Travelling around the world is one of the best ways to learn more about it. And even though innovations have made travelling easier and quicker, there are still some places that cannot be easily accessed. This doesn’t mean you can get there; of course, there are other means to get there, apart from an airplane. But because they don’t have direct flights, these places immediately become special. They aren’t commercialized and have less tourist crowd. Such places are enjoyed only by a select few. Boating or sailing around the world keeps you connected to the earth and also allows you to discover more of it. Here are a few pieces of paradise which one can access only by boat.
- Palm Island, Grenadine
The Grenadines are a bunch of small islands in the Lesser Antilles and the Palm Island is one of the few here. The group consists of 32 cays and islands. It is one mile away from the Union island and has five beaches. The tiny island has a diverse wildlife population with turtles, iguanas, crabs, lizards and birds. There is one resort with villas and other amenities. The gorgeous island has excellent views and food. If you want a vacation amidst a natural setting, blue water, swaying palms and soft sand, then this island will fulfill that.
2. Agia Roumeli, Greece
When we think of Greece, we think about the sea, food and sun. Agia Roumeli is a small village in Crete, very well known among tourists. The village is located on one side of the island of Crete and it is accessible only by boat. The roads here aren’t connected to the rest of the island. The quaint little village is on the beach and cruise ships may stop by here. The place is not easily accessible and it is on the exit of the Samaria Gorge National Park and hence offers hiking and walking trails. This is such a unique and calming place and you can spend a relaxing vacation here, away from an Amarine life.
3. Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia
Located in New Guinea, Raja Ampat is actually an archipelago with shoals, cays and islands. The Raja Ampat is a part of the Coral Triangle, rich in biodiversity. There are almost six hundred coral species because of which snorkelers are attracted to this region. The whole place is dotted with small islands and one can only access it by water or boats. There are homestays and resorts where you can stay and this is a destination for luxury yachts as well.
4. Silica Beach, Kimberley
Located in the Kimberley archipelago, on Hidden Island, the Silica Beach is a rare piece of paradise. Ivory sand and turquoise sea are what you will find here. This stretch is only accessible by water or a boat and if you want to truly enjoy the fine sand and sun. The water is deep enough for a boat to stop and you can use the boat ladder to get into the water directly. It is a great spot for a picnic in the sun and a nice beach to yourself.