World's Best Islands 2012
Moeava de Rosemont / Courtesy of Four Seasons
No. 16 Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Honeymooners flock to Bora Bora, where the overwater bungalow concept was born in the 1960s and the lagoon is so brilliantly blue that you can’t take a bad picture.
Best Beach: Hire a boat or Jet Ski and set off for one of the undeveloped, palm-fringed motus that encircle Bora Bora’s lagoon like a necklace.
Where to Stay: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora features contemporary Polynesian design in 100 overwater bungalows,15 villas, and in its soaring, cathedral-like spa.