7 paradise islands where you can still travel without breaking the bank

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Want to go for a dream trip in a paradise destination? You want to play Robinson on an island (more or less) deserted, and enjoy the blue sky, fine sand and turquoise water

The problem is that often paradise destinations are expensive. This is understandable: a sense is part of the myth. If everyone could snap their fingers and spend their holidays on a tropical island, they would probably lose their appeal. And we would end up looking for vacations elsewhere.

Three islands paradise to enjoy the Caribbean without breaking the bank:

When you think of ‘paradise destination’, you immediately imagine the Caribbean, its blue sky, its fine sand, and its coconut palms. And I will not contradict you: the Caribbean is full of beautiful islands, treasures of nature, and romantic beaches for a paradisiacal holiday, cocktails and bathing in warm and translucent waters.

Below are some ideas for spending a dream holiday in the Caribbean with a tight budget.

The Pearl Archipelago, Panama

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The Pearl Archipelago is about two hours away by ferry from the capital, Panama City. If you are on road trip in Central America, it is really the right plan to discover a real corner of paradise without ruining you in accommodation (less than 30 USD per night) or in food (small restaurants between 10 and 15 dollars

Important: there is no bank or ATM on the paradisiacal island of Contadora (nor on others, to my knowledge). Make sure you have a small amount in cash before you arrive, to be sure to be able to meet your needs on site (most establishments will accept the credit card, but you are never too careful

Island of Vieques, Puerto Rico / United States

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United States to see a paradise island?  you are going to have a hard time believing me: except Hawaii and its surfers, there is nothing that comes to mind spontaneously. And yet … Here is Puerto Rico! The island is part of the Commonwealth, and to get there, the formalities are exactly the same as for the United States.

Puerto Rico may be considered an American territory, it really does not feel like being in the United States, believe me. It really feels like a little tropical paradise, singing Caribbean Spanish accent included.

I recommend Vieques Island, a former American military base in the middle of the 20th century, which is a short distance east of the island of Puerto Rico. It is one of the most beautiful Caribbean beaches (especially Blue Beach, a must!).

Caye Caulker, Belize

 

Belize is a tiny country stuck between Guatemala and Mexico. Independent of Great Britain since 1981, it is not the place that comes to mind spontaneously when one thinks to leave in Central America

Yet, Belize has many paradise beaches and plenty of interesting spots to share with passing travelers. Starting with Caye Caulker, a lively, vibrant, cheap island (it’s easy to find nice places to sleep for 25/35 dollars a night, which is increasingly rare in this corner of the globe).

Explore it by bike, then at the end of the day go for a head in its translucent waters. Lovers of diving and seabed will be delighted here: multi-coloured fish await you. An ideal place to recharge the batteries without breaking the bank after a backpacking tour through Central America!

Southeast Asia: paradise of paradise islands

The Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

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Southeast Asia, and this time take the direction of Malaysia, a few hundred kilometers further south.

There are two main islands: Kecil and Besar. The first, the smaller of the two, is also the most lively. If you want a spot to enjoy the marine activities during the day and go out or basically party in the evening, this is ideal. Besar on the other hand is quieter, more suitable if you are looking for tranquility in a heavenly corner.

The Perhentian Islands are famous for snorkelling: its seabed is absolutely superb: you will have put your nose in the water (well, with a tuba eh), that you will discover fish of all colors and corals to be absolutely unique.

Koh Chang, Thailand

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Koh Chang is the most accessible paradise island of Thailand from Bangkok (at least by road, otherwise the flight to Phuket is very efficient). Ideal to unwind at the end of the trip, before returning to France, if you fly from the Thai capital, as was my case during my last trip to Asia.

The prices are very reasonable as long as you do not stay in the luxury resorts. There are plenty of guesthouses where you can bargain prices and have a cozy, comfortable room, frankly not much (twenty- five dollars per night big max, if you go in the high season and you are not Hyper at ease with bargaining).

