Beach Holidays in Tahiti & French Polynesia
There's much more to do on Bora Bora than laze about and gaze into your beloved's eyes, writes Katrina Lobley.
When every day involves a hunt for your dinner, paradise can be delightfully exhausting, writes Ben Groundwater.
Jane Richards swears a mermaid encounter preceded the mai tais, as she recalls Tahiti's magical charms.
Katrina Lobley finds the fins are friendly and the stingrays can be cuddled on an underwater eco-adventure in French Polynesia.
By boat, bike and car, Caroline Gladstone explores the less-travelled islands west and north of Tahiti.
Craig Tansley tracks down the best of the south Pacific, from whales to beach houses.
James Shrimpton discovers the real star behind a recent romantic comedy.
Bora Bora in the Pacific is often referred to as the most beautiful island in the world.
Paul Edwards walks among the markets of the sultry Tahitian capital and settles for a seafood lunch over a beautiful inlet.
Hot, sweaty and unmarried, Dugald Jellie soaks up the charms of a tropical paradise.
The flavours and fragrances of French Polynesia provide a heavenly feast for Sally Hammond.
A tough Polynesian reclaims his cultural heritage with body art, writes Mal Chenu.
Jessica Marszalek In the middle of a brilliant blue French Polynesian lagoon, you realise some people have it made.
Debbie Hunter finds her inner Tahitian princess on a luxurious Polynesian jaunt.
Mal Chenu gets off the beaten track in a place better known for high-end experiences than high-adrenalin ones.
Paradise lies between here and the Big Apple, writes Harriet Upjohn.
Tattooing, banned by early 19th-century missionaries, still thrives on Huahine, writes Andrew Taylor.
An isolated group of islands in French Polynesia provides balm for Craig Tansley's soul.
Harriet Upjohn The painful truth behind pearls is not the only surprise in paradise, Harriet Upjohn writes.
Further afield from Bora Bora lies a true South Seas paradise of turquoise lagoons and white powdery sands, Rob Woodburn writes.