Beach & Island

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Islands Closest To ParadiseIslands Closest to Paradise

Lifou, Mare and Ouvea as they are individually known, are tiny pacific island pearls, surrounded by the deep indigo and vibrant turquoise green waters of New Caledonia, considered amongst the most untouched islands in the Pacific…

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A Dozen Great Reasons to Visit Waiheke Island

Words and images by Shane Boocock This stunning island, a 40 minute ferry ride from Downtown Auckland, boasts 92sq.kms of…

A visit to Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

A visit to Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu by Danielle Diehm As you all know I love Vanuatu! My family & I…

Wheelbarrow Island

  Where the Wheels Have No Name by Bob Maysmor Tripping on Brazil’s Bahia coast, and taking time out on…

Insider’s Guide: Honolulu

Cabin crew member Kula Barbieto has lived in Honolulu her whole life and is an expert on this diverse and…

Insider’s Guide: Hawaii (The Big Island)

Hawaiian Airlines Insider’s Guide: Hawaii (The Big Island) Raised on Kauai, Oahu & Hawaiʻi Island, Maria Day joined Hawaiian Airlines…

Insider’s Guide: Kauai

Hawaiian Airlines Insider’s Guide: Kauai Born and raised on the island Oahu, Jaime Hightower joined Hawaiian Airlines as a flight…

Insider’s Guide: Molokai, Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines Insider’s Guide: Molokai   Born and raised on the island of Molokai, Kamyl Burrows joined Hawaiian airlines as…

Insider’s Guide: Maui, Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines Insider’s Guide: Maui   Born and raised on the island of Oahu, Gerraine Nakama joined Hawaiian Airlines as…

Vanuatu – An island paradise

  How an island paradise should be by Gary Dickson I love the visual orgasm you get when your plane…

Vanuatu Discovered

by Danielle Diehm I think it must have been fate that pushed myself & my young family to the gorgeous…

TO FIJI WITH LOVE

By John Dybvig My absolute favourite destination in the world is Fiji, an island paradise of fantastic sunsets, out of…

Tales of Tahitian Bounty

  by Shane Boocock At the edge of turquoise waters lay the deep blue abyss of the Pacific. A couple…

Papua New Guinea

  Wildlife and War Canos by Liz Light It’s a perfectly still dawn. Drips twinkle on the ends of pointed…

Tahiti & Moorea

  Lazy, Hazy Days of Winter by Shane Boocock On the upper outside deck of the ferry two couples sat…

Samoa – So little time!

  by Gayle Dickson After a jam-packed few days on Samoa’s main island of Upolu, I was ripe for some…

Samoa – Sensational as ever

  By Gayle Dickson As the aircraft’s doors were flung open, I removed the cardigan I’d been wearing to compensate…

Port of Refuge – Tonga

  by Jason Burgess While salty dogs will boast that they arrived in Vava’u under sail, through passages peppered with…

Pacific Islands to visit before you die

Pacific islands have a certain, special place in our folklore. They’re a place of wonder that inspired the great minds…

Niue – MORE THAN A ROCK

MORE THAN A ROCK By Jane Warwick Somehow, somewhere, Niue has become lost in the swell of the Pacific Ocean.…

Norfolk Island

  Isle of Exiles By Shane Boocock Only 160km of roads, a 50km speed limit, one roundabout and no traffic…

New Caledonia – lassaie a’faire

By Shane Boocock Waking up in a foreign country is always a splendid feeling. New sounds, new sights and often…

It’s a kind of magic

  Story John McCrystal Images Grant Sheehan This is not for you,’ says Chief Sekor, through a translator. ‘The festival…

Cook Islands – YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE

Cook Islands – You Only Live Once by Gayle Dickson Finding a holiday destination that offers familiarity yet doesn’t breed…

A beautiful afternoon on Epi, Vanuatu

A beautiful afternoon on Epi, Vanuatu by Danielle Diehm Continuing on our quest to tick off as many islands as…

Travel Guide: Turks and Caicos Vacation and Trip Ideas

by Tim Baker For many years, people have been flocking to tropical islands like the Maldives, Maui, or Bora Bora.…

MALDAVIAN MAGIC

MALDAVIAN MAGIC By Miriam Blaker  The pier must be almost a kilometre long and we’re following the baggage boys who are…

Sunny Raglan

Sunny Raglan Words & Images: Latesha Randell Raglan is a small town 45 minutes from Hamilton, big on sunshine and…

Grapevines in the Gulf

  WAIHEKE ISLAND Like many Aucklanders, leaving our city on a Friday night or especially over a long holiday weekend,…

Visit Some Of The Best Beaches In Europe

From the azure waters of France to the pristine white sand in Spain, and even in the UK, Europe has…

Island Hopping On The Outer Hebrides

For travellers who want to go one step beyond the standard UK staycation, there is one outstanding option – an…

Crete: Island of the Minoens

  By Adrien Gallo The province of Agios Vasileios The province of Agios Vasilios starts at Armeni north and ends…

A-Lister Luxury Break, Tenerife

With more five-star hotels than Barcelona, and more four and five star properties combined than any other destination in Spain,…

Wilson Island

  Perfectly Chilled – Wilson Island Reef Encounters – Wilson Island– Great Barrier Reef, Australia Style: Barefoot Luxury Island Setting:…

