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Cocos Keeling Islands

Made up of two coral atolls that were closely studied by Charles Darwin, the Cocos Keeling Islands is perfect for a relaxing tropical break.

Water sports are very popular, with kite surfing, windsurfing and plain old surfing being best from July to October, but still great all year round. You can also hire stand up paddleboards, kayaks or take a private glass bottom boat tour around the islands. Even during busy periods, the water is uncrowded with plenty of space to learn or perfect their skills.

You can spend just as much time under the water with great snorkelling and diving with wrecks and reefs. There are plenty of great snorkelling sites for beginners and families and you’ll be sure to spot clams, urchins, angelfish, parrotfish and plenty more.

Home Island is the heart of the Cocos Malay community so be sure to catch a ferry across to try your hand at weaving, cooking Malay food and possibly even join a cultural ceremony  held in homes along the island.

Try a round of golf with stunning water views and the airport runway right through the middle of the course. Or perhaps you prefer to fish, with bonefish, trevally, sailfish and tuna to be caught from the beach, jetty and boat. At the end of the day, barbeque your catch as you watch the sun set.

Take the ferry to Direction Island, home to Cossies Beach which was voted number one in the 101 Best Australian Beaches. Relax on the sand or in one of the hammocks and snorkel "The Rip" where you'll spot reef sharks, tropical fish and colourful coral.

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Image credit: Rik Soderlund and Cocos Keeling Island Tourism 

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Cossies Beach, Direction Island
Winner of Australia's Best Beach 2017