They called this a "test." The Islands photo staff spent more than a month on the Tahitian islands, sleeping in, shooting, and OK, "testing" the iconic overwater bungalows there. After so much work, they determined these 20 as their favorites.
Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort and Spa
Home of the only two-story overwater bungalow (it's really a villa) in the South Pacific. $994-$4,634
InterContinental Le Moana
Being on Bora Bora's main island makes money-saving market trips easy. $607-$861
Most epic tuna sashimi ever: The serving platter itself is made of tuna. $785-$1,381