Imagine basking in the sun on your own private island steps away from the warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Sights on the island include the Hermitage, a miniature, hand-built abbey on Mount Alverina, the highest point on the island at 206 feet; and the ruins of the Deveaux Plantation at Port Howe, a veritable slice of local history in a spectacular setting.
Former U. S. presidents Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Ronald Reagan, and Richard Nixon all visited Catalina Island. For those with an interest in exotic fauna, it is also a time when the smallest frog on the island can be seen, in addition to other different insects that can be found on the island.
There are tourist information center, restaurant, accommodation, office of The Similan Islands National Park, and other western amenities for tourists on this island. If you don’t mind crowd and want to lie on some of the best beaches, then this may be the island of your choice.
While Naomi Dorrit did manage to find the Island in her helicopter , it took a satellite phone ‘s GPS system for the freighter team to lock on to the Island’s position. Suddenly, the island has become a new tourist destination for local and international travelers, seeking for genuineness, unspoiled nature, gourmet delights and above all the tranquility. A trip in a glass bottomed boat will give you a glimpse of the underwater world around the island. Examples are Saint Peter and Paul Rocks in the Atlantic Ocean and Macquarie Island in the Pacific. A small museum named ‘Smritika’ holds photographs and the other antiques of the Britishers relevant to these islands.
Another island in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park has a nice beach and offers spectacular view of corals and marine life. The most geologically mature of Hawaii’s Islands; the Garden Isle enjoys beautiful sandy beaches on fifty percent of its 111 mile long coast. This island also has great places you can visit to eat and shop, and the prices are great, too!