Islands & Beaches

Strolling through Tavanipupu Private Island

Little has changed in the Solomon Islands since Spanish explorer Alvaro de Mendana first sailed into this tucked away corner of the South Pacific known as the ‘Hapi Islands’. With a blend of Melanesian, Micronesian and Polynesian cultures, the Solomon Islands offers a breathtakingly fresh alternative to those in search of a very different but highly rewarding travel experience in a truly unspoiled corner of the world.

Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland

It may surprise you to discover that Australia has over 8,000 islands within her maritime borders. With so many stunning locales on the mainland, it's sometimes easy to forget that there's literally thousands of options for tropical island getaways in our own backyard. Here are five stunning islands to give you a little bit of inspiration for your next romantic getaway.

Photo: Fred Hsu – Flickr

Australia is renowned for having some of the best beaches in the world and the carefree culture to match. Travellers flock from all over the globe to experience Australia's golden sands and azure waters. As the world's largest island, we're literally surrounded by fabulous options for soaking up the sun and enjoying the salty kiss of sea spray on our skin. Here are five of Australia's best beaches, epitomising those quintessential qualities of a good Aussie beach we all love so much. 

The stunning Agung Besakih temple complex is a photo opportunity waiting to happen

No matter what your travel style, Bali has something for every couple. From lavish villas and yoga retreats to nature treks and perfect waves, you can find what you are looking for on this tropical island getaway. Here's the third in our series of finding your Bali couple style: all-in-one.

Related articles: Find Your Couple Style in Bali: Glamorous, Find your Couple Style in Bali: Party People, Find Your Couple Style in Bali: Travel Purists, Find Your Couple Style in Bali: Nature Lovers

Couple style: All-in-one

Your most memorable holiday: Kicking back at an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean

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One item you'd take to a desert island (besides each other!): Fedora

Travel bag: Leather tote

Can't leave home without: Kaftan

Your Bali: Nusa Dua

Legian Beach; photo: Phil Whitehouse – Flickr

There are so many reasons why Bali is one of the most popular destinations in Asia, especially for Australian couples planning their dream honeymoon or romantic getaway. Bali is a tropical island with lots of beaches, excellent shopping, a captivating culture and wonderful food – the perfect combination for a couples' escape. But above all, a holiday or honeymoon in Bali is easy on the pocket and offers good value for money – you can book an incredibly luxurious hotel or villa, often for less than you would pay for comparable luxury in many parts of the world.

Here are our suggestions on where to shop, dine and stay in Kuta, Legian, Seminyak and Canggu.


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