Aitutaki is the South Seas destination lost in time you've been looking for.
While these two islands have many similarities, they are very different.
The real lost world: Striking, mostly uninhabited James Bond-looking islands boasting secluded coves and hidden beaches.
You want to meet a manta ray? A sea turtle? A dolphin? Easy. You want to meet a Maldivian? Next question, please.
Laucala is among the world's most exclusive resorts. It's where the mega-rich come to play.
'Lovely beyond description', these mysterious freshwater swimming pools are cocooned by jewelled rainforest.
An excellent place for several days of away-from-it-all relaxation, if not romance.
Jani unfurls in symmetrical curves across the Indian Ocean – an immense 1.7-kilometre ribbon of timber boards connecting just 24 villas.
This is a story with a happy ending that was a long time coming.
Remote and peaceful, these islands offer the traveller a rare tranquillity.
Guam isn't the only tropical island with a surprising side. Here are a few more dark and deadly tales from holiday paradise.
Guam, a tiny US territory in the Pacific, has suddenly become a focal point of world attention.