Islands & Beaches

Pristine beaches, jungle clad hills, dramatic cliffs, rich culture and friendly locals create the holiday gem that is Langkawi. One of Malaysia's most visited corners, this beach haven has everything you seek in a romantic holiday destination.


Whether you’re planning the perfect honeymoon, romantic holiday or long weekend getaway, you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable experience in the Whitsundays.

With one of the top ten beaches in the world as white as any wedding, tropical islands set amongst azure waters, and a reef shaped like a heart, the Whitsundays is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. In the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and the calm waters of the Coral Sea lie the 74 tropical islands of the Whitsundays.

The wonder of the Whitsundays is not just about witnessing its visual magnificence – it’s also about a new world of experiences. From the exhilaration of a snorkel or scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef taking in thousands of coloured fish species, to the intense pinks, reds and oranges of another stunning sunset. Be swept off your feet in the wonder of this tropical paradise, and feel worlds away just a short flight from home.

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While it may never be mentioned in the same breath as Fiji, Tahiti or some of the South Pacific’s other romantic hot-spots, the kind of cosy isolation you can only find on an island by itself in the middle of an ocean shouldn’t be understated. What’s more, you won’t find it crowded with holidaymakers desperate for the perfect breakaway, in fact about the only thing you might run into on Norfolk Island are the cows who move slowly about the roadways as if they own the place (and be warned, under the quirky set of local laws they virtually do).

Most people know Norfolk Island as a nasty penal settlement from the 1800s, but what they don’t appreciate is just how beautiful the landscape is.

Staff feature writers for Holidays for Couples, Lynn and Steve Hill, recently had a mini ‘breakation’ in Fiji

Just a hop, skip and a jump away from Nadi airport is the stunning Denarau Island, so a holiday here is very easy.

There are a number of luxurious resorts on Denarau, all dotted strategically along the beach, lapped by the crystal clear blue waters of Nadi Bay. However, one resort stands out amongst the crowd – theSheraton Fiji Resort.

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Get set for a pulse-quickening, eyes-agog escape. Melissa Rimac plunges in to find the regions’ most extraordinary, most romantic, aquatic wonders.


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