Do you dream of escaping to an island for your next family vacation? Maybe you want to escape the hustle and bustle of life. Escape the crowds from a big city? Or you just want some downtime to enjoy with your family as you all make memories. It is totally possible to get everything you want when you take one of the best island vacations! Today, I am sharing the best island vacations with you.
When you decide to take a family vacation in Crete, Greece, you will be amazed at the beauty you see everywhere. This island is full of pink sandy beaches. Ancient history can be found within the charming towns. The best part is the traditions are different than those found on other Greek Islands.
Start your vacation in Crete by walking around the medieval town of Rethymnon. Then venture out to the Cove of Balos and the Samaria Gorge. The pink sand beach of Elafonisi should also be on your list.
Instead of vacationing in St. Lucia, head over to Dominica. This island offers the same beauty without the massive crowds. It is the perfect place to walk along beaches covered in volcanic sand.
While at the beach, you can snorkel and scuba dive. Time inland can be spent hiking the many trails on this island. I recommend choosing a few that lead directly to the waterfalls.
I love heading to Hawaii for vacation. Lanai is one of the best island vacations because it isn’t as touristy as Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island. Your days can be spent relaxing on the beach or heading off into the sunset during a horseback ride. You may even choose to take a 4×4 to explore the rugged areas of the island.
Snorkeling in Hulopoe Bay is a must. As is visiting Keahiakawelo, which is Lanai’s Garden of the Gods.
Not sure if Lanai is the best Hawaiian Island for your family? See which Hawaiian Island is best for your next family vacation.
Mauritius is an island everyone will love. It has warm tropical weather. Plenty of thrilling adventures. And calm water that is perfect for snorkeling and swimming. Head to the west coast for the best beaches and sunsets.
I recommend swimming with the turtles and dolphins during your vacation in Mauritius. Catamaran cruises around the island are also popular.
Mallorca is one of the Balearic Islands in Spain. This island is full of adventures, history, and nature. You get the best of both worlds since you can spend time in the big city and out on the beach.
Start your visit by exploring the Serra de Tramuntana region. It is within that region where you will find stunning Majorcan villages. Visit wineries to find new wines. And definitely spend time with the locals while visiting this piece of paradise.
Lord Howe Island is quite small at five miles in length. However, don’t let its size dissuade you from visiting. This is an island that offers luxurious accommodations. You can easily indulge in many of the activities if you are a few of the four hundred visitors allowed on the island at a time.
Your days here should be spent hand-feeding the fish at Ned’s Beach. Watching the turtles at Settlement Beach. And mingling with the locals at an event. You can also head out into the water to kayak, swim, or surf. On land, you can hike or do a little stargazing at night.
The Galapagos Islands are the perfect place to visit when you want to see incredible wildlife. I recommend visiting the Galapagos Marine Reserve to see the blue-footed boobie, Galapagos penguin, and marine iguanas.
I also recommend doing a little island hopping while in the Galapagos. This will ensure you can see the many diverse islands within this part of the world. If your travels take you to Floreana’s Post Office Bay, take the time to participate in a centuries-old tradition. Pick up the mail that needs to be taken to the island you are returning to.
Sometimes, you don’t need warm weather for the best island vacations. Vancouver Island in Canada will give you the charming family vacation you are looking for with cooler weather.
The first thing you should know about vacationing on Vancouver Island is you should never spend all your time in the city of Victoria. The island is three hundred miles long. There is plenty to see and do on the entire island!
Head to the small town of Tofino on the west coast. It is one of the best places for outdoor adventures. You can go on whale watching and bear watching tours there.
A hidden gem in French Polynesia is Tikehau. This remote island will allow you to get as far away from everyone as possible. I recommend staying in an overwater bungalow. This will allow you to see the marine life in the crystal-clear water below.
Spend your time snorkeling, kayaking, and watching the sunset from one of the pink sand beaches. Oh, and start your mornings with fresh croissants. You won’t regret eating them every single morning.
These are the best island vacations. You may want to choose one of them for your next family vacation. Only you will know which one your family will love the most. I can share other options with you if these islands aren’t near the top of your list.
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