We’ve been stuck in our homes for too long. With international borders now open, we are ready to start exploring. For those of us not in tropical locations, we’ve been dreaming of white sand, blue waters, palm trees.
Wanting to escape? Here’s some islands not too far from home to go and discover.
A hidden island, this place is from a dream. Located near the Great Barrier Reef just off the coast of Cairns, it’s not easy to find nor easy to get to. Hudson Island is considered a sensitive location and as such there is only two charters there a week. But it is worth it to plan your trip around these charters. The 20km stretch of island is straight from the movies. It doesn’t need a filter. Soft white sand teamed with coral reef, you won’t know yourself when it comes to Hudson Island. It will feel like you’re living a dream.
A little different from Hudson Island is Sentosa in Singapore. The island is perfect for families as it is full of fun things to do. From a cable car, boardwalk and even a monorail, it’s a kid’s and parent’s playground. With spas for the parents and lush rainforests to explore for the kids, Sentosa really does feel like it has it all. Choose your activity, where it be active or a little more relaxing; before finishing your day at the night food markets for some delectable local delicacies.
Just a 45 minute ferry trip from Hong Kong central is Lamma Island. Only accessible by boat and no roads on the island, it’s a true local experience. And what it’s best known for? The freshest of seafood. Dotted along the coast of the island are seafood restaurants that boast the freshest seafood that can be chosen from the tank. A true local experience and one for the memory book.
Steep, rugged cliffs, mossy walls. It’s straight from Jurassic Park (minus the dinos, of course). Moloka’i is a Hawaiin island, famed for its rugged cliffs and pristine water. Although only 50km long, it’s still Hawaii’s fifth biggest island. Known for its pristine beaches, it also is perfect for surfing, snorkelling and most exciting of all… turtle sightings.
Not just one island, this archipelago is made up of several islands. Arguably the most pristine ones in Fiji. The volcanic islands are some of the most beautiful in the world, where the jungle meets the sea. Complete with glassy blue waters and live coral reefs, visitors will see something photo-worthy in every turn they take. These islands are perfect for exploring, relaxing, and finding yourself completely switched off from the world because this… is paradise.