Pacific Islands Travel
As mentioned on my welcome page as one of the Top Ten reasons why I
in Japan, travel to other Asia Pacific islands from Tokyo is
convenient and relatively inexpensive. But as a poor English teacher, I
always had that many funds to travel outside of Japan.
Within the past few years, however, I've
fortunately managed somehow to take advantage of frequent
special airfare campaigns, and occasional discount tour
packages to travel to some very awesome destinations
the Asia Pacific islands.
In short, Tokyo, Japan has proven to be a very convenient launching pad
for other exotic Pacific island travel locations in Asia, including Cebu, Philippines, Koh
Samui, Thailand, Palau, Guam,
Malaysia, Phuket, Thailand,
Below, you will see some of the places I've had the pleasure of
The first exotic Pacific islands travel destination I'd like to share
is Cebu, Philippines. I was blessed to have observed SO much beautiful
scenery there.....both natural and human.
2009 swimsuit competition
Click on the following link to view more details on my Cebu, Philippines travel.
The next exotic Pacific islands travel destination I'd like to talk
is Koh Samui, Thailand. For most of my adult life, I've always dreamed
of retiring someday on a remote Pacific island with white sand beaches,
crystal clear blue water, palm trees, and pretty women.
Koh Samui is not only my favorite Pacific island so
far, but the scenery and ambience there are the closest to what
I've always had in my mind for the ultimate Pacific island
paradise. The picture below should help prove my point.
And I can't wait to tell you more about it. Click on the following link
to view more details on my Koh
Samui, Thailand travel.
It's surprising how many people have never even heard of this
place. What a shame. If you're a diver, you probably HAVE heard of it
and maybe even have it on your "must see" list, as it's arguably one of
the most spectacular diving spots on God's green Earth.
I'm not a diver, but that didn't keep me from having
a wonderful time in this Pacific island paradise.
Ice Box Park
on Malakal Island, Palau
As you can see above, Palau is a pretty green and lush place. Click on
the following link to view more details on my Palau travel.
Guam was the first stop on my Pacific island tour back in March
2007. I can't wait to tell you all about it. You're gonna fall in love
with this place. But please go soon, because the U.S. military plans to
relocate 20,000 marines and their dependents here from Okinawa, Japan
within the next few years.
Who knows for sure what kinds of tourism and environmental
impacts this will cause, so I recommend you visit Guam ASAP.
Please click on the following link
to view more details on my Guam
was the 2nd stop on my Pacific island tour in November 2007. Because of
a reduction in airline service to this island, it can be a bit
troublesome getting there without a direct flight, but definitely well
worth your efforts.
history, but some of the most beautiful scenery and most heartfelt
friendly and cordial staff you'll encounter anywhere. Trust me.
Please click on the following link
to view more details on my Saipan
It's still a mystery to me why I never even heard of this place
until about a month before I actually visited Langkawi. This
place is becoming more popular among Japanese tourists and so there are
ample tour packages available these days for travelers from Japan.
Langkawi, which means "reddish brown eagle" in the colloquial Malay
language, is a cluster of 99 exotic tropical islands in far
northwestern Malaysia which has been designated a World Geopark
Langkawi eagle(s) at Eagle Square in Kuah Town
Langkawi offers secluded coves
and long stretches of white sandy beaches. Washed by the calm turquoise
waters of the Andaman Sea, the islands are covered with age-old
rainforests and home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna.
In short, it's probably one of the best kept secrets among the
most beautiful Pacific island destinations available for your vacation
You definitely owe it to yourself to have a quick look at the special
page I've compiled showing my 98 photos, 14 videos, and sightseeing
descriptions of my Langkawi,
It was great to travel back to Phuket after such a long absense. My
visit there was in April 1996 (pre-Indian Ocean earthquake and
tsunami in Dec. 2004), so indeed a lot had changed as of this March
2012 trip when I finally got to go back.
To be honest, I didn't see any remaining damage
from the catastrophic quake/tsunami that
killed nearly 5400 people in Thailand, 250 in Phuket alone.
fact, Thailand's largest island is clearly booming economically, and
overall, despite sometimes getting a little irritated with some of
the street vendors, I must say that was good to see.
Swimming pool @ the Royal
Paradise Hotel Phuket
Since my visit to Phuket, I have struggled with whether I liked it
better than Koh Samui,
Thailand, and haven't come up yet with a decision, but they're both without
question must-see Pacific island travel spots.
I hope you have time to check out the pics, video, map, and my story on
my Phuket, Thailand travel
I'd been itching to travel to the South Pacific islands for several
years, and in
February 2013 I finally got my chance. For my 1st ever visit to the
southern hemisphere, I chose Fiji.....for a number of reasons. For one,
English is their primary language....after all, they were a British
colony for nearly a century.
Secondly, I read on a number of websites about how very friendly and
hospitable that the Fijian people were. It's TRUE! I hope the pic below
lends a little credence to my story. I was very touched by the unbelievable
warmth of the wonderful Fijian people!
South Sea Cruises staff
you should ever have any interest in traveling to the beautiful South
Pacific island nation of Fiji, you might enjoy reading my Fiji Travel page with a day-by-day account
of the magical 6 days I spent there, including my pics, video, &
Please Come Back Again Soon !
My hope here is to continue sharing my stories,
and videos of other exotic Pacific island travel
paradises as I get a chance to visit them.
In the next few months, please stay tuned to this Pacific Islands
page as I
the linked travel pages with more details on some of the most
spectacular scenery you can
expect to see anywhere on the planet.
Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you'll stop by again soon...