An eco-wonderland and UNESCO World Heritage site off the north-eastern coast of Brazil, Fernando De Noronha is technically a volcanic achipelago formed by 20 tiny islets and a main island.
The islands are a paradox considering the smallness in its total area coverage and the richly varied marine bio-diversity Fernando de Noronha is home to.
How to get there: daily flights depart from both Recife and Natal; flight time is about 1 hour, 15 minutes.
Good to know: all tourists to the island are required to pay an Environment Protection Tax prior to visiting the island.
What to do: snorkelling at Baia do Sancho.
Where to stay: we love Pousada Maravilha with just a handful of simple, tasteful, and environmentally sustainable bungalows and luxury family rooms.