Escapees in search of an island may be tempted to head for old favorites such as Southeast Asia or the Caribbean. But don't overlook Africa. This huge landmass is splattered with sand-fringed isles, from country-sized behemoths to single-shack atolls.
When mentioning an African holiday, most people will probably think of a safari tour, a visit to an ancient Egyptian monument or perhaps a trip to Cape Town or Marrakesh. However, Africa also has some amazing islands lying off its coasts. Madagascar, the 4th largest island in the world is the obvious one but there are also some smaller islands that are definitely worth a trip. These African islands have a fascinating history, unique wildlife and beaches that easily rival those of the Caribbean.