Who doesn’t love islands? Surrounded by water, often tropical, and typically remote, islands are the essence of wanderlust. Discover Corps is all about celebrating the allure of these secluded paradises. From the lively streets of Cuba to the pristine beaches of Zanzibar, we can’t get enough of island life. We’ll also give you a sneak peek of Discover Corps’ exciting new island destination coming soon! So, sit back, relax, and let your island dreams take flight.
Islands have an irresistible allure, a magnetic pull that draws travelers from all corners of the globe. They beckon with promises of pristine beaches, lush landscapes, vibrant cultures, and adventures waiting to unfold. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, adventure, or a blend of both, our top island destinations at Discover Corps offer an array of experiences to satisfy your wanderlust. Join us on a virtual journey through some of the world’s most captivating islands.
Here at Discover Corps, we have a wide array of different island destinations to choose from all around the world. Check them out below as well as some tips on how to travel with ease to these top destinations.
On our Preserving Nature’s Wonders Cuban adventure, relax on the sandy beaches of Playa de Cayo Jutias, just a stone’s throw away from the bustling Havana. Cuba is a destination that dances to its own beat. The lively streets of Havana resonate with the sounds of salsa music, and the vibrant culture comes alive in the colorful buildings and classic cars. Dive into the heart of Cuba’s history, meet the warm and welcoming locals, and savor the flavors of traditional Cuban cuisine. Enjoy R&R on this beautiful island and country.
Tip #1 – Currency
In addition to packing your island essentials, don’t forget to check out what currency is used in the country you’re visiting. For example, Cuba primarily uses the Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC). Be sure to exchange your currency upon arrival. Credit cards are not as widely accepted, so cash is essential.
Travel to the heart & soul of the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic, a Caribbean gem known for its breathtaking beaches, clear turquoise waters, and a culture infused with joy on this Grassroots Expedition. Live surrounded by idyllic beaches, upbeat Caribbean music, and friendly local communities. Explore the colonial charm of Santo Domingo, unwind on the pristine shores of Punta Cana, and immerse yourself in the rhythms of merengue and bachata.
Tip #2 – Connect with Language
While English is becoming a widely spoken language throughout the world, your experience can change by making the effort of learning the local language. In the Dominican Republic, Spanish is the national language and many speak Dominican Spanish, a Caribbean dialect of Spanish. While many locals speak English, knowing some basic Spanish phrases can enhance your experience and help you connect with the friendly Dominican people.
Zanzibar is a tropical paradise extension that you can add on one of two Discover Corps trip: Tanzania – Safari & Service Adventure or Kenya: Safari & Conservation. Lying just off the Tanzanian coast, Zanzibar Island is the jewel of the Indian Ocean. Boasting some of the finest beaches in East Africa, a mesmerizing mix of cultural influences and some of the world’s best preserved giant turtle populations, Zanzibar is an island unlike any other.
Tip #3 – Local Culture
Discover Corps is there every step of the way in helping you plan your adventure. One of the things we encourage solo and family travelers to do is to research the local culture and customs to be well prepared of what to expect. Zanzibar has an amazing unique Swahili culture with a predominantly Muslim population. Respecting local customs helps travelers be more mindful but also celebrate cultural diversity all around the world!
Arguably the greatest destination on the planet for nature travelers, the Galapagos is home to a myriad of species found nowhere else on earth. It was here that Charles Darwin first observed how a species adapts differently to the unique environments on each island. Come, witness first hand the kaleidoscope of plants & wildlife that inspired Darwin – and let it inspire your love of nature!
Tip #4 – Environmental Impact
Discover Corps is committed to designing our trips so that they contribute to the preservation of both the local culture and the environment. This is crucial as many of the places that we visit have fragile ecosystems. When traveling to these natural wonders, we help by making sure to follow local guidelines to preserve the environment and keep it safe.
Koh Phi Phi
Venture out to the majestic Phi Phi Islands relaxation amongst swaying palms and white sand beaches on our Thailand: Elephants & Islands Expedition or as an extension on our other Thailand adventures. There is no better way to end a trip to Thailand than taking in ocean breezes from a beachfront resort. Southern Thailand’s Koh Phi Phi Islands are a postcard-perfect destination with azure waters, dramatic limestone cliffs, and vibrant marine life that make this a haven for beach lovers and adventure seekers alike. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach or exploring underwater caves, these islands have it all.
Tip #5: Pack Smart
When you book with Discover Corps, we are there every step of the way in helping you plan the best adventure! This includes helping you develop a packing list. Every person has different needs and essentials when traveling but we always recommend packing light and smart when you can and bringing essentials like sunscreen, insect repellent, and comfortable walking shoes.
Bali – Coming Soon!
Travel with Discover Corps to the magical land of Bali, the “Island of the Gods”. Bali offers a blend of spirituality, culture, and natural beauty that promises an unforgettable journey. Travelers will be getting the best of 4-5 Star jungle and beachside accommodations on this island adventure. Snorkel with a leading organization protecting reefs, practice yoga with incredible views, visit local schools, climb picturesque rice terraces, and take a traditional Balinese cooking class with a local chef on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
We can’t wait to announce our itinerary and dates for our new island adventure! Contact us to get on the waiting list!