Dive into this vast region of beautifully diverse islands. Some South Pacific islands were among the last places settled by humans, and the faraway unspoiled factor here still remains. Take your pick from a range of luxury resorts and boutique hotels that offer stunning natural views of crystal seas, black sand beaches and coral reefs. A few hours east of Australia, the Cook Islands and their crown jewel Rarotonga offer lush island peaks and idyllic beaches. Ideal for honeymooners and weddings, these 15 intimate islands are the perfect getaway destination for couples. Further east, Fiji boasts hundreds of picturesque coral islands. Rich dive sites and unspoiled beach hideaways here mean you can get as active or as relaxed as you like. So there's something for water sports wannabes of all ages, but plenty if you want soothing spa treatments or a romantic hike for two. And let's not forget Bora Bora in French Polynesia. Just imagine diving into a clear lagoon straight from your overwater villa and you're getting an idea of what you can enjoy here. Think secluded snorkelling sites by day, blending into sumptuous French- and Asian-inspired cuisine by night. Heavenly for families or couples.