If you’re daydreaming about island holidays, you may be wondering which island offers the best choice for your well-deserved escape.
Planning the Ultimate Island Holidays
With a number of tropical islands to be found around the world, the choice often comes to how you hope to spend your holidays. In this guide, we share some tips on how to choose the perfect destination for the perfect island holidays.
Some of our top tips on where to enjoy the ultimate island holidays include the following:
For honeymoons and romantic escapes, the Maldives offers one of the most sought-after island destinations on earth. Here, you can enjoy picture-perfect beaches, warm water and luxurious suites set far out onto the water. Mauritius is also a great choice, with a wide diversity of things to see and do, day and night. The scenery here is also magical, with each coastline offering spectacular views.
Mauritius is without a doubt one of the best islands for family holidays, catering to visitors of all ages. Look out for giant tortoises, adventure parks, beaches, markets and plenty of fun things to see and do. Head to popular attractions such as Seven Coloured Earths, Black River Gorges and Casela Game Reserve. Zanzibar is also surprisingly child-friendly and close to home for South African visitors. Here, you will find markets, spice museums and a historical harbour in Stone Town.
There are a few options when it comes to spa holidays. The Maldives is known for its luxurious spa resorts, while Mauritius is also home to many 5-star resorts that offer spa treatments and other relaxation. The Seychelles, Zanzibar and Thailand also offer plenty of revitalising and relaxing.
Diving and snorkelling
To see whale sharks, head to the Maldives. To see a wide variety of marine life, below and on the water, try Mauritius. Reefs in the Seychelles are not as pristine as reefs in nearby Mauritius, but Zanzibar offers some excellent underwater scenery.
Mauritius is an adventure-lovers paradise, with the most diverse selection of activities to enjoy. Highlights include boat trips, hiking, zip lining, wildlife viewing, kayaking, scenic flights, horseracing, golf, hot air ballooning and plenty more besides.
Ultimately, knowing which island to choose comes down to knowing what you want to get out of your trip. Once you have an idea of what you want to do, it will be far easier to know where to go for your island holidays.