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A TANTALISING TASTE OF FRANCE

SUN, FUN AND FINE FOOD IN NEW CALEDONIA

New Caledonia is well-known for having a French influence that's become interwoven with island life. But until you actually visit New Caledonia for yourself, you do you realise the extent of its Frenchness. In this issue, Islandtime writer Mike Donaldson spends time in Noumea and discovers that it's just like being on the French Riviera.

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A SLICE OF PARADISE

UNWINDING IN FIJI'S MAGNIFICENT YASAWA ISLANDS

In this issue we discover a Fijian paradise. Literally! Sitting north west of Nadi, the Yasawa Islands are a true gem and we had the pleasure of staying at the amazing Paradise Cove - one of the island group's premium resorts.   


 

TAKING A NEW DIRECTION TO DEVA

SHERATON DEVA IS ONE NEW CALEDONIA'S STANDOUT RESORT EXPERIENCES

Visitors to New Caledonia tend to head for the cosmopolitan capital of Noumea. But if you bypass the bright lights and head for Deva Domain, 2 1/2 hours drive north, you'll come to the Sheraton Deva Spa and Golf Resort. Set inside a vast regional park, the resort offers a unique mix of luxury, comfort and serene natural surroundings.   

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EMBRACING THE PACE ON NIUE

NO SANDY BEACHES, NO 5 STAR RESORTS, NO FANCY SHOPS....NO PROBLEM

With around 1600 people permanently resident on the island, visiting Niue is an exercise in slowing down. But while there's no need to rush, there's also a whole lot to do. Mountain biking, hiking, fishing, swimming in rock pools, exploring caves, sampling local seafood, playing golf and the list goes on. 

 

CHARACTER AND INTRIGUE ON NORFOLK ISLAND

welcome to the island that punches well above its weight

Only a 90-minute flight from Auckland, Norfolk Island is both peaceful and dramatic. It's people are both pragmatic and creative, and have nurtured a community radiating independence as well as a collective and global spirit. 

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FIJI'S WILD BLUE YONDER

EXPLORING THE YASAWA ISLANDS WITH BLUE LAGOON CRUISES

In a nation blessed with natural beauty, the Yasawas can easily hold theirown among Fiji’s many island jewels. One of the best ways to get that experience is with Blue Lagoon Cruises, the 100 percent Fijian-owned company that knows these islands like the back of their hand.

 

SPELLBOUND IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS

Raw and Real, this is a true south pacific adventure

The Solomon Islands are a staggeringly beautiful archipelago of volcanic islands and luxuriant rainforest. It’s a place where a traditional life of fishing on the reefs and tending lush gardens is still very much the norm.

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VANUATU - THE FAMILY PLAY STATION

GETTING back TO BASICS IN VANUATU

While it’s just about impossible to get kids away from it all – it is possible to give them a balance, especially when they go on holiday. If there’s a place you can have a quality family getaway, and get back to basics, it’s in Vanuatu.

 

DENARAU, FIJI - FLY AND FLOP FUN

SO CLOSE, SO EASY, SO GOOD

While it’s just about impossible to get kids away from it all – it is possible to give them a balance, especially when they go on holiday. If there’s a place you can have a quality family getaway, and get back to basics, it’s in Vanuatu.