My idea of a dream vacation (like many others, I'm sure) is to be able to walk in a living post card. I would love to travel to a place in the south pacific that has water as beautiful as BB's with clean white sand, fringed with bent palms. I have been to BB twice, and I loved it, but I would like to go somewhere with fewer people. I have looked at pics of Fakarava and Maupiti, and they don't seem to have the dramatic natural beauty of BB, and the water doesn't appear as stunning. The closest thing that seems to approximate what I'm looking for are pics of Aitutaki, particularly around One Foot Island. Does anyone have suggestions for a south pacific destination that would come closest to what I have in mind? Would Aitutaki be the best bet?
BTW, sometimes I really wish I could have seen BB 20 years ago or so, before tourism took off. It must have been stunning!