Are you following us on Instagram? We ask our readers to use #SurroundMeWithWater to show us their best island photos. Here are our favorite submissions this week.
1. Aerial View of Fraser Island
Fraser Island, off Australia’s eastern coast, is the largest sand island in the world, measuring 76 miles long and 14 miles wide. It’s also known for it’s unique landscape, boasting both rainforests and freshwater lakes. And it looks especially cool when photographed by a drone, like in this shot.
2. Secluded Beach in Barbados
Ah, the feeling when you have the beach all to yourself in Barbados.
3. BVI Sunset
Does it get any better than sipping Painkillers and watching the sunset from Ivan’s Stress Free Bar in the British Virgin Islands? Plus the bar is located on White Bay Beach — not only one of the best beaches in the BVI, but also one of the best beaches in the Caribbean.
4. Colorful Umbrellas
We love the pops of color from these bright yellow umbrellas at Amanpuri in Phuket, Thailand.
5. Galapagos Sea Lions
It’s pretty amazing how close they let you get to them, isn’t it?
6. Bermuda Monday
If only every Monday could look like this…
7. Christmas Island
Christmas Island is sometimes referred to as the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean because of the rare species found there. (A main attraction is the annual red crab migration that happens around November.) Shown is Lily Beach, a popular spot to watch waves crash into the cliffs at high tide. At low tide, like in this photo, the beach is calmer and you may spot red-footed and brown boobies nesting in the cliffs or feeding in the tide pools.
8. Lunch with a View
Need to grab a bite in St. Martin? Swing by The Rainbow Cafe, where entrees come with a side of this view.
9. Maui Landscape
The gorgeous scenery Kahana in western Maui.
10. Zihuatanejo Bay
Drinking a coco loco out of an actual coconut = vacation. This one was served up by Viceroy Zihuatanejo in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
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