If you are looking for pollution free holiday destinations then look no further than the following laid back islands of the world. These islands don’t allow cars just to help the tourists enjoy pollution free holidays. Tourists don’t have to bear the heat of traffic jams or have to wait for parking etc.
Perfectly natural and laid-back islands can rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. You can roam around these islands by bicycle or by food (perfect for health as well). Following are top 10 pollution free laid-back island destinations of the world which doesn’t allow cars, still provide excellent hospitality and facilities.
1. Hydra Island, Greece: Hydra in Greece is surrounded by azure blue water and hills on both side. Municipality of Hydra has forbidden motorized transport just to protect Hydra’s natural beauty. Being a small town Hydra can be visited by bicycle, donkeys and water ferries for remote locations.
2. Perhentian Islands, Malaysia: Perhentian Islands are one of main tourist attraction in Malaysia simply because of its natural beauty, pollution free environment and no cars. Snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming in crystal clear water bring many tourists to Perhentian Island every year.
3. Little Corn Island, Nicaragua: Colonized by British Empire, Little Corn Island is one of the most scenic island in Caribbean. Little Corn Island doesn’t support motorized transport as well, they have a 12 km long stretch covering the entire island which can be traveled by foot. Coral reefs in the surrounding areas makes it a great tourist destination.
4. Ko Phi Phi Island, Thailand: Featured in the movie “The Beach”, Ko Phi Phi beach in Thailand is very popular tourist destination. Although, the island was ruined by powerful Tsunami in 2004, still most part of the island are still recovering from the aftermath.
5. La Digue Island, Seychelles: Being a small town La Digue in Seychelles is popular island destination for tourists because of it’s beautiful beaches. Anse Source d’Argent is one of the most popular beach on La Digue Island.
6. Kadavu Island, Fiji: Kadavu is least developed in entire Fiji which is a great news for tourists looking for seldom destination. You won’t find many roads in Kadavu and have to take either water transport (ferries) or taxis to visit this 158 Km long island.
7. Lamu Island, Kenya: Lamu Old Town, the main town on the island, is one of the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlements in East Africa. Later, Lamu Old Town was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
8. Gili Islands, Indonesia: One of the most popular destination for remote island lovers. Every island (Gili consist of 3 islands) have excellent resorts and beaches to woo tourists.
9. Caye Caulker Island, Belize: Caye Caulker can be reached via water taxis or small planes. Caye Caulker is very popular destination due to its laid-back vibe, abundance of restaurants and bars and most importantly cheap prices.
10. Rottnest Island, Australia: Located new Perth, Rottnest Island is a great tourist destination for Australian tourists. Tourists enjoy swimming, snorkeling, fishing, surfing, diving and cycling round the 11km long island.
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