A late Bora Bora sun warms Coco Mitchell, whose nylon-and-Lycra maillot by Mistral ($38)—designed to suggest tropical flowers—generates a few degrees of its own.
Jenna de Rosnay, the women's world speed-record holder in windsurfing, wins further accolades for her bikni made in Brazil by Darling Rio ($24).
As the wind and light diminish, Jenna drops sail and heads for shore in a suit from Viewpoint by Gottex ($44).
Elle (above) high-steps it past a traveler's-tree at the Hotel Marara on Bora Bora. Her lacy nylon suit is from Keiko ($50).
Kathy, in a silky, ribbed suit by Connie Banko ($46), seeks shelter from the sun under some friendly fronds on Bora Bora.
Napping on a catamaran's netting, Paulina is the catch of the day in an aqueous suit made by Gottex ($59).
Wearing a ruffled Gottex suit ($44), Kelly (left) takes refuge from the frothy surf on a black lava ledge on Tahiti, an island that was formed by volcanic activity.
Elle wades through golden ripples that repeat the pattern on her multicolored maillot from Viewpoint by Gottex ($46).
Life is not a bed of roses, but Kathy does just fine on a blanket of frangipani in her Gilda Marx bikini ($31).
In her K�ti bikini ($46), Elle is oblivious to the attention she attracts from butterfly fish and other fawning fauna.