Not all island breaks denote the typical tropical dream. We take a look at a few of the world's different island groupings and what to expect from each.
Here are some of the highlights after we spent a week living like a local on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion.
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Tourists to Reunion have been spoiled with a Le Piton de la Fournaise eruption, which last set off its thrilling display back in 2010.
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If you're planning to visit one of Africa's most popular island escapes, you may want to check out the Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins.
The first commercial passenger flight from Key West to Cuba in more than 50 years landed Monday in Havana, capping several years of efforts to reunite the two islands, though regular air service still appeared a distant prospect.
Japan's fascination with pop culture seems to have roped in Mother Nature.
Velvet Escape's Keith Jenkins, one of the creative forces behind the iambassador initiative, takes us through an aerial view of one of South Africa's favourite islands.
South Africa and Mozambique are a step closer to having a one-stop border post at Lebomobo-Ressano Garcia, which will ease congestion.
A spate of kidnappings and a low-intensity conflict are threatening to scare away tourists who normally flock to the country's palm-fringed beaches.
No foreigners have been caught up in the renewed violence between the Renamo rebel group and government forces, but the French embassy in Maputo has advised against travelling to the Mozambican province of Sofala.
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In a bid to attract more tourists, the Mozambique government recently approved the creation of a new integrated tourism resort zone in the Northern Province of Nampula.
The Maldives is one of the world's most exclusive holiday destinations but it has quietly opened up to backpackers in the last five years with a reform that has upset religious hardliners.
White Pearl Resort on the south-east coast of Mozambique is the perfect marriage of exclusivity and simplicity.
If you’re one of those travellers looking for understated charm and gracious elegance of yesteryear’s sea travel, you better hurry up.
An uninhabited private island off the coast of Greece will go on auction at a starting price of €10m in September.
Heidi Klum recently spent a few days on the Polynesian Island of Bora Bora. Take a look.
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