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Tropical destinations

White sand beaches, turquoise water, tropical scenery, endless sunshine and magical sunsets. These are only some of the words that describe the perfect tropical destinations. Each destination is unique, but they all have one thing in common... they are dreamy.

White sand beaches, turquoise water, tropical scenery, endless sunshine and magical sunsets. These are only some of the words that describe the perfect tropical destinations. Each destination is unique, but they all have one thing in common… they are dreamy. 

Maldives

Strung across the Indian Ocean, the 26 natural atolls of the Maldives exude an almost surreal beauty due, in large part, to the luminous blue waters that surround them. White sand beaches, world class surf breaks, stunning reefs, diverse marine life and a plethora of luxury resorts with drool worthy overwater bungalows, the Maldives loom large in the popular imagination as a once in a lifetime destination at the edge of the world.

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Tahiti

The Islands of Tahiti (French Polynesia) are a mythical destination in the South Pacific Ocean. Secluded, tropical and lush, these 118 islands are a universe where dreams meet reality. The slim stretches of white, pink and black sand beaches are really just pretty springboards into the real draw – the lagoons. Most high islands are surrounded by fringing reef that creates a protected swimming pool of the most intense turquoise water imaginable.

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Cook Islands

Fifteen droplets of land cast across 2 million sq km of wild Pacific blue, the Cook Islands are simultaneously remote and accessible, modern and traditional. Scattered over a vast expanse of empty ocean, these islands are a castaway’s dream come true. Cook Islands have a couple of thousand years of Polynesian culture sitting side by side with some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the South Pacific. While Rarotonga is the largest and most frequently visited of the Cook Islands, Aitutaki is the second most visited destination and its sublime lagoon is one of the Pacific’s most improbably scenic jewels.

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Seychelles

Situated in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles is an ancient archipelago of 115 islands. It represents timeless beauty, tranquillity and harmony that is famous for its world-beating beaches and for its great diversity which rolls from lush forests down to the warm azure ocean. Seychelles is also home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll and Praslin’sVallée de Mai, once believed to be the original site of the Garden of Eden.

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Mauritius

Mauritius is rightly famed for its sapphire waters, powder white beaches and luxury resorts. What makes Mauritius different is that it has so much to offer beyond the beach. Its miles of palm fringed sandy beaches, almost entirely encircled by coral reefs, offer sanctuary for those who want to spend days lounging on the beach. The crystal clear waters are perfect for diving, snorkelling, swimming, kayaking and that’s just the beginning.

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Hawaii

As tropical getaways go, Hawaii couldn’t be easier or more worth the trip. Turquoise seas, white sand beaches, palm trees and fruity drinks – Hawaii has all the ingredients for a dreamy, tropical getaway. Hawaii is an archipelago of breath taking beauty. Its pristine beaches and stunning scenery makes it a perfect paradise destination for many travelers. Hawaii has a true Polynesian heritage and today it is a multicultural melting pot.

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Aruba

This tiny Dutch Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela is today one of the world’s number 1 tropical destinations. From the white sand beaches and the turquoise waves that lap its shores, to the rugged, arid terrain around Arikok National Park, Aruba, much like its people, is a mashup of culture and landscapes. Aruba is known for being the happiest island in the world, hence it’s nickname “One Happy Island”.

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Turks and Caicos

The Turks and Caicos consist of 40 different islands and cays, only 8 of which are inhabited and each one offers a different experience and a unique character. Crystalline turquoise waters and white sand beaches are trademarks to the islands and cays that make up the “Beautiful by Nature” TCI. The Turks and Caicos Islands, hiding at the southern tip of the Bahamian Archipelago, are considered the world’s best kept secret. Yet this sparsely populated string of low sand cays boasts some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs and beaches and has built itself into a true luxury tourism destination.

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Bali

A magical blend of culture, people, nature, activities, weather, culinary delights, nightlife and beautiful accommodation. Bali, the famed Island of the Gods, with its varied landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides all providing a picturesque backdrop to its colourful, deeply spiritual and unique culture, stakes a serious claim to be paradise on earth.

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Fiji

The archipelago in South Pacific Ocean consists of about 333 islands. Scattered over 3.000.000 square km of ocean, it’s a tropical paradise of palm fringed white sand beaches and lush rainforests, ringed by thriving coral reefs and fish filled lagoons. Dazzling sands, perfect palm trees and waters so blue they glow – Fiji’s beaches look airbrushed. Fiji has a rich and ancient culture and showstopping scenery both on land and below its incredibly blue waters, which you could easily spend an eternity exploring.

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