Visit the world’s Greenest Islands this Earth Day

Like any parent, Mother Earth shows her love by giving us all she can – fresh blue water, clean air, diverse wildlife, and captivating green landscapes. With Earth Day right around the corner, what better way to honor her than by exploring the world’s natural beauty?

The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, has found the greenest islands surrounded by sapphire blue waters and pristine white sand beaches. And with a recently announced partnership with conservation group Hello Ocean, you won’t want to miss what lies beneath the waters. So, grab your bathing suit, flip flops, and enjoy paradise aboard your very own luxury yacht in these exotic destinations.

Cayo Lobo, Puerto Rico

This small uninhabited island is a gleaming emerald you’ll pass on your way to Culebra in the Spanish Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico’s unique Spanish Caribbean culture and tranquil waters offer an incomparable charter vacation experience. Just to the west of Culebra, Cayo Lobo is the perfect place to stop for lunch with charming scenic surroundings. If you want to enjoy the sights from under the water this little “cayo” is perfect for snorkeling and diving. When you’re done exploring the island and want to relax, take advantage of the beautiful and uncrowded white sand beaches.

The Pitons of St. Lucia

A jewel of the Windward Islands, the famous peaks of St. Lucia are eye candy for those cruising near the small town of Soufriére. Surrounding the infamous Pitons are crystal blue waters which are the highlight of any St. Lucia yacht charter. Enjoy swimming, windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving in the ocean as well as hiking, sightseeing, shopping, and shore front restaurants when you want to venture on land.

Khao Phing Kan, Thailand

It’s no secret that Thailand is endowed with unparalleled tropical beauty. With its towering pinnacles of limestone and famous Phi Phi Islands that stand as jewels of the Andaman Sea, this destination is of the most interest to sailors. Khao Phing Kan island, also known as James Bond Island for being featured in “The Man with the Golden Gun”, has gorgeous caves that you can explore by kayak! This is one experience you’ll definitely want to put on your to do list.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Are you looking for adventure on your next vacation? Take a trip to Bora Bora, one of the Leeward islands of Tahiti with some of the world’s top snorkeling and scuba diving venues. The turquoise waters are home to turtles, sharks, dolphins, porpoises, colourful hard and soft coral, and more than 500 species of fish. After a fun day exploring the Tahitian waters, you can dry off and head onto the mainland to shop for Tahitian Black Pearls.

Norman Island, British Virgin Islands

As inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, Norman Island is full of good food and good times. Bars, shops, and restaurants can be found further inland through the winding streets of the timeless villages. The three water-level caves at the base of cliffs are a must see for cruisers. With its array of caves, hidden bays, and wrecks you might even find some old pirate treasures!

South Water Caye, Belize

Turquoise waters and sparkling white sand beaches position this palm tree filled paradise as one of the most scenic experiences in Belize. Sitting above the Belize barrier reef the drop-off is close to the beach, providing a perfect location for some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the country. The island is home to manatees, whale sharks, and even dolphins. And, with The Moorings working with Hello Ocean to study, track, and observe the marine life here, you can be sure the aquatic creatures will be protected and preserved for years to come.

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James Chung

Founder & Editor in Chief of Hello Vancity magazine. Email [email protected]

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