How to Choose Your Next Tropical Destination

Kamis, 20 Januari 2011

There are a lot of tropical destinations in the world but how do you know what island is best for your holiday? What if you want to set off to a hushed romantic tropical resort and end up on a youthful party island? What if your island doesn’t have as a lot of scuba diving as you want or the prices were more than you wanted to pay? How do you locate where the best information is? What do you look for in choosing the best tropical destination for you? Often many people don’t know where to start. Research from guidebooks can help but that is time consuming. Here are some tips that can help you make the process of choosing your tropical holiday easier and quicker: 

For starters, pick what type of island holiday you. Do you want an active island vacation, great diving, a luxurious island resort, a off the beaten path island or will just any island do for you? Pick one thing that is a deal breaker for you so if you get jammed between two destinations, you use that one thing as the deciding factor. 

Next, decide where on the planet you want to visit. Do you want your tropical holiday to be close to home or far away? Remember, the further away you travel, the more expensive the holiday will be. Even if the island is inexpensive, traveling there might not be. 

Next, decide how much your budget will be. Some might choose this as the number one thing you should do but you can’t decide how much you need to set aside or spend if you haven’t decided where you are going yet. A semi expensive tropical island close to home will need less money than an inexpensive active island far away. You’ll need more money if you are flying to Bali from New York than you would if you were flying to Bermuda, even though Bali is a cheaper island. 

Get some island names. Now that you know where in the world you want to go for your vacation, what you want to do there, and how much you want to spend, get a list of islands in that area to research. Draw up a list of five, otherwise the list becomes too long because there’s so many islands in the world. Get a healthy mix of popular island destinations and off the beaten path islands. 

Research your tropical islands. What is the food like? What is the diving like? How much does it cost? Who goes there? Is it easy to get too? Does it have what you want? Head to the store for a guidebook or do some online research at websites like best tropical islands.

Make a final decision. Now that you have narrowed your list down, make a decision. This is the hardest part, huh? All of those islands look good. Can’t we just go to them all? Sadly,no. We have to choose one. If you are having trouble picking one, use the deal breaker we discussed in step one to decide. All things being equal, this deal breaker should be the deciding factor. That way you stay focused and don’t over think your decision. By staying focused, you can go with your gut and make the decision much less painful and avoid second guessing.

So now you have picked your tropical island, go start booking flights and hotels. If you follow these guidelines, you can help get to your perfect island getaway quicker by spending less time deciding where to go and more time at the location. Once there, you know that island will be exactly what you want and will never have to say “It was good but…” as no one wants to say that! So enjoy your tropical destination and have a fruity drink for us!

Author Resource:- Matt lives in perpetual summer on some of the best tropical islands in the world. Visit Matt's website about these best tropical islands for more information at

Good Party Islands Around the World

Everyone enjoys a good celebration. Whether you’re a young traveler or someone who just likes having a good time while soaking up some tropical sun, then finding the perfect party island will be important to you. There are countless tropical destinations in the world and all of them are beautiful, however, not all of them offer the party atmosphere you may be looking for. 

One of the best locations to discover crazy party islands is in Greece. Visitors flock to the country for its cool weather, stunning beaches, warm waters, and great parties. The top two places to party are Ios and Corfu. Corfu is located on the west coast of Greece. There are regular beach parties outside of the famed Atlantis nightclub and vacationers all seem to stay at the notorious Pink Palace. During the day people soak up the warm Mediterranean sun and then party all night long. 

Ios see a lot of travelers who want to do one thing: party. Ios is not only a party island but it is also beautiful and filled with culture (Homer was from here!). The island has a lot of tropical beaches with crystal clear blue water. At night, everyone comes out for some great seafood and Greek dining before spending the evening doing body shots of each other and waking up on the beach. Most party goers end up staying out until sun rise and sleep it off while getting a tan during the day. This is an island for the night owl. 

For those looking to get out of the Mediterranean, you can head over to Southeast Asia and the islands of Bali and Ko Phangan. Bali is one of the most popular destinations in the world. Located in Indonesia, this huge island has a bit of everything. And those looking for a party will find it on Kuta beach. Besides great surfing, this spot is known for its beach parties and excessive nightlife. Here the tourists get loud, get down, and get crazy. It’s a cheap destination making it really popular among backpackers, Aussies, and Kiwis. After you burnt yourself out at night, treat yourself to a nice massage during the day.

Bali might be famous worldwide but Ko Phangan is the world’s premiere party destination. This island is well known to all travelers. It hosts the famous Full Moon Party every month, when 20,000 or more people descend on Haat Rin beach to consume large quantities of alcohol and dance until dawn. All the partying happens on Haat Rin beach and every night, the beach fills up with crowds of revelers looking to just have a good time. There is always an excuse to party, whether it is a Full Moon, Half Moon, or Black Moon party. After a few of the islands famous alcohol buckets, you won’t care what party you are at.

In the South Pacific, Fiji is well known to be a center of parties and activities. The most famous island group there is the Yasawa and that sees a lot of young backpackers who only have fun and sun on their mind. Here cheap bungalows, nightly BBQs, and cheap alcohol as well as beautiful beaches and great diving. It also helps that Fiji is a major stop on all RTW airline tickets.

No matter where you desire to go in the world, there is a location that is perfect for you. You’ll find what you are looking for and will be partying with sun kissed tourists from around the world in no time.

Author Resource:- Matt is a party love and frequents a lot of the party islands in the world. He writes extensively for a number of travel magazines about them. For more information about tropical islands, visit his website at