Of all the different kinds of travel available to us, which is the one you tend to indulge in the most? Walking is something we do on a daily basis, and driving has definitely become a huge part of everyday lives too. Hiking is always an active pursuit and flying is a right of passage to pastures new. By what about sailing? The sea is an incredibly therapeutic way to be able to enjoy travel and see exotic new places. So if you’re ever looking to explore some of the world’s most stunning spots, here are five islands you can cruise to and discover.
Berry Islands, The Bahamas
The Bahamas will always have their draw, but if you’re looking to see some stunning islands that have their own individual charm, head to Berry Islands. Lots of different cruise paths will stop by many of these islands, with Coco Cay and Great Stirrup Cay being two of the islands you can see. Both boast stunning beaches, first class shopping, wonderful dining and activities for you to enjoy as you stop by. So if you’re thinking about seeing the Caribbean, make sure your cruise comes this way.
Next, there’s Basse-Terre, the capital of the island of Guadeloupe. It’s a French commune found within the west of the island in the Caribbean isles. The vibrant climate, quiet beachfront coves, and awe-inspiring natural spots like La Grande Soufrière, an active volcano, make this part of the island a wonderful place to explore. Mainly urban with some rural spots, you’ll find an incredible rainforest, great diving bases, and undoubtedly breathtaking views highlight your stay.
Further south, but off of the western shores of Ecuador is the stunning Isles of Galapagos. This volcanic archipelago offers prime wildlife viewing and is an incredible stop for those that love nature. With a Galapagos cruise, your stop will offer you second to none views of animals and wildlife. With seals and sea lions, tropical penguins, tortoises, lizards, and mockingbirds, you’ll find an eclectic mix of species. The Charles Darwin Research Station is also worth a see if you’re stopping nearby.
Heading west and over to Europe, there are so many wow-factor islands that you could explore. But to the south, you’ll find the stunning location of Mljet, Croatia. Mljet Island is a charming Adriatic island with a wealth of breathtaking beauty on offer. Plush with forests and vineyards, with plenty of small villages dotted in-between, it’s the perfect spot to base your peaceful break away. With many cruises coming this way, you’ll get to enjoy its unspoiled area, and all this European gem has to offer.
Guernsey, British Isles
Further north in Europe you’ll find the British Isles. Off the coast of France but UK owned, this collection of islands has its own unique twist of British culture. Of them all, Guernsey has some of the sweetest natural beaches and striking coastal scenery. With plenty of history and cultural sites to stop by, you’ll get the best of both on when you stop by on a British Isles cruise.