Given the reports that more than 90% of the almost 1,000 people living on this Okinawan island chain are employed in the tourism sector, it might surprise you to learn that it only really became a destination in the years following the Second World War.
Zamami’s modest size and amazingly clear water have been real assets over the years, enabling visitors to get a good view of humpback whales in the spring and winter.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
The idea of the distant, exotic idyll may seem more a subject of fantasy these days than real life, but there are still some parts of the world that live up to said fantasy – and Bora Bora is one of them.
You’ll get to experience all manner of vibrant shades in the water here, while all of the small thatched-roof huts only further cement the image of a true escapist’s paradise.