Seychelles

Photo by: Blancaneaux Lodge

Eden really does exist. You'll find it amidst the sculpted granite islands of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. The most remote is Frégate, a private island reserve where you will be among not more than 40 guests granted exclusive access to some of the world's rarest flora, including the coco de mer palm (Lodoicea maldivica) — not to mention the island's seven beaches, some of which invite the first visitor to arrive to hang a "Beach Occupied" sign.