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Just got back from the cook islands and looking for my next island vacation. What is your favorite island to visit? Best sand beaches? Good snorkeling or diving?

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Palau. Best diving, super cool rock islands. And you can inexpensively camp on your own island.

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My wife wants a place with really soft sand, which the cook islands lacked. Does Palau offer that?

For reference, have been to the following: Cook Islands, Fiji, Jamaica, grand cayman, st Thomas, Bahamas, Vanuatu, cozumel, ambergris caye

Little and big corn island - Nicaragua

Also Roatan Honduras and Cuba

I was there in 2016 - it’s definitely a bit more rustic than the places you’ve listed but with a lot of unique character that makes for a rewarding adventure trip. You can still find nice places to stay and excellent restaurants which have become more prevalent with recent influx of US travelers. Diving is good - not a ton of divers so very healthy reefs. It takes a bit more research to do right - I have a few page write up with tips and recs I send to friends that are thinking about going - DM if you’re interested and I’ll send.

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