Tropical island: What's best place to go? Blue water, white sand. ..

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  1. donotfear profile image85
    donotfearposted 10 years ago

    ....palm trees, remote, quiet, cultural, unique, beautiful, rain forest.
    What would you suggest, or if you have been to a place such as this, please recommend. I'm not planning to leap frog across the water yet, but in the future.

    Want to talk to someone who has been there, done that. Pic below is similar to the 'dream vacation place'.

    1. manu6076 profile image60
      manu6076posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Some of heavenly island are in Indonesia. There are about 18306 island in indonesia & many really very beautiful.  If you love tropical island then you must & must visit Indonesia.

    2. hinazille profile image81
      hinazilleposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      i have the perfect island destination - Dominica in the West Indies. Its got gorgeous views of the sandy beaches with Caribbean Sea shores... You can also see the Atlantic ocean, visit hot sulphur springs, natural waterfalls, go on nature trails and hikes, scuba diving - its gorgeous & not too commercialised.

      I've just written a hub on this location as I live here and i felt that it wasnt getting the attention it deserved. Take a look & let me know if that fits your criteria smile

      PS - Scenes from Pirates of the Caribbean 2 & 3 were actually filmed here...its gorgeous!

  2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 10 years ago

    ...guess it depends on what you want to do?  hang out on the beach the entire time and/or go and explore the culture, etc.  ....nice idea tho with those small island pics's a bit different from what you've posted, but google Yelapa, Mexico - it's a small fishing village and you could stay in a palapa....fresh seafood everyday...nice people...tourists arrive only for a few hours a day - that's when you take a could ride a horse through the jungle and up the mountain and check out the village at the top (about 7 slow hours to the top)...and oh yeah, there are no cars - horses and ATV's only's a couple of pics of what you'll see (i was just there for a quick visit)

    1. donotfear profile image85
      donotfearposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, this sounds very very nice!  I'm going to check it out.....I like the idea of riding horses up the mountain. Now that's my speed!

  3. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 10 years ago

  4. Pearldiver profile image70
    Pearldiverposted 10 years ago

    Fiji Islands.... (your pics are taken in Fiji).. there are 1000s of islands in the group like your pics... but you must be careful.. as there are lots of castaways like me lurking among the coconuts! smile

    Wow Cool Spot Someway.... Do Love your Green Stripped Tee Shirt! tongue

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      ....ha ha ha....thanks!   cool ya like?...not the Tee.....i spent 14 days there a few years was so relaxing (no electricity either at the time)...just dropped in to see it again for the day in Oct (they brought in hydro - but electricity didn't really change too much about the way of life there)......i need to go back soon and hang out again

      1. Pearldiver profile image70
        Pearldiverposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah it's pretty cool that it takes a mule to carry a fish home too!

        My island was more primitive ... we didn't have mules even though the fish were bigger and green tees hadn't been accepted in public! smile

        NO Footprints Here.

        1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
          SomewayOuttaHereposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          nice.....diving would be the thing to do i guess - (too calm for surfing)...and a few other things come to mind tongue

          @ donotfear....i figure some spot in NZ would be an interesting and cool place to visit (rainforest - fiords).....there ya go....head to NZ!  but watch out for those kiwi castaways - ya might not want to leave

  5. moiragallaga profile image75
    moiragallagaposted 10 years ago

    Check out the Philippines. We're composed of 7,100 islands, you can take your pick :-). I'd recommend you look up Amanpulo, Boracay, Panglao Island, El Nido, Coron and the province of Palawan where these places are located with the exception of Boracay.

    1. donotfear profile image85
      donotfearposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      This is an interesting idea. My daughter's friend's mother owns a resort there on an island, but I was always concerned about safety in the Philippines.  I just heard there was a bit of illegal activity. I guess it depends on where you go.

    2. christianajohan profile image55
      christianajohanposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I like the Philippines. I have been to the place and I found the best experience in my life. The people in the country is very hospitable and very friendly.

      The crystal clear beaches and the fresh air are so amazing.

