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Posted by Royal Sundaram on 05 Jun 2013
Pollution is prevalent everywhere. But when you look for a vacation destination, you are obviously looking to escape to a place that is more refreshing. Take a look at these absolutely natural and pollution free islands for your next holiday –
Hydra Island, Greece :
The scenic beauty of Hydra is outlined with cobalt blue waters. To preserve the natural beauty of this place, the municipality has forbidden the use of motorized transport. Apart from rubbish trucks, there are no motor vehicles on this island. If you wish to explore the island, then you can do so by traveling on bicycles, water taxis and donkey driven carts. Hydra is blessed with a number of bays and natural harbours. It is a popular yachting destination and here is where you can find the Kamini Yatch club, an international yacht club based in the port of Kamini.
Perhentian Islands, Malaysia :
This popular destination in Malaysia too is pitching its bit in making the planet pollution free. With cars being forbidden here as well, you can choose either water taxis or go on-foot to explore the place. The only way of reaching the island is by boat from the fishing villages of Kuala Besut and Tok Bali. Also, the local tourist operators have fishing boats and speed boats that run several times a day. The best means of enjoying the crystal clean waters of the Perhentian Islands is by snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming. The other activities that tourists like doing here include camping, canoeing, fishing, jungle trekking and banana boat riding.
Little Corn Island, Nicaragua :
There is no means of exploring this 12 km long stretch except by walking or maybe cycling (on certain paths though). Not only does this place have a single motorized vehicle, there are no roads constructed to drive too. Colonized by the British Empire, this island has paved sidewalk along the west coast near the pier. Apart from this path any other place you need to go, you’ll have to hike it through narrow muddy paths and forest interiors. This area is surrounded by coral reefs and is great for dolphin diving, fishing, yoga, massages and much more.
La Digue Island, Seychelles :
La Digue in Seychelles is a small town and is popular because of its beautiful beaches. One of the most popular beaches here is Anse Source d’Argent. Being a small island, this place has little need for the transportation infrastructure. There are only a handful of taxis on the island and no car rental agencies. Lack of adequate transportation and high rates of taxis leave you with no option but to travel on-foot. Tourists are mostly welcomed by their hotel with a ferry pick up. You can enjoy your vacation here by sight-seeing, snorkelling and exploring the place on a bicycle.
Lamu Island, Kenya :
Lamu Old Town happens to be one of the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlements in East Africa. Lamu Old Town was also designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Since all the places on this island are just a stone throw away, there is no specific need for transport here. So you can either walk down to the place you want or use boats for greater distance. Donkeys are widely used for heavy transportation. A major activity that tourists indulge in here is sightseeing and absorbing the culture of the place.
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