Cook Islands: Recharged in Rarotonga
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
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 be happier.

Room check: Club Raro Resort, Rarotonga
Room check: Club Raro Resort, Rarotonga

Laura Hutchins is blown away by the hospitality at a three-star Cook Island resort.

Pacific Island Holidays

Ten top tips for Rarotonga
Ten top tips for Rarotonga

Andrew Stone has the low down on making the most of the island's high times.

Cruising: The isle of fine

In an azure and cobalt bay, gentle sea creatures welcome Phil Welch to the 'closest island to paradise'.

Solomon Islands: Into a sea of smiles

You won't forget a traditional Solomon Islands welcome, writes Richard Moore.

Cook Islands: A lovely place to still be in love

A second honeymoon can be better than the first, writes Penny Lewis.

Tonga: Pacific heart
Tonga: Pacific heart

Tonga is a kingdom blessed with many warm-hearted people, finds Paul Rush.

Fiji: Thanks for sharing paradise

In the far-flung Yasawas, Sue Baxalle finds adults and kids toiling hard to revitalise their cyclone-ravaged village.

Fiji: Reel fun beyond the reef

The lure of game fishing is pretty strong at Fiji's Mango Bay, discovers Nicholas Jones.

Vanuatu: The last headhunter

The grandson of the last cannibal in Vanuatu shares his family's extraordinary story with an astonished Diana Balham.

Fiji: Holiday of first resort

It doesn’t take long to be seduced by Mana Island.

Splash out at the Samoa Swim Series
Splash out at the Samoa Swim Series

Fun, fitness, sightseeing - the Swim Series is a great winter getaway with something for everyone from…

Fiji: Valiant struggle to save paradise

A Fijiian island is reversing the often destructive impact of tourism, finds Peter Feeney.

Rarotonga: Let the dogs be your guides

Man's best friend is never far from Tessa Chrisp's side, offering companionship on a Rarotongan holiday.

Hawaii: A modern romance

Hawaii celebrates its design heritage in a show that offers a welcome break from the beach, writes Janetta Mackay.

New Caledonia: Best of two worlds

Belinda Henley explores beyond Noumea and discovers a land of red earth and dramatic scenery.

Solomon Islands: Welcome to their world
Solomon Islands: Welcome to their world

The Solomons' underwater denizens introduce themselves to Richard Moore.

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Away from the tourist trail
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