Dream Island Escapes

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A Polynesian Secret

The lush, tropical island of Huahine attracts few tourists, which means you'll have this gem's only luxury resort all to yourself.

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Te Tiare Beach Resort
Photographer: Jad Davenport

Te Tiare Beach Resort

"Locals like to say that when the gods created Huahine, they made it to represent all of the island of Polynesia," says Paul Atallah, the owner of Island Eco Tours. We make plans to meet up after I've spent a few days at Te Tiare Beach Resort (866/209-3901). Te Tiare's 19 garden bungalows are nestled amid swaying palms.

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Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.