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The crescent shaped island of Santorini was born in the Bronze Age from the powerful blow of nature. At the only game in town, the traditional-styled Layang Layang Island Resort run by the Avillion group. This is an extremely fragile ecosystem protected by six national parks, and you can explore some of the islands on hiking trails. It translates, “This day freedom whispered to me, cease twelve islands from your sorrow.” A church service and parade are held on May 8th every year to commemorate this treaty.

Sprinkled along the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef , the Whitsunday Islands are Australia’s version of the classic tropical island fantasy. These islands are all blessed with local beautiful sandy beaches, blue water, a tropical scenery and easy access to some sport facilities, water sports etc.

Located near Green Cay Marina, Tamarind Reef Bay is a tranquil beach with a small reef for snorkeling. Although both sites are away from any beaches (and are more residential than resort-style), the accommodations are affordable, clean and comfortable. Imagine a place that is so far off the beaten track you have miles of stunning landscape, beaches and magnificent bird life all to yourself.

It’s surrounded by more than 20 cays and vibrant underwater landscapes, making it a haven for those interested in getting closer to ocean life while snorkeling or diving. If you get tired of white beaches, Redang also has plenty of wildlife, including monkeys, deer and monitor lizards.

Stretching two miles long, this city is home to some of the most famous beaches of Hawaiian Island. Pangkor is one of the country’s most accessible islands, yet it is overwhelmingly the preserve of Malaysians, who head there every long weekend for a little rest and relaxation.