The Best Islands in the World

By Condé Nast Traveler - 2013-07-16T16:14:22Z

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Bali

Readers' Choice Rating: 81.8

A “charming” and “unique” destination defined by “scenery, diversity, activities, and friendliness of the people,” this “beautiful, exotic” island has much to offer. Soak in the surfer-friendly beaches, explore the “scenic ancient ruins,” or visit the temples that “sprout up among the lush greenery.” For an authentic Bali experience that verifies “the strength of the local culture,” stop by the “traditional bazaar-market” to “bargain with merchants.”

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