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Exploring Other Aeolian Islands

Salina, which hosts our recommended hotels in the Aeolian Islands, provides a good base for day trips to the other more-remote islands in the archipelago.

Exploring Italy’s Salina Island

Our writer visited the island of Salina, in Italy's Aeolian Islands, with the help of a guide, who had deep knowledge of its history, geology and architecture.

Newly Recommended Hotels in the Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian Islands lure discerning international travelers because they remain so unspoiled and authentic. Our writer visited three hotels on two of them.

Italy’s Unspoiled Aeolian Islands

A necklace of seven volcanic peaks, rising from the Mediterranean off the coast of Sicily, the Aeolian Islands are an alluring and relaxing destination.

Gladden Private Island: The Ultimate Refuge, in Belize

A 30-minute helicopter ride from Belize City is the newly opened Gladden Private Island, a 3,000-square-foot refuge offering 100 percent privacy for one couple.

Lighthouse Living Off the Coast of Italy

Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia, an elegant inn on the island of Salina, just converted its 19th-century lighthouse into six more rooms overlooking the Aeolian sea.

The Resort at Paws Up Opens an Island Retreat

The Resort at Paws Up debuts the Island Lodge at Salmon Lake, a center for summer activities that is a 15-minute drive from the main resort.

Sundy Praia Opens Off the West African Coast

The newly opened Sundy Praia resort lets visitors discover the untapped beauty of Sao Tome and Principe, an island nation off the coast of West Africa.

5 Secret Islands in the South of France

The Mediterranean islands of France are some of the most beautiful and romantic destinations in the world. Here are 5 undiscovered gems.

Last Word: Terra Incognita

South African-born hotelier James McBride divulges a surfer's secret to Mr. Harper. Sumba. This island east of Bali is one of the last unexplored territories.

New & Noteworthy, February 2016

Mr. Harper reports on travel news from around the world including Cousine Islands reinvention, Four Season Lanai's opening and the new Six Senses Bhutan.

Caribbean Islands: A Roundup of Our Favorites

On the heels of Mr. Harper's recent visit, the Harper Traveler talks with our hotel partners on three of the most spectacular caribbean islands of the Bahamas.

7 Favorite Caribbean Islands

Crystalline waters, tropical breezes, endless beaches, and rum by the barrelful—the Caribbean is paradise found.

Island-Hopping in the Caribbean Video

A video of Island-Hopping in the Caribbean as reviewed in the November 2014 issue of the Hideaway Report.

Fisher Island: Miami Sanctuary Renewed

The Fisher Island ferry leaves from a dock a few hundred yards from Miami’s cruise ship terminal and just a short drive from the madding crowds of South Beach.

A Photo Worth Pinning: Laucala Island, Fiji

In need of a beach fix? Check into this exclusive sanctuary on a remote 3,200-acre private island.

Featured Hotel: Lizard Island, Australia

Lizard Island is a sophisticated resort on a remote 2,500-acre island surrounded by white-sand beaches and crystalline lagoons.

Top Most-Visited North American Islands

If you’re considering making your next getaway an island experience, you need not think only of far-flung destinations with long, often expensive flights.

A Fresh Look at the Turks and Caicos Islands

When we first visited the Turks and Caicos more than 30 years ago, few people had ever heard of this British Overseas Territory tucked just south of the Bahamas, a 90-minute flight from Miami. On our inaugural visit in January 1981, we had to fly to Grand Turk, which then contained most of the archipelago’s 7,500 inhabitants, to catch a puddle jumper to the island of Providenciales, a process that took two days, thanks to the pilot initially taking off with insufficient fuel and being obliged to return!