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ISLAND Life

Cast ashore on tropical sands, count the bunnies in Japan or follow Jedi knights, jerk practitioners or Moomins to ind your own wonderfully diferent island paradise

THE ISLAND... that's also a bar

‘There is only one place to eat on the island’ – in other circumstances, this would be plan-ahead travel advice. For one speck of land of the coast of Zanzibar in Tanzania, it’s simple physics: The Rock is a restaurant that takes up every last inch of its mushroom-shaped perch (therockrestaurantzanzibar.com). The eccentric dining spot of the Indian Ocean’s most legendary ‘spice island’ has become an Instagram star since its launch in 2010. At low tide, you reach it on foot across a short stretch of beach; at other times, diners are ferried in rowing boats. It’s mostly a hit for cocktails on its back terrace, but the Italian-leaning, seafood-rich menu is also of interest. Book ahead. The quickest lights to Zanzibar from the UK go via Nairobi, Istanbul, Doha or Muscat (skyscanner.com)

WORDS: RORY GOULDING. PHOTOGRAPH: PHILIPPE MICHEL/AGE FOTOSTOCK

THE ISLAND ...hat’s surounded by a housand more

The Philippines are a mapmaker’s nightmare: a country entirely made up of squiggly lines. Even in this intricate archipelago, Palawan stands out. With its supporting cast of smaller islands, it seems to dissolve into the sea, especially at its northern end, known as El Nido. Just ofshore, the Bacuit Archipelago forms a landscape of forested limestone pinnacles. You can stay in a handful of places (elnidoresorts. com) to snorkel and kayak among its coves and white-sand beaches. To see the area in traditional fashion, spend a few days island-hopping on crat such as a bangka (double-hulled outrigger) or a sail-itted paraw (taophilippines.com). Air Swfit flies to El Nido from the Filipino capital Manilaair-swfit.com)

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