Travel Tuesday: Top 4 island getaways
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If you haven’t already planned your summer vacation, now is time to get your tickets settled and your hotel booked. We’ve partnered with TripAdvisor to find the best island destinations.
For the best deal on your airfare, research shows you want to book it about 47 days in advance for domestic trips and no later than 90 days for an international flight. If you’re looking at a mid- to late-summer excursion, that means act now, or suffer the financial punishment. When planning your trip, TripAdvisor is a top resource. You can find travel deals, book your accommodations, research destinations and even ask fellow travelers questions.
Looking for inspiration? Here are our four favorite island getaways sure to maximize your relaxation and adventure this summer.
This Turks and Caicos island was crowned TripAdvisor’s No. 1 Traveler’s Choice Island — in the world. With excellent snorkeling and diving along the long coral reef, this vacation has plenty of adventure, as well as relaxation. The views of (and from) the cliffs are postcard-worthy.
If you prefer to travel within the United States, there’s no better island escape than Maui. This is the top-rated island in the United States on TripAdvisor, and it’s no mystery why. Hawaii’s otherworldly forests and waterfalls, sands and mountains, views and traditions are just a few of the many reasons travelers continue to feel drawn to this magical destination.
Although Hawaii is not known for being a cheap destination, book your airfare through TripAdvisor as early as possible to get the best deal.
Also, instead of staying in a resort, check vacation rentals through TripAdvisor for lower rates with a more authentic experience.
3. Bora Bora:
If the South Pacific is calling your name, Bora Bora is the readers’ choice on TripAdvisor.com. Swim with turtles, enjoy fine dining, take photos of the breathtaking views and tip your toes in bright blue water, capped by white sand.
Bora Bora may not be as widely known as Hawaii, but it’s romance to the max.
The top-rated restaurant in Bora Bora is La Villa Mahana.
4. Roatan, Honduras:
Honduras may not be the first warm-weather destination that you think of, but it’s growing in popularity — and for good reason. Roatan is one of TripAdvisor’s Best Islands in the World for 2015. There’s plenty of adventure here, from reef diving to fishing to zip-lining.
While out in nature, an eco-lodge is only fitting. Try the Tranquiseas Eco Lodge and Dive Center for a traveler favorite.