No. 20 - Dominican Republic
Whether you're going to the all-inclusive mecca of Punta Cana, windsurfing in Cabarete, exploring the culture of Santo Domingo or finding your own adventure, the Dominican Republic is loaded with travel possibilities. It also happens to be the site of the first ISLANDS On Assignment photo tour!
If you're dreaming of moving or retiring to an island paradise, you should absolutely consider the U.S. Virgin Islands. St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John have made the ISLANDS Best Islands to Live On ranking in the past for easy moves from the U.S. mainland. Explore our new guide for expat stories, photos, tips and more on living in the USVI.
If you're looking to move to an island, find the best place to retire or invest in a vacation home, the islands of Hawaii consistently top our Best Islands to Live On ranking. From the space of the Big Island to the beauty of Kauai to the epic scene of Maui, these are our tips from expats and ISLANDS editors on moving to the Hawaiian Islands.
What would your life look like on an island? Beyond the annual vacations and tropical time shares we indulge in measured doses, imagine actually selling everything, packing up, and planting new roots on some remote tropical paradise. It's the island dream. Think it's out of reach? From expats who have taken the leap, this ISLANDS Guide reveals the top spots to retire, raise a family, make an easy transition, or just wing it. Plus, we've rounded up the world's best resources for island real estate. Go ahead – dive in.
Fans of Roatán are about to get a new resort option for their favorite Caribbean island. Las Verandas Hotel & Villas is planning to lift its curtain on March 1. The resort includes a championship golf course, the Palapa Bar & Restaurant, two infinity edge pools, 1,000 feet of private beach and six villas with Caribbean views.
The expert ISLANDS editors answer this very popular question with this interactive map that shows Hawaii and our favorite places.
Millions of people ask this question. Here's your answer, in this interactive map about Ireland that we marked with our favorite places in Ireland to visit.
This is one of the biggest questions that people ask. Find the answer about Japan and its location -- plus ISLANDS editors' travel recommendations -- on this Japan map.
Google has just launched underwater Street View in partnership with The Catlin Seaview Survey. You can now use Google Maps to swim with sea turtles, chase a manta ray or watch the sun set over a reef. You can drift dive Maui's Molokini Crater, or snorkel Oahu's famous Hanauma Bay. All of this without ever getting wet or leaving your desk.
This is one of the biggest island mysteries: How did the famous statues of Easter Island -- some of which are 30-feet tall and weigh 90 tons -- get moved around? A new video reveals how scientists were able to make an Easter Islands statue walk. Even when they aren't moving, the statues, called moai, are a sight that every island traveler wants to see. If you can't make it to Easter Island soon, you can see the video, plus the ISLANDS feature article and chart about these ...