4. Bora Bora is not just a lost treasure in the South Pacific with the Otemanu volcano at its center. Is also a concept built in the imaginary from the myth of the South Seas. Its lagoon, protected by reefs, provides the best waters to submerge and swim with manta rays, or feeding sharks a short distance from where we bathe. A two or three night stay is enough to live this overseas dream (www.lemeridien-borabora.com).
5.The intense wind activity, together with the tides and the fluvial contributions, has created the highest dune in Europe.118 meters high and 500 meters wide. An Everest of incredible visual force that differs from the bucolic nature of the Arcachon Oyster Bay. Before sunbathing on the plage of the Corniche, we climb the ladder to the top for a stunning view. The best hotel on the island is the Hotel La Co(www.lacoorniche-pyla.com), created by Philippe Starck.