Hawaii: Transcend in the tropics
Hawaii: Transcend in the tropics

Rachel Grunwell finds serenity, seals and Shiva on Oahu.

Hawaii: It's a beautiful ray
Hawaii: It's a beautiful ray

The west coast of Hawaii's Big Island is home to magnificent marlin, titanic tuna and merry mantas, writes Paul Davies.

Hawaii: Conquering the cliffs of Moloka'i
Hawaii: Conquering the cliffs of Moloka'i

A terrifying mule ride delivers Judy Bailey safely into Kalaupapa, a park with a dark past, now a place of saintly seclusion…

Niue: Flock to the Rock
Niue: Flock to the Rock

Polynesia's last unspoiled outpost is gearing up for a tourism influx, writes Paul Rush.

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Hawaii: Tee time in paradise
Hawaii: Tee time in paradise

James Henderson packs his clubs and hopes to beat his handicap on some of Hawaii's world-class golf…

Where cultures collide

Liz Light checks out the delights of Noumea and finds plenty to catch the eye in the lush capital of French territory New…

Samoa: A real Treasure Island

Paul Rush samples the simple pleasures of Robert Louis Stevenson's Samoa.

Tonga: Cook got it right

As the explorer noted, the islands of Tonga are truly the 'Friendly Isles'. Jane Jeffries is captivated on her visit.

Fiji: In the jet set
Fiji: In the jet set

To the people of Beqa Island sharks are friends. Nicholas Jones tested that trust.

Room check: The Modern Honolulu, Hawaii

Paul Davies stays at a full-service lifestyle hotel close to Waikiki Beach.

Fiji: The best of palm and reef

Go local when it comes to food, Nicholas Jones discovers at a cooking school in Fiji.

Fiji: Precious string of secrets

Paul Rush discovers the enigmatic beauty and brilliance of black pearls in the waters of Fiji.pacific

Tonga: In gentle giants' domain

Whale watching in Tonga goes extreme when Jane Jeffries hops in with the cetaceans.

Niue: Ballet in the blue
Niue: Ballet in the blue

Paul Rush meets creatures both noble and dangerous in waters of astonishing clarity.

Rarotonga: Return to a cool, blue world

Kim Palsenbarg revisits a past hobby and is entranced to find the world beneath the waves as welcoming as ever.

Hawaii: Maui for not much

Having fun on Hawaii's volcanic showpiece can be done without wrecking your budget, writes John Marshall.

Cook Islands: Recharged in Rarotonga

Laura Hutchins cherishes the easy-going pace of Cook Island life because she knows when she's home it'll be what she misses…

Fiji: Into the deep

All his courage gathered, Nicholas Jones ventures underwater for an eye-opening scuba dive.

Fiji: There's nothing to do
Fiji: There's nothing to do

Hanging up the backpack has converted Stuart Condie to the feared 'package' holiday and he couldn't…

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