I bet it’s not a total shocker when you hear the fact that New Englanders are the highest rated tourists to tropical islands during the months of December through February. We’ve all been there when the eerie bleakness of the winter gets to us and we just have to find escape even if it’s just for a few days of fun in the sun. New Englanders have a lot to battle during this season including expensive heating bills, early nighttime fall and debilitating light deprivation just to name a few… It’s a tough time of year for many of us and it’s only natural we’d seek refuge to someplace warmer. If you’re thinking about jumping on the bandwagon, you might want to review this list which has the top five most visited tropical islands...by us! Check out these beautiful destinations and see if one of them just might be the perfect place for your winter getaway!
These incredible low lying islands are home to crystal aqua marine waters, white sand and stunning coral reefs that beckon snorkelers by the thousands. The huts are their signature calling card where visitors can sleep and fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean.
This South Pacific Island has long been the fantasy for many travelers seeking warmth and exotic surroundings. French owned, the colors of the beaches and water reflect an omnificent property and have become home to beautiful animals such as turtles and stingrays. Many foodies also enjoy it here since Bora Bora has an A Class reputation for delicious cuisine.
This one is definitely a place I want to visit because the water is a magnificent electric blue and the beaches are actually carpeted with red sand. I enjoy learning about history as well making this a perfect match for me since Thira and Akrotiri are also located here to explore.
Another dream of mine is to experience the beauty of the Galapagos Islands because of the pristine beaches that lay on the islands coast and the wildlife which breeds on the land and water. Funky species of birds and aquatic life flourish here and are fun to discover and you can even pretend you're Charles Darwin himself!
These Philippine islands are a must visit if you’re looking for a wonderland like adventure this winter. Not only is the ocean infused with breathtaking blues but it also possesses swirls of emerald green that excite photographers from around the world. If you get bored hanging out on beaches too long, you’ll love that Palawan also is home to a very cool jungle where hiking is a favorite activity.