If you're planning an idyllic island vacation for 2013, bypass Fiji's increasingly developed shores for the relatively untouched Solomon Islands before they, too, see a boom in ultra-luxe resorts. Blanketed by jungles and lined with white-sand beaches, the Solomons remain relatively untouched, with dramatic volcanoes and mountains to boot.
Beneath the cerulean waters lie vibrant coral rings and the wrecks of World War II-era ships and planes, making the islands a popular diving destination.
Though more tourism operators are beginning to recognize the islands' allure, getting here can be circuitous; with no direct flight to the island's only international airport, domestic flights or boat rides are often necessary to reach your final destination.
10 Travel Hot Spots for 2013Where to go in the coming year? Any one of these places is worth a visit.