With jagged mountains, white-sand beaches, and thatched overwater bungalows, this French Polynesian island is frequently compared to paradise. Resorts there satisfy every South Seas fantasy, from thatched-roof bungalows on stilts over a crystalline lagoon at Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa to 1,290-square-foot bungalows at Legends Resort Moorea. You can snorkel in the lagoons, go horseback riding by the deep bays, golf, fish, or catch a fire-dancing demonstration or a traditional dance show—one reason why the island gets such high scores for the local people. The island even resembles the shape of a heart. What’s not to love?