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Tonga

Make a splash ... swimming at Muri Beach, Rarotonga.

South Pacific

Best of the Pacific islands: tropical treasures

Craig Tansley tracks down the best of the south Pacific, from whales to beach houses.

Tonga

Trouble in paradise: the 'Friendly Islands' are suffering

The pristine waters of Tonga.

Boasting pristine waters teeming with whales and dolphins, and unspoiled scenery dotted with tropical hibiscus and frangipani flowers, Tonga paints a postcard-like Polynesian scene.

Tonga

Alone in the isle seat

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

Tonga

Bones of a great story

Island of intrigue ... the views are worth the journey.

Islander folklore hits home when Ben Stubbs stumbles upon evidence of a savage past.

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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

A marriage of point breaks and drinks breaks

Tripologist My ageing surfer husband and I celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary soon and want a luxury holiday where he can surf and I can relax.

Map of Tonga

Travel News

Don't be fooled: 40 tourist scams to watch out for

Parisians and tourists enjoy a drink at a cafe on the Champs Elysees avenue.

SOO KIM 11:04am | Taxi drivers, hotel workers and overfriendly locals are among those capable of tricking unsuspecting tourists.

Queen's Guard plays Game of Thrones theme song

9:22am | A video of the Queen's Guard performing the Game of Thrones tune has been posted to YouTube.

Guests to 'pay what you want' at Paris hotels

8:59am | Five Paris hotels are allowing guests to pay whatever they want, based on their impressions of the hotel, the room and the service.

Airbnb host's horror as squatter takes over

21 Jul | Cory Tschogl says she has an Airbnb squatter - a guest who rented her Palm Springs, California vacation condominium, then stopped paying rent, refused to leave and threatened her with legal action.

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