The most popular underwater attraction in Grand Cayman is Stingray City, where divers and snorkelers alike can swim with and feed stingrays that have wingspans up to six feet. (If you prefer to keep your feet dry, you can sightsee by submarine on a 48-passenger underwater vessel.)
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.
A journey aboard a 237-foot, 110-year-old tall ship brings one adventurer to a beach with water as clear and as bright as the sky.
Just because January is over doesn't mean you can blow off those New Year's resolutions. At least one resort is happy to provide financial incentives for you to meal those pesky goals. The Westin Resort & Casino in Aruba is encouraging wellness year-round with a new "13 Resolutions for 2013" program. The year-long initiative offers guests 13 perks catered to the top 13 most commonly-broken resolutions. For example, looking to "unplug" more in 2013? Then you'll get a nice room credit if you turn in your cell phone to the front desk. Find out what other incentives await.
Lavish resorts. Infinity pools. If there’s such a thing as a complaint in the Maldives, it’s that my visits rarely allow much exploring or a chance to meet many locals. The resorts – and the scattered nature of the region’s 1,190 islands -- make staying put easy. Too easy. On my last trip, however, I discovered the Four Seasons Explorer, a luxury dive boat that carries 22 guests on 3-, 4-, and 7-night safaris through the archipelago.
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.
ISLANDS reveals the secrets of the Easter Island statues and more in this exclusive feature article
ISLANDS photographer Jon Whittle continues to rave about his stay at qualia, a luxury resort in Australia's Whitsundays on the Great Barrier Reef. In fact, just this week he opened up his entire photo album from his trip there. Yes, Oprah has stayed there too, but that's not nearly as impressive as staying where you can see the sign that says, "Jon Whittle slept here." You may have seen ...
ISLANDS photographer Zach Stovall is a low-stress guy by nature. Visiting nearly all the islands of the Caribbean will certainly calm you down. So when writer Edward Readicker-Henderson was looking for the most stress-free island in the world, we pointed him to Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos. While being on Grand Turk is the best way to lower your stress, downloading this Grand Turk wallpaper certainly doesn't hurt either. Just make sure ...