25 Best-Kept Island Secrets
ISLANDS has 25 secrets to share with you. We searched the seven seas and found that while it may be a small world, the globe is definitely a big place, full of suprising and mysterious islands for you to discover and explore in your 2006 travels.
Caribbean Sea: Saba
In a small kingdom in the Caribbean, you can hike into the mist-shrouded Elfin Forest, wander around perfectly kept Dutch villages, meet lace-makers and dive into a sea full of enthralling marine life. And that's just the beginning.
By Bill Belleville
Europe's Secret: Skopelos
Yes, they have Greek salads! And hidden clear-water coves, pebbly European beaches and seaside tavernas with blue wicker-back chairs overlooking the Aegean.
By Christine Richard
Pacific Ocean: Chiloe
You'll never feel the same way about the lowly potato once you experience the ancient traditions and cooking of this unique island off southern Chile.
By Joe Yogerst
Indian Ocean: Nosy Be
Be warned: You will not want to leave the island of Nosy Be. The exotic runs rampant in this Perfumed Isle off Madagascar, and most of it including the orange-eyed lemur exists nowhere else.
By Ty Sawyer
Transformation: The Grip of Oz
Recipe for change: one square-rigger, taste-testing a couple of green ants, hiking through an overgrown Jurassic Park and navigating the Whitsundays and Family Islands at the whim of the wind and sea.
By Cindy Sawyer, Photographs by Ty Sawyer
The Gift of Rhodes
At a historic maritime crossroads, the locals weave history, myths and legends into stories that bring this Greek island vibrantly to life.
By Joan Tapper, Photographs by Andrea Pistolesi
Off Vietnam's Nha Trang coastm drift through an intriguing Asian world of 71 islands.
The Art of Escape
Put on your rasta party hat and think about One Love.
By the Numbers
Thailand's Koh Phi Phi surges back into the limelight.
British Colombia's Gulf island of Southe Pender is nature with a touch of cabin elegance.
Cook's Secret Stash
A few things from Captain Cook's treasure chest.
Island golf experiences, from Scotland to Fiji.
What's black and white and made $75-plus million at the box office?
Secret Ships, Secret Ports
We bet you've never seen parakeets on the Kermadec Islands before.
Wrecked Worlds and the newest world beats from Ireland (and Scotland).
YOUR TRIP OF A LIFETIME
Write Your Way to Tahiti
We want to send you to Moorea, but first you'll have to wow us with your words.
By the Editors
At night just off Kona, Hawaii, interact with the gentle giants of the sea.
By Alissa Everett
I Heart Ireland
Get matchmade in Lisdoonvarna, a Victorian spa town in County Clare on Ireland's west coast.
By Joe Yogerst