How to Live the Island Life!!
by Jen Campbell of Escape Destinations Travel
The "island life" is not just a way of living…it’s a wonderful state of mind!! To capture it, you have to find a perfect mix of land, love and beauty all wrapped up in one unforgettable vacation destination. Let us ask you....Are you ready to find it? If you’re looking for a much needed break from your land-locked ways, the wonderfully tropical Caribbean offers plenty of exciting options to help you get your groove back and enjoy the fabulous perks of island living.
If you want to take a crash-course in living the sweet island life, the Cayman Islands offer some of the best spots to dive into the crystal-blue hues of the Caribbean Sea. If you want to get up close and personal "wit 'da fishies," chart your way over to Stingray City sandbar. It’s a great place to see thousands of Sting Rays. This location is part snorkeling - part close encounter of the marine kind! This unforgettable experience will have you splashing with cool stingrays and feeling the good vibes before you know it. Don’t worry, they’re safe, just stay clear of their tails and let them gently nudge by you. On the island, the residents are just as friendly as the sting rays. If you want a really relaxing retreat, you may want to check out the Reef Resort in Grand Cayman's tranquil East End. Feel free to spend a few days on these beautiful beaches, listening to the peaceful whooshing sound of the ocean waves and you'll never want to leave. We must warn you though….some people stay for a lifetime!
Speaking of relaxing, if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy mainland, there are plenty of Americans, Europeans, and Canadians living the island life on the sugar-white shores of the Dominican Republic. With always friendly locals, a low cost of living and amazingly gorgeous beaches (open year round), then it's the perfect place to get the best of elegant island living. For a really beautiful beach, you may want to stay at Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort. It's the absolutely perfect spot to relax with a nice cocktail in hand.
While there are plenty of places to discover true paradise, there's one particular destination that sums up what it truly means to capture the island living - Jamaica. With healthy portions of beauty, very friendly locals and all the Red Stripe you can handle, this beautiful Caribbean getaway offers travelers a true escape from the pressures of everyday life. And don't forget the awesome reggae music to be heard! Head over to the town of 9-Mile to discover the pulse of reggae culture at the birthplace of music legend, Bob Marley. The Jamaican phrase, "no problem mon," is one they take to heart, so if you're looking for a place to let your problems go, there aren't many choices better than Secret Wild Orchid Montego Bay. It's the absolute perfect place to experience easy elegant island living in the comfort of an ultra-luxurious resort.
Whether you plan to permanently trade your 9-5 in for a warm beach and simply laid back charm, or just take a few days to relax and recharge - living the island life is the best way to lose yourself in paradise. We may just take up some of these ideas and head to the islands ourselves, having Escape Destinations Travel plan our next vacation!
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