Overwater bungalows are the iconic island vacation, especially for romantic island getaways. But who has the such water villas in the world -- Bora Bora or the Maldives? You decide.
Get more romantic trip ideas in the new ISLANDS Romantic Getaways Vacation Guide.
ISLANDS editors and photographers have visited hundreds of vacation resorts over the years, from beach resorts to all-inclusives to overwater bungalows to luxury treehouses. To find the island resort perfect for your next trip, see our editors' picks and reviews in this new guide to our favorite resorts.
Islands are made for romance. They're the best romantic getaway for honeymoons, a wedding anniversary or any couple's vacation where you can enjoy a beautiful resort, a romantic restaurant, activities, and quiet for two. From the Caribbean to Hawaii to Tahiti and more, our travel experts have found these ideas for your best romantic getaway ever.
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.
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.
Forget chocolates and roses — this exotic Indonesian getaway is filled with enough food, wine, art and music that would even make Cupid swoon.
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.)
Whether traveling to St. Kitts now or later in the year, you'll want to take advantage of the "Fall in Love" island-wide added value program that makes your dollar go further.
Think a villa vacation is out of reach? Think again. Oftentimes they can be more affordable than a resort.