Dunk Island

  Peace & Plenty Aptly named the Isle of Peace and Plenty by the first Aboriginal inhabitants, Dunk Island nestles…

Magnetic attraction – QLD

  By Shane Boocock What do reef sharks, dust flies, idyllic beaches, a colony of wild wallabies, big race yachts…

Gold Coast Whale Watching

Whale watching on the Gold Coast provides a fantastic opportunity for onlookers to get up close and personal with the…

A walk on the wild(life) side

  By John Corbett Kangaroo Island is just a 20-minute hop by air from Adelaide, but a world away. It’s…

World-class sailor lays down sailing challenge

Simon Walker has sailed around the world the ‘wrong way’ twice and was skipper of the Toshiba Wave Warrior in…

The Purple Apricot, Greece

Traditionally an unhurried and quintessential Greek island with precious few hotels, pint-sized Paxos recently saw the arrival of a rather…

Hamilton Island, QLD

Hamilton Island Hamilton Island is situated in the middle of Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands and at the edge of the Great Barrier…

One&Only Hayman Island

One&Only Hayman Island, Australia’s iconic private island resort in the Whitsundays is now open and ready to welcome guests. The…

Finn’s Beach Club, Bali

If the owner’s brief was to maximise views and capture cooling ocean breezes then one would have to agree, the…

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, Sri Lanka

In a uniquely secluded beachfront location along Sri Lanka’s southern coast, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort will blend the private…

Semara Luxury Villa Resort, Uluwatu, Bali

Leave the shopping and entertainment district of Seminyak and feel the difference atmosphere of Bali. Enter Semara Luxury Villa Resort…

Marari Villas, Kerala, India

Bookings have just opened for a stylish new eco-friendly beach house in a quiet corner of Kerala, India, from Marari Villas –…

Ocean’s 11 Villa, Phuket

Introducing Ocean’s 11 Villa – the newest member of The Luxury Signature‘s finest collection of luxury villas in Phuket. Experience the true meaning of luxury…

Pullman Arcadia, Phuket

Accor has launched its first 5-star resort in Phuket – the Pullman Phuket Arcadia – offering the perfect combination of…

The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach, Seychelles

The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach, Seychelles is now open and welcoming guests, offering them an exquisite and intimate experience…

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

  Constance Tsarabanjina Lodge in Madagascar has reopened after a major four month refurbishment. Tsarabanjina is a castaway island, a…

Whitsunday Adventures

By Adrienne Costin Suspended from the side of the catamaran by a piece of wire, the clear Whitsundays water rushing…

Wayward on the Waitemata

  By Pamela Wade The evening was warm and golden, the sea a sparkling blue dotted with the bright spinnakers…

Fraser Island

  4wd adventure on Fraser Island by Nigel A Pilkington Getting up at 5.45am on any winter morning can be…

A silent beach for Adults Only!

Kempinski Hotel, Barbaros Bay Ever laid out on a beach to get into a good book, enjoy a siesta or…

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort

Tropical Island Romance At Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort is offering couples from…

Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi is the collective name for a cluster of six islands included in the Mu Koh Phi Phi-Nopparathara…

Chill-axing Raro style

  By Gayle Dickson “Ping” … the fasten seatbelt sign turns off, people start moving about the aircraft cabin, the…

The island of Mustique

Do something different … Spend a blissful week on the island of Mustique! Mustique has it all … no cars,…

Tranquil Escape in Kani

by Tracey Mehrtens Everyone has a different image in their mind’s eye when it comes to the most romantic hideaway…

Coral Spawning : Will it or won’t it?

It’s the question on everyone’s lips – will Australia’s greatest sex show happen this week, or next month? Each year…

Fraser Island humpback guarantee

This sight of Migaloo, the white whale, and his Humpback compatriots making their way along the east coast of Australia has…

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru – The art of doing nothing!

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru in the Maldives invites guests to discover the Art of Doing Nothing Offering true barefoot luxury, the…

The incredible story of diving standards

We could give you a million reasons why standards are key for the tourism industry, but sometimes all you need…

Mission Beach, Australia

One of Cairns and Great Barrier Reef’s best kept secrets, Mission Beach is a two hour, 140 kilometre drive south…

Beginners Guide to Windsurfing

Beginners Guide to Windsurfing: 5 Tips To Get You Ready to Sail Imagine a beautiful beach, a warm sea breeze…

Islands Closest To Paradise

  By Shane Boocock Lifou, Maré and Ouvéa as they are individually known, are tiny Pacific island pearls surrounded by…

Hawai‘i – Best Beaches

To celebrate the Hawaiian summer, Hawaiian Airlines asked its employees to identify the best beaches in Hawai‘i, with Kailua Beach…

7th Heaven – Great Barrier Reef

  By Shane Boocock I was sitting in a café with a New Zealand friend of mine who’d just arrived…

Whitehaven Beach: A World Best

Conveniently positioned just moments from Hamilton Island, Australia’s Whitehaven Beach in Queensland is officially one of the world’s best beaches…

Malaysia – best beaches

Three beaches in Malaysia have made it into the top 50 beaches in the world in a survey conducted by…

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