Hawaii: On course for aloha spirit
Hawaii: On course for aloha spirit

What a pleasant surprise that golf, not surfing, has given me the greatest insight into the Hawaiian spirit.

Seven islands to see before they're gone forever
Seven islands to see before they're gone forever

With climate change on the uptick, many idyllic islands (and their rare and stunning wildlife) are fast approaching an expiration…

Hawaii: A peek into Molokai's tragic past
Hawaii: A peek into Molokai's tragic past

A visit to the island of Molokai offers a window on a unique and tragic chapter of Hawaiian history.

Vanuatu: Spirited away
Vanuatu: Spirited away

A slightly concerned Carly Flynn meets some of Vanuatu's 'harmless' locals and comes home utterly charmed.

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Fiji: A taste of the tropics
Fiji: A taste of the tropics

If you're having a island break in Fiji, here are a few places worth visiting.

Samoa: Edge of a crater

Savai'i is the beautiful, wilder sister of the two main islands, writes Bruce Munro.

Rarotonga: Spa crawl

There are plenty of options to choose from on Rarotonga, from manicures and facials to acupuncture and full-on indulgent…

Room Check: Muri Beach Club Hotel, Rarotonga

In the heart of Muri village, known for its beautiful beach - one of the jewels in Rarotonga's crown.

Fiji: Long and shorts of it
Fiji: Long and shorts of it

Several people who'd heard I was Fiji-bound had tried to scare me - not just about strangers, but strangers…

Island Time: The real taste of Fiji

With three keen foodies along for the ride it's not surprising that much of our girls' week exploring Fiji revolved around…

Fiji: Hook, line and sinker

We were on the Great Tuna Chase. These magnificent fish, which often grow to more than 1m, are quick.

Raro Buggy Tours: Get down and dirty

Run by expat New Zealanders Robert and Susan Wyllie, Rito's products are paraben-free, and all made in Rarotonga.

Fiji: Coladas and cabanas

"Now family, just so you know, we have only one life jacket on board."

Rarotonga: You'll never want to leave
Rarotonga: You'll never want to leave

Visitors to the Pacific island of Rarotonga - the largest of the Cook Islands and the land of the long…

Five great places to eat in Rarotonga

We've just been on the tiny island of Rarotonga, where there are scores of eating options, so here are a few we visited…

Cruising: PNG's timeless islands

PNG is a rare and exotic cruise destination of misty mountains, smoking volcanoes, jungle drums, bare-breasted dancers and…

Fiji: Island time

Actively relaxing takes on a new meaning in Fiji, discovers Shandelle Battersby.

Hawaii: When you've done Waikiki

There's a lot more to Hawaii than Waikiki Beach and Pearl Harbour - here's a look, island by island.

Solomon Islands: Memories of a dark time
Solomon Islands: Memories of a dark time

This tiny island played a key role in the Battle of Tulagi and Gavutu-Tanambogo.

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Top five sexiest hotels in the world

Sleek interiors, room service, a huge king-size bed and a Do Not Disturb sign for the door. Sexy hotels are more accessible…

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