PHOTO ESSAY – SECRET OF THE SEA

Forget the typical beach holiday of white sand beaches, salty breeze and lively crowds: these magical hidden islands herald a new page of beach destinations.

#1 DECEPTION ISLAND, ANTARCTICA

Deception Island, Antarctica - December 12, 2015 : Arctic glow of summer sunset reflecting in Whaler Bay, Deception Island, Antarctica with lone Zodiac raft.

This incredible island is composed of far-fetched landscapes: barren volcanic slopes, steaming beaches and ash-layered glaciers. Sail through very narrow Neptune’s Bellows into the heart of the island..

greet seals and penguins while walking along the beach at Whaler’s Bay, and do the renowned Polar Plunge – dipping yourself into ice water. Undoubtedly, this will be a marvellous lifetime experience.

..greet seals and penguins while walking along the beach at Whaler’s Bay, and do the renowned Polar Plunge – dipping yourself into ice water. Undoubtedly, this will be a marvellous lifetime experience.

#2 FRASER ISLAND, AUSTRALIA

Fraser Island - Humpback Whale in Hervey bay

Listed as a World Heritage site and remarked as the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island hosts epic places – freshwater lakes, champagne pools, endless stretches of beach, a cool towering rainforest, and a highlighted Maheno shipwreck.

Four-wheel drive is the best way to get around, while fishing and whale-watching are a must to bring you unforgettable moments.

Four-wheel drive is the best way to get around, while fishing and whale-watching are a must to bring you unforgettable moments.

#3 GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR

Galapagos

Famed from Charles Darwin’s evolution theory, these fascinating volcanic islands are a destination for biology enthusiasts as well as beach lovers.

Do something you have never done on a beach holiday: hang out with enormous tortoises, snorkel with sea lions, or climb up the cliffs for bird-watching. You’ll meet a lot of new friends here!

Do something you have never done on a beach holiday: hang out with enormous tortoises, snorkel with sea lions, or climb up the cliffs for bird-watching. You’ll meet a lot of new friends here!

#4 SAN BLAS ISLANDS, PANAMA

This archipelago of 365 islands, scattered around the Caribbean Sea, owns untouched natural and cultural charms. Picturesque beaches and untamed coral reefs are notable, but the most intriguing attraction is the indigenous people – the Kuna Indians.

This archipelago of 365 islands, scattered around the Caribbean Sea, owns untouched natural and cultural charms. Picturesque beaches and untamed coral reefs are notable, but the most intriguing attraction is the indigenous people – the Kuna Indians.

Be amazed by their life, which has remained in the same traditions from centuries ago. In the meantime, explore the deeper ends of the rainforests and the world’s largest coral farms.

Be amazed by their life, which has remained in the same traditions from centuries ago. In the meantime, explore the deeper ends of the rainforests and the world’s largest coral farms.

#5 VANUATU

Drifting in the Pacific Ocean, this little-known nation is all-appealing for its obscurity. Challenge yourself with a drive up to the accessible active volcano Yasur or a dive for underwater WWII relics.

Drifting in the Pacific Ocean, this little-known nation is all-appealing for its obscurity. Challenge yourself with a drive up to the accessible active volcano Yasur or a dive for underwater WWII relics.

Or else, relax by sea-kayaking around the islands or biking through the steamy jungles. Get in touch with the rich and mysterious traditional culture of the locals who are so keen to share their stories.

Or else, relax by sea-kayaking around the islands or biking through the steamy jungles. Get in touch with the rich and mysterious traditional culture of the locals who are so keen to share their stories.


Presented by Thanisara Ruangdej
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