It’s possible to stay in the Maldives on a budget thanks to a change in the law allowing local islands to open guesthouses.
Steer clear of Norway and head for Vietnam if you're a beach bum on a budget.
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.
There's a little oasis half a world away you need to know about.
Legend has it, when the earliest discoverers stumbled across La Digue, they thought they had found the Garden of Eden.