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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.

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.

Andaman Islands

Paradise in waiting

Andaman-Islands-Elephant

With their swimming elephants, coral reefs and world-class beaches, the Andaman Islands are a holiday paradise in waiting, writes Ben Stubbs.

Maldives

Castaway with laundry service

Underwater and overwater, Fiona McGill samples new expressions of simplified luxury in the Maldives.

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