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The Ultimate Island Getaways

As grey clouds hang forebodingly overhead and rain hammers against the windows, we’re starting to get impatient for the warm summer sun that May has not yet delivered. With the British summer refusing to appear we’ve turned our attention instead to the power of visualisation, and are warming ourselves with thoughts of luxury escapes in tropical climates. Let’s take a look at where our minds have been wandering…

Seychelles

The Seychelles is the perfect island retreat, regularly topping lists of popular honeymoon destinations due to its abundance of secluded hotels and beaches. The islands have avoided becoming overdeveloped, and are refreshingly free of the commercial resorts that have tainted similar destinations. The beautiful beaches are not the only draw of this archipelago; scuba diving and hiking are popular pursuits, and easy access between the 115 islands makes island-hopping a fun pursuit.

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Bermuda

Bermuda has a varied and exciting culture, with a great mix of English, American and Caribbean influences. The island itself is equally diverse; whether you’re looking for a leisurely shopping holiday or a history-heavy cultural trip, Bermuda can cater for all tastes with its designer boutiques, local shops, historical sites and museums. At the end of the day, unwind with a gourmet meal and a Dark ‘N Stormy – Bermuda’s national drink made with Gosling’s black rum and ginger beer.

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Santorini

Greece’s islands are all famously picturesque, but Santorini’s whitewashed houses and cobbled streets make it the most desirable of them all. Stunning views, great shopping and delicious food keep holidaymakers returning year after year, and the island is particularly renowned for its glorious sunsets, best seen from the town of Oia. During the day the towns are filled with visitors, so stay overnight to experience the island’s quieter side.

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Bali

This exotic Indonesian paradise has grown in popularity in recent years and is now a firm favourite amongst backpackers and luxury travellers alike. Great surfing, cheap food, adventure sports and friendly locals all contribute to Bali’s status as the ultimate island getaway, but its main claim to fame is its health spas. Kick off your holiday with a mud bath and a Balinese massage, and expect to feel the calming effects for the duration of your trip.

By Kate Moxon – Content and Social Media Executive at icelolly.com