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.
Daniel Scott talks to Ni-Vanuatu on Tanna Island, among the happiest people on Earth.
From guesthouse to waterfall to beach, Epi Island is an ethereal experience, writes Kerry van der Jagt.
You can walk to the base of the Mele Cascades. Lee Atkinson took a short cut.
Lonely Planet has drawn on the knowledge, passion and kilometres travelled by its staff, authors and online community to present the Top 10 Countries to visit in 2011.
Melanie Ball signs up as a crew member on a sailing adventure to Vanuatu's remote northern islands.
Heidi Davoren finds peace and pampering on the island paradise of Vanuatu
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.