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Beach Holidays in Southeast Asia

If the world has an erogenous zone it's French Polynesia, and Bora Bora is its beating heart. Over-water bungalows like those of the Sofitel Bora Bora (pictured) will spoil you for life.

Beaches

My fantasy island

Tripologist Michael Gebicki conceives all that's perfect for the most relaxing, pampered, luxury getaway of your dreams.

Thailand

On the quiet side

Mah Khao beach, Phuket

Angie Kelly You don't have to buy in to the nightlife of Phuket. Sunday Travel editor Angie Kelly found a peaceful and party-free part of the island.

Indonesia

Retreat to serenity

Shanti Residence, Bali.

With unspoilt views of the turquoise sea and secluded, luxurious quarters, Isobel King finds Bali's Shanti Residence an ideal retreat for the weary soul.

Indonesia

Bali beyond the basic

bali

Seminyak's shopping is a treasure trove of fabulousness, as Belinda Jackson discovers.

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Phuket's hottest beach clubs

 Xana Beach Club . Phuket

There's a new vibe on the Thai island of Phuket, and it's hip, laid-back and sultry. Think sun, sand, cocktails and a chill-out beat, all served on a platter of decadence and luxury; think beautiful...

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Asia

Endless summer: how to live in paradise

Island beach yoga

Ever dream about running off to live in an island paradise? Megan Flamer explains how she did just that.

Tripologist

Phuket's a good bet, via a Bangkok shopover

Tripologist We have been told by friends the place to go for both beach and shopping is Phuket. If so, would it be a bit pricier than the other destinations?

Map of Southeast Asia

Travel News

Australia to see rush of UK tourists after royal visit

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (centre L), walk from during a reception at the Sydney Opera House on April 16, 2014.

2:48pm | Royal visit by Kate, Wills and baby George is drawing UK tourists Down Under.

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight: CNN's MH370 expert sacked over bad clothes

2:24pm | Flight simulator company sacks instructor for dressing like a teenager during CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Alexandra Rose Williams on good behaviour bond after in-flight bum grope

STEVE BUTCHER 12:36pm | A passenger who touched the buttocks of a crew member and tried to kiss him on the cheek on a flight from Manila to Melbourne has been ordered by a magistrate to behave for the next three months.

Golden Princess largest cruise ship to be based in Melbourne

ANNIE DANG 11:32am | Golden Princess will be the biggest cruise ship to hit Melbourne.

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