Aruba, the Happy Island - Southern Caribbean Sea
Aruba is an island of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea, located 27 km (17 mi) north of the coast of Venezuela. For total relaxation, alabaster beaches and gentle seas are good for the soul. At resort spas, regain inner harmony and indulge in an exotic menu of indulgent treatments. Or… rock your world with wet ‘n wild adventures, deep sea diving, windsurfing, kite surfing…even parasailing and sky diving! Tee off on a championship golf course, saddle up on horseback, take a tour, or hike through Arikok National Park and discover the island’s fascinating natural wonders, from rock formations to natural bridges. Shop ‘til you drop, enjoy glittering nightlife and fabulous restaurants. Broaden your cultural horizons with visits to museums and art galleries, and don't miss the weekly Bon Bini and Caribbean festivals.
Phi Phi Island - Thailand's Island-Superstar
Phi Phi Island is Thailand's island-superstar. It's been in the movies. It's the topic of conversation for travelers all over Thailand. For some, it's the only reason to touchdown in Phuket. Even with all the hype, it doesn't disappoint. Phi Phi's beauty is a large chunk of the allure. The islands, when approached by boat, rise from the sea like a fortress. Sheer cliffs tower overhead, then give way to beach-fronted jungle. It's love at first sight.The second part of the why-we-love-this-place story is attitude: few places on the planet are this laid-back. Of the two islands, one is completely free of human inhabitants (Phi Phi Leh), and the other is without roads (Phi Phi Don). There's no schedule, no hustle-and-bustle, no reason to be in a hurry.