Frommer's 500 Extraordinary Islands (500 Places)

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9780470500705: Frommer's 500 Extraordinary Islands (500 Places)

Escape to the World's Most Spectacular Islands

This guidebook leads you on an irresistible tour of some of the most magnificent islands around the globe—from tiny isles to island nations, and from the well-trod to the totally uninhabited. Whether it's the history and charm of islands like Mont-Saint-Michel (France) and Ocracoke (United States) or the unspoiled vistas of far-flung places like Antarctica and Polynesia's Tuvalu, you'll discover a host of islands you'd love to visit—or stay on forever.

The book includes contact information and details on transportation and accommodations to make trip-planning easy. A geographical index helps you find destinations quickly.

Choose Your Own Island Adventure

  • Great escapes: unspoiled beaches, tropical retreats, exotic hideaways

  • Leisure and pleasure: sun worshiping, land and water sports, nightlife

  • Nature and wildlife: lush landscapes, nature preserves, rare species

  • Cities and countries: vibrant metropolises, independent nations, city enclaves

  • History and mystery: ancient marvels, cultural treasures, spiritual centers

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This guidebook leads you on an irresistible tour of some of the most magnificent islands around the globe—from tiny isles to island nations, and from the well-trod to the totally uninhabited. Whether it's the history and charm of islands like Mont-Saint-Michel (France) and Ocracoke (United States) or the unspoiled vistas of far-flung places like Antarctica and Polynesia's Tuvalu, you'll discover a host of islands you'd love to visit—or stay on forever.

The book includes contact information and details on transportation and accommodations to make trip-planning easy. A geographical index helps you find destinations quickly.

Discover Some of the World's Most Extraordinary Islands


Prince Edward Island, Canada
Photo courtesy of Tourism PEI/John Sylvester
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Photo courtesy of Tahiti Tourisme
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Gorgona, Colombia
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Usedom, Germany and Poland
Photo courtesy of German National Merten, Hans PeterTourism Board
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Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, U.K.
Photo courtesy of Isle of Wight Council
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Ile Sainte-Hélène & Ile Notre-Dame, Montreal, Canada
Photo courtesy of Environment Canada's Biosphère
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Malta
Photo courtesy of Malta Tourism Authority
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Mauritius
Photo courtesy of Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority
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Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, Argentina and Chile
Photo courtesy of Gentileza Turismo Chile
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About the Author:

Julie Duchaine has been a freelance writer for the past 25 years. Most recently, she contributed to Frommer's 500 Places to See Before They Disappear, Frommer's 500 Places for Food & Wine Lovers, and Frommer's 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up. She lives in Milwaukee.

Holly Hughes has traveled the globe as an editor and writer. A former executive editor of Fodor's Travel Publications, she edits the annual Best Food Writing anthology and is the author of the bestselling 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up, 500 Places to See Before They Disappear, 500 Places for Food & Wine Lovers, and Frommer's New York City with Kids. She has also written fiction for middle graders. New York City makes a convenient jumping-off place for her travels with her three children and husband.

Alexis Lipsitz Flippin is a writer and editor who lives in New York City. She is the author of Frommer's New York City with Kids, Frommer's New York Day by Day, Frommer's Portable Turks & Caicos, and Frommer's Portable St. Maarten/St. Martin, Anguilla & St. Barts.

Sylvie Murphy has lived and worked in Rome as a travel writer and travel guide and currently resides in Kansas City. She is also the author of Frommer's Day by Day Rome and a contributor to Pauline Frommer's Italy.

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