French Polynesia: Freighter to paradise
French Polynesia: Freighter to paradise

Take in the Marquesas Islands and explore French Polynesia from on board the Aranui III, writes Suzanne Morphet.

Fiji: Just 15 steps to crystal waters
Fiji: Just 15 steps to crystal waters

On her first trip to Fiji, Pebbles Hooper relaxes, learns to snorkel and savours friendly welcomes from charming people.

Aitutaki: Where the wild things grow
Aitutaki: Where the wild things grow

A retired Swiss accountant found Aitutaki grew on him, writes Winston Aldworth.

Fiji: Say 'thanks' with a helping hand
Fiji: Say 'thanks' with a helping hand

Villagers and visitors on Fiji's outer islands share mutual benefits, writes Peter de Graaf.

Pacific Island Holidays

New Caledonia: A French affair
New Caledonia: A French affair

French food and wine are the tops in Noumea, finds Sarah Lawrence.

Bar/fly: Tahiti

There was an icecream scoop in the kitchen of my little Tahitian villa, but no bottle-opener. Knowing this should be no…

New Caledonia: Hooked on yacht racing

Smiles, spinnakers and hangovers prevail in the world's friendliest yacht race, writes Ian Lloyd Neubauer.

Hawaii: Look and envy, but you may not touch

The home of a tobacco heiress reveals a little of how Hawaii's rich and famous live. Heather McCracken tours Shangri La.

Cook Islands: A family holiday in Rarotonga
Cook Islands: A family holiday in Rarotonga

Make the most of Rarotonga's thriving mini-town, which will steal your heart with daily snorkel cruises…

Espiritu Santo: Wake up to the sleeping giant

Paul Rush follows a trail of bubbles to Champagne Beach on Vanuatu's largest island.

Cruising: Experience Hawaii the easy way

Joe Kafka and his wife embrace the ease of island hopping by boat.

Samoa: Blooming lovely at Teuila

Flower festival is a chance to sample more than sun and sand in Samoa, writes Robyn Yousef.

Rarotonga: A bit of a stretch

Paddleboard yoga brings out the best in Andrew Frampton (at least in his head).

Yasawa Islands: Walking in sunshine
Yasawa Islands: Walking in sunshine

Every visitor to these Fijian islands leaves with the memory of a warm welcome, writes Paul Rush.

Bar/fly: Honolulu

Honolulu's Bevy pours drinks like it means business, writes Heather McCracken.

Vanuatu: Hand paint memories

Paul Rush tours Efate Island and meets the smiling face of the Pacific.

Tahiti: Crepes, raw fish and ukuleles

Pamela Wade reckons Tahiti's waterfront 'roulottes' are the wheel deal for fine French fare and good times.

Papua New Guinea: 'Dimdims' take a run ashore

The warm welcome at PNG's Kiriwina Island leaves cruise passenger Paul Rush smiling.

Fiji: Bula Bingo
Fiji: Bula Bingo

Scott Kara finds Mana Island's sand, sun and snorkelling irresistibly relaxing.

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