These islands have such natural beauty there's no need to dress things up for tourists.
Cheerful and friendly, but some service was not up to scratch.
Here are the world's most perfect beaches, with one to suit your tastes whatever they may be.
Mary Raboul-Manu has never seen a gossip magazine or a television, so it's not surprising that when Prince William and Kate Middleton visited the resort where she works; others had to explain who they were before she served them their meals
Putting boats and Papua New Guinea in the same sentence these days doesn't automatically evoke visions of luxury or expectations of wonder. But Orion Expedition's Melanesian cruise, from New Zealand via Norfolk Island, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands in March 2014 is a boat trip to PNG with plenty of appeal.
My wife and I are planning a trip to Sri Lanka early next year. We want to go on a guided, all-inclusive tour but there is a certain sameness to the tours within our mid-range budget. Is there a tour for us?
The Solomons are attracting travellers seeking unique, remote experiences, writes Richard Rogers.
Richard Rogers explores island battlegrounds that have become eco-tourism havens.