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    <p>With sapphire blue seas, dense tropical forests and sugar powder sand beaches, these islands are the destinations of your dreams. Whether you want somewhere to escape the rat race or wish to dive into some of the finest waters on earth, this list will help you discover the perfect island for you:</p>\r\n
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    <h2>The Andaman Islands</h2>\r\n
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    <p>Between India and Myanmar lies the Andaman Islands, an archipelago famous for its palm-lined, white sand beaches lapped by warm, clear waters. On land, the islands&rsquo; lush green forests are home to some of the rarest species of birds on earth. While beneath the waters lies some of the world&rsquo;s richest marine reserves, unspoilt and awash with colour and life.</p>\r\n
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    <p>Many of the 572 islands are protected tribal areas with only a dozen or so being open to tourists. Of these, Havelock is by far the most popular, in large due to its brilliant beaches and diving experiences. With simple bamboo huts arranged under swaying coconut trees and exquisite beaches, it&rsquo;s impossible not to feel utterly relaxed when you visit Havelock.</p>\r\n
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    <h2>The Azores</h2>\r\n
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    <p>Consisting of 9 islands some 800 miles off the coast of Portugal, the archipelago of the <a href="https://www.rolcruise.co.uk/cruise-destinations/azores" target="_blank">Azores</a> is the Atlantic&rsquo;s best-kept secret. With sparkling blue lakes, bubbling mud pots and lush greenery, the beauty of these remote islands has to be seen to be believed. &ldquo;Our islands are both exotic and drenched in European charm,&rdquo; says Jo&atilde;o from <a href="https://www.visitazores.com/en" target="_blank">Visit Azores</a>. &ldquo;We are also the most sustainable tourist destination in the world. We preserve both nature and our traditions and all the environment and scenery are genuine but at the same time adapted to the 21st century. Be sure to sample the local gastronomy during your visit - in the Azores, you can savour cheese, wine, tea and pineapple unlike any to be found elsewhere.&rdquo;</p>\r\n
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    <p>These islands offer plenty of activities to keep you busy too - from golfing, fishing and cycling to kayaking, swimming with dolphins and diving with sharks.</p>\r\n
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    <h2>Bora Bora</h2>\r\n
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    <p>Famous for its iconic floating bungalows dotted above glimmering turquoise waters, <a href="https://www.rolcruise.co.uk/cruise-destinations/bora-bora" target="_blank">Bora Bora</a> in French Polynesia is the ultimate idyllic island. Experience unrivalled beauty and tranquillity as you wander the island&rsquo;s dazzling white beaches. Be sure to bring your camera - we guarantee, the photos you return home with will make you the envy of all your friends.</p>\r\n
    \r\n
    <p>&ldquo;Located in the glistening heart of the Pacific, 143 miles northwest of Tahiti, Bora Bora is the ultimate luxurious getaway,&rdquo; Angharad from <a href="https://tahititourisme.com/en-us/" target="_blank">Tahiti Tourisme</a> told us. &ldquo;The rich palette of colour, rich vegetation and declining shades of blue serve as the perfect backdrop for a paradise setting. The paradisical white sand beaches are lined with coconut trees and the emerald lagoon is one of the most beautiful in the world.&rdquo; If you&rsquo;re feeling up for an adventure, why not take a snorkelling or scuba diving tour? The waters surrounding this breathtaking island are home to a stunning variety of coral systems and marine life.</p>\r\n
    \r\n
    <h2>Caye Caulker</h2>\r\n
    \r\n
    <p>No cars, no hassle, no problems. The residents of Caye Caulker live for the moment and enjoy life in the purest way possible. Caye Caulker may have become more popular in recent years but this <a href="https://www.rolcruise.co.uk/cruise-destinations/caribbean" target="_blank">Caribbean</a> island still retains its laidback nature and rustic charm. Here is a place in which you can freely amble down dusty roads, being passed only by the odd cyclist or golf cart.</p>\r\n
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    <p>At every turn, you&rsquo;ll discover even more colourful and vibrant corners of this stunning setting. Located off the coast of <a href="https://www.rolcruise.co.uk/cruise-destinations/belize-city" target="_blank">Belize</a>, Caye Caulker offers activities for everyone - whether that&rsquo;s diving, snorkelling or simply swaying side-to-side on a hammock between two trees as you are gently kissed by the breeze. Pure bliss.</p>\r\n
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    <h2>The Exumas</h2>\r\n
    \r\n
    <p>Made up of more than 300 islands and cays dotted across the central <a href="https://www.rolcruise.co.uk/cruise-destinations/the-bahamas" target="_blank">Bahamas</a>, The Exumas are home to the likes of John Travolta, Sir Richard Branson and Eddie Murphy. However, the most famous residents of all are the swimming pigs that paddle the crystal clear waters. No one quite knows how they got there - some believe that they were left by sailors, while others say they escaped from a shipwreck.</p>\r\n
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    <p>There&rsquo;s more to these islands than swimming pigs, though. Other wildlife to look out for include dolphins, sea turtles and stingrays, while the activities available include fishing, windsurfing and visiting sandbars. The beauty of The Exumas is all-encompassing as Alina from <a href="http://www.alinasemjonov.com/" target="_blank">Alina Semjonov</a> tells us, &ldquo;These islands boast a rare combination of untouched secluded islands, top cuisine, luxurious places to stay, endless activities and ease of accessibility.&rdquo;</p>\r\n
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    <p><a class="button" href="https://www.rolcruise.co.uk/find-your-cruise?page=1&amp;places%5B0%5D=The%20Bahamas&amp;places%5B1%5D=Belize&amp;places%5B2%5D=Bora%20Bora&amp;places%5B3%5D=Azores&amp;sortBy=top%20picks&amp;published=1&amp;worldCruise=1" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ffffff">See all featured cruise deals</span></a></p>
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