Island Escapes

Forget the winter weather and take a look at some tropical destinations where the only ice is in your drink…

It’s been a long winter and we’re not quite enjoying spring time weather yet. Enjoy some arm chair escapism with our look at some of the most beautiful paradise Islands in the world where the only ice to be found is in your drink.


Maldives has everything you could possibly want for a break in paradise, clear water, great lush islands, and beautiful white sandy beaches. Situated in the Laccadive Sea, southwest of Sri Lanka, and officially known as the Republic of Maldives, the Maldives also offer great scuba diving with thousands of varieties of tropical fish and unspoilt coral reef.


Situated in the Republic of Seychelles, east of Africa and north-east of the Madagascar Island, the Seychelles is  an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean boasting the wonderful tropical beaches and spectacular wildlife. Diving and snorkelling are aalso popular here and the iconic rock formations are completley unique.


Situated in the Windward group of French Polynesia, Tahiti is located in the southern Pacific. This gorgeous island is formed by volcanic eruptions with plenty of great coral reefs that can be explored. Summer in Tahiti is from November through April, when the climate is warm and more humid. Winter is from May through October, with slightly cooler and drier climate.

Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean, an archipelago south of the Bahamas, boasts stunning beaches and azure seas. There are lots of luxury hotels and excellent spa resorts but it’s not too difficult to taste the local culture too.


Fiji, officially known as the Republic of Fiji, is an island located in the South Pacific Ocean. From scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing to boating, there is plenty to keep everyone happy in this tropical paradise. The best times to visit Fiji are late March and early December.

Galapagos Islands

An archipelago of volcanic islands, the Galapagos Islands are located along the Equator in the Pacific Ocean. The amazing variety of wildlife to see here more than makes up for the fact that the islands don’t have a tropical climate.

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