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Beach Active Holidays

Luxury lagoon escape ... Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa.

Samoa

The new surfer's paradise

Craig Tansley rides high on Samoa's world-class reef breaks without the crowds of Indonesia or Hawaii.

Queensland

Glad tidings

Continental drift ... paddling alongside Hudson Island.

Andrew Bain explores the long beaches and palm-fringed coastline of Hinchinbrook Island from the seat of a kayak.

Hawaii

Aloha, bring your boots

Snorkelling, surfing lazing about in a hammock and trekking. Erin O'Dwyer discovers a new side to Hawaii.

Tonga

Alone in the isle seat

Seeking solitude, Ben Stubbs strikes out in a kayak to find a deserted tropical island in Tonga.

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Ball ban: Rio's beach crackdown

Under rules aimed at bringing order to Rio's famous beaches, ball games are among the undesirable activities being curtailed or banned as the city that will host a World Cup and Olympics within seven years seeks to clean up its act.

Rio de Janeiro is cracking down on beach behaviour ahead of 2016 Olympics, including banning ball games.

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Bali's Seminyak gets more glam

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JULIETTA JAMESON | Just when you thought Seminyak couldn't get any more glam, along came Double-Six Luxury Hotel Seminyak.

Deals of the week: Lap of luxury

EDITED BY JULIETTA JAMESON | Book two nights at the award-winning luxury retreat Saffire Freycinet and receive a third free.

Fear of flying haunts air travellers after MH17 crash

LAWRENCE MONEY 21 Aug | Recent events have made those people afraid of plane travel more afraid than ever.

Sydney's newest accommodation: Sleep at IKEA

ANNIE DANG 21 Aug | Need a place to stay? Why not spend a night at IKEA for free. You won't even need an Allen key.

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