I’m Dreaming a Tropical Island.
It’s the time of year when the sky turns grey and the air turns cold. There’s a long winter ahead of us and as we cozy up in front of the fireplace pictures of tropical islands dance in our heads. We reminisce about our days at the beach or long walks in the sand and then start to plan our next vacation.
What is it about the islands that make life better? Is it the tropical breeze coming in from the ocean? Is it the sound of the waves crashing on the shore? Maybe its the laid back vibe or the perfect sunset that you see no matter what island you are visiting.
Really, it could be any of the above.
When I think of our times in the islands, nothing but perfection springs to mind. All the complications and stresses of life completely melt away in the tropical heat and are instantly replaced by the tranquility of a deserted beach or seaside cabana.
So lets take you away, far far away to some of the most stunning islands on earth in our collection of Tropical Islands in Pictures.
The island of Zanzibar is located off the coast of Tanzania. Known as the spice island, Zanzibar has some of the most spectacular beaches in the world. Its turquoise waters are like nothing I’ve ever seen and when the tide goes out, there isn’t a more beautiful coastline on earth.
When thinking of the island Fiji, you can’t help but picture absolute paradise. It is one of those places that doesn’t disappoint. It has yet to reach the levels of development in the Caribbean and you can still find a quiet, secluded beach in this mother of all tropical islands.
The Island of Jamaica in the West Indies is the ultimate vacation destination for the package tourist. But head out from behind the gates and you will discover a country filled with rich culture, fun activities and friendly and inviting people. And yes, the beaches are absolutely beautiful. Taking a catamaran tour will give you a view of it’s magnificent coastline.
You may not know much about St. Kitts, but this tiny island packs a punch. With only one major development in the country, it is one of the few Caribbean Islands that still feels like an untouched paradise. Head over to the Reggae bar on Reggae beach or hike up the volcano through the unspoiled jungle to see a birds eye view of the island.
Bali is really the island of dreams. Located in Indonesia, it offers the tourist an island experience with deep cultural roots. Temples line the coastline like the one above. Tana Lot is one of its most sacred temples and you can’t help but feel peaceful when visiting it or any of the great monuments on the island of Bali.
Thailand has some of the most beautiful islands and beaches in the world and Koh Lipe is one of those islands. Located right on the Malaysian Border, the trip out to Koh Lipe is worth it. Longtail boats line every beach in Southern Thailand making for the picture perfect setting for anyone travelling to the tropics.
No tropical islands in pictures would be complete without the perfect sunset. We witnessed many a sunset in Thailand and had many to choose from. But it was this one that spoke to me most. It’s looking out over the Andaman Sea at the fiery sky after a perfect day in Paradise.