From Phuket to Zanzibar: Here Are the Best Island Holidays for 2024!

From Phuket to Zanzibar: Here Are the Best Island Holidays for 2024!

Sun, sand and serenity!

Beach bumming bliss or adventure haven? Luggage storage company Bounce just ranked the best island holidays for 2024, considering factors crucial to any island getaway: stunning beaches, exciting activities, affordable hotels, and delightful weather.

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Why Thailand ranked first on the best island holidays of 2024 list

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Phuket | Image credit: Preto_perola via Canva Pro

Thailand‘s captivating Phuket reigns supreme! This island gem boasts idyllic beaches with warm waters reaching a balmy 30°C in April. But Phuket offers more than just sunbathing. With nearly 3,000 activities to choose from, you can explore vibrant markets, delve into stunning natural wonders, or experience the island’s renowned nightlife. The best part? Hotels are surprisingly affordable, averaging around $187 (S$253.52) per night.

Other islands that made it to the list

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Zanzibar | Image credit: golero via Canva Pro

Looking for a wallet-friendly island retreat? Zanzibar in Tanzania has you covered! Here, you can find hotels for as low as $160 (S$216.86) a night and indulge in a local beer for a mere $1.95 (S$2.64). Combine this affordability with Zanzibar’s stunning beaches and you’ve got a recipe for a perfect island escape.

Greece‘s Crete offers the ideal balance for budget-conscious travellers who crave adventure.  With over 3,100 activities to choose from and a staggering 228 beaches to explore, Crete is a haven for history buffs, nature enthusiasts, and beach lovers alike. And the best part? Despite its offerings, Crete manages to stay budget-friendly.

The list doesn’t stop there! Bounce’s ranking also highlights other incredible island destinations like:

  1. Phuket, Thailand
  2. Zanzibar, Tanzania
  3. Crete, Greece
  4. Puerto Rico, Caribbean
  5. Majorca, Spain
  6. Cozumel, Mexico
  7. Mauritius
  8. Aruba
  9. Bali, Indonesia
  10. Ibiza, Spain and Sardinia, Italy

Also read: Thailand, South Korea and Malaysia: Top Slow Travel Destinations in Asia

Whether you prioritise budget-friendly beaches, an abundance of activities, or a touch of both, this ranking provides a fantastic starting point for planning your island getaway. So, start dreaming of turquoise waters, swaying palm trees, and unforgettable adventures. Your perfect paradise awaits with the best island holidays for 2024.

Featured image credit: Carlos Castilla via Canva Pro

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Anne Mercado
Anne Mercado

Anne is your go-to girl if you want to talk about all things beauty, fashion and adventure. Her creative expression would be through writing and curating photos. Exploring different places and immersing herself in diverse cultures is her idea of fun. If you ask her to describe what her perfect day is, her answer would be by the beach with a book on her hand enjoying a nice margarita.