- Exotic locations, unique hotels and the option to explore gold mines or go diving for pearls – vacations don't get much better, says LYDIA BELL
Tahiti, French Polynesia
This utterly remote, palm-studded private islet in French Polynesia has two upscale Tahitian-style thatched dwellings to choose between, complete with a personal chef. When you’re not flat out on the sun-bleached sands of crushed coral, days can be spent lobstering, spear fishing and reef snorkeling. The power generator goes off at 9pm, so evenings are spent star-
gazing to the sound of the rolling surf. With no internet access, it is perfect for clearing the mind.
Insider tip: Travel by boat to the island of Rangiroa, where you’ll find Gauguin’s Pearl Farm. From KCFP 155,130; yourdreamisland.com
Natural elements create a rustic tiki vibe
The spacious verandas open onto lush gardens
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