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.
Confession: we can't get enough of the monkeys in this video. (Just watch.) Even cooler: This one-day road trip film is part of a project for videos that are going into Indonesia's taxis. Worth the ride? We think yes.
The snowy peaks of the Andes are visible, but what's this? Lush rolling hills, a radical new resort and biking in (gasp!) shorts? Welcome to Chiloé, the archipelago Chileans covet most. Islands videographer Jon Whittle shares why from Patagonia's poshest resort, Hotel Refugia.
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Secret Bay is the place where the jungle meets the sea. Treehouses tucked away in the trees of Dominica take privacy to new heights.
Take a look at the most comprehensive dive program in the Caribbean from Sandals Resorts. (There are more than 510 dive sites to choose from!)
No fish tales here. Islands' editor Eddy Patricelli goes fishing in Mentawai with a local.
Just off the coast of Indonesia, the Mentawai Islands are an exotic travel and surfing destination.
Happy Chocolate Heritage Month! This October, St. Lucia will be celebrating these delicious days by commemorating the role cacao and its sweet byproduct has played in its history. But we have to ask — can you really live off chocolate? We sent a writer to St. Lucia's Hotel Chocolat to find out.
(Ready to indulge? Check out St. Lucia's Facebook page, where you'll get the scoop on hotel deals, chocolatey spa treatments and more.)
What's better than dancing the night away on Caribbean sands? Dancing the night away with Rihanna at the Hard Rock Hotel.