Room check: Halekulani, Hawaii
Room check: Halekulani, Hawaii

Shandelle Battersby relaxes at one of Hawaii's most historic hotels, the Halekulani.

Rarotonga: The Eagles have landed
Rarotonga: The Eagles have landed

Sun, sea, swimming and fishing add up to a perfect gathering for Jim Eagles and his far-flung family.

Fiji: The real Island flavours
Fiji: The real Island flavours

Mountain fern salad, taro leaves in coconut milk, sea grapes... Jane Jeffries meets three chefs shaking things up.

Tahiti: Christmas all at sea
Tahiti: Christmas all at sea

Elisabeth Easther and her son enjoy the festive cheer on board a freighter ship in the Pacific.

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Turtle Island: Fleeting bliss
Turtle Island: Fleeting bliss

It took eight years but an emotional Steve Deane finally gets a luxury honeymoon in Fiji.

Samoa: In the swim

Fresh water or salt, the bathing options in Samoa are heavenly, says Elisabeth Easther. Here are five top watering holes…

Cook Islands: Blue lagoon

Aitutaki's eco-snorkelling trail highlights the frailty of lagoon life, writes Jane Jeffries.

Hawaii: Underwater kingdom

An amazing fantasy world beneath the seas of Hawaii's Big Island astounds even veteran diver Pam Leblanc.

Tahiti: Glide time
Tahiti: Glide time

Far from work, Winston Aldworth clocks in to experience the charms of Tahiti.

Room check: InterContinental Resort, Tahiti

Winston Aldworth makes the InterContinental his base for exploring Papeete.

Tonga: Bed and board in the tropics

Flat seas threaten to ruin his surfing trip, but James Russell avoids breaking point thanks to some awe-inspiring oceanic…

Samoa: The first XV

With the All Blacks playing in Samoa this week, the Herald's Pacific Affairs reporter, Vaimoana Tapaleao, selects her top…

Five reasons to stay at Castaway Island

Megan Singleton has a fine time on Castaway Island, where cocktails come with umbrellas.

Cruising: Sailing solo
Cruising: Sailing solo

Party of one Helen van Berkel boards an ocean liner for a Pacific cruise and learns that being on your…

Vanuatu: Mountain high

Diana Balham comes face to face with a very angry - but very pretty - volcano on the Vanuatu island of Tanna.

New Caledonia: The old and the beautiful

The Jurassic-like landscape and quirky flora and fauna of the island of New Caledonia captivates Liz Light.

Cook Islands: Touch of paradise

Aitutaki casts its beautiful and restful spell over Carly Flynn, who discovers a destination better than any brochure could…

New Caledonia: Loyal to Lifou

Listening to the gentle breeze in the palm trees and the lazy waves gently turning, time slows for Liz Light.

Snorkelling: Underwater magic
Snorkelling: Underwater magic

We asked Travel readers to send us tips for their favourite South Pacific snorkelling spots. Here are…

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