Bluest lagoon: The Four Seasons Resort at Bora Bora.

Tahiti: Teardrops in paradise

Just 36 hours on this droplet of natural splendour is enough to send Angie Kelly's gush-o-meter into full tilt.

  • Contains:
Young woman strolling on beach pier, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, Caribbean.

Your island home

Whatever your penchant, there is a beach somewhere in the world that is just right for you. Sheridan Rhodes surveys some of your choices.

  • Contains:
Japan. Teshima Art Museum.

A look back in wonder

Our writers spend their year going places. In 2013 these were their most memorable experiences.

  • Contains:
gauguin

Island awakening

It takes encouragement but Philippa Hawker finds her own creative side while on the trail of artists in Tahiti.

  • Contains: