World’s Most Romantic Islands
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World’s Most Romantic Islands

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Courtesy of St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

When you want to get away from it all, set your course for these romantic islands, as chosen by Travel + Leisure readers.

No. 1 Bora-Bora, French Polynesia

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What could be more seductive than an overwater bungalow above a turquoise lagoon? That’s the essence of Bora-Bora, a geographically blessed sliver of French Polynesia. At its heart lies the jagged peak of Mount Otemanu; on its fringes, tiny motus (islets) and a coral reef with a swirl of colorful marine life.

Room to Book: Villas 103 to 110 at the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort have private decks with whirlpools and outdoor showers.

Table for Two: Order the poisson cru (a local take on ceviche) at the sand-floored Bora Kaina Hut (Vaitape; borakainahut.com).

Don’t Miss: A private snorkeling trip with Diveasy Bora Bora (diveasyborabora.com), whose divemasters get you up close and personal with moray eels and giant manta rays. —Frances Hibbard

World’s Most Romantic Islands

No. 1 Bora-Bora, French Polynesia

What could be more seductive than an overwater bungalow above a turquoise lagoon? That’s the essence of Bora-Bora, a geographically blessed sliver of French Polynesia. At its heart lies the jagged peak of Mount Otemanu; on its fringes, tiny motus (islets) and a coral reef with a swirl of colorful marine life.

Room to Book: Villas 103 to 110 at the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort have private decks with whirlpools and outdoor showers.

Table for Two: Order the poisson cru (a local take on ceviche) at the sand-floored Bora Kaina Hut (Vaitape; borakainahut.com).

Don’t Miss: A private snorkeling trip with Diveasy Bora Bora (diveasyborabora.com), whose divemasters get you up close and personal with moray eels and giant manta rays. —Frances Hibbard

Courtesy of St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
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