut off from the crowded tourist strips of Florida with their secluded beaches and colorful corals. Some of the British Loyalists settled these islands to play golf and get out of the city life and it has since then become the hub of tourist activities. If you have planned a low budget tour, you should try and locate yourself in the low-key destinations such as Elbow Cay with its famous Candy-Stripped lighthouse and charming-mile long Green Turtle Cay.
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Our search for the best has taken us down to the finest and the best summer retreats across the Belize city – Ambergris Caye. The place is located on the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula and is one of the topmost tourist destinations of the country. It is also the largest of the 200 Cayes which unite Belize. While its Caribbean beaches are generally better for fishing than swimming, thanks to their flourishing turtle grass flats, the magnificent Hol Chan Marine Reserve more than compensates with superb diving and snorkeling less than a half-mile from shore.