One of the four largest of the San Juan Islands and located just off the Northwest coast (and part) of Washington State is Orcas Island.
Slightly overshoot it and you're in BC Canada, which is great, but you had designs for a chilled out island break - so let's get back there.
This horseshoe island is a great place to take a break; whilst not being bored silly. You can enjoy the natural elements, the peaceful atmosphere, the beaches, views and birdwatching (if you're into that). Then the next day go whale watching, hiking through the mountain, zip-line through the trees and kayaking.
Orcas Island scores well on our combination theme of "Romantic + Adventure"; it's also super family friendly.
A temperate climate year round makes it an easy place to plan a trip to, be warned though as it is a popular choice in the Summer and its main economy is of course tourism. [Review by travelindicator]
- Orcas Island is a region in United States. It is situated at an altitude of 2408ft and the best airport to fly into is ESD (Orcas Island, Eastsound)
- The currency used in United States is the US dollar (USD)
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More Orcas Island travel resources
We found this, we didn't quite read through it all as it reads like a novel; good to cherry pick some info from though Travel + Leisure: Island vacations.
For a brochure style site on what to & see on Orca Island head over to San Juan Islands.
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