Do you rock the solocation or hope for some focused, quality time with your best mates? Look no further than the Cocos (aka Keeling) Islands—because they’re gorgeous…and about as far out as you can get. Located about 2,750 km northwest of Perth, Australia, this tiny Aussie territory in the Indian Ocean offers secluded, pristine beaches and lush rainforest adventures. Shift into ultimate holiday-making mode and float past the distractions of the big city to an uninhabited island. OK, you’ll stay in Cocos Islands hotels where other ladies and gents call home—but you’ll be just a boat ride away from untouched coconut groves.
The two main islands to remember are Home and West. You’ll likely book your Cocos Islands hotel on West Island, where you can easily get from the airport to a crystal-blue lagoon—North Lagoon, to be specific. Change into your bathers, lay your towel on the platinum blond sand and wile away the hours before an afternoon coconut plantation tour to learn how your favourite treats get their creamy goodness. Near the northernmost tip of the island, you can start round two of swimming and snorkelling at Trannies Beach. Next, join a boat tour out to North Keeling Island for a relaxing hike through Pulu Keeling National Park before heading back to West Island for dinner with awesome sunset views and a relaxing night sleep to get ready for more beach bumming.
Catch a flight to Cocos (Keeling) Islands Airport (CCK) on the south end of West Island. You can get around easily with the main bus line and on foot, or rent a car through Wotif. Additionally, ferry service takes you to many outlying islands.
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