Maldives on a backpacker budget

Snorkelling just off a deserted island – the best we've ever come across.

It’s possible to stay in the Maldives on a budget thanks to a change in the law allowing local islands to open guesthouses.

Best and worst value beaches

Three of the world's most expensive beaches are found in French Polynesia.

Steer clear of Norway and head for Vietnam if you're a beach bum on a budget.

Inside an adults-only paradise video

The overwater Villas at Club Med Finolhu.

From the lap pool we can see baby sharks and eagle rays glide by. We're in an overwater villa so big it's almost the size of the average New Zealand house.

Seven reasons to visit the Seychelles video

There's a little oasis half a world away you need to know about.

There's a little oasis half a world away you need to know about.

Most beautiful island on Earth? video

The island of La Digue has many hidden beaches.

Legend has it, when the earliest discoverers stumbled across La Digue, they thought they had found the Garden of Eden.

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