Bora-Bora has so many natural advantages it deserves its long-held reputation as the South Pacific’s loveliest island retreat. “It’s everything a Polynesian island should be—blue lagoon, sand-fringed motus, soaring peaks,” says Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler.
The tiny Hindu island of Bali is one of the world’s few remaining societies where modernity and tradition coexist in harmony. With several hundred dance troupes on the island, dance is at the very center of Balinese life
Philippines: Palawan Island
Falkland Islands: Birds
Palau Rock Islands
New York: Thousand Islands
Photograph by Will Van Overbeek, National GeographicKids dive in at Thousand Island Park, a historic community on New York’s Wellesley Island. The community was built more than a century ago, during the area’s heyday as a gilded summer retreat. The Thousand Islands archipelago straddles the U.S.-Canada border in the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Hawaii: Waimoku FallsThe secluded Waimoku Falls in Maui’s Haleakala National Park is a two-mile (three-kilometer) hike from the Road to Hana, the island’s most popular scenic drive. Haleakala National Park centers around the active, but not currently erupting, Haleakala Crater.
Puerto Rico: Mar Chiquita Beach
Sardinia: Emerald Coast
Australia: Lord Howe Island
Mozambique: Matemo Island
By National Geographic