Kanawa Island, Indonesia

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The island of Kanawa is a tiny island that you can walk around in less than an hour (walking a good walk, anyway). It is right next to the island of Flores, much more known and tourist (a quasi-obligatory passage in Indonesia).

Kanawa is a real piece of paradise. The island is quiet (you will not find any cars), relaxing. People are warm and welcoming.

The seabed is there still absolutely superb and, rare in Indonesia, preserved from mass tourism.

The icing on the cake: the cost of living is really affordable on this island. It takes only a few days if you are in roadtrip mode in Southeast Asia, and it is only one stop before your next destination, but a full week is very nice if you just want to enjoy Sun, way ‘holidays in paradise’.

The paradisiac islands of Africa

For example, the Zanzibar archipelago, for example, offers an enchanting setting off Tanzania to rest after a safari or road trip in East Africa. Off the coast of Senegal, Cape Verde is worth its weight of peanuts as well. And it is still a very little tourist destination.

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Mnemba Island Lodge

And, of course, Mauritius which will delight all travelers in search of fine sand and turquoise water.

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Discover a Secret waterfall in Mauritius

Eau Bleue Waterfall is simply amazing and offer a magical view of the wild side of Mauritius island. Named after its turquoise ponds, Eau Bleue Waterfall is a must for nature lovers.

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Located on the southeast of Mauritius island, Eau Bleue Waterfall with its breathtaking views only 20 minutes from Curepipe is perfect for a day off the beaten path for a weekend getaway and a must things to do in Mauritius.

How to reach eau Bleue waterfall

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Eau bleu waterfall situated on the Central Plateau, 20 minutes from the town of Curepipe, Eau Bleu, also called Cascade Rama sources off the Eau Bleu reservoir, in central south of the island

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Eau Bleue was named after its stunning azure color and the purity and clarity of its water. What explains this unique and natural color? During summer, Eau Bleue is supplied by underground water springs which give the river and the ponds that turquoise glare.

If you want to discover all the five waterfalls, do equip yourselves with suitable clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses and closed shoes. You also need to possess an average fitness level in order to hike in the area. Watch out for steep paths or paths covered with thick vegetation and roots. The area also becomes slippery during the raining season.

Discover Mexico: A mysterious island with ghosts dolls

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In the marshy area of Xochimilco, south of Mexico City, is probably the most scary place in Mexico. After a long trip through an extensive network of canals, we can discover an abandoned island where the trees, covered with small mutilated bodies, offer a vision of a nightmare. Become one of the strangest sights in the world, this island is known as the “isla munecas the” Island of the dolls.

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The history of the island starts in the 50s, when a Don Julian Santana Barrera decides to live as a hermit, leaving women and children behind. Shortly after arriving on the scene, Don Julian became convinced that they are haunted by the spirit of a little girl drowned in the canal that borders the island. To appease the ghost of the girl and protection from evil spell, Don Julian will start collecting old abandoned dolls that sometimes drift with water. One by one, he will hang from the trees of the island, forming a strange mausoleum in honor of the deceased child.

Don Julian will even go out of his hermitage to collect dolls advantage of in landfills, and aboriginal even take the habit of exchanging him against waste dolls that vegetables grown on the island. Small silhouettes mutilated then accumulate hundreds, literally covering vegetation. Over the years, they break down horribly, rain and sun eroding their faces with empty eyes. Attached to the branches by son of rusty iron, they are often covered with spider webs or dirt when they are not dismembered.

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The island was really discovered by the public in the 90’s, during one of the Xochimilco canals cleaning program. The “trajineras” local gondolas, could then access them freely, and the island of dolls became a kind of macabre and surreal attraction. However, it is not on the classic tourist routes, and must specifically ask the boats drivers for a tour. Two hours through a maze of canals navigation is required to access it, but those who have visited the island speak for a unique experience, as a degenerate art installation in which one feels observed everywhere.

