Private island hideaways and gorgeous, beachfront gems that fulfill every South Pacific fantasy

Matangi

If you can swing an extra $300 a night, splurge on a tree house at this intimate retreat, which is on a horseshoe-shaped islet (it's your fantasy home, with an outdoor lava-rock shower and sprawling sundeck). Oceanfront bures—though cheaper—of course put you closer to the pristine sands.

Rooms from $650, with meals, Matangi.

Photo: Courtesy of Matangi Private Island Resort