Vase Rock, on Taiwan’s Little Liuqiu Island. Photo: Thomas Bird

Little Liuqiu, Taiwan coral island teeming with turtles, temples and fantastical banyan trees

  • The island’s green turtle population and coral reefs are recovering thanks to conservation legislation, and you can get up close with the big beasts on a dive
  • It’s a place with a gory history – half its inhabitants were slaughtered and the rest enslaved by the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century
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Vase Rock, on Taiwan’s Little Liuqiu Island. Photo: Thomas Bird
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Humpback whales breach off Maui. Photo: Alamy

The good, bad and ugly sides to Hawaii for tourists

The American island chain is invoked by tourism boards the world over, but while its expanses of pristine sand remain unrivalled, the world’s most isolated archipelago is home to one of the most traffic-congested cities in the US

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Humpback whales breach off Maui. Photo: Alamy
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