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Islands you can swim round?

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Islands you can swim round?

Can I possibly have a definitive list of islands I could swim/drift snorkel all the way round without encountering a sand-bar, restaurant on the end of a long jetty, endless row of water-bungalows or ferocious currents that would sweep me off to Thailand?

I can swim for about 3-4 hours in the sea without needing to put my feet down.

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11. Re: Islands you can swim round?

Wait for the Yasawa Princess to sail again. You can have a different island each day to snorkel round :-)

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12. Re: Islands you can swim round?

I know you hate the mention of it, but Robinson Club.

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13. Re: Islands you can swim round?

LOL, Turqouise - I don't hate the mention of RC! A few of us - me included - are genuinely interested in Robinson Club and want to go (your review is to blame!) and no-one minds recommendations from someone who's been there!

I think he who cannot be named has left TA forever.

Edited: 28 September 2012, 13:53
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14. Re: Islands you can swim round?

Sue, I am embarrassed to say that I was once sick on a small glass bottom boat so cruises are out! Never feel sea sick whilst swimming/snorkelling in the sea but sadly boats are a completely different matter.

I don't think the daily Dramaline would mix well with the alcohol!

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15. Re: Islands you can swim round?

the guy from watersports swam round Reethi most nights when we were there last year - there was the occaisional guest who would join him

Also my OH swam round Athuruga when we went ( BWB- before water bungalows _ but not sure if possible now

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16. Re: Islands you can swim round?

You can swim around Dusit Thani.

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17. Re: Islands you can swim round?

I did a breaststroke around Reethi with no snorkel or fins.

If you ever try this my top tip would be to get the watervillas out of the way first as there was a convergence of currents there which was tough to deal with at the end of the swim.

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18. Re: Islands you can swim round?

Also, wear some Zoggs.

Edited: 28 September 2012, 16:32
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19. Re: Islands you can swim round?

Robin2008, I know when u r on hol time is not an issue, but curiosity wise, roughly how long did that take/

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20. Re: Islands you can swim round?

You must be a pretty good swimmer Robin! :-)

There can be some quite strong currents at Reethi particularly in low season, so would recommend that caution be exercised for anyone other than strong swimmers - well for anyone really.

The dive centre recommend not snorkelling past the marker nearest the water villas, so be aware....

Ian