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first_imgLooking for an island in the sun? Skyscanner introduces 10 islands offering sand, scuba and seafood amongst other delights.Rügen Island, GermanyLocated just off Germany’s north-east coast is a small island gem, well known to Germans, but probably not to the rest of us. With its 60 kilometres of sandy beaches, it is a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts and also boasts two of Germany’s national parks. It is easily accessible from the mainland by road, rail or ferry and has numerous tourist resorts providing good accommodation.Find cheap flights to RostockNecker Island, British Virgin IslandsRichard Branson’s little spot in the Caribbean can be yours at a price which, if there are a large group of you, almost falls into the manageable category for a (very) special occasion. The main house is a sumptuous Balinese-style villa, with further studio apartments available. You will have an attentive private staff, and use of all the luxury facilities that come with your own private island.Find cheap flights to the British Virgin IslandsIsle of Arran, ScotlandA little closer to home is one of the most accessible Scottish islands with its temperate climate warmed by the Gulf Stream. Despite its size, it boasts seven golf courses set in beautiful scenery – all of which are open to non-members. The island is like a microcosm of the best bits of Scotland, with castles, glens, a distillery, mountains, great beaches and of course loads of outdoor activities to keep visitors busy.Find cheap flights to GlasgowBermuda, British TerritoryBermuda is exactly like how all Caribbean islands should be – attractive pastel coloured buildings, beautiful beaches and a fabulous climate. But in fact, Bermuda isn’t anywhere near the Caribbean, it’s actually way out in the Atlantic. The capital, Hamilton, is an attractive city and tour of the bay by boat will give visitors great views of some of the unbelievable private properties on the island.Find cheap flights to HamiltonWhitsunday Islands, Queensland, AustraliaAirlie Beach is the hub town of the Whitsundays. A favourite of backpackers, it is a convenient spot from which to explore the borders of the Great Barrier Reef. One of the best ways is to set sail on one of the many charter yachts available and head for some of the seventy four islands – the vast majority of which are deserted and whose white sands stand out against the very bluest of seas.Find cheap flights to Cairns or SydneyBazurato Archipelago, MozambiqueJust off the coast of Mozambique lie a chain of five tropical islands with exquisite beaches. The area was declared a national park in 1971, and the coral reefs remain in pristine condition so it attracts scuba divers from all over the world. Exclusive accommodation is offered in a variety of island retreats, and whilst not exactly cheap, you will be able to feel what it is like to be on your very own desert island – albeit a five star one. Find cheap flights to VilanculosÎles de la Madeleine, Québec, CanadaLocated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, this archipelago of islands is rapidly becoming more popular as word of its charm spreads. The population of the islands quadruples in the summer as people come for the great beaches, friendly atmosphere and legendary seafood. Indeed the main industry aside from tourism is fishing and if you leave without sampling a local lobster or two, then consider it a wasted trip.Find cheap flights to Montréal or Québec CityThe Cook Islands, New Zealand TerritoryNot exactly a place you would accidentally stumble across, the Cook Islands are scattered over a vast expanse of the South Pacific. The largest island is Raratonga where visitors fly into, with its mix of tropical jungle, mountains and picture postcard beaches. Other atolls and islands like Aitutaki, ‘Atiu, Mau’ke and Mitiaro are also well worth exploring for a taste of more traditional Polynesian life.Find cheap flights to RaratongaSipadan Island, MalaysiaRising 700 metres from an ocean abyss above the Celebes Sea is this rainforest- covered Mecca for divers. It is widely regarded as one of the top dive spots in the world, and is famous for schools of turtles, hammerhead sharks and an abundance of marine life on the stunning coral reefs. Sipadan looks like all tropical reefs did fifty years ago before excessive dive-tourism took its toll, and long may this continue. Find cheap flights to TawauIsla Mujeres, MexicoThis former fishing village has now very much been discovered by tourists, but it remains a much better bet than its neighbour, Cancun. Just eight miles off Cancun’s coast, the island across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) offers luxury accommodation with plenty of water sports and activities to keep the visitor busy as well as excursions to outlying remote islands for day trips or fishing expeditions.Find cheap flights to CancunReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedExit planet snow: 10 winter sun breaksExit planet snow: 10 winter sun breaksThe best Greek islands to visit for every holiday typeIn partnership with Visit Greece Which Greek islands are the best to visit? All of them? Joking aside, that’s a bit of an impossible question to answer. With 6000 islands to choose from – only 227 of which are inhabited – there’s enough secluded beaches, ancient history, simply epic food,…Alternative beach destinations: 10 gorgeous beaches in GermanyForget Spain or Greece: Germany has some of the finest sands in Europe and we’ve got the pics to prove it. Here are the top 10 best beaches in Germany, so you can hit the charming resorts of the Baltic, or take a dip in the beautiful ‘Bavarian Sea’ before…last_img