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World's Best Islands 2013

Introducing this year’s hottest island getaways, as determined by Travel + Leisure readers.

No. 17 Moorea, French Polynesia

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This heart-shaped French Polynesian paradise, Bora-Bora’s less-visited sister island, satisfies every South Seas fantasy. Travelers can snorkel in the crystalline blue lagoons, horseback ride along the deep bays, or just laze on coconut-strewn beaches like half-mile-long Opunohu Beach.

Where to Stay: At Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, thatched-roof overwater bungalows float on stilts over a coral reef, with views of Tahiti in the distance. sofitel.com

World's Best Islands 2013

No. 17 Moorea, French Polynesia

This heart-shaped French Polynesian paradise, Bora-Bora’s less-visited sister island, satisfies every South Seas fantasy. Travelers can snorkel in the crystalline blue lagoons, horseback ride along the deep bays, or just laze on coconut-strewn beaches like half-mile-long Opunohu Beach.

Where to Stay: At Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, thatched-roof overwater bungalows float on stilts over a coral reef, with views of Tahiti in the distance. sofitel.com

Jessica Sample
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