About 25% of the world's fish (over 4,000 species!) live on coral reefs, and they provide more than 450 million people with food and income. Reefs create islands through the accumulation of sand and sediment, providing homes to people, birds, and turtles, as well as shelter so that delicate seagrass beds and mangrove habitats can thrive.
Stunning, shimmering sunsets across the water, the peaceful lullaby of waves crashing and the wind blowing, the feeling of truly being removed for your everyday life. Islands are pretty much the best. While it's wonderful to get that coveted passport stamp, there are plenty of islands to escape to that don't require a passport.