Don Julian Santana Barrera was found drowned April 17, 2001, at the age of 80 years. He lived alone on the island for the last 50 years of his life, the heart of his absurd and grandiose work. Now only occupying places, dolls slowly continue to rot in the sun of Mexico, but according to local superstitions, we could see them moving when the night comes ..

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You can now book an underwater accommodation surrounded by Sharks on Airbnb

Who have never dreamed of sleeping in an underwater bedroom surrounded by more than 35 big Sharks ???

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The private room where you can sleep peacefully while sharks swim around your bed is now a reality and it’s located in an aquarium in Paris.

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You will be hosted by Fred Buyle, a Belgian freediver and shark enthusiast

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There are some rules if you want to stay first no selfies, since sharks are sensitive to light and they really don’t like duck face. Night swimming and diving are also forbidden, but you can swim if you are on a healthy diet and exercise regularly otherwise the sharks could have an indigestion.

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5 places you never heard of but you should visit once in a lifetime

You are searching for some secret places or new places to discover because you travel a lot and you are so tired of the same travel destinations that are everywhere on the internet, we have something for you.:)

Chittorgarh india

Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India and probably the grandest in the state of Rajasthan.

Trollstigen Norway

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Trollstigen is a serpentine mountain road in Rauma Municipality, Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of Norwegian National Road 63 that connects the town of Åndalsnes in Rauma and the village of Valldal in Norddal Municipality.

 

Hjorundfjord of coastal Norway

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Nestled deep inside the beautiful Hjørundfjord of coastal Norway you will find this swing sitting on the mountain edge. Accessible mainly by boat, this spot is a favorite among the locals.

 

Lake Natron Tanzania

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Lake Natron is a salt and soda lake in the Arusha Region of northern Tanzania.

 

Black forest Germany

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Black forest is a great forest in south western Germany. The forested mountain range bounded by Rhine valley.

Discover a secret paradise Island in the Indian Ocean

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Welcome to Rodrigues Island, an unspoilt island between heaven and earth. When the plane is landing at Plaine Corail Airport, the island seems to be a big rock in the middle of a turquoise lagoon surrounded by several shades of blue that extends to the infinite. The natural beauty of the island will allow you to make a leap back in time.

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The Rodrigue Island is a real breath of fresh air away from the pollution of large cities. No up-and-coming vehicles, no industrial noise, the tranquility of the place will make you panic because the Island is so peaceful you can even hear your heart beat. When you will take a deep breath, your lungs will be filled with pure and invigorating fresh air, especially early in the morning. Rodrigues is an island of volcanic origin, located some 550 kilometers northeast of Mauritius. With an area of 110 square kilometers, it is known as the tenth district of Mauritius. It has a protected lagoon of about 200 square kilometers and is surrounded by more than a dozen islets.

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Port Mathurin, the capital of Rodrigues is located in the north of the island for the uninitiated Anse aux Anglais is one of the busiest parts of the island. Visitors have always been impressed by the unique style of life for Islanders: a charming combination of simplicity, friendliness and hospitality. Rodrigues Island is home to several endemic tropical species. The island is equipped with a preserved environment, ideal for nature lovers seeking peace and tranquility for their holidays.

Unbelievable and most amazing swimming pool around the world

 

The most beautiful swimming pools in the world, travel and discover from hotel infinity pools to villa hot tubs on unique location around the world.

Crocosaurus Cove, Australia

Crocosaurus Cove, Australia

 

Hotel Caruso, Italy

Hotel Caruso, Italy

 

Golden Triangle Resort, Thailand

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Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

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Ubud Hanging Gardens, Indonesia

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Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia

 

 

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Philippines

Philippines

 

Xieng Khuan Buddha Park in Vientiane, Laos.

Xieng Khuan Buddha Park in Vientiane, Laos.

 

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

 

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

 

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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

 

Fly Geyser of Fly Ranch is on private land in Nevada

Fly Geyser of Fly Ranch is on private land in Nevada

 

White Cliffs of Dover England.

White Cliffs of Dover England.