There is currently no widely accepted definition of the term tourist destination. From the tourism industry supply perspective, a destination is usually defined by a geo-political boundary, given destination marketing is most commonly funded by governments. From the traveler’s perspective, a destination might be perceived quite differently.
A tropical island resort is an island or archipelago that also depends on tourism as its source of revenue. The Bahamas in the Caribbean archipelago, Bali in Indonesia, Phuket in Thailand, Hawaii in the United States, Palawan in the Philippines, and Fiji in the Pacific, Vamizi Island, Santorini, and Ibiza in the Mediterranean are examples of popular island resorts.