Bora Bora

Distance from Baltimore: About a 13-hour flight. Why it’s hot: There is plenty to do on this relatively small island in French Polynesia. Vacationers can tan on white sand beaches, swim in crystal clear waters filled with a colorful array of coral and fish, and take a boat trip through a calm lagoon. The island also offers activities such as shark feedings, snorkeling and scuba diving. Don’t miss: Shark feedings. The thrilling event is popular on all of the main islands in French Polynesia and involves a quick boat trip to the lagoon. You can watch by boat or by in the water (if you’re brave enough) as experienced guides feed the sharks by hand. Information: Go to, 310-414-8484
Toni Stroud, Chicago Tribune
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