North Island in Seychelles
When was the last time you enjoyed your vacation amid white sand beaches, plush forests, and towering granite peaks? Yeah, we thought so. Venture to North Island in Seychelles (a spattering of islands off the East-African coast) where volcanic peaks and calming turquoise waters make you feel smack dab in the middle of a fantasy Lord of the Rings: Island Reprise set. Do some big-game fishing, if that's your thing (the island doesn't allow fishing for reef or endangered species), or spend your days zenned out with a cocktail (or eight) at the tiki hut-inspired West Beach Bar.