Hotel Maitai Dream, French Polynesia

Photograph by Aaron Huey

The seascape at Hotel Maitai Dream on the island of Fakarava evokes a classic vision of a South Pacific paradise. Writer Andrew McCarthy journeyed to Fakarava and other isles near Tahiti to dive for a black pearl for his mother’s birthday. Photographer Aaron Huey documented the journey. Their feature story for Traveler, “In Search of the Black Pearl,” appears in the October 2010 issue.