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Grace Bay

Turks and Caicos The jewel in the crown of Turks and Caicos – an archipelago of 40 islands – Grace Bay boasts a staggering 12-mile arc of powdery white sand lapped by turquoise waters that teem with marine life. It’s consid ... [Read more]
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Rincon And La Ruta Panoramica

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico’s wild and wonderful west coast is one of the world’s top surfing destinations, and its town of Rincon was put on the map when the World Surfing Championship were hold here on Domes Beach i n 1968. Rin ... [Read more]
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Negril

Jamaica It’s always party time in hedonistic Negril, set on the northwest tip of Jamaica and one of the country’s most affordable destinations. The development but still lovely Seven Mile Beach (also known as Long Bay) is the ... [Read more]
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Montego Bay

Jamaica Jamaica’s second largest city after Kingston, Mo Bay is charged, hip, and gritty, with a lively music scene that reaches its frenzied height at Reggae Sumfest, a reggae and dancehall marathon that showcase star performe ... [Read more]
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Bermuda

Bermuda Considerably cooler than the Caribbean islands that lie south of here, Bermuda is best known for its stunning pink sand beaches (the result of sand mixed with the crushed red skeletons of reef-dwelling protozoa), Bermuda s ... [Read more]
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Punta Del Este

Uruguay

Straddling a peninsula flanked by the Atlantic Ocean and the Rio de la Plata, “Punta,” as South Americans call it, has reigned for decades as the continent’s premiere jet-set mecca. A former fishing village now full ... [Read more]

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Jose Ignacio

Uruguay A 40-minute drive east of Punta del Este but a world away from its high-rise development is the small peninsula of Jose Ignacio and the stylish Playa Brava beach. Former fishing village set around a rocky promontory, its m ... [Read more]
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Granada

Nicaragua Lack of tourism has helped keep both Nicaragua’s natural environment and its heritage intact. Nowhere is this more evident than in Granada, an elegant and colonial city on the western shores of Lake Cocibolca (also cal ... [Read more]
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Placencia

Belize With long, sleepy stretches of white sand shoreline and turquoise water, the 11-mile-long skinny peninsula of Placencia parallels the coast of southern Belize near the Guatemala border. These are the country’s best beach ... [Read more]
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Los Cabos

Baja California Sur, Mexico

At the tip of the 775-mile-long Baja Peninsula, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, the resort area of Los Cabos (the capes) stretches over a 25-mile corridor that joins the desert towns ... [Read more]

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Moorea

Society Islands, French Polynesia

There is no South Pacific view as spellbinding as the one from Moorea’s Le Belvedere, a lookout high on the wall of the extinct volcanic crater forming this extraordinarily beautiful island, w ... [Read more]

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Bora–Bora

Society Islands, French Polynesia

Grab a seat on the left side of the plane for your first glimpse of Bora-Bora, the dramatic, lagoon-surrounded rock that has mesmerized visitors since Caption James Cook saw it more than 200 yea ... [Read more]

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Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resorts

Savusava, Vanua Leva, Fiji

It’s difficult for a small, intimate resort to successfully host bath couples seeking a romantic escape and families with small children. But Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort, set within a 17 ... [Read more]

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Amanpulo

Pamalican Island, Cuyo Island, Palawan Province, Philippines

Of the 7,000-odd island in the Philippines, the most exclusive is Pamalican, a minuscule speck in the Sulu Sea. It is occupied by a solitary luxury enclave, Amanpulo, a ... [Read more]

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Zanzibar

Tanzania

The very name Zanzibar conjures up images of romantic Spice Islands, and – like legendry Timbuktu or Kathmandu – the name alone is almost reason enough to make the trip. The historic center of its capital city is kno ... [Read more]

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The Budva Riviera And Sveti Stefan

Montenegro Montenegro’s most stunning beaches stretch along the 62- miles expanse of mountainous coastline between Budva and the Albanian border, where only a few years ago, fishing villages snoozed in isolated beauty. This rugg ... [Read more]
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Dubrovnik And The Dalmatian Coast

Croatia Arugged shoreline and more than 1,000 islands in the warm, turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea make the Dalmatian Coast one of Europe’s most beautiful seaside playgrounds. Dubrovnik, “the Pearl of the Adriatic,” is ... [Read more]
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Sardinia

Italy An ancient crossroads between East and West, coveted by every major maritime power in the Mediterranean over the millennia, Sardinia (Sardegna) is Italy’s second largest island, both a glamorous playground and a rugged hol ... [Read more]
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Crete

Greece Nationlike in its size and diversity, Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and also one of the most fascinating and beautiful. History buffs know it as the birthplace of the Minoans, Europe's first advanced civilizatio ... [Read more]