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Bora Bora

Cool hues

Keep shades low and luxurious with looks for cooler climes.

Friday, 5 October, 2012, 1:03am

Hilton Bora Bora Nui

What is it? A luxurious resort on a private islet near Bora Bora's main island, Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort and Spa is a quintessential island paradise. Set in a South Pacific haven of soaring green mountains, swaying coconut palms and a shimmering turquoise lagoon, the resort has 122 suite-sized bungalows and a hilltop spa with incredible views.

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

It all started with one innovative idea

Club Med was pioneered by G?rard Blitz, a water polo champion and the son of a Belgian diamond merchant, and a French businessman Gilbert Trigano. In 1949, while staying in the Olympic Club's tented village in Corsica, Blitz came up with the idea of a new holiday concept dedicated to developing a taste for living outdoors and doing physical training and sport.

23 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

VIPs swift to grab the swag as gift lounge launches at film festival

The very Hollywood-like concept of a gift lounge has come to this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival. Yes, the free grab of goodies for stars and celebrities at shows like the Oscars is now part of the local cinephile event.

24 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

InterContinental Resort & Thalasso Spa, Bora Bora

Where is it? This US$70 million resort, off the island of Bora Bora, a 30-minute flight from Papeete, Tahiti, opened last May. It is perched on a pristine beach on the island of Moto Piti Aau, which means 'two hearts' in Tahitian. Situated between the ocean and a lagoon, the property sits over a barrier reef facing Mount Otemanu and is accessible only by boat.

4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Six of the best private islands to rent

Necker Island (pictured)

11 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Six of the best ... South Sea Islands

Awash with romantic appeal and beguilingly remote, the South Sea Islands are the stuff of dreams. To visit is to taste the grand days of travel in the company of Kipling and Conrad, Melville and Maugham. Sadly, the incursions of the modern world have transformed many South Pacific islands beyond all recognition, but in a fistful of places the magic and romance remain.

5 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Paradise on earth for honeymooners

IMAGINE yourself on a tropical island sipping champagne with your loved one on the sundeck of a bungalow with crystal clear water lapping below.

The scene changes and now you are sailing on the blue water as the sun sets.

Such are the delights of the honeymoon package offered by Amanresorts at its Hotel Bora Bora.

22 Oct 1995 - 12:00am