When it comes to paradise, there are few prettier places than the islands of the Pacific. Craig Tansley journeys among them to pick the highlights.
Atiu's the third most visited island of the Cooks, but you'll still be one of only 500 tourists each year.
Rural Rarotonga is another world.
Gobsmacking scenery, impossibly blue lagoons, hardly any tourists ...
Craig Tansley reminisces about his idyllic childhood in the Cook Islands and reveals why he keeps going back
Nothing beats being marooned on this enchanting isle.
My legs are aching, I'm drenched in sweat and my shoes are covered in mud. But I still feel pretty great.
Standing on the bow of our boat, gently cruising across the lagoon, everything suddenly feels unreal.