Vanuatu: Ride the wild side
Vanuatu: Ride the wild side

Shandelle Battersby gets down and dirty on Vanuatu's main island and has a fabulous time.

Tonga's heavenly Heilala
Tonga's heavenly Heilala

A tranquil lodge on a beach with spectacular sunsets makes for the perfect island getaway, writes Sue Baxalle.

French Polynesia: Insider tips for Tahiti
French Polynesia: Insider tips for Tahiti

The silence of nature and sea are soothing and offer great surroundings to reconnect with your better half, says Gina Bunton…

Room check: Sunset Resort, Rarotonga
Room check: Sunset Resort, Rarotonga

Shandelle Battersby takes refuge from Raro's heat at a secluded beachfront spot.

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Tropical feast at Niue food fest
Tropical feast at Niue food fest

The annual KaiNiue festival promises guest chefs, cooking masterclasses and cultural community food…

Five reasons to visit Samoa with a teen

Five reasons to visit Samoa with a teenager by Helen van Berkel.

Room check: Grand Pacific Hotel

Tim Roxborogh stays at a former haunt of Somerset Maugham and James Michener.

Top eats in the Pacific

It's the dish that's everywhere across the islands - it's known as kokoda in Fiji, ika mata in Rarotonga, oka I'a in Samoa…

Vanuatu: Water, water, everywhere
Vanuatu: Water, water, everywhere

It was the wettest holiday I can remember. It was as wet as a shag, a wet week, a wet bus ticket nearly…

Five films set in the Pacific

If you need cinematic inspiration for booking an escape to warmer climes, check out a Pacific-based film.

Hot Deals: Fiji for the family

Take the family to Fiji for five nights and you'll revel in the luxury of a butler service delivering canapes and bubbly…

Hawaii: On course for aloha spirit

What a pleasant surprise that golf, not surfing, has given me the greatest insight into the Hawaiian spirit.

Seven islands to see before they're gone forever

With climate change on the uptick, many idyllic islands (and their rare and stunning wildlife) are fast approaching an expiration…

Hawaii: A peek into Molokai's tragic past
Hawaii: A peek into Molokai's tragic past

A visit to the island of Molokai offers a window on a unique and tragic chapter of Hawaiian history.

Vanuatu: Spirited away

A slightly concerned Carly Flynn meets some of Vanuatu's 'harmless' locals and comes home utterly charmed.

Fiji: A taste of the tropics

If you're having a island break in Fiji, here are a few places worth visiting.

Samoa: Edge of a crater

Savai'i is the beautiful, wilder sister of the two main islands, writes Bruce Munro.

Rarotonga: Spa crawl

There are plenty of options to choose from on Rarotonga, from manicures and facials to acupuncture and full-on indulgent…

Room Check: Muri Beach Club Hotel, Rarotonga
Room Check: Muri Beach Club Hotel, Rarotonga

In the heart of Muri village, known for its beautiful beach - one of the jewels in Rarotonga's crown…

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