To see the million-dollar beach pictured in the image above, first travel to Panama City. Leave the gold-leafed luxury of that bustling metropolis behind on a one-hour flight to Isla Colón, the hub of the nine-island Bocas del Toro chain in the Caribbean Sea. Make your way through the low-slung hamlet of Bocas Town — through open-air stalls selling molas from nearby San Blas and even past outdoor restaurants serving the day’s fresh catch — until you get to the busy marina. From there, catch a water taxi headed toward Bastimentos. The short jaunt will only cost a few bucks, which is a bargain considering the host of treasures that await. islabastimentos.com
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Putting together a gallery of epic Fiji photos is, we’re a little embarrassed to say, as easy as it looks. After all, the islands of Fiji abound with everything from tumbling jungle waterfalls to white-sand beaches fringed with coconut palms. But Fiji isn’t just about idyllic South Pacific islandscapes. What makes these islands so enchanting are the people. Establish eye contact for a second and you’ll find yourself downing kava with the local chief and shouting “Bula!” Fiji is truly the friendliest place in the world. Think of this list of our top 11 things to do in Fiji as a starting point for your dream Fiji vacation, and for more Fiji travel tips, check out Islands’ Destination Fiji special issue.
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