Tonga claims to be the 'True South Pacific' and with a rich history dating back more than 3,000 - it rightly claims to be the ‘cradle of Polynesian culture’.
Category - Pacific
Located well off any tourist trail - Tuvalu is a collection of nine picturesque atolls whose very existence is threatened by rising sea levels.
This remote, pristine Pacific island nation is not cheap nor easy to reach but it should be on everyone's bucket list.
Surrounded by sleepy, laid-back, Pacific neighbours, Guam is bright lights, big city buzz - Micronesia's version of Hawaii!
In other places you can dive a single wreck - on Chuuk you can dive a whole fleet, making it the World's wreck diving capital.
Pohnpei bills itself as 'the Garden of Micronesia', you soon realise this is no over-hyped slogan created by local tourism officials.
Out of my plane window I saw a spectacular Emerald isle rising up out of the dark blue depths of the Pacific - this must be Kosrae!
Yokwe! Welcome to the very remote Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). Located across the International date line, five and a half hours flight west of Hawaii.
Located in the central Pacific region, well off the tourist radar in the middle of nowhere is the surprisingly charming atoll nation of Kiribati.
This blog provides an overview of air services in this remote region and describes my travel experience from Hawaii to Manila.