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One thing we have come to discover over time is that there is an unlimited abundance of beautiful islands on earth. Many would love to spend their whole lives traveling from one Island to another. A lot of islands offer that magical experience; beautiful coral reefs, clear waters, and hundreds and thousands of marine species. Picking which of these islands to put at the top of your bucket list might be a real challenge.

Now, there are two different experiences you are likely to have when touring islands; the boat experience and the island experience. A private cruise is recommended for maximum fun and a thrilling island tour. It is equipped to provide you with the best experience possible.

Let’s explore some of the best island-hopping destinations around the world.

Whitsundays, Australia 

If you are looking for a tropical haven capable of taking your breath away, you will love everything about Whitsunday. The Whitsundays is located between the Great Barrier Reef and the northeast coast of Queensland. They comprise 74 Islands, and you can fill your itinerary with many great activities while on the Whitsunday Islands. Whitsunday has the perfect water, weather, and wind to give you a fantastic experience. It gives you an unending view of beautiful coastlines and breathtaking coral reefs. There are many private beaches with luxurious world-class accommodations.

Whitsunday has an abundance of marine life, more than you could explore. There are thousands of species you can see while visiting. You can dive into the Great Barrier Reef to discover some of these beautiful species. You can swim, dive, and snorkel around the Island, where you can sight turtles, dolphins, whales, sharks, dugongs, and many other species.

One central point of attraction is the heart reef, which is beautifully shaped like a heart. Beaches like Whitehaven beach are perfect places to lounge while watching the water swirl and take on blue and green colors, or you can decide to engage in a water sport activity. You can also visit Airlie beach, embark on a cultural adventure where you mix with the locals, visit Elysian Eco Retreat, Hamilton Island, Blue Pearl Bay, and Butterfly Bay, or play golf on the Island. The list of things to do on Whitsundays is simply endless but thrilling!

Adriatic Sea, Croatia

Second on our list is the Adriatic sea which is located in Croatia. Croatia is a top-cruise destination and holds over 1200 islands. This destination is known for its crystal blue water. This beautiful blue sea with clear water allows you to see the stunning coral reefs and sea beds when you go swimming, diving, or snorkeling.

The Adriatic is home to many rare and endangered fish species, such as the Mediterranean monk seal and the bottlenose dolphins. A big plus is that the Adriatic sea is usually calm, making it very serene and safe for sporting activities. The sea also has an abundance of beaches that extend into fine hills. You can sink your legs into the soft golden or white sand of any beach. Some of the best beaches on the Adriatic sea are Gornja Vala, Copacabana, Pakleni, Rajska, Zlatni, and Spiaza.

The Adriatic sea also has several national parks where you can explore nature, history, and culture. While on the Adriatic, you should take your time to mix with the locals. Seeing the Adriatic from their perspective makes it even more exciting. You can visit some of the port cities and towns along the coastlines. Zadar, Trogir, Trieste, Komiza, and Grado, amongst many others, are some of the best. You should make a point of visiting Kotor, a UNESCO world heritage site. You can immerse yourself in all the fun and excitement that the Adriatic sea holds with this type of vacation.

Adriatic Sea, Croatia
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The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are an embodiment of excitement and adventure. It offers you an unlimited display of nature’s beauty. A UNESCO world heritage site located in Ecuador, South America, Galapagos is a must-have destination on your bucket list. It offers natural beauty and untold fun and adventure for visitors. There are many enjoyable fun activities you can embark on while on the Galapagos islands, such as exploring its unique marine life. The place is home to many special and distinctive species and is at the center of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Some of the beautiful creatures you will find on the Galapagos are land and marine iguanas, Galapagos penguins, giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, and more.

Some of the best Galapagos islands to visit are San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Isabela, and Santiago Islands. You can also visit Tortuga Bay in San Cristobal. Here you will see marine turtles on the two white-sand beaches, and you also come face to face with the land and marine iguanas.

There is also La Loberia where you get to see a lot of sea-lions on the beach and get to swim, snorkel and dive in the water. However, getting up close with the sea-lions is not encouraged. You can visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, where you can get a general overview of the Islands and learn more about Darwin’s research. Other places you can explore on the Galapagos Islands are El Chato Tortoise Reserve, Puerto Ayora, Puerto Villamil, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, and Sierra Negra Volcano, amongst many other attractions.

The Bahamas

When we speak about nature, beauty, luxury, and excitement, we are talking about the Bahamas! The Bahamas have everything you might ever want in a relaxing Island vacation. It gives you the maximum satisfaction of a thrilling island destination where you can also enjoy lots of opportunities to relax.

In the Bahamas, you can choose to have a closed, relaxed vacation, and you can also choose to participate in the hustle and bustle of the destination. The clear blue sea is one of the major attractions in the Bahamas. However, there are so many things you can do on this Island. You can lounge on the beach and soak up some sunlight, and you can also enjoy activities such as golf.

The Bahamas have all-year warm weather, giving you the perfect island ambiance anytime you visit. It is easy to spot beautiful beaches where you can snorkel, swim and dive while admiring beautiful reefs and seeing diverse marine species. Some of the best beaches are Gold Rock beach which was used in the popular movie Pirates of the Caribbean, Cable beach, Pink Sand beach, and the famous Pig beach, where you can see pigs taking a swim in the clear blue water. There are many historic attractions and exciting places, such as markets where you can get souvenirs for your loved ones.

While the Bahamas is an excellent option for private vacations, it is also a great location for family vacations. You can visit the Aquaventure, Paradise Island with your kids, where they can have fun with water activities. The Bahamas also has National parks that you can visit to get a deeper feel of the Bahamas. One of the very popular ones located in the Grand Bahamas is Clifton Heritage National Park. The only way to find out all there is to know about the Bahamas is to visit the Island and experience it for yourself!

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Now that you know some of the best island-hopping destinations around the world, formulating your bucket list should be very easy. There are so many islands to explore, so get planning and start exploring!