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Tahiti Gets Top Rankings in the US News & World Report ‘Best Vacations’ Lists

Destination & Tourism | Tahiti Tourisme | August 23, 2016

Tahiti Gets Top Rankings in the US News & World Report ‘Best Vacations’ Lists

PHOTO: Bungalows over water in Bora Bora. (Photo courtesy of Thinkstock)

WHY IT RATES: There’s a reason Tahiti is a synonym for “tropical paradise,” and U.S. News & World Report reader feedback reinforces this. - Michael Isenbek, TravelPulse Senior Editor

The Islands of Tahiti received top rankings in several “Best Vacations” categories recently released by U.S. News & World Report and the magazine’s “Best Vacations” rankings.

The legendary island of Bora Bora came in number two in the “Best Islands in the World” category. “Seclusion, sprawling beaches, rolling waves and untouched pockets of wilderness are all credentials to be included among the best islands in the world. According to experts and U.S. News readers, the islands listed here boast a little something that keeps travelers enchanted,” noted U.S. News & World Report editors.

And Bora Bora came in a very impressive number three in the “World’s Best Places to Visit” category with only Paris and the Great Barrier Reef ranking above. According to U.S. News & World Report editors, “With a world full of fascinating destinations, choosing the perfect vacation spot can present a challenge. That’s why U.S. News used expert opinions, user votes and current trends to compile this list. We hope these recommendations can help you craft your travel bucket list.”

Additional top rankings include:

Best Honeymoon Destination” — Bora Bora and Tahiti, number two and number five

Best Beaches in the World” — Bora Bora, number two

 “Most Luxurious Honeymoon Destination” — Bora Bora number two and Tahiti number six

Best Beach Honeymoon” — Bora Bora number three

Most Relaxing Beaches” — Bora Bora number five

The U.S. News & World Report travel rankings are based on an analysis of expert and user opinions. They believe this unbiased approach makes their rankings more useful than simply providing editors' personal opinions.

SOURCE: A Tahiti Tourisme press release

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