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What are your favorite islands?
A discussion thread about island destinations
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18 days ago
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Ian
Founder, Travel Massive

Name your favorite islands and why.

Iโ€™ll go first:

1. Tasmania, because I live here ๐Ÿ˜ƒ And people inhabited and looked after this island for over 40,000 years!

2. Taiwan, because of the amazing food and Eva Airlines (also my favorite airline)

3. Ios (Greece) because we hosted an incredible unconference there a few years ago, and those sunsets!

17 days ago (edited)
Content Creator, Adventures with Rach

I've yet to be to Tasmania but hopefully next year! So, nice to see it's at the top of your list (especially as a local). Hello from WA ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

11 days ago
Content & Community, Travel Massive

I haven't visited that many islands but I really loved Sardinia! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น So many beautiful beaches and the water was spectacular. First time I saw flamingos just chilling on the beach ๐Ÿฆฉ

I also really liked my time in Fuerteventura, one of the Canary islands ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ย great place for surfing, and some very pretty sand dunes. The nearby Lobos island had an amazing beach as well and it's great for snorkeling.

On my list: Tasmania and Maria Island next to it ๐Ÿ˜†

17 days ago (edited)
Founder, Connector, Proud African. Avid Explorer @africantravelcrew

Madagascar. The scenery, the people and wildlife you can't find anywhere else

17 days ago
Cofounder, CMO, Nomad Stays

On my must-go list!

17 days ago
Cofounder, CMO, Nomad Stays

Madeira Portugal, Great Kepple Australia, Brampton Island off the coast of Mackay Qld and my most fav was Koh Nunyuag a dive Island off the coast of Phuket Thailand it's three little islands all joined together by white sandy beaches. great place to do your dive courses. Unreal!

17 days ago
Co-Founder, Travellerspoint

Nukuoro Atoll in Micronesia is probably the prettiest I've been to. But my heart is with Rennell Island in the Solomon Islands because I lived there when I was young and I would just love to go back one day.

17 days ago
Creator & Curator of Tours/Travels/Events/Photography, Life is Bigger Than Borders

I am partial to the islands of Tahiti as I spend part of the year there. Before spending a lot of time there over the past 10 years, I used to think that all the islands and the beaches would probably be the same, and would get maybe boring! Now, 10 years later, I can say that each island is different. The sunrise and sunset and the full moon are different on each island and the view of the expansive horizon. The formation of the pass through the coral reef is different, the tides, the winds, the natural phenomena. As the weeks pass being surrounded by nature and the ocean, it all reconnects you with yourself and you feel part of the planet. You start to be able to discern things you did not notice before that make each island unique.
I frequently go swimming with the whales that spend a few months there. Last June when I was there, I was able to swim with an octopus friend for an hour and half in a coral garden. I hope you can come the next time I am there.

16 days ago
Content Creator, Adventures with Rach

Mauritius! I've been a few times and let me just say it is so stunning, the people are beautiful. Some of the clearest waters I've ever experienced. Unfortunately they recently experienced a oil spill due to a boat going to close and crashing into a reef, a still yet to be resolved tragedy. And like many other islands, hit very hard due in recent times. But I will be going back as soon as I have the chance to! x

11 days ago
Creative Director, Global Convoy

One of my favourite islands is Itsukushima (also known as Miyajima), located in Hiroshima Bay, Japan. Itโ€™s quite small but it is home to the famous Great Torii Gate which marks the entrance to the shrine there. The island is smothered in natural beauty and there are wild deer roaming everywhere. When I went I camped on the island with some friends and visited the shrine. Itโ€™s just a short boat ride from Hiroshima and Iโ€™d highly recommend.

8 days ago
Executive Producer and Host, travel-dance web series, "Follow My Lead"

1) Cuba - for the rich music and dance culture - it's a dream destination for dancers, especially Havana. There's natural beauty and beaches too:) but I usually have a hard time tearing myself from the dance floor

2) Hawaii/Big Island - the beautiful and powerful natural expanses from beaches to (the whole island being) an active volcano, plus the culture of Aloha and the expressiveness of hula dancing

3) Koh Lipe, Thailand - loved the small scale and the remoteness of the island (when I was there in 2014 there were no cars, only golf carts) and as a beginner snorkeler I had one of the best experiences of my life on a boat excursion to nearby snorkeling spots

5 days ago
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