Very clear turquoise waters on Monuriki Island (Cast Away Island), Mamanuca Islands, Fiji, South Pacific
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Though it’s often called “Tom Hanks Island” because the actor and his adorable volleyball Wilson were stranded on this uninhabited island in the classic film Cast Away, don’t expect a feeling of isolation here. Many resorts do day tours to Monuriki, and you’re likely to have company as you lounge on the sparkling white-sand beach and snorkel the big blue lagoon before lunch. There are lots of seabirds and some endemic lizards, as well, including the rare Fijian crested iguana, for those interested in spotting wildlife. So don’t forget your camera, then relax and enjoy.