The Republic of Mauritius is a beautiful tropical island located east of cost of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. It is a tropical paradise similar to other major touristic islands like Hawaii and the Carribeans with stunning beaches but more budget-traveller friendly. Mauritius is readilly accessible from most european countries with frequent direct flight. The native language is Creole, but most Mauritians can speak English and French. With the lively and warm hospitality, many who comes here wished they never had to return.
The Republic of Maldives is an archipelago of 1,190 low-lying coral islands located southwest of India in the Indian Ocean. Around 200 islands are inhabited with a total population of 370,000 and the rest includes 87 tourist resorts and uninhabited islands. It is best known for its magnificent white sandy beaches, crystalline turquoise lagoons, magnificent coral reefs with a wealth of marine life and azure blue skies, a dream vacation, but not for low budget backpackers. The best time to visit maldives is between December and April, the dry season.
Seychelles is an archipelago of legendary beauty consisting of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, east of Africa and north of Mauritius. Seychelles has the oldest granite island on earth clustered around the main island of Mahé and its satellites Praslin and La Digue which possess the most dazzling beaches with crystal-clear waters. Seychelles is readily accessible from Europe with direct flight from major countries like UK and France. The native language is Seselwa Creole, but most Seychellers can converse in French and English.
Reunion is a small French tropical island located south west of Mauritius and offers a wildly beautiful scenery with lots of mountains, forests and waterfalls. With the most active volcano in the world, Piton de La Fournaise has erupted more than 100 times since 1640, it's most recent eruption was on April 4, 2007. The islands experience a tropical climate, generally warm and humid, averaging 29ºC (84ºF) throughout the year. The best time to go to Reunion is May-November, when the trade winds keep the island temperatures moderate.
The Republic of Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world located southeast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. The island is home to 5% of the world's plant and animal species, of which more than 80% are endemic to Madagascar. Most notable are the lemur infraorder of primates, the carnivorous fossa, three endemic bird families and six endemic baobab species. Madagascar experience a subtropical climate, with a hot and rainy season between November and April, and a cooler dry season from May to October.
Fiji is an archipelago of 332 islands in the South Pacific Ocean, a handful of which make up most of the land area, and approximately 110 of which are inhabited. It has an interesting blend of Melanesian, Polynesian, Micronesian, Indian, Chinese and European influences. Fiji islands are surrounded by magnificent coral reefs and lapped by warm azure waters - ideal place for diving and snorkelling. The best time to travel to Fiji is between May to October, as this time has cooler temperatures, less rainfall, humidity and less risk of tropical cyclones.
Hawaii is an archipelago of hundreds of islands spread over 1,500 miles (2,400 km) in the central Pacific Ocean, southwest of the United States. It's natural beauty, warm tropical climate, blue lagoons and waves, and active volcanoes, Kileaua which is the world's most active volcano, make it a popular destination for tourists and surfers. With its mid-Pacific location, it has a mix of North American and Asian influences characterized by its vibrant Aloha Spirit. It has six major islands: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Hawaii’s Big island.
Bora Bora is a touristic island of the French Polynesia located about half way between South America and Australia in the South Pacific Ocean. It is surrounded by a majestic lagoon with magnificent coral reefs and the center is the remnants of an extinct volcano. There are several resorts with over-the-water bungalows in the lagoon which ranges from basic to very luxurious accommodations. Air Tahiti has around five flights daily to the Motu Mute Airport on Bora Bora from Tahiti and other surrounding islands.
Tahiti is the largest volcanic island of the French Polynesia archipelagos located ~2,400 mi southeast of Hawaii in the South Pacific ocean. Papeete is the capital situated on the northwest coast of the island, where the Faa'a International Airport is also located around 5 km (3.11 mi) away from the city centre. The average temperature ranges between 21°C (70°F) and 31°C (88°F) with little seasonal variation. November to April is the rainy season with januay being the wettest month and August is the driest.
The Dominican Republic is a tropical island in the Carribean shared by Haiti. It was first discovered by Christopher Columbus on his first voyage in 1492 and after 3 centuries of spanish reign with French and Haitian interludes, the country became independent in 1821. It is one of Caribbean's largest tourist destination with its year-round golf courses, the Caribbean's highest mountain, Pico Duarte, and the the Caribbean's largest lake and lowest elevation, Lake Enriquillo. It has an average temperature of 26 °C (78.8 °F) and a great wealth of biological diversity.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are located 550 miles southeast of Florida, just below the Bahamas chain and east of Cuba, Dominican Republic and Haiti. It is a British Overseas Territory consisting of 40 islands and cays, of which eight are inhabited. The economy is based on tourism, offshore financial services, and fishing. The islands are home to roughly 30,000 full time residents, and welcome more than 200,000 tourist annually. The average temperature ranges between 80 and 90 °F (27-32 °C).
Hurricane season runs from June to November.
The Republic of Cuba is a tropical island located in the north side of the Caribbean where the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean meet. The island was first discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492 and its rugged mountainous region was pronounced "the most beautiful land eyes have ever seen." Cuba is home to a number of under water and amazing dive sites which is a major touristic attraction. Cuba is undeniably well known for its cigars and rum which are highly appreciated and sought after.
The Bahamas is an archipelago of around 700 islands and cays located in the Caribbean, southeast of Florida. British settlement of the islands began in 1647 and itreceived independence from the UK in 1973. With its majestic beaches, prestine lagoons and coral reefs, Bahamas offers a number of touristics attractions such as casinos, swimming wih dolphins, diving with sharks, snorkeling in reefs, scuba diving and horse back riding on beaches. However, this dream vacation spot is not for low budget travellers especially at Nassau or Paradise island resorts.
The Bahamas is an archipelago of 29 Islands, 661 cays, and 2,387 islets located in the Caribbean, a chain of Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. Since its independence from the UK in 1973, the Bahamas has prospered through tourism and international banking and investment management.
The capital Nassau with its Freeport, offers great shopping, casinos, resorts and touristics attractions. Its gorgeous beaches, prestine lagoons and coral reefs, offer a number of attractions such as diving with dolphins and sharks, snorkeling in reefs and scuba diving.
Bermuda is a British overseas territory in the North Atlantic Ocean located off the east coast of the United States. It is the oldest and most populous remaining British overseas territory. Bermuda has an affluent economy, with off-shore finance as its largest sector followed by tourism. Tourism continues to be important to the island's economy, although international business has overtaken it in recent years. Bermuda has a number of ancient churches, fortresses and its private coves and majestic beaches makes its a perfect touristic attraction.