Le Meridien Bora Bora
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
“To this day, we smile when we think of the water and the views of nirvana on earth,” including those of Mount Otemanu, said one reader of this top-rated Condé Nast Traveler Gold List resort. Beach villas have direct access to the interior lagoon for snorkeling and swimming in the resort’s turtle sanctuary. Overwater bungalows have thatched roofs, louvered windows, and Polynesian accents.