Lonely Planet The Islands Book (Hardcover)

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Lonely Planet The Islands Book (Hardcover)


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A veritable cornucopia of colour and culture” - The West Australian

“The ultimate in tropical travel inspiration” - The Sunday Star Times

“A great gift idea for the ardent traveler in your life” - Cream Magazine

Explore 150 of the world’s most enchanting islands in this inspirational coffee table book that features beautiful photography, illustrations and maps. Island hop across cosmopolitan archipelagos and secret tropical paradises, discover fascinating stories about each destination, meet locals, encounter wildlife and find amazing island experiences. 

Sink into the silken sands of Tobago or step foot in the abandoned prison cells of Alcatraz; unearth Burgh Island’s mysterious pirate tales or twirl forkfuls of sumptuous seafood pasta in Sicily; relax with a locally brewed craft beer on Waiheke Island or see the infamous red crabs of Christmas Island march into the ocean. Each island has its own distinctive story to tell and offers travellers a round-up of exciting activities to pursue to help make trip planning a total breeze.


Inside The Islands Book

- An eclectic and diverse collection of islands from within the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania 

- More than 600 beautiful photographs that shine a light on each island’s way of life 

- An intriguing overview of the backstory, history and culture of each island destination accompanied by an introduction from a Lonely Planet expert

- Top five recommended experiences for each island plotted on a bespoke illustrated map including trips to see natural wonders, wildlife encounters, food and drink hotspots - and more

- Presented in a premium hardcover format with a stunning rainbow foil jacket and internal artwork by Taiwanese illustrator, Whooli Chen


Embark on a journey of discovery with The Islands Book and find a treasure trove of alluring island destinations. Slip into Bora Bora’s crystal clear waters, step foot in Singapore’s urban jungle, take a cooking lesson on an idyllic organic farm in Zakynthos. 

Whether you’re a globetrotter in search of island solitude or a vibrant island metropolis, you’ll find the inspiration for your next travel adventure in the pages of this extraordinary book. Treat yourself to this mesmerising guide or gift The Islands Book to the traveller in your life.


About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet, a Red Ventures Company, is the world’s number one travel guidebook brand. Providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973, Lonely Planet reaches hundreds of millions of travellers each year online and in print and helps them unlock amazing experiences. Visit us at lonelyplanet.com and join our community of followers on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram (instagram.com/lonelyplanet), and TikTok (@lonelyplanet).


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Product Details ISBN: 9781838695033
ISBN-10: 1838695036
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Publication Date: December 27th, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Lonely Planet
An elegant, informative, beautiful book to simply browse through one informative page at a time, "The Islands Book" has a very special appeal to readers with an interest in the diversity of islands to be found within the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania -- making it a very strongly recommended an unique addition to personal, community, and academic library Travel Guide collections.—James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review

This beautifully bound coffee table book is packed with more stunning scenery than you can squeeze into the average Instagram feed 

Cream Magazine

a great gift idea for the ardent traveller in your family

Cream Magazine

a compendium of isles great and small

The Australian

veritable cornucopia of colour and culture

The West Australian

the ultimate in tropical travel inspiration

Sunday Star Times

“Who doesn’t dream about escaping to a tropical island at this time of year? The Islands Book transports you to 150 of the world most enchanting islands, exploring their culture, wildlife and landscape, to help you choose which one you’d like to be stranded on next!"

Good Housekeeping

The Islands Book transports you to 150 of the world most enchanting islands, exploring their culture, wildlife and landscape, to help you choose which one you’d like to be stranded on next!

Good Housekeeping