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Hilton Grand Vacations' Picks: Best Island Vacation Destinations Around the Globe

From Maui to Malta, enjoy a vacation on island time

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Family taking a picture while on vacation in an island paradise.

From the sugar-white beaches of Barbados to the inky black shores of Hawaii, there are so many tropical vacation destinations from which to choose. If you're ready to surround yourself with turquoise waters, warm breezes and colorful cocktails, we've got you covered.

 

Here are Hilton Grand Vacations' top picks for 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 in Barbados: Hilton Grand Vacations at The Crane 

Hawaii

The Hawaiian Islands offer the ideal back drop for an island getaway, which many visitors return to year after year. With so much to see and do in Hawaii it's easy to see why.

The Big Island 

Head to Waikoloa to explore a lava-laden landscape with waterfalls, black-sand beaches and reefs. Depending on how you like to explore you can:

Where to stay on the Big Island: We have four beautiful properties from which to choose.

Oahu 

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

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

Maui 

This unique island full of white, red and black-sand beaches, and its iconic culture doesn't disappoint:

  • Take a sunrise hike to Haleakala, and summit 10,023 feet.
  • 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 on Maui: Maui Bay Villas by Hilton Grand Vacations Club (Coming Soon)  

Jamaica

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

Where to stay in Jamaica: Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa 

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 in Fiji: DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Fiji, Sonaisali Island 

St. Lucia

Beautiful beaches and lush tropical landscapes 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 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 on St. Lucia: Harbor Club St. Lucia, Curio Collection by Hilton 

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 an area steeped in 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 square feet of marine life at the Malta National Aquarium.
  • Enjoy traditional Maltese food at one of many amazing restaurants.

Where to stay in Malta: Hilton Malta 

Read Travel Bucket List Ideas: 14 Must-See Photo Spots In Hawaii for more Hilton Grand Vacations island inspiration. 

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The Vacationeer is a collective of Hilton Grand Vacations storytellers whose goal is to inspire travelers to go further. We're always on the lookout for new destinations to explore, useful travel tips, and unique ideas to help you plan the most memorable vacations possible.

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