Getaways + Travel

What Makes Island Getaways So Exciting

Sunny, warm weather, azure skies, and the feeling of sand slipping between your toes might just feel like a dream when you look outside of your window and see nothing but grey clouds and rain, yet having an island getaway might not be as far away as you think.

There are many reasons why island getaways are so exciting, including:

  • Culture: Culture is a significant part of why people choose an island getaway. In fact, 61% of holidaymakers make culture a priority. Every island has a different culture to experience. If you like the party scene, then Ibiza could be an alternative island destination for a holiday. What’s more, 18% will choose an island destination for the music, while 16% will travel because of cultural gatherings.
  • Rest and Relaxation: People spend around 3 hours sunbathing while at an island destination to sunbathe, and with stunning sandy beaches and warm sea, it is easy to see why! On average, people will also read 2-4 books, and 29% will listen to chill out music.
  • Food: Island food has a taste of its own, and 78% of people will enjoy tasting local cuisines while on holiday. For holiday goers who enjoy flavourful cuisine with a kick, traditional Balinese food is typically fresh vegetables, meat and fish, seasoned with a variety of spices. Delicious Balinese dishes include Pisang Goreng, Mie Goreng and Sate. If Bali sounds like the ideal destination for you, you can book holiday packages to the island of Bali with Opodo.
  • Climate: Did you know that 75% of people go on an island holiday to enjoy the climate? The further south you go, the warmer the weather, and this is something to consider when planning your next holiday. For example, did you know you could be enjoying the climate of a Mediterranean island with just a short flight?
  • Distance: Distance from home is a vital part of why people want an island holiday, and 25% of people choose a holiday because of the location. Islands in the Mediterranean are great places to visit no matter what the season is, and as there is some many to choose from, you will never be stuck for an exciting holiday destination again!

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