World's Best Islands 2013
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No. 20 Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Privacy and seclusion are the hallmarks of this tiny untamed Caribbean island, accessible only by boat or prop plane and sprinkled with ultra-chic hideaway hotels. Serenity reigns supreme in Virgin Gorda’s isolated coves, rolling hills, and awe-inspiring beaches—like The Baths’ boulder-strewn sands and Little Dix Bay’s long swath of untainted seafront.
Where to Stay: The 500-acre Little Dix Bay resort has secluded cottages tucked along a private beach and is said to be the most expensive hotel of its size ever built.