VIDEO: Three Islands in Paradise... No Passport Needed

Three Islands in Paradise... No Passport Needed

Taking a trip to an island in paradise doesn't mean you have to leave the country. At Away.com we have three picks for an island getaway where no passport is needed.

Maui, Hawaii, is a destination like no other. This island is home to every eco-system in the world, and visitors can experience everything from deserts to farmlands and volcanoes to tropical rainforest. Maui boasts a multitude of five-start resorts, swanky shopping, and hopping nightlife that coexist with outdoorsy attractions like backcountry hiking and ocean-front camping. Plus, local eateries provide delicious food, from banana pancakes to fresh sushi.

Puerto Rico can certainly be a fun retreat and the Bacardi rum factory might help! This American territory is filled with quaint mountain villages, coffee plantations to explore, and of course, plenty of beaches for fun in the sun. Check out Old San Juan, with its cobblestone streets and fusion cuisine. The latest must-see spot in Puerto Rico is Vieques Island. It was once a Navy testing-site for bombs, but now its beaches see only bare feet.

The U.S. Virgin Islands are covered in white-sand beaches and flanked by coral reefs for snorkeling and scuba diving. Plus, it has lots for outdoorsy type. Explore historic ruins and hiking trails throughout the islands. This area is ranked high on the list of exotic wedding locations, too.

So leave your passport at home and board a plane for an island escape in paradise.


Best Hotels in Maui

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Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
$549-$1049
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The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui
$429-$919
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The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
$297-$557
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Honua Kai Resort

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