Diving on wrecks and reefs proves a seismic experience for Sheriden Rhodes.
We were welcomed at the horse riding place by the Australian family that runs the establishment.
Rejoice, oh disorganised work slaves! Bargains still abound for those who don't book their summer holidays a year ahead, discovers Belinda Jackson.
The simple pleasures of a Pacific island — with spiders and cannibal stories — enthral Max Anderson and sons.
Vanuatu is a destination that does the "Pacific island" thing to perfection.
From digging for dinosaurs to a cooking school, Deborah Dickson-Smith comes up with six holidays you may never have thought of.
Lapping water, the clink of wine glasses and laughter all around leave Clara Iaccarino in a state of island bliss.
Beware the chick flick if you're choosing to share the video players on board.
Closer to Australia than Fiji and a favourite with cruise ships and families, there are adventure and cultural experiences in abundance across this archipelago of 83 islands. Malekula is the island to explore traditional customs, while the largest island, Espiritu Santo, offers world-class underwater activities and beautiful white-sand beaches. Tanna offers an opportunity to get up close with a live volcano.