n. archipelago [ahr-kuh-pel-uh-goh] – a large group or chain of islands; any large body of water with many islands; the Archipelago, the Aegean Sea.
Everyone remembers the iconic image of Ursula Andress swaggering out the sea, wearing nothing but a skimpy bikini and a knife in the James Bond Movie, Dr No. Since then many of us have imagined what life would be like on such an island – in more ways than one – and some are lucky enough to be living the dream. From white sandy beaches to snow-capped peaks, we present some of the world’s wondrous archipelagos, namely
Pacific & Oceanic island archipelagos, Atlantic, Arctic & American ones and Indian & Mediterranean ones.
1. Bora Bora
Pacific & Oceania Archipelagos
Once an active volcano, the idyllic Polynesian archipelago of Bora Bora is made up of the remnants of the collapsed cone, and is one of the world’s number one destinations for romantic getaways.
Image: Wayfaring Guide
Located about 140 miles (230 km) northwest of the Tahitian capital, Papeete, Bora Bora was originally named Pora Pora, which means ‘first born’ in Tahitian, but documents from the 18/19th century list the island as Bolabolla and over time it seems the two names have become one.