Islands & Beaches

Coolangatta – image sourced via www.visitgoldcoast.com

Summer’s well and truly upon us, so take it as the perfect excuse for a romantic weekend away. Slip into those togs and slick on some sunscreen (or fluoro zinc if you want to go all-out), because we’ve found 10 beach getaways that you can get to easily, right from your city-dwelling back door.  

JA Manafaru

Private islands seem the sort of thing that only the world's rich and famous get to enjoy, but for the rest of us mere mortals a secluded tropical escape actually isn't so out of reach. 

Find spectacular tropical scenery in Penang and Langkawi

From spicy streetfood in Penang toserious R&R on Langkawi, Ginny Cumming discovers the charms of two of Malaysia’s most beloved islands. 

Koh Samui's most romantic resorts

 

Known as the romance destination of Thailand, Koh Samui boasts some of the most spectacular beaches and resorts in the country. Couples can choose from a variety of resorts, all which have their own unique offerings, from beach front rooms with private plunge pools to romantic dining options. Here are some of the top choices when looking for that romantic getaway to Koh Samui.

Discover bright turquoise waters and vibrant culture in Zanzibar

A tropical island getaway is always a good idea, but if you're looking for a destination that's totally unique and free from the hoards of travellers escape to the paradise that is Zanzibar. Even the name itself is enough to conjure up exotic, romantic Indian Ocean fantasies. But this is one island that lives up to its sultry reputation. 

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