Rarotonga: Triathlon with tropical views
Rarotonga: Triathlon with tropical views

Under the Rarotongan sun, Chris Daniels works up a good tropical sweat, without losing his wedding ring.

Surf work: wipeout or far out?
Surf work: wipeout or far out?

Sometimes work is just work ... even on a beach, with beautiful people, and never-ending surf, writes Elisabeth Easther.

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.

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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…

Tahiti: Christmas all at sea

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

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
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

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
Samoa: The first XV

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

Five reasons to stay at Castaway Island

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

Cruising: Sailing solo

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

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
Cook Islands: Touch of paradise

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

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