We’ve all heard of Bali, Bermuda, and Tahiti, but what about those with more under the radar personas? We take a look at some of this year’s best tropical islands.
1. Culebra, Puerto Rico
Though Vieques is arguably more popular, Culebra should be no secret itself: 17 miles east of the Puerto Rican mainland and 12 miles west of St. Thomas, it is Vieques’ smaller — just 11 square miles — and quieter sister. Specifically, Culebra is an archipelago consisting of the main island and 23 smaller islands that lie off its coast. If you go to Vieques for the nightlife, you’ll stay in Culebra for the wildlife. Turtles come to nest here each year, and the level of water clarity surrounding the island makes it a paradise for divers, boaters, and snorkelers. With approximately 3,000 full-time residents, Culebra is the perfect getaway for those interested in a sleepy, relaxing sojurn.