1. St Barts
Officially the Collectivité territoriale de Saint-Barthélemy, St Barts is everything that daydreamers have long imagined tropical paradises to be. That means shimmering blue waters, languid sunsets and yachts as far as the eye can see, all protected by a seventeenth-century fort on a gorgeous hill. This little Caribbean island has a long history, although the varied architecture of this volcanic land is all the evidence you’ll need for that. That is if you can rip yourself away from all the gourmet restaurants and designer shops.