Among the top 20 winners in Travel + Leisure’s readers poll, there were, of course, destinations with wide swaths of powdery white sand, swaying palm trees, and natural soundtracks of lapping waves. But each of the winners has a bit of unique flair, too. One produces great wine, while another smolders with volcanic lava. A notable archipelago even features an island that’s shaped like a heart.

  1. Maldives
  2. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  3. Moorea, French Polynesia
  4. Capri, Italy
  5. Santorini, Greece
  6. Maui, Hawaii
  7. Kauai, Hawaii
  8. Bali, Indonesia
  9. Harbour Island, Bahamas
  10. Anguilla
  11. Mykonos, Greece
  12. Lanai, Hawaii
  13. St. Bart’s
  14. Fiji Islands
  15. Kiawah Island, South Carolina
  16. St. John
  17. Nantucket
  18. Exumas, Bahamas
  19. Virgin Gorda, Brititish Virgin Islands
  20. Big Island, Hawaii