On the eve of our very special ‘100 Incredible Travel Secrets’ edition, we thought we’d offer some early inspiration to kick start the big reveal…

These beautiful images were taken on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands – an Australian territory, located almost midway between Australia and Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean.

Not only does this underrated destination feature in our best-of countdown, but these images were taken by Karen Willshaw – the clever photographer behind this issue’s cover shot.

We hope you enjoy some island-inspired day dreaming…