Island Escapes

Islands by group

Not all island breaks denote the typical tropical dream. We take a look at a few of the world's different island groupings and what to expect from each.


La Reunion Le La: A whirlwind trip!

2014-07-08 09:25

Here are some of the highlights after we spent a week living like a local on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion.


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7 pics that will make you want to take an island escape right now!

2014-07-22 15:35

What better way to fight off the cold than poring over some pics of warmer climes? Check out these shared by the Twitter travel community.

Reunion Island volcano erupts

2014-06-23 08:41

Tourists to Reunion have been spoiled with a Le Piton de la Fournaise eruption, which last set off its thrilling display back in 2010.

Discovering Reunion

2014-06-12 13:05

Get ready to have your virtual mind blown, as a posse of top bloggers and online media is set to uncover exactly what this southern Indian Ocean island has to offer.

5 reasons why Reunion is easy for South Africans

2014-05-06 17:28

If escaping the clutches of winter for a Indian Ocean escape sounds tempting, these five facts should take your little island happy dance up a notch.

TripAdvisor names world's best island

2014-03-07 09:01

The world's best Island is said to be a fantasy getaway with sunshine almost all year round

Private Island anyone? Buy this one!

2014-02-27 14:53

Ever dreamed of having your very own private island? Of course you have and guess what – now you can at a small price.

Coconuts and romance at Massinga Beach Lodge

2014-02-03 08:17

With the month of love coming up, we suggest jetting off to this romantic Mozambican Shangri-La.

New Protea hotel opens in Zanzibar

2014-01-15 11:24

If you're planning to visit one of Africa's most popular island escapes, you may want to check out the Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins.

First flight from Key West to Cuba takes off

2013-12-31 09:39

The first commercial passenger flight from Key West to Cuba in more than 50 years landed Monday in Havana, capping several years of efforts to reunite the two islands, though regular air service still appeared a distant prospect.

New island off Japan's coast looks just like Snoopy

2013-12-31 11:22

Japan's fascination with pop culture seems to have roped in Mother Nature.

Pics: A helicopter tour of Mauritius

2013-12-05 08:39

Velvet Escape's Keith Jenkins, one of the creative forces behind the iambassador initiative, takes us through an aerial view of one of South Africa's favourite islands.

Moz-SA travel to improve with one-stop border post

2013-11-11 09:07

South Africa and Mozambique are a step closer to having a one-stop border post at Lebomobo-Ressano Garcia, which will ease congestion.

Moz tourism plagued by conflict

2013-11-11 08:07

A spate of kidnappings and a low-intensity conflict are threatening to scare away tourists who normally flock to the country's palm-fringed beaches.

Travel advisory issued for Mozambique

2013-10-28 08:47

No foreigners have been caught up in the renewed violence between the Renamo rebel group and government forces, but the French embassy in Maputo has advised against travelling to the Mozambican province of Sofala.

World's best islands for 2013

2013-10-24 08:55

Conde Naste traveller readers have named their favourite islands for the year. Take a look at the top ten - but we've also added a twist.

New tourism resort area for Mozambique

2013-09-12 08:17

In a bid to attract more tourists, the Mozambique government recently approved the creation of a new integrated tourism resort zone in the Northern Province of Nampula.

Backpackers bring culture war to the Maldives

2013-10-15 09:05

The Maldives is one of the world's most exclusive holiday destinations but it has quietly opened up to backpackers in the last five years with a reform that has upset religious hardliners.

Relaxation the Mozambican way

2013-09-11 09:32

White Pearl Resort on the south-east coast of Mozambique is the perfect marriage of exclusivity and simplicity.

St Helena: Unearthing the Exceptional

2013-09-06 15:54

If you’re one of those travellers looking for understated charm and gracious elegance of yesteryear’s sea travel, you better hurry up.

Buy your own Greek island

2013-07-29 12:32

An uninhabited private island off the coast of Greece will go on auction at a starting price of €10m in September.

Heidi Klum in Bora Bora

2013-07-29 07:37

Heidi Klum recently spent a few days on the Polynesian Island of Bora Bora. Take a look.

Mauritius vs Seychelles

2013-07-24 10:22

Which of these island paradise escapes would you choose?


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