from the editors of

I s l a n d s m ag a z I n e

the  2010 islands  c alendar
Yo u r 12- m o n t h Wish L ist f o r t h e n e W Y e a r

wish list: new Ze al and “ n e w z e a l a n d i s a c o f f e e -ta b l e b o o k o f g r e e n p a s t u r e s , t r a c k l e s s b e a c h e s a n d n e w a d v e n t u r e s . ”
— islands contributing editor Jad davenport

deCemBeR 2009 s M 7 14 21 28 t 1 6 13 20 27 8 15 22 29 w 2 9 16 23 30 t 3 10 17 24 31 f 4 11 18 25 s 5 12 19 26

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� whY new Zealand: this southwest corner of the polynesian triangle offers equal parts adventure, Maori culture and family fun. and this world apart is closer than you think.

south island’s picturesque otago peninsula has great views of the ever-changing papanui inlet. wildlife abounds. kaimatanz.com

� editOR’s PiCK: the kaimata eco-retreat on the

� BOOK nOw: winter in north america means summer in new zealand. it’s the perfect time to finally see this fantasy land just the way you want. islands.com/newzealand

wish list: maui “ s u n l i g h t co M e s t h r o u g h t h i s w o r l d i n s h a d e s o f g r e e n .”
— i s l a n d s e d i t o r - a t - l a r g e ty s a w y e r

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� whY maui: from world-famous surf breaks to whimsical communities to sweeping views from haleakala crater, Maui has an amazing array of attractions, plus rainbows almost daily.

� editOR’s PiCK: fairmont kea lani’s hawaiian

canoe experience invites guests and non-guests to paddle an outrigger among sea turtles and listen to hawaiian lore. fairmont.com/kealani

� BOOK nOw: first-class resorts and direct flights

from many u.s. cities make Maui a destination as convenient as it is sublime. new discoveries await. islands.com/maui

wish list: BRitish viRgin isl ands “ s e e i n g t h e b v i ’ s g r e at s c at t e r i n g o f i s l a n d s , y o u w o n d e r , ‘ i s i t b e t t e r o v e r t h e r e ? ’ ”
— i s l a n ds co n t r i b u t i n g e d i to r ke n M c a l p i n e

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� whY Bvi: the british virgin islands have fantastic weather almost year-round. they’re known for great sailing amid dozens of “am i the only one here?” island beaches.

� editOR’s PiCK: hike to devil’s bay from the national park entrance on virgin gorda. approaching the pools through the boulders is even better than boating in. bvinationalparkstrust.org

bitter end yacht club on virgin gorda feels more like a community than a crowd. and it’s the perfect launching point. islands.com/bvi

� BOOK nOw: even in peak spring season, the

wish list: JaPan “ i n o t i c e a c o M M o n e l e M e n t r u n n i n g t h r o u g h n e a r ly e v e r y a s p e c t o f J a p a n e s e l i f e : p e r f e c t i o n i s M . ”
— i s l a n d s c o n t r i b u t i n g e d i t o r J o e yo g e r s t

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� whY JaPan: iconic scenery like the peak of Mount fuji above the trees and rooftops combined with an influential pop culture make Japan an enticing destination.

� editOR’s PiCK: art you can eat? Japan’s kaiseki food tradition takes presentation, local sourcing and seasonality to extremes. try it at kyoto’s kikunoi restaurant. kikunoi.jp/english

� BOOK nOw: timeless Japan takes time. tokyo

alone has numerous districts each worth a week. find a base like hotel seiyo-ginza and start strolling. islands.com/japan

wish list: BOR a BOR a “a n o d , a s M i l e — a l M o s t l a u g h t e r — r e g i s t e r s o M e t h i n g b e y o n d aw e . t h i s i s r e a l ! ”
— islands editor-in-chief eddy patricelli

aPRil 2010 s M 5 12 19 26 t 6 13 20 27 w 7 14 21 28 t 1 4 11 18 25 8 15 22 29 f 2 9 16 23 30 s 3 10 17 24

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� whY BORa BORa: water and weather. the former is too blue to resist diving into. the latter is so consistently pleasant it gets monotonous (but not for months).

� editOR’s PiCK: snorkel the coral garden in

Matira lagoon, a city of fish bustling in every size and color. picnic on a nearby islet with an unbeatable view of Mount otemanu.

� BOOK nOw: sleep above glass-clear water in a

bungalow on stilts at world-class sites like pearl resorts. it’s one of the great experiences of island travel. islands.com/borabora

wish list: veniCe “ v e n i c e i s a n e c h o o f i t s e l f, o n e o f f e w c i t i e s i n t h e w o r l d w h e r e y o u c a n h e a r t h e p a s t. ”
— islands contributing editor edward readicker-henderson

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� whY veniCe: the city mesmerizes — the maze

of canals, the singing from unseen gondoliers — and then it all comes together. how did they build a city on water? one perfect moment at a time.

