Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Top 10 Tuesday - Island Escapes and Destination I Do's.

I know we wish we could all just escape for a day, a week, a month. How about a wedding? Here are the Top 10 Island escapes as recommended by Trip Advisor....and from the looks of them, I say they are correct.  Great destinations make for great destination I DO's!

1. Providenciales,Turks and Caicos
Providenciales is one of today's hottest vacation destinations. With most luxury and budget hotels located directly on Grace Bay beach, you'll be staying on what is ranked as one of the best beaches in the world. 

What could be more romantic than getting married on an exotic tropical island? 

2. Cook Islands
Far from the bustle of mass tourism a secret island paradise lies dreaming in the South Pacific.  Scattered over a vast expanse of empty ocean the size of Western Europe, the tiny Cook Islands is a castaway’s dream come true.

The perfect destination for romantic honeymoons and couples seeking a wedding in paradise. The romance of the islands draws you in, embracing you in a tropical playground.

3. Jamaica
Dreaming of sharing the special day in lush, romantic Jamaica?  Whether you're eco-tourists, history buffs, or beach bums, Jamaica has the perfect honeymoon spot or wedding destination. With a little advance planning, your wedding day will be effortless. 

4. Culebra, Puerto Rico
Apparently, the best kept secret in the Spanish Virgin Islands. Located about 20 miles for Puerto Rico, this sleepy island is known for its beautiful beaches, snorkeling, and laid back way of life.

Here are top ten reasons to choose Culebra for you ocean front vows.

5. Mykonos, Greece
Believe the postcards!  Mykonos is so beautiful, it is no accident that it has become one of the most desired destinations in the world.  And if you add the cosmopolitan lifestyle, the sophisticated nightlife and the historic treasures of the nearby Delos to its stunning natural beauties and picturesque villages, you’ll have the recipe for an unforgettable holiday.

One example of the many wedding planning services available on the island.

6. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
The defining moment of your Cayman Islands vacation could well be that moment in time when you realise you can do as much … or as little …as you choose.

From beach, to forest reserve, to surf park...from historic building, to bird sanctuary, to submarine there is an incredible array of attractions. Some you would expect to find in an idyllic Caribbean island and some you would not. Here, there really is something for everyone: for every age, for every physical ability and for every interest. Perfect for the solo adventurer, for the romantic get-a-way or for the “togethering” family...the Cayman Islands has your kind of adventure.

For couples looking for an exotic wedding, the Cayman Islands offer few destinations can more.

7. Vieques, Puerto Rico
Isla de Vieques, is an island truly deserving of the name "virgin". Vieques is one of the few islands that remain like the Caribbean of the past; tranquil, lush, uncrowded, with natural beauty all around.

Imagine saying I do in your perfect white dress with the blue and turquoise backdrop of the magnificent waters of Vieques. Your faces are softly sun kissed, while your hair and skin are softly caressed by the ocean breeze.

8. Anguilla
Warm and welcoming, indescribable and incomparable. Anguilla is a traveler's paradise.

Everyone falls in love with this island. It is a favorite among couples for their wedding, honeymoon and anniversary celebrations, and was affectionately named “one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world” by the readers of Modern Bride.

9. Antigua and Barbuda
Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, Antigua and Barbuda is poised as the Romance Capital of the World. Rich with a history of naval forts and relics, synonymous with a colonial past and the plethora of natural beauty that abounds, Antigua and Barbuda is certainly the love nest of the Caribbean. There are breath taking golden sunset and watch it simmer into the warm sea, white sand beaches and Barbuda’s pink cotton sand. This is an island where nothing matters but the one you’re with.

10. Maldives
Specks of emerald green enveloped by dazzling turquoise waters like scattered beads in the ocean; white powdery beaches, tall palms lean on towards the sea, crystalline white sands giving way to crystal clear waters, shades of turquoise blend flawlessly with deeper hues of blue; pristine coral reefs and some of the most incredible underwater life on our planet. Welcome to the Maldives.

Welcome to Paradise!

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