The beaches are easy to reach, and what a pleasure it is to swim, relax and get a good tan from the wind and the sun or take long, invigorating walks. You can also build sand castles, collect shells or just sit and meditate by the sea. The temperature of the seawater around the Islands usually stands at around 18 degrees Celsius (64 °F) in mid-August. Water in lagoons and bays can reach temperatures higher than 20 degrees Celsius (68 °F). Wind is a major factor when
choosing a place to swim: it is always a good idea to look for a beach that is protected from the wind.