� editOR’s PiCK: climb the campanile for a

360-degree view of the city and surrounding islands. watch the gondolas and hear the orchestras playing in st. Mark’s square below.

� BOOK nOw: cross to giudecca island and

the hilton Molino stucky venice hotel. from the rooftop pool and bar, take in the grand views of the “floating city.” islands.com/venice

wish list: maldive s “ s u n s h i n e h i t s t h e g i n - c l e a r wat e r a n d d a n c e s g e o m e t r i c a l ly o n t h e s a n dy o c e a n f l o o r .”
— islands contributing editor amanda Jones

wish list: Bali “ t h i s i s a n i s l a n d b e s t n av i g at e d b y t h e s e n s e s . ”
— islands contributing editor Mary roach

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Muslim indonesia serves up a sensory feast — incense, jungle giving way to beach, gamelan music celebrating the spirit.

� whY Bali: the largely hindu island in largely

� editOR’s PiCK: an exquisite man-made

structure in a stunning natural setting, pura ulun danu bratan temple creates a mood of reverence, no matter your faith.

� BOOK nOw: bali hotels like the samaya

seminyak sometimes feel like temples themselves, the seas they sit on like holy water. you’ll believe in bali. island.com/bali

wish list: iCel and “ y o u ’ l l p a s s s o M a n y ‘ s t o p t h e c a r ! ’ v i s ta s , y o u M ay n o t M a k e i t a l l t h e way h e r e . t r y. ”
— islands features editor Matthew Miller

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� whY iCeland: from viking tradition to vatnajökull glacier, geysers and the northern lights, europe’s westernmost spot has extraordinary cultural and natural attractions.

� editOR’s PiCK: whatever the outdoor tempera-

ture, enjoy a hot soak (about 100 degrees) in the blue lagoon, whose geothermal seawater promises therapy for skin and spirit. bluelagoon.com

� BOOK nOw: year-round iceland rovers runs its

essential iceland tour to see glaciers, lava fields, caves and hot springs. take in this special world. islands.com/iceland

wish list: CuR aÇ aO “a s l i c e o f a M s t e r d a M i n c a r i b b e a n t e c h n i c o l o r . ”
— islands contributing editor regina schrambling

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� whY CuRaÇaO: with dutch-colonial history,

brilliant caribbean beaches, consistent weather and a rugged desert wilderness, curaçao has fun, culture and relaxation for all.

� editOR’s PiCK: on friday nights, saddle up for

equus in willemstad (off caracasbaai), a horse stable doubling as a restaurant where beef and chicken roast over open flames.

� BOOK nOw: kura hulanda delivers curaçao’s

best, both the hotel near willemstad’s culture-rich waterfront and the lodge amid cliffs and beaches in the west. islands.com/curacao

wish list: K auai “ t h e i s l a n d i s 5 5 2 s q u a r e M i l e s o f f a i r y-ta l e l o v e l i n e s s . ”
— i s l a n ds co n t r i b u t i n g e d i to r ke n M c a l p i n e

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� whY Kauai: the garden isle gushes with greenery. wild coastlines and bright waterfalls may remind you of dreams you’ve had. weather is great in the fall, and visitor numbers thin.

� editOR’s PiCK: walk the kalalau trail two miles from ke‘e beach to hanakapi‘ai beach. it’s tough terrain, but the sights, lights, sounds and smells offer ample rewards all the way. kauaieco-tours.com

� BOOK nOw: the hanalei colony resort and spa on kauai’s north shore nestles you in old hawaii, with beachfront massages and more for a dream escape. islands.com/kauai

wish list: se YChelle s “ h u g e g r ay b o u l d e r s e M e r g e l i k e p a c h y d e r M s i n s ta r t l i n g c o n t r a s t t o t h e l a p i s s e a . ”
— islands contributing editor Jeff greenwald

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� whY seYChelles: remote isles in a far-off ocean, they inspire through their colors — granite, green and blue — as well as the unyielding sense you’ve landed somewhere perfect.

� editOR’s PiCK: the uninhabited aldabra

islands, a large atoll 600 miles southwest of the main seychelles group, have one of the world’s largest populations of giant tortoises.

� BOOK nOw: the private island resort of frégate

island, named for the soaring bird, offers pampering in the guise of simplicity on an edenesque isle in the indian ocean. islands.com/seychelles

wish list: st. luCia “ i t ’ s a p l a c e w h e r e p e o p l e g o t o b e h a p p y. ”
— islands contributing editor david lansing

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� whY st. luCia: the iconic twin points of the pitons mark a caribbean destination with unmatched resorts, restaurants, beaches, adventures and fabulous weather.

fry in anse la ray for island-style seafood and loud music. Jump up with the locals, or just crack open a piton beer and watch.

� editOR’s PiCK: don’t miss the friday night fish

� BOOK nOw: to spend holidays or anytime

in paradise, check in at ladera, a small resort with enormous views of the pitons and the blue caribbean sea. islands.com/stlucia

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