The islands to get stranded on
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
“This is THE destination on the travel journalism grapevine – stunning, cheap and almost entirely untouched,” says Rickard, who gave the islands a 9 (“one point off for its distance from mainland Australia – hurry up and get me there already!” she says).
We can’t help but reckon it’s a 10 on natural luxuries, however – there are four islands boasting palm trees, white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, world-class diving, uncrowded surfing… ah, we could go on.
But the real beauty of it is… well, its beauty! Do yourself a favour and get there before global warming takes the option from you.