As we emerge through the trees, a spellbinding sight unfolds and my gasps of terror change to awestruck wonder.
The world is filled with stunning beaches and islands. Here are the best and underrated destinations for a sun and sand holiday.
A pilgrimage to a remote ancestral village turns into an adventure and a privilege.
This private island resort in Fiji that could be the haven the Beach Boys sang about.
A whole archipelago of 51 humped islands, only one of which caters to mass tourism.
There's no safer, nor cleaner – nor more geographically blessed – region on the planet.
The clamour of Bali's busy streets dissolves the second you enter the serene world of Amarterra Villas Bali Nusa Dua.
Eat, drink, be merry and enjoy the stunning environment - but wear your swimmers only when swimming.
Get to this tropical treat before the crowds do and you will be rewarded with pristine reefs, luxe villas and foodie adventures.
My legs are aching, I'm drenched in sweat and my shoes are covered in mud. But I still feel pretty great.
Despite its exotic appeal, with the exception of Cuba – which many of us see as a region in itself – few Australians visit the Caribbean. And we are missing out – big-time.
Cape Town's surfer suburb of Muizenberg not only has the glistening waters of False Bay but heritage sites key to the shaping of modern South Africa.