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Island Holidays: Part of Your Bucket List?

Island Holidays:  Part of Your Bucket List?

Island HolidaysThere is just something about the ocean breeze and salt spray that makes a holiday or living on an island something you won't soon forget. 
Because islands can be found in every ocean and near every continent, island living or holidays can vary widely. 
You can lay on a beach or watch whales, study botany or shop native craft stalls.  It's all up to you when you plan your island holidays.

North American islands include the Canadian east coast islands of Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.   Island holidays to these areas will be filled with unspoiled natural beauty, cool, comfortable temperatures, and whale watching expeditions.

South of these regions is the little island of Bermuda off the eastern U.S. coast. 
Bermuda is surrounded with hundreds of square miles of reef formations, making snorkeling an interesting activity there.  For the less adventurous, you can ride around in a glass bottom boat and view the beautiful undersea world.

Island HolidaysHeading further on South, we find the Carribean islands.  These have long been popular spots for tourists.  Here the beaches are white and sandy and the weather is very warm. 
Up in the interior of these islands, you can find a wide variety of birds and other wildlife. 
Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Barbados, the Virgin Islands, and many other spots make lovely island holidays.  Each island has it's own unique flavor and feel.


Europe has islands of all types nearbIsland Holidaysy which make great spots for island holidays. 
Visit the isles of Greece and you will see clear seas, quiet beaches, olive groves, and the simple life. 
Corfu is the choice of those who like up-to-date restaurants and shopping, while Lefkas is popular with wind-surfers and sailors. 
The Portuguese island of Madeira boasts beautiful weather and one of the lowest crime rates in the world. 
The Canary Islands, off the coast of Spain, are a popular tourist spot for Europeans.

A new trend in island holidays is eco-tourism.  This is traveling in such a way that neither the earth nor the local people you are visiting is harmed in any way.  People who are drawn to eco-tourism may enjoy bird-watching, hiking, and other island activities that do not leave an impact on the area.

Vancouver IslandOne Island we believe offers everything one can hope for all wrapped in one trip of a life time and the place we call home is what we refer to as our "Corner of Paradise" or more officially called Vancouver Island. With over 31,000 Km2 (12,407 sq. mi.) in total area and a highest point of 2,200 meters (7,200 feet). Vancouver Island is the largest Island on the Canadian West Coast.

With a Recorded history going back thousands of years, (
Kwakwaka'wakw, Nuu-chah-nulth, and
Vancouver Island Native HistoryCoast Salish) , the Mildest climate in Canada, an Amazing Rain-forest,  The World Famous West Coast Eco Trail, Whale Watching, The Amazing Butchard Gardens, Skiing on Mount Washington,  Diving , Sailing, Fishing, and any other water-sports, walking or relaxing on one of hundreds of beaches, while being surrounded by the amazing beauty of  Island landscape, is a real treat we experience every day, and would encourage others to come visit at least once in your lifetime.

Everybody dreams of taking island holidays.  There are islands all over the world, each offering it's own cultural experience and natural wonders.  Many spots for island holidays are still unspoiled and secluded, while others are lively and exciting.  Island holidays offer a real diversion from your everyday life.


Island Living as we experience each and every day, is a lifestyle choice that rarely disappoints, never  boring, always changing, relaxed and life changing, Come Visit our Island, but be aware, you may never want to leave......


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Peter Pfann,

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Regional office: 1540 Fort St Victoria, BC V8S 5J2

 

Comments

Inpsiring post Peter & Linda. I think it's time we book an island holiday after reading this. Hope all is well in Victoria.

Posted by Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team (Re/Max First) about 9 years ago

Hi Ryan and Sheri,

Victoria is Pfanntastic, and yes booking an Island Holiday, is a special experience that is hard to compare with anything else, and we would love to see you here on ours....

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

I'm embarrassed to say, I've visited all the islands you mentioned except for PEI and Vancouver Island!!!   Unlike most Canadians, I have travelled across Canada, E to W prior to vacationing elsewhere but still haven't been to those 2 treasures.   Soon, I promise!

Posted by Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area (Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Hi Susan,

You have not been on Our Vancouver Island, I would say that it is about time you did, come and check out paradise soon, from May 01, till late November there is no better place on Earth.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

Peter and Linda, we visited your island once and we are surprised we got back home! It is beautiful and a phanntastic place to be!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

HI Al and Peggy,

Thanks for visiting, and please come again soon.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

I've been to Bermuda and part of the Caribbean. Islands are wonderful places to visit. I really enjoyed my visit to Victoria years ago. Islands have a whole different perspective on life.

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) about 9 years ago

Thank you for your great blog about island holidays.

I'd like to mention a great place to stay for anyone thinking of coming this way for a visit -- Dashwood Manor Bed & Breakfast. Dashwood Manor Bed and Breakfast looks out to Victoria's best ocean and mountain views. This outstanding Vancouver Island heritage bed and breakfast is located along Dallas Road, Victoria's scenic marine drive, within easy walking distance to downtown Victoria's Inner Harbour and many major attractions. Enjoy unforgettable ocean views from your guest room in this 1912 English Tudor mansion.

The owners, Dave & Sharon Layzell, have been meticulously renovating each suite since 2004, and the end result is simply spectacular!

You can check out their B&B at http://www.dashwoodmanor.com

To all visitors - Enjoy your visit to beautiful Victoria, BC. It is paradise!

 

Posted by Jennifer about 9 years ago

Hi Janice,

Thank you for your feedback and for visiting Victoria, as you say there is something special about being on an Island, that makes the rest of the world events "optional" so you can easily forget the issues of the world even exists...

 

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you for your kind words and encouragment for our blog, it is much appreciated.

We know of the Dashwood Manor, and as some may know it is one of many B&B's in and around Greater Victoria.

In a future post we will highlight a number of the B&B's around our beautiful Island.

Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

HI Rosario,

True enough, Island living is a lifestyle choice that comes with a few challenges, higher home prices (if you want to buy one) are typical, it is one of the trade off's for the higher quality lifestyle.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

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