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A Golfer's Guide to Exotic Islands

Courtesy of One & Only The One & Only Le Touessrok Golf Course.

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Just as the standards of luxury continue to be raised to satisfy ever more discerning tastes, exotic travel these days is something entirely different from what it was even a decade ago. To globe-trotting American golfers, the singular pleasures of strolling the fairways of Hawaii, the Caribbean and the British Isles are by now well known.

What’s the new frontier?For spectacular island golf and exquisite seaside resorts, travelers are venturing to remote outposts once the province only of honeymooners, celebrities and the ultrarich: Mauritius, for example, as well as Bali, Fiji, Corsica, the Azores and the Canary Islands. Blessed with splendid isolation and enchanting natural settings—volcanic mountains, waterfalls, dense forests, ocean bluffs—these truly exotic islands captivate with allures unmistakably their own.

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