Cat Ba Island, Vietnam
Cat Ba is the largest island in the Bay and approximately half of its area is covered by a National Park, which is home to the highly endangered Cat Ba langur. This golden-headed langur is rarely seen, as fewer than 100 specimens are thought to survive in the wild, although it is the subject of a well-organised conservation programme. The Park covers both land and marine areas and has a high biodiversity, although it is at risk from too rapid an increase in tourism. Other mammals in the Park include civet cats and oriental giant squirrels. Although there is much beauty to explore on the island, cat ba town itself is rather crumby. Lots of massage parlours offering happy ending and drunk chinese businessmen.
Anegada, British Virgin Islands
Anegada is an island in the British Virgin Islands. It has a year round population of less than 200 people on 15 square miles (38 sq km), which makes it the second largest island in the chain, after Tortola, but the most sparsely populated of the main islands. It is also geographically isolated, being separated by some 15 miles of blue water from the rest of the chain. Anegada boasts some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the BVI. Be sure to inquire about deep sea fishing trips as well.
The western side of Anegada consists mostly of a large salt pond sporting flocks of flamingoes. There are miles of beaches to enjoy. It is easy to spend a day on the beach without seeing another living soul. You can inquire about fishing day trips with Lil Bit Taz or at Neptune's Treasure. There is a small museum at the Pomato Point Restuarant which has relics from centuries past that have washed ashore.
Fakarava, French Polynesia
Havai'i or Farea is an atoll in the west of the Tuamotu group in French Polynesia. It is the second largest of the Tuamotu atolls. If you are looking to escape from people and want to spend time in the water. There are less than 500 people on the island, so most everything you do will be on the water. Get into the water. The lagoon is one of the clearest in French Polynesia and has little human interference. You will see many wild creatures. Take a the day tour to Tetamanu (the pass at the south end of the lagoon). There were pleny of sharks (blacktip and gray reef) and the coral and the pass are amazing. Also try Scubadiving, its great here. There are several diveshops available.
The island is famous for its stone money, which is rather large and cannot easily be moved. The island was opened for tourism in 1989 and has seen a good amount of tourists visiting, especially for the scuba diving and to catch a glimpse of the traditional Micronesian island culture. Skin Diver Magazine has called Yap "the most interesting island in Micronesia" and gives Yap the honor of being one of the magazine's top 3 dive sites.
On the island of Yap there are quite a few villages, as well as endless beaches and places to learn about the unique island life. The outer reefs around Yap are full of other aquatic life, and they attract divers from all corners of the globe.
Vis is one of the Dalmatian islands in Croatia.The island is plenty of superb beaches. Most of them are peaceful even in full season. In general the seafront is not so exploited and looks really natural. On the south coast, close to the village of Rukavac, near the city of Milna, there is Srebrena beach or the Silver beach. This is a stunning white pebbled beach, which certainly deserves a visit. In the inner part of the bay there is the part of Srebrena covered with peebles. This part is typicaly more crowded, while the rocky part is just few meters away and look outside the bay and is certainly much more peaceful. You can find bars, and restaurant at ten minutes walinkg from the beach, close to the place where you have to leave your car. One of the most extraordinary and stunning inlets in the Adriatic is Stiniva bay on north of the island of Vis. The beach is not accessible by car and you have to walk a difficult and steep path for about 30 minutes.