A Tropical Island Escape

The best form of escape from the day to day routine of our lives is to escape to a tropical island for a couple of weeks. I do not need the excitement of bungee jumping, or the adventures of painting the town red. What I enjoy escaping to is the beauty and calmness one can get from soaking up the atmosphere of a tropical beach.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
A perfect escape to relaxation. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

Relaxing in the warm air and listening to the sound of the surf is one of my favourite ways to escape to relaxation. I close my eyes and my soul absorbs the tranquillity of nature.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
A Mauritian beach. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

On our trip to Mauritius, we came across a number of beaches that tempted us to enjoy the beauty of the beach and the hypnotic sound of the waves crashing on the shore. Not all beaches were postcard perfect; but the rocky ones had a beauty all of the own.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
A rocky beach in Roches Noires, Mauritius. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

The tropical beach is the perfect escape not only during the day, but also when the sun is setting. The oranges of the sunset give the sand and water a beauty you wish you could capture and hold within you for a long time.

Sunset on a Mauritian Beach. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
Sunset on a Mauritian Beach. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

Walking on the beaches at dusk certainly add another dimension to your escape from the rat race.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
Grand Baie, Mauritius at dusk. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

I enjoyed my last escape to a tropical island – and I know I will enjoy the next one.

Do you ever escape to island beaches?

(This post was inspired by the prompt Weekly Photo Challenge prompt: Escape)

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

41 thoughts on “A Tropical Island Escape

  1. Our beach is not tropical enough for my tastes. I love the Mauritius-type ones, indeed. Only, for honeymoons, we did learn that something to be avoided is falling asleep in the sun. The subsequent tender skin does tend to interfere with … traditional honeymoon activities! 🙂


    1. The best thing about the Mauritian beaches, I think, is the fine texture of the sand and the gentle breaking waves. (Not the temptation to sleep in the sun! 🙂 )


  2. My recent escape was to a tropical island and everything you said is everything I felt. I love waking up and being lulled to sleep by the sound of the sea. I’m already ready to go back! Great shots!


    1. And I would come and join you. Not only are you escaping the rat race when visiting a tropical island, but you are also surrounded by beautiful beaches 🙂


      1. We have some beautiful beaches here. Some are not sandy beaches but rocky ones that you can’t really walk on. I am living about 30 min drive from Kapiti Coast, really lovely beach there


  3. A great set of relaxing pictures Colline, the ocean always entrances me and the waves breaking on the shores are a symphony for lovers ears.
    An enjoyable visit.
    Emu aka Ian


      1. I agree! As long as it is warm enough, a walk on the beach in the rain can be great because it means there aren’t a lot of other people there.


  4. I’d like to escape there and I’m with you–the quieter the beach, the better. My escape is in a completely different setting, but engenders the same feelings of peace and relaxation.



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