Island vacation in paradise
Mauritius, Seychelles and Koh Samui | Gorgeous beaches, turquoise sea as far as one can see and tropical temperatures give vacationers spending a holiday on these islands in the Indian Ocean a feeling they are in paradise. Mauritius is an island state and the Seychelles is an island state comprising of 115 islands. They are regarded as some of the most beautiful places on earth and when the weather in Germany is cool and rainy it is particularly nice on the islands. On the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Tao located in the Gulf of Thailand you have the feeling being in Garden of Eden. Beyond this the islands offer an array of cultural highlights. Did you know you can also spend a holiday home vacation here?
Mauritius – Jewel east of Madagascar
Seychelles – Island group in the Indian Ocean
On Koh Samui vacationers will also feel they are in paradise. The third largest Thai island is situated in the Gulf of Thailand and is revered for its tropical temperatures as well countless coconut palms which make this heavenly panorama perfect. On Koh Samui you will come across several religions though the Buddhist influence is the greatest. On the occasion of festivals and religious celebrations the island inhabitants meet at the twelve metre high Buddha statue on the northern part of the island. On Koh Samui the statue is regarded as a landmark. Next to tourism the export of coconuts is a vital source of income for the island residents. The fruit is not only sold for consumption but the fibres of the nuts are used to produce mats and the leaves of the coconut palms frequently serve the purpose of covering up the houses.
The island Koh Tao, which translates into turtle island and is linked to the previous large population of sea turtles, is part of the same island group as Koh Samui but much smaller. Despite the relative size of the island with a length of seven kilometres and width of three kilometres there are 14 beaches waiting to be enjoyed. Koh Tao is regarded as an insider tip for holidaymakers and until now has escaped mass tourism.