"My only concern is making sure I swim back to the right bungalow. The one that, even when I’m in it, still tops my wish list," Zach writes.
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.
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.
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.