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Beach Holidays

High-end heaven: Nanuku Resort and Spa Fiji swimming pool.

Fiji

Fiji luxury family holidays: Never too young

Tracey Spicer Your little ones will not want to leave these luxury family retreats, writes Tracey Spicer.

Brazil

Trim and tanned: Why Rio is really a daytime city

A woman plays soccer on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro

Despite its party reputation, Rio is a daytime city. Obsessed with health and good looks, locals work hard to keep tan and fit.

Queensland

Why Australia's best beach is still a mystery

Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island ... rated Australia's best.

Craig Platt It's rated the best beach in Australia and the fifth best in the world, but scientists can't explain it.

Beaches

Your island home

Young woman strolling on beach pier, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, Caribbean.

Whatever your penchant, there is a beach somewhere in the world that is just right for you. Sheridan Rhodes surveys some of your choices.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Coral, fire and ice: Explore secret underwater worlds with National Geographic Live

Nat Geo

National Geographic photographer David Doubilet presents the hidden universe underwater environments - from a tropical coral paradise in Papua New Guinea to the ice-filled waters of Antarctica.

Photos

Six of the best: Brazilian beach getaways

Pousada Picinguaba, Paraty.

Land of sun and sand, where the weather is always warm and everyone has a good time. By Ute Junker.

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Travellers Tips

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.

Resorts

All-expenses pays some of the time

Mucci illustration.

Jane E. Fraser If you're not sure whether an all-inclusive deal is genuine value for money, it's worth doing the sums.

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Travel News

Family fuming after wheelchair-using granny left in corner of Newark Airport for 11 hours

wheelchair

12:25pm | A family is fuming mad after an airport worker parked a wheelchair-using grandmother in a departure lounge and an airline's "processing error" led her to be left there for up to 11 hours.

'Roofing': The best way to see Saint Petersburg

9:37am | Thrill-seekers believe the best way to see Russia's imperial capital is by hopping roof to roof.

Ryanair launches low-budget flexible business class tickets

8:56am | European budget carrier Ryanair is offering a new type of business-class ticket to woo more business travellers.

Etihad to fly A380 superjumbo with luxury 'Residence' on Sydney route

JAMIE FREED 9:47am | Etihad Airways will launch A380 services on the Sydney-Abu Dhabi route from June 1 next year, in a move that will boost its capacity to Australia.

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