The natural high of a holiday perched above tropical waters is a memory that lasts forever. Our travel writers share their experiences.
Jane Archer takes the plunge with a riveting French Polynesia cruise.
Joanna Hall There was a time not long ago when cruise ships didn't even have a phone guests could use. Now they're a haven of high-tech gizmos.
Paul Sheehan Eight countries, three weeks, 87 strangers: Paul Sheehan boards a private jet for a serial adventure.
Does it get any better than staying in your own bungalow over a crystal clear lagoon? Here are some of our favourites around the world.
Bora Bora in the Pacific is often referred to as the most beautiful island in the world.
Rejoice, oh disorganised work slaves! Bargains still abound for those who don't book their summer holidays a year ahead, discovers Belinda Jackson.
Jane Reddy Stay in cave hotels, Ottoman mansions and boutique hotels in eastern Turkey.