Best known for its monster swell, Teahupoo is also gateway to the Tahiti of popular imagination, writes Craig Tansley.
There's much more to do on Bora Bora than laze about and gaze into your beloved's eyes, writes Katrina Lobley.
Rejoice, oh disorganised work slaves! Bargains still abound for those who don't book their summer holidays a year ahead, discovers Belinda Jackson.
When every day involves a hunt for your dinner, paradise can be delightfully exhausting, writes Ben Groundwater.
Jane Richards swears a mermaid encounter preceded the mai tais, as she recalls Tahiti's magical charms.
Solo travel is great but it's a lot better when you're not listening to the thump, thump, thump of honeymooners at it next door.
A kiss from attendants starts the French Polynesian vibe of this flight.
Katrina Lobley finds the fins are friendly and the stingrays can be cuddled on an underwater eco-adventure in French Polynesia.
Welcome to the most beautiful place on earth, if white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and palm trees swaying in the breeze are your thing. If you're looking for paradise, your search is over. Further afield from its most photographed spot, Bora Bora, surfers flock to the great waves of Teahupoo, but you'll also discover black sand beaches, waterfall-laden mountains and a celebrated local culture.