Guest Post by: Roxana Oliver
Island hopping is a trend that’s been getting more and more popular every year. Those with adventurous spirit who don’t like to be pressed for time can enjoy this trend to the fullest. There’s little surprise in the ascent of this trend’s popularity since people in general love to relax and discover new picturesque sights on their vacations. Going from one island to another by boat is not only cheaper but it offers a more fulfilling experience and the ability to really get to know the dreamy place you’re visiting.
The beauty of island hopping trend is also in the flexibility of the itinerary. The tourists can create their own schedules and choose the islands to visit as they see fit. Moreover, there are always many fun activities in store for those who are travelling by boat such as snorkeling. Together with the possibility to visit ancient sites of historical and cultural value, taste the local cuisine and get a closer look on the wildlife, island hopping is said to be one of the best possible vacation options there are. The amount of tourists that visit some of the most popular destinations such as The Caribbean, Philippines, Tahiti and French Polynesia, Hawaii, Greece, Croatia, Canary Islands, etc. are enough to show just how gratifying this kind of experience is.
Caribbean Island Hopping
With so many islands to choose from, the ability to create your own custom itinerary, as well as some pre-made excursions for island hopping beginners, it’s no wonder that The Caribbean group of islands is some of the most popular island hopping destinations. Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, St Martin, St Vincent, St Thomas, Tortola, New Providence, Curacao, Martinique, Antigua and Trinidad are some of the most visited islands when it comes to island hopping tours. These are just some of the main islands that allow the tourists to visit other smaller islands in their vicinity and experience the local traditions and customs as well as relax on the beaches, fish and engage in some water sports.
Oceania Island Hopping
Island hopping in French Polynesia also offers some of the most varied and unique possibilities and experiences. With over 100 islands to choose from, there’s definitely something that would suit everyone’s tastes. As mentioned before, most people opt for boat and ferry rides, but air travel is also available. Tahiti, Mo’orea, Bora Bora, Huahine, Ra’iatea & Taha’a, The Tuamotus and The Marquesas are some of the most popular destinations. From incredible mountains and waterfalls to mesmerizing archeological sites, beaches and lagoons, there’s no shortage of fun pastimes in Oceania Island Hopping. Don’t forget to check out the island of Tetiaroa, which is not only famous by the beauty of its unspoiled nature but the luxurious resort the Brando which is completely energy independent and one of the finest eco-friendly resorts in the world.
European Island Hopping
Europe also has a lot to offer when it comes to island hopping. With Croatia and Greece being the most popular destinations. More and more people are getting interested in visiting Croatia due to the incredibly low prices when it comes to food, drinks, travel and accommodation. One of the most beautiful places to visit in Croatia is definitely Dubrovnik. From there, you can start exploring the islands of Vis, Hvar and Korčula, as well as sail along the Dalmatian coast.
Moreover, Greece is already famous as one of the most scenic tourist attractions, but the possibility of island hopping and discovering the exotic scenery as well as historical and cultural aspects of the country is very popular, too. The Ionian, Saronic Gulf, Sporades, Cycladic, Dodecanese and North Aegean Islands offer a range of island hopping possibilities with Crete, Hydra, Mykonos, Santorini and Delos considered to be some of the most beautiful places to visit
If you have already been on an island hopping vacation, you probably know how gratifying and enjoyable the whole experience is. Those who are still unsure about this trend can get a lot of information online and research what interest them thanks to a lot of feedback available. Since it’s possible to create your own schedule and itinerary as well as organize the whole vacation with specific budget in mind, one can say that the island hopping trend is definitely something well worth your while.
Thank you to Roxana for sharing her ideas on the Island Hopping Trend with us. Here is a little information on the writer herself…..
Roxana is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney and she loves to write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine! You can find out more about her writing following her on twitter and facebook. She is also one of the editors at Higstylife Magazine.
And As Always
You can find me under the name or tag @CeecesTravel on all my social media platforms at: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.