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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora is home to an extinct volcano containing two peaks. Shown below is Mount Otemanum at 2385 feet.


Of the 332 islands that comprise Fiji, only 110 are permanently inhabited. This resort is located near Nadi International Airport in the Mamanuca archipelago.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

The island isn’t a nightlife hotspot; after dark things get very quiet, which is probably the reason it’s such a popular destination for honeymoons. That said, there is a nightclub near Vaitape, which is only open Fridays and Saturdays 11pm-3am.

Isla Colón, Panama

The main and most northern island in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago in Panama is also home to the country’s biggest ports. From here one can visit neighboring islands by private boat or water taxi.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

A big investment in infrastructure — highways, airport, utilities — in the ’60s and ’70s was one of the reasons for Puerto Vallarta’s massive tourism industry growth. Winter is the best time to visit.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

The smaller peak of Bora Bora’s extinct volcano is called Mount Pahia.

Rangiroa, French Polynesia

Rangiroa — around 355km northeast of Tahiti — is one of the largest atolls in the world. The lagoon that the atoll surrounds is so big that it has its own horizon.


This is the place to go when you want to get close to the clear water. The Republic of Maldives is the lowest country on Earth — it has an average ground level of 4’11”.

Sepang, Malaysia

You may not guess it by looking at this photo, but Sepang is the technological hub of the area; the township of Cyberjaya is also known as the Silicon Valley of Malaysia and is home to 250 multinational companies.

Moorea, French Polynesia

Moorea can be accessed by ferries that make the trip from the Tahitian capital of Papeetē. Seen from above, the island closely resembles the shape of a heart.

Bay Islands, Honduras

The resort shown below is on the island of Roatan, the largest of the Bay Islands. It’s a popular destination for diving — its barrier reef is the second largest in the world.

Reethi Rah, Maldives

One of the biggest islands of the North Malé Atoll. The temperatures here don’t fluctuate much over the year — average highs range between 88F and 90F between January and December.

Moorea, French Polynesia

The tiny island — formed by volcanic activity about 1.4-2.5 million years ago, is only 10 miles wide from west to east.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Interesting tidbit: The name of the island is actually Pora Pora (there is no ‘B’ in the Tahitian language) — leave it up to us foreigners to mispronounce it!