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Beach Holidays in South Asia

If the world has an erogenous zone it's French Polynesia, and Bora Bora is its beating heart. Over-water bungalows like those of the Sofitel Bora Bora (pictured) will spoil you for life.

Beaches

My fantasy island

Tripologist Michael Gebicki conceives all that's perfect for the most relaxing, pampered, luxury getaway of your dreams.

The Maldives

The naked Male

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Belinda Jackson goes beyond the luxurious resorts of this island nation to find out how the locals live.

Goa

Dancing in a sea of dust and chaos

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Kate Hamilton It was once a hippie haven but a hunger for dollars has corrupted this tiny Indian state, Kate Hamilton writes.

Maldives

Stars of the south

Palm of paradise ... the beach meets a terrace at Alila Villas.

In a country of dazzling beaches and crystal clear waters, Ute Junker discovers two very different resorts exploring new frontiers of luxury.

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