10. Bora Bora
The small island of Bora Bora is just six miles long and two and a half miles wide and overflows with beauty. Dormant volcanoes rise up at its center and fan out into lush jungle before spilling into an aquamarine lagoon. James Michener, who wrote Tales of the South Pacific, called Bora Bora “the most beautiful island in the world.” The 18th-century British explorer James Cook even coined it the “pearl of the Pacific.” The definition of a tropical getaway, blissful Bora Bora abounds with luxurious resorts, sunny skies, warm waters, and friendly locals. You can correctly assume the main industry on this petite island in French Polynesia and its many small surrounding islands is tourism. With that in mind, you can snorkel, explore Vaitape, Bora Bora’s quaint town, hike Mount Otemanu and visit the world famous Bloody Mary’s bar where celebrities ditch their Hollywood attire in favor of tee shirts and flip-flops. However, there’s a catch……Bora Bora is expensive…very expensive. In short, visit Bora Bora for natural beauty, visit for utter relaxation, and visit if you have the money.