Budget airlines and looser visa requirements (at least in some countries) have made traveling more accessible these days. So much, so that true-blue explorers and adventurers are running out of places to explore. Meanwhile, other tourists find it more challenging to enjoy their excursions with travelers’ swarms and selfie sticks blocking the view of major vacation destinations. So it’s understandable why some people have been disillusioned from traveling and deceptively deserted sceneries on social media. Fortunately, the world is vast, and with a little know-how, you can have your own island adventure away from the throngs of crowds.
Rather than remain in your bubble, imagining the lush landscape and fabulous origins of those exotic flowers your order from your [[#protected_0#]], why not go straight to the source and give in to your wanderlust. Step out of your comfort zone and follow the path less traveled at these underratedallows stargazers to view the Southern Cross constellation in all its glory. So when you’ve had your fill of metropolitan Tokyo or finished your food trip at Osaka, take some time to unplug and gaze up a blanket of stars.
Re Island (Cu Lao Re), Quang Ngai, Vietnam
Re Island, aka, has caught travelers’ attention worldwide for its rugged cliffs, inviting waters, and all-around picturesque landscape. Some people even call it the “Maldives of Vietnam” for its clear, turquoise waters. Apart from the stunning white fields of garlic and the shimmering sea during sunrise at mount Thoi Loi, another oft-photographed part of the island is the To Vo Gate, an arch-like rock formation that perfectly frames the island’s dramatic sunset.
Sambawan Island, Biliran, Philippines
It’s not surprising for a country with over 7,100 islands that there are still a lot of undiscovered gems. Of course, quite a number of those islands are uninhabited and inaccessible. Fortunately,is one of the more accessible yet less commercialized island destinations in the Philippines. Though not as popular as Boracay or as acclaimed as the beaches of Palawan, Sambawan Island holds its own with stunning panoramic views visible from the hut on the hilltop—the island’s highest point. The warm and inviting waters surrounding the island is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and diving.
A healthy dose of curiosity is just what you need to get off Indonesia’s touristy route and venture to Sumbawa. It’s not a popular side trip for travelers who want to chill in Indonesia. It’s certainly not ideal for family vacations, but for thrill-seekers, especially if you’re a serious surfer a diver, you may want to set aside some time to explore this off-the-radar spot. Here’s a helpful guide on.
Vieques, Puerto Rico
When it comes to saltwater adventure, the Caribbean is high up on people’s bucket list. If you fancy rubbing elbows with fellow travelers in the tropics, then you’d have a blast at the usual suspects—Jamaica, Bermuda, or Aruba. However, if you want a relaxing retreat, Vieques’ island off the coast of Puerto Rico is the idyllic island of your dreams. Devoid of any commercial establishments, you can let your worries melt away on this unassuming island. You can even witness the glowing waters ofat night, aka the bioluminescent bay, from luminous organisms called Dinoflagellates. They’re best seen during the New Moon cycle when the sky is at its darkest.