We live in an incredible world with millions of places to explore. However, even a whole life time of visiting all theses incredible places won’t be enough as they are so many. Summer is almost here with thousands of tourists planning ahead for their summer getaway. Usually, a tropical destination is where they head out. White sand beaches, cool huts, crystal blue water and exotic meals to fill that summer appetite. We are accustomed to popular locations like Dubai, Florida, the Caribbean and so on. However, there are so may hidden Islands you probably haven’t heard about.
Let’s take a peek into some islands of the world that not everyone has heard about. You never know, one of these incredible places might be your next travel destination.
1. Niue, South Pacific
Other destinations like Cook Islands and Samoa get way more attention and airtime than their neighbors. Niue is one of those neighbors and one of the largest carol atolls in the whole world. This small island is home to about fourteen villages and a single resort with one of the most extensive cave systems in all of the South pacific region. If any one would like to travel to this gem of an island, summer is the perfect time in which you get to swim with dolphins and whales.
2. Rosario Islands, Colombia
The Rosario Islands is a rustic group of islands off the coast of Cartagena, Colombia. It is one of the most relaxing destinations in the whole world. You can rent umbrellas and enjoy coconut cocktails and for an extra fee, enjoy a dolphin show on the way to the beach.
3. Utila, Honduras
Utila is an oceanic paradise which has over 60 dive sites spread over 11 kilometers only. You can also swim with sharks. Don’t worry, they are whale sharks which are vegetarian. One of the best features of this place is that you can get a whole deserted island for your self for just $140 per night with a fully furnished two-bedroom house. With just around 2500 locals near the Eastern harbor, you can find all the room for yourself and enjoy what the island has to offer in terms of entertainment, food and beauty.
4. Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Phu Quoc is one of the less popular islands in the world just off the southern tip of Vietnam. You can take a boat which is amazingly cheap however, figuring out where to find that boat for Phu Quoc is usually a head ache. You can find accommodation for most budgets plus; the island is large enough for renting a motorbike to get around it which we recommend.
5. Mou Waho Island, New Zealand
Mou Waho Island is one of the most unique places in the world. It consists of an island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island in an ocean. It is near the center of pristine alpine Lake Wanaka which is on New Zealand’s southern island. The island also has a trek on the top of Tyrwhitt Peak and Arethusa Pool which is a great spot for ambitious picnickers.
6. Pumpkin Island, Australia
One of Australia’s best-kept secrets, Pumpkin Island is nestled in the Southern Great Barrier Reef’s Keppel Group of islands 14 kilometers off the coast of Yeppoon. The Island is the ultimate ‘get away from it all’ for couples, family groups or larger parties undertaking special celebrations.
7. Song Saa, Cambodia
Song Saa is actually two islands which are connected with a bridge. It was initially used as a conservation reserve protecting the island’s turtles and sea horses but now it is one hell of a tourist spot.