      I know some hubber here who have described that country well. His name is Expert Garderner in hubpages. Also mommyfreelancer. … hilippines … hilippines

  6. Michele Travis profile image68
    Michele Travisposted 10 years ago

    They all look wonderful!  Here in Ohio, all we are having right now is dark sky and a lot of rain.  Yuck!  I would like to ride horses in the sun, and just lay on the beach.  Sigh...

  7. Greek One profile image63
    Greek Oneposted 10 years ago


    1. profile image61
      logic,commonsenseposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      So are you pro Crete or con Crete? smile

      1. donotfear profile image85
        donotfearposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I think Crete is a possibility....beautiful!

  8. Hollie Thomas profile image61
    Hollie Thomasposted 10 years ago

    Kefalonia or Sri lanka

  9. Claudia Tello profile image68
    Claudia Telloposted 10 years ago

    Gili Trawangan in Indonesia is my recommendation. It is absolutely beautiful and pristine but has a lot of fun things to do. You can check it out in one of my hubs if you’d like.
    Other beautiful places not so far away are Cabo San Lucas (top tourism) and Nexpa (almost virgin beach with bungalows) in Mexico.

    1. Greek One profile image63
      Greek Oneposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      can you get a good cheeseburger there?

      that's key for me

  10. LeanMan profile image84
    LeanManposted 10 years ago

    I second the Philippines, there are spots just like your photos.. go to Boracay and you will get the white beaches, the blue sea and the nightlife.... Plus most people speak English

    1. rob_allen profile image71
      rob_allenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, definitely, the Philippines is one of the best options when it comes to beautiful beaches. and Filipinos speak good English as well. smile

  11. MummyDearest profile image48
    MummyDearestposted 10 years ago

    I love Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia...

  12. mapeo profile image61
    mapeoposted 10 years ago

    Try Gili Islands in Indonesia near Bali and Lombok smile There is no police, no traffic on island. Couple nice beach restaurants with places to lay down on the sand and relax. You have also couple quiet resorts. I think it is cheap island if you don't have to stay in 5 star hotel.

  13. mary615 profile image88
    mary615posted 10 years ago

    Check out Costa Rica and Puerto Rico.  I wrote a Hub comparing the two.  I was looking for advice on where to go. I've decided on Puerto Rico

  14. Greek One profile image63
    Greek Oneposted 10 years ago

    I am discrete when I secrete and during times I accrete with a lady

  15. profile image0
    promisemposted 10 years ago

    Dominican Republic has great all-inclusive resorts, beautiful beaches and beautiful water. I would go back there again in a flash.

  16. manlypoetryman profile image78
    manlypoetrymanposted 10 years ago

    Blue water, white sand...and Red Stripe!(and Blue Mountain coffee in the morning!) big_smile Go to Jamaica, mon...

    1. mary615 profile image88
      mary615posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Jamaica is great, too.  I think there is more crime there than in some other places, though.  From what I've heard.

  17. Cheeky Girl profile image64
    Cheeky Girlposted 10 years ago

    Visit Boracay in the Philippines. One of the best Beaches I ever visited. Peaceful, fun, friendly, white cool sand under my feet, blue warm waters, cheap, wonderful people, amazing food...

    If I could retire to an amazing beach house somewhere... I'd want it to be there, I think! Yup!

    1. rob_allen profile image71
      rob_allenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Aside from Boracay, there are other beach paradise that you can visit, i suggest you go to Palawan or Batanes(except during the typhoon season).

      1. donotfear profile image85
        donotfearposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I will definitely stay away during typhoon season....thanks for the hurricane warning!

        All these are wonderful responses...

        1. rob_allen profile image71
          rob_allenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Cool! hope you find the paradise you are looking for and have a blast! Enjoy! smile)

  18. American_Choices profile image76
    American_Choicesposted 10 years ago

    St Martin - French and Dutch side are on my radar.

    Great post!

    Thank you!

    1. donotfear profile image85
      donotfearposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You are welcome!!  I'm taking it all in....

