When you think of your personal paradise, it’s hard not to think of island life. Palm-fringed bays, whitewashed buildings, pure sands, crystal clear waters - who doesn’t want to get away from all the noise and soak up some sun and sea? That’s why our island hopping trips are so popular. These are the trips where you can glide from paradise isle to paradise isle, each with their own unique quirks and cultural history. Take your pick from this lot.
Gazing over crystal-clear waters from sought after tanning spots, freshly caught seafood and hidden coves.
Yep, we’re sure you’ll agree that there’s nothing quite like Island life, where time moves at its own pace and the hustle and bustle of the mainland is just a distant memory. But you know what’s even better than one island? Multiple islands, each with their own traditions, fascinating culture and enticing delicacies. With so many amazing islands and so little time, there’s only one real solution: Island hopping. And with tailor-made island hopping adventures in Europe, Asia and Latin America, we’re here to make all your Island hopping fantasies a certified reality.
In Greece, you’ll be dazzled by Oia’s iconic sunsets, Santorini’s bright white domes and Mykonos’s unmissable coastal nightlife.
Alternatively, throw down your anchor in the Croatian island of Hvar for some celeb-spotting, before cruising to Dubrovnik to explore the old town, famed for its stunning architecture. Looking for something a little more tropical? Snorkelling, Panang curries and secluded island hikes are all part of the package of Thai island life, and boy, have they got it right. From Koh Tao to Koh Samui, these scenes could be straight out of Danny Boyle’s The Beach. We could go on, but we think you’re better off seeing for yourself…
There are many archipelagos around the world where you can hop from beautiful island to beautiful island. In Europe, some of the most popular island hopping destinations are Greece (where you can enjoy the white sands and beautiful architecture of Santorini, Ios and Mykonos), Croatia and Turkey. If you're looking for somewhere in Asia, Thailand is always a good option, with legendary paradise bays, excellent scuba options and famed party islands like Koh Samui and Koh Tao. There are also beautiful islands off the coast of Ecuador.
This one's up for debate and it really depends what you're looking for. We personally love the whitewashed paradise of Mykonos, with its intriguing Cycladic architecture, exhilarating nightlife and watersports and beautiful beaches. But we also know that watching the sunset in Ios can be beaten, and that Santorini has its own many, many charms. Our advice? Do them all!
Yes! The stunning Greek islands of Santorini, Ios and Mykonos were made for island hopping. With the perfect blend of historical intrigue, culture and sun-soaked beaches with pure white sands, it's also a breeze to get from one island to the other, making Greece one of the best places in the world to island hop.
The best way to travel to the Greek Islands is by ferry. Our islands hopper trips embark from the fascinating capital of Athens, setting sail to Mykonos, Santorini, Ios and back to Athens.