Tiny islets or vast expanses, famous or secret, lush and tropical or bare and windswept, everyone dreams of living on an island. Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman loved Stromboli. Spielberg took Indiana Jones to the jungles of Sri Lanka. Jacques Brel sang the beauty of the Marquesas Islands. Princess Margaret found peace and tranquility in Mustique. Marlon Brando and Paul-Émile Victor made their homes in Polynesia. Richard Branson and other modern-day adventurers bought the islands of their dreams. This is a book for dreamers, for travelers, for anyone who wants to learn about the history of these islands and open their minds to adventure, tropical sun, jungles, lagoons, forgotten creeks, and fabulous hotels.
Born in Chile, Francisca Matteoli spent her childhood in Latin America. Today, from her Paris home, she writes travel books and contributes to National Geographic France and Conde Nast Traveler. She is the author of the popular Hotel Stories: Legendary Hideaways of the World, Island Hotel Stories and American Hotel Stories published by Assouline. Hardcover / 7.75 x 11"208Pages150 Images
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