Down, down, deeper down

The wreck of a luxury cruise ship that was converted to a World War II troop carrier now offers spectacular diving.

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Matavera and Muri Lagoon on Raratonga, Cook Islands.

Cheap and full of cheer

Rejoice, oh disorganised work slaves! Bargains still abound for those who don't book their summer holidays a year ahead, discovers Belinda Jackson.

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Wet and wild ... beach life for Vanuatuan children.

Boys' own adventure

The simple pleasures of a Pacific island — with spiders and cannibal stories — enthral Max Anderson and sons.

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Sun, surf and boiling mud

From digging for dinosaurs to a cooking school, Deborah Dickson-Smith comes up with six holidays you may never have thought of.

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