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Thursday, January 19, 2012

ISLAND ESCAPES FORGET THE WINTER BLUES

You survived the post-holiday blues, but its still cold, wet and snowing outside.   These sunny island escapes should help you forget....  
 
Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands





 

Soggy Dollar Bar


Cambodia


Opening in February, Song Saa, Cambodia’s first private island resort, is sustainable (built from local, natural materials), with a wellness bent and overwhelming opulence (the spa commands its own island).


Song Saa, Cambodia (Courtesy Song Saa)
Kadavu, Fiji
Kadavu, the smallest and least developed of Fiji’s “big” islands, is best known for scuba diving and bird watching. But if you’ve got to have your beach fading out of sight in both directions, this miles-long sandy stretch on the north side of the island is for you
Long Beach, Fiji (Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Taha'a Island, French Polynesia
If it weren’t for the fact that the water, over a bottom of hard white sand, is only about waist deep, you’d feel as if you were at sea in the bungalows at this away-from-the-tourists (but with Bora Bora still visible on the horizon) resort.