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The 10 Best Islands To Chill Out

Islands without cars can be the perfect car-free holiday destination, offering a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere. Besides, cold beers are obviously welcomed and not prohibited if you’re walking home or taking a cab. Clear from traffic jams, parking fees or the struggle to find a free parking space, your life suddenly becomes very beautiful.

These islands can be explored on foot or by bicycle, and allow you to enjoy your holiday and truly chill out. Feel free to add them to your travel destinations. Check it out!

10. Little Corn Island

Little Corn Island

Little Corn Island is the smaller of the two Corn Islands that lie about 70 km east off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. Without roads and motorized vehicles the only option to get around the island is by walking. The surrounding coral reefs make it a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling.

9. Rottnest Island

 

Rottnest Island is located off the coast of Western Australia near the city of Perth. The island is a popular tourist destination, and activities include swimming, snorkeling, fishing, surfing, diving and cycling round the 11k m long island. Just don’t time your visit with the annual school leavers who come to Rottnest Island en masse.

8. Kadavu

 

Kadavu is the fourth largest island in Fiji and has about 10,000 inhabitants. Some of the natural resources of Kadavu include the mountainous jungles and waterfalls, bays fringed by coral reefs and a mangrove forest that provide habitat to a host of wild life and birds, including the Kadavu musk parrot.

7. Hydra Island

 

Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece separated from the Peloponnese by narrow strip of water. The island is deservedly one of the most popular day-trip destinations from Athens. The port of Hydra has a scenic location in a deep harbor, with whitewashed houses rising on the hills on both sides from an azure blue sea.

6. Lamu Island

 

Lamu Island is a part of the Lamu Archipelago and one of the most popular attractions in Kenya, besides the wildlife parks. Lamu Old Town, the main town on the island, is one of the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlements in East Africa. Built in coral stone and mangrove timber, the town features inner courtyards, verandas, and elaborately carved wooden doors.

5. Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker is a small coral island in the Caribbean Sea and is accessible by high-speed water taxi or small plane. In recent years the island has become one of the top tourist attractions in Belize for backpackers and other tourists for its relatively cheap prices, laid-back vibe, and abundance of restaurants and bars.

4. Perhentian Islands

Perhentian Islands

Located not far from the Thai border, the Perhentian Islands are one of the most popular budget tourist attractions in Malaysia. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Both the islands have palm-fringed white sandy beaches and turquoise blue sea. Scuba-diving, snorkeling, and swimming are the most popular tourist activities here. O

3. La Digue

La Digue

La Digue is one of the smaller islands of the Seychelles. It has a population of about 2,000 people, who mostly live in the west coast village of La Passe, which is linked by ferry to the islands of Praslin and Mahé. A popular way to get around the island is by bicycle.

2. Gili Islands

Gili Islands

Lombok’s most popular tourist destination, the Gili Islands are an archipelago of three small islands: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. The islands are very relaxed and laid-back, with countless little beachside cafes still playing reggae and no cars or motorbikes to disturb the peace; I mean, the islands are only a few miles in diameter.

1. Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi is a small archipelago in the Krabi Province in Southern Thailand. Ko Phi Phi Don is the largest island of the group, and is the only island with permanent inhabitants while the smaller Ko Phi Phi Leh is very popular as a beach or dive excursion. There are no cars or motorbikes on the island so transport on the island is mostly on foot. Longtail boats can be chartered which take you to beaches on the island that can’t be reached by foot.

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