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No. 13 Fiji Islands

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The natural splendor of the South Pacific paired with the innate hospitality of the Fijian people will win over the most jaded traveler. Private-island resorts are perfect for couples, while larger properties on the main island of Viti Levu are best for families and golfers.

Best Beach: Ask your resort to drop you off on a tiny sandbar islet (of which there are many among Fiji’s 333 islands) with a gourmet picnic basket and snorkel gear.

Where to Stay: Likuliku Lagoon Resort, which offers both beachfront and garden bures (thatched-roof bungalows) as well as Fiji’s only overwater bungalows.

World's Best Islands 2012

No. 13 Fiji Islands

The natural splendor of the South Pacific paired with the innate hospitality of the Fijian people will win over the most jaded traveler. Private-island resorts are perfect for couples, while larger properties on the main island of Viti Levu are best for families and golfers.

Best Beach: Ask your resort to drop you off on a tiny sandbar islet (of which there are many among Fiji’s 333 islands) with a gourmet picnic basket and snorkel gear.

Where to Stay: Likuliku Lagoon Resort, which offers both beachfront and garden bures (thatched-roof bungalows) as well as Fiji’s only overwater bungalows.

Mark Conlin / Alamy

World's Best Islands 2012

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