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.
In case you haven't seen our July 2013 issue yet, we're all about overwater bungalows right now. Check out this short video of one the best resorts in the Maldives, and get ready for some serious wanderlust.
Paul Gauguin Cruises has released its 2014 itineraries, including new vacation options to Australia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Costa Rica, Panama and Europe.
It sounds like the start of a novel: "I awoke in a garden, on a faraway Tahitian island." But this isn’t fiction. I left an overwater hut on Bora Bora to venture out to Maitai Lapita Village on Huahine, where I’m ensconced in greenery.
The Hawaiian Islands are a great destination for your next family vacation with easy flights, family friendly resorts and numerous attractions. A family vacation to Hawaii is an fun way to introduce your child to a new culture. Read these helpful tips from the travel experts at Travelwizard.com.
Turks and Caicos is poised to score another luxury resort. Grace Bay Resorts is building its first-ever standalone residential villa enclave at the Caribbean hot spot. Dubbed The Residences, the complex will feature custom-designed homes each with a private beachfront.
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.
It might be odd timing given that Valentine's Day is upon us, but Eco Serendib Villa and Spa in St. John, USVI, is encouraging ladies to leave their husbands behind for its latest trip offer. The resort's five-night “Serendipitous Escape” for up to six gal pals and offers plenty of pampering, starting with an arrival via ferry where a chosen theme song -- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Single Ladies, This One's For the Girls -- greets guests along with with cold towels, freshly brewed lemongrass tea, champagne and hors d’oeuvres.