Comments for Visit.tips http://www.visit.tips/ Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:30:26 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 Comment on Can you recommend secret islands to go to? by Marcel Von Wrede https://www.visit.tips/question/can-you-recommend-secret-islands-to-go-to#comment-47 Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:30:26 +0000 http://www.visit.tips/question/can-you-recommend-secret-islands-to-go-to#comment-47 Andaman Islands, India
Coconut palms, jungle and beaches are abundant on these isolated islands, which are situated between Burma and Indonesia, across the Bay of Bengal from the Indian mainland. Their culture is unique and isolated; its indigenous people may have lived here for up to 60,000 years, and non-Indians need a permit to visit. The approval is worth getting — the beaches, diving and coral reefs are spectacular, the atmosphere is laid-back and fresh seafood is abundant.

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Comment on Can you recommend secret islands to go to? by Marcel Von Wrede https://www.visit.tips/question/can-you-recommend-secret-islands-to-go-to#comment-46 Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:29:51 +0000 http://www.visit.tips/question/can-you-recommend-secret-islands-to-go-to#comment-46 Sylt, Germany
Think you can’t get Louis Vuitton on a secluded island? Think again. The island of Sylt is where Germany’s upper crust goes on vacation, and the shopping is built to match — think Cartier, Bulgari and Hermès. Yet Sylt holds tightly to its rural, wilder past as well: Thatched cottages abound here, and sand dunes, cliffs, sheep and fields filled with grass and heather preside over the surf-pounded landscape. While you’re here, try the fish burgers, considered a local take-out specialty.

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Comment on Can you recommend secret islands to go to? by Marcel Von Wrede https://www.visit.tips/question/can-you-recommend-secret-islands-to-go-to#comment-45 Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:28:47 +0000 http://www.visit.tips/question/can-you-recommend-secret-islands-to-go-to#comment-45 Pamalican, Philippines
The history and culture of tropical Pamalican, a small private island set in the middle of a coral reef, are strongly tied to its native fauna. The surrounding waters are frequented by whales, dolphins, turtles and manta rays, and visitors can get acquainted with local sea creatures throughout the year. Pamalican’s Amanpulo resort is considered one of the world’s best, and its secluded villas come with buggies to help guests explore the island fully.

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Comment on Can you recommend secret islands to go to? by Marcel Von Wrede https://www.visit.tips/question/can-you-recommend-secret-islands-to-go-to#comment-44 Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:28:14 +0000 http://www.visit.tips/question/can-you-recommend-secret-islands-to-go-to#comment-44 Mljet, Croatia
According to island legend, this lovely island in the Adriatic Sea is where Odysseus was kept for seven years as the nymph Calypso’s love slave. Myth or not, visitors can visit the cave where Odysseus supposedly took shelter on his way home from the Trojan War; these days, it’s a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. Almost three-quarters of the island is forest land, and limestone and dolomite formations give Mljet a haunting beauty.

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Comment on Can you recommend secret islands to go to? by Marcel Von Wrede https://www.visit.tips/question/can-you-recommend-secret-islands-to-go-to#comment-43 Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:27:48 +0000 http://www.visit.tips/question/can-you-recommend-secret-islands-to-go-to#comment-43 Huahine, French Polynesia
Fewer tourists come here than to nearby Bora Bora and Tahiti, but Huahine packs a wealth of the Polynesian tropics into its 29 square miles. Huahine actually consists of two islands, separated by only a few hundred yards of water, and connected by a sand spit at low tide. Here you’ll find clear turquoise waters, lush foliage, a slow-paced attitude toward life and an abundance of white sandy beaches just begging you to sunbathe.

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Comment on Can you recommend secret islands to go to? by Marcel Von Wrede https://www.visit.tips/question/can-you-recommend-secret-islands-to-go-to#comment-42 Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:27:17 +0000 http://www.visit.tips/question/can-you-recommend-secret-islands-to-go-to#comment-42 Hiiumaa, Estonia
Hiiumaa is a Baltic Sea jewel studded with lighthouses and a population that lives close to nature. The most exotic way to travel here is the winter ice road from the Estonian mainland, but Hiiumaa is a delight in all seasons, with more sun and less rain than the rest of the country. Sleepy villages are scattered across Hiiumaa; the interior is deeply forested, but the outer rim features sandy beaches good for swimming, sunbathing or sailing.

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Comment on Can you recommend secret islands to go to? by Marcel Von Wrede https://www.visit.tips/question/can-you-recommend-secret-islands-to-go-to#comment-41 Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:26:51 +0000 http://www.visit.tips/question/can-you-recommend-secret-islands-to-go-to#comment-41 Block Island, R.I.
The Nature Conservancy has called Block Island one of the “last great places” in the Western Hemisphere, and it’s hard to argue with that designation. Located 13 miles off the Rhode Island coast, Block Island sports plenty of undeveloped natural areas, and about 20 percent of the island has been set aside for preservation. Block Island is easy to get around by foot power; amble through the quaint town New Shoreham and to the island’s two historic lighthouses.

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Comment on Can you recommend secret islands to go to? by Marcel Von Wrede https://www.visit.tips/question/can-you-recommend-secret-islands-to-go-to#comment-40 Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:26:18 +0000 http://www.visit.tips/question/can-you-recommend-secret-islands-to-go-to#comment-40 Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
One town, miles of powdery beaches and a perfect climate: That’s little Providenciales. The temperatures are usually in the 70s and 80s, making the weather comfortable almost any time. Providenciales is also home to the world’s third-largest coral reef, which nearly surrounds the island — in fact, the island is actually just a higher elevation of the coral. Though the island is small, the celebrity-watching opportunities are excellent — stars such as Madonna, Paul McCartney and Bruce Willis have at times considered Providenciales secret enough even for them.

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Comment on Can you recommend secret islands to go to? by Marcel Von Wrede https://www.visit.tips/question/can-you-recommend-secret-islands-to-go-to#comment-39 Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:25:37 +0000 http://www.visit.tips/question/can-you-recommend-secret-islands-to-go-to#comment-39 Île d’Oleron, France
Just off France’s Atlantic coast, Île d’Oleron is a place to relish the outdoors. The temperate island features 25 beaches, almost 70 miles of bike trails and plenty of opportunities for sailing, hiking and horseback riding. And since this is France, it’s a given that the gastronomic possibilities are excellent; be sure to sample the wine — produced here for more than 1,700 years — and the locally harvested oysters.

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Comment on Can you recommend secret islands to go to? by Marcel Von Wrede https://www.visit.tips/question/can-you-recommend-secret-islands-to-go-to#comment-38 Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:25:04 +0000 http://www.visit.tips/question/can-you-recommend-secret-islands-to-go-to#comment-38 Orcas Island, Wash.
Tucked away in the northwest corner of the lower 48 states, Orcas Island is green, serene and blessedly quiet. There’s nary a stoplight to be found here, and the island is known for its stunning natural beauty and its dedication to the arts. While Orcas Island wasn’t actually named for the black-and-white killer whales that like to hang out nearby, you’re not unlikely to see one — the orcas have been known to swim up close even to boats keeping their distance.

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