Secret’s out: Where to find the world’s best beach.

The 11km-long Grace Bay Beach in the Caribbean's Turks and Caicos islands was voted the world's best beach two years in a row by TripAdvisor travellers.

It’s a shining jewel that often ranks as the world’s best beach, yet most Aussies don’t know it – or more importantly, where to find it.

Grace Bay Beach, with its white-sand beaches and clear blue water, is a tropical dream floating in . . . → Read More: Secret’s out: Where to find the world’s best beach.

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Vava’u is Tonga’s island paradise

Angela Saurine

WHEN you are staying on a tropical island with only about a dozen people on it, walking in on one of them naked in the shower is not a good idea. You are sure to have to face them again sooner or later. When the person you have seen in all their glory is the owner of the resort, your embarrassment is magnified tenfold.??My friend Sonya and I had arrived the day . . . → Read More: Vava’u is Tonga’s island paradise

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Devil and the deep blue sea

Margaret Turton discovers the dark history of a peaceful island rated among the world’s best-kept secrets.

I’ve always been a sucker for meeting the locals, or at least finding out what makes them tick. The trouble is, Con Dao – which occupies eighth position among Lonely Planet’s “world’s best secret islands” – has few locals to speak of. It has few visitors, too, although that will change. Access from the mainland has improved with . . . → Read More: Devil and the deep blue sea

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Royal honeymoon: holiday guide to the Seychelles

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge first visited the Seychelles, a paradise patch of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, in 2007 following their break-up five months earlier. Rumour has it the dreamy archipelago is where they vowed to stay together for good and marriage was first mentioned – so it is an apt place to return to for their honeymoon.

While taking over an entire island might be out of most people’s reach, . . . → Read More: Royal honeymoon: holiday guide to the Seychelles

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