  19. rob_allen profile image71
    rob_allenposted 10 years ago

    Aside from the Philippines, you can also go to Maldives. They say this island nation is a paradise that lies at the heart of the Indian Ocean. smile

  20. amilypitt profile image59
    amilypittposted 10 years ago

    You can consider India also as a great trip destination, If you want to enjoy the diversity in culture, season etc. Here you can enjoy the beach mood in Goa, Mumbai, can enjoy the ancient culture and temples in the south India and much more.

  21. Marla Rose profile image69
    Marla Roseposted 10 years ago

    Try St. Barts, Antigua or St. Maartin, both the French and Dutch side.  These islands are all remarkably beautiful.  They have pristine clear blue waters and sandy white beaches.  Plus many other great features you are looking for.  Great post!

  22. AfricaResource profile image59
    AfricaResourceposted 10 years ago

    By far the best beach i ever ever been to is Kendwa/Nungwi beach on the north west coast of Zanzibar. The island for those of you not familiar is 20 miles off the coast of Tanzania and surrounded by an archipelago of beautiful islands. The seas is crystal clear, the sand as white and as pristine as i have ever seen and some of the dive sites just off the coast line are breathtaking. What's best is that it's not terribly expensive and the weather is exceptional for 10 months of the year!

  23. wellnessguidesja profile image60
    wellnessguidesjaposted 10 years ago

    Forgive me for being biased, but I vote Jamaica. Best beach? Seven miles of white sand  called Negril in the west. There's also Doctor's Cave Beach in the tourist capital Montego Bay. Nothing beats my country for white sand and blue water vacations

  24. donotfear profile image85
    donotfearposted 10 years ago

    I'm glad this thread has continually resurrected.  I'm looking at all the suggestions.  It's all going in the microchip in my brain (lol) for future reference.

    Excellent, excellent!

  25. donotfear profile image85
    donotfearposted 10 years ago

    I have one other suggestion: Who knows a place with all this criteria that is rather secluded in nature? Maybe with a rainforest close by?

  26. MummyDearest profile image48
    MummyDearestposted 10 years ago

    Pangkor Laut Beach Resort -

    Pangkor Laut is a privately owned island located three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia along the Straits of Malacca. This piece of paradise has been 2 million years in the making, and here you will find one of the world’s premier resorts nestling in the shade of forest giants as old as the land.

    You will find no other resorts – just secluded bays curled around pristine beaches, evening skies woven with colour, and a deep sense of serenity reserved exclusively for our guests. A combination of luxury, natural beauty and age-old wilderness woven together to produce an environment where peace and magically memorable moments are the currency.

    Of the island's 300 acres, only a fraction has been developed to house the Resort and its eight Estates. Wooden buildings blend seamlessly into the forest as if nature had been the architect dictating how walls curve around foliage, and roofs open up to allow trees to continue on their journey to the sky.

    Nature is respected here, almost revered, and it rewards visitors in ways that simply need to be experienced.

    I've just copied the extract from their website -

    Been there twice and loved it, loved it.....  We stayed at the sea villas, basically we were just above the sea and from our room balcony we can see the rich marine was amazing...

  27. AfricaResource profile image59
    AfricaResourceposted 10 years ago

    Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean, or Bora Bora in the South Pacific! Both are exquisite islands that should be visited by everyone! Heaven on earth!

  28. Rain Defence profile image83
    Rain Defenceposted 10 years ago

    The cleanest and nicest place I've ever been to was Barbuda which is a small island off the coast of Antigua. I've been to Thailand / Philippines / Australia etc and seen some nice places, the problem with the East Asian countries tends to be though, if somewhere is nice, they set about screwing as much cash as possible out of the place, seemingly with no limits on tourism, so they get ruined quickly.
    Anyway, read this book Misspent Youth by Peter F Hamilton and you'll want to visit Barbuda. I read it, then spent my 30th birthday there. It was awesome!

    1. donotfear profile image85
      donotfearposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I checked it out...amazingly beautiful and not so far from the US, which means saving $$$$$.


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