Frommer's 500 Extraordinary Islands
Wiley, Jan 14, 2010 - Travel - 544 pages
Frommer's 500 Best Islands features our selections for the best islands around the world - from tiny isles to island nations, and from well-trod to totally uninhabited. Chapters are divided into: Treasure Islands -- Islands that have a strong, distinctive local culture and personalityLeisure Islands -- Islands with a relaxed vibe and lots of land sports like hiking or bikingPleasure Islands -- Islands famous for their partying and nightlife scenesBeachcomber Islands -- Islands known for their beaches, diving, and watersportsGarden Isles -- Islands with lush or verdant landscapes, orchards, and local produceIslands of Mystery -- Places that are somewhat remote and have a mystical and/or exotic vibeIsland Escapes -- Quiet, uncrowded spots for those who love nature and want a relaxed paceEnds of the Earth -- Islands that are rugged, remote, hard to get to, and great for adventure loversIslands of History -- Islands known for specific historic events, and with landmarks to visitWildlife Islands -- Islands that are great for birdwatching, whale watching, and viewing rare species, as well as nature preservesIsland Nations -- Large islands with their own history and independent governmentIsland Cities -- Vibrant metropolises that have thrived as their own islandsCity Islands -- Island enclaves within larger cities
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