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The Hilton Grand Vacations list of best islands to visit, from Malta to Maui

From the white-sand beaches of Barbados to the inky black shores of Hawaii, there are so many tropical vacation destinations to choose from. If you’re ready to surround yourself with turquoise waters, warm breezes, and colorful cocktails, here is the Hilton Grand Vacations list of the best island vacations around the globe.

Barbados 

There’s so much to do in this Caribbean destination. Beyond the beautiful beaches, there’s a lot to explore outdoors:

Whether you want to kick back and relax or experience as much culture (and cuisine) as possible, it’s all waiting for you in Barbados.

Where to Stay: Hilton Grand Vacations at The Crane 

Best Island Vacations at the Crane in Barbados

Hawaii

The Hawaiian Islands offer a wealth of tropical retreats, many of which visitors come back to every year. It won’t take long to see why this is one of the best island vacations.

The Big Island 

Head to Waikoloa to explore a lava-laden landscape with waterfalls, black-sand beaches, and reefs. You can:

Where to Stay: We have four beautiful properties to choose from.

Best Island Vacations at the Kings Land in Hawaii

Oahu 

This island is home to an wide variety of cultural events, lively restaurants, pulsing nightlife, and perfect surfing waves. Plan your visit and take in all the treasures that await you:

Where to Stay: Choose from one of five properties just steps away from the white-sand beaches of Oahu.

Maui 

This island full of white, red, and black-sand beaches, and epic culture will never disappoint:

  • Take a sunrise hike to Haleakala, and summit 10,023 ft.
  • Go whale watching during the winter and see North Pacific humpback whales in their natural habitat.
  • Experience a variety of water sports, from jet skiing to flyboarding.

Where to Stay: Maui Bay Villas by Hilton Grand Vacations Club (Coming Soon)  

Best Island Vacations in Maui

Jamaica 

A trip to Jamaica can be the best island vacation filled with adventure for the whole family.

Where to Stay: Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa 

Best Island Vacations in Jamaica

Fiji 

There’s nowhere quite like Fiji. This remote archipelago of 300 islands welcomes you to its private beaches, vibrant underwater world, and lush landscapes.

Where to Stay: DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Fiji, Sonaisali Island 

Best Island Vacations in Fiji

St. Lucia

Beautiful beaches and lush tropical landscape make St. Lucia a favorite tropical vacation destination.

  • Go to Pigeon Island National Park and visit old military forts and hiking trails.
  • Take a scuba diving course. Dive Saint Lucia offers lessons for levels ranging from kids to pro.
  • Tour the treetops on an aerial tram, a kind of open air gondola that transports visitors into the heart of the rainforest.

Where to Stay: Harbor Club St. Lucia, Curio Collection by Hilton 

Best Island Vacations in St. Lucia

Malta 

Planning a trip to Malta, the archipelago in the Central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African Coast, means enjoying the best of island life and a rich history.

  • Explore the city of Mdina, whose history dates back 4,000 years. Don’t miss the palaces and ancient city walls.
  • Discover 20,000 sq. ft. of marine life at the Malta National Aquarium.
  • Enjoy traditional Maltese food at one of many amazing restaurants.

Where to Stay: Hilton Malta 

Best island vacations in Malta

Dreaming of warm breezes and umbrella-adorned tropical drinks? It’s time to plan your vacation to the best islands to visit. Read on for more suggestions of activities to do in Barbados and Oahu.

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