Monday, February 16, 2015

The Tropical Paradise of Cocos Keeling Islands

The Cocos (Keeling) Islands are located in the middle of the Indian Ocean some 2,750km north-west of Perth, and 900 km west south-west of Christmas Island.
 
There are actually two atolls that make up Cocos, only one of which is inhabited. There’s North Keeling Island and South Island. South Island is the inhabited one and refers to a collection of smaller islands. The three significant ones are Direction Island, Home Island (where the Malaysian population lives) and West Island (where the white Australian population lives)
 
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We enjoyed our vacation to the beautiful islands and waters surrounding Cocos Keeling. The shallow coral filled lagoon is only overshadowed by the leafy green palm trees and white sand that lines the beaches.
Situated 2750 kms northwest of Perth, Western Australia, the Cocos Keeling Islands are a group of coral islands that form two atolls. Only two of the 27 islands are inhabited - See more at: http://www.australiasindianoceanislands.com.au/about-cocos-keeling-islands#sthash.O0RMG6c6.dpuf
Situated 2750 kms northwest of Perth, Western Australia, the Cocos Keeling Islands are a group of coral islands that form two atolls. Only two of the 27 islands are inhabited - See more at: http://www.australiasindianoceanislands.com.au/about-cocos-keeling-islands#sthash.O0RMG6c6.dpuf
Situated 2750 kms northwest of Perth, Western Australia, the Cocos Keeling Islands are a group of coral islands that form two atolls. Only two of the 27 islands are inhabited - See more at: http://www.australiasindianoceanislands.com.au/about-cocos-keeling-islands#sthash.O0RMG6c6.dpuf