199,000 Annual Visitors
For island-hopping, French Polynesia can’t be beaten. Mossy peaks jut out from turquoise-colored water, while life slows to a stress-free halt. The best-known island in the archipelago is Tahiti, where paradise is found. Picture brilliant flowers, grass skirts, blue lagoons and an explorer's vibe.
Then, there is Bora Bora, best known for its luxury resorts and honeymoon-ready amenities. Moorea also features high-end resorts, as well as verdant peaks and picturesque beaches. Outdoor adventure reigns supreme, whether it's kitesurfing, hiking, dolphin-watching, kayaking or horseback riding.
For the very best of Polynesian culture, head to the island of Huahine, a tropical slice of heaven that is scarcely developed.