Overwater bungalows are the iconic island vacation, especially for romantic island getaways. But who has the such water villas in the world -- Bora Bora or the Maldives? You decide.
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Can you taste it? A 14-course meal in Japan. A Caribbean beach barbecue with fresh-caught lobster. And, for the meat and potatoes lover, Portuguese fare steamed all morning in an active geyser. But don’t let the food distract you too much. This meal isn’t just about the delicious eats. Look around – you’re on an uninhabited Tahitian motu; atop one of Europe’s largest glaciers; cruising through Marlborough Sound in New Zealand. After this meal, you won’t just leave with a full, happy stomach. You’ll leave with a once-in-a-lifetime experience.