The warm, azure waters and sandy beaches of the Bay of Islands beckon.

Bahamas? Greece? Nope. New Zealand

The water lapping at the shorelines was Aegean blue, the secluded beaches Whitsundays-worthy and then, as if on cue, a pod of dolphins appeared.

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Intercontinental Hotel, Hong Kong.

World's most striking waterfront cities

Almost every city has a harbour, lake or river, but none have successfully captured the undefinable mojo of being a waterfront hub like these 20 cities.

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