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World's Best Islands 2013

World's Best Islands: Bora-Bora

Joe Kras / Alamy

No. 27 Bora-Bora, French Polynesia

Turquoise water stretches to the horizon and the jagged silhouette of Mount Otemanu looms 2,385 feet above the powdery white sands of Vairou Bay—one of the world’s most beautiful sunset spots. It’s no wonder honeymooners flock to Bora-Bora, staying in its overwater bungalows and swimming in the brilliantly blue lagoon.

Where to Stay: In one of the thatched-roof bungalows at Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, built on the white-sand beach of the Motu Tevairoa islet.


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