Dreamy existence: With so few villas on the adults-only island, the communal areas are remarkably uncrowded. You can even arrange to have dinner on the beach

Dreamy existence: With so few villas on the adults-only island, the communal areas are remarkably uncrowded. You can even arrange to have dinner on the beach

Gizo town, on Ghizo Island, is the capital of the Western Province, explained Astre. With a population of 6,154 (based on 2005 estimates), it is the second largest town in the country. In recent history Ghizo Island was settled by Gilbertese from Kiribati and Solomon Islanders from many different islands. Its population is therefore very diverse which makes resource ownership a complicated matter

Photographer documents one year on the enchanting Solomon Islands

Gizo town, on Ghizo Island, is the capital of the Western Province, explained Astre. With a population of 6,154 (based on 2005 estimates), it is the second largest town in the country. In recent history Ghizo Island was settled by Gilbertese from Kiribati and Solomon Islanders from many different islands. Its population is therefore very diverse which makes resource ownership a complicated matter

Long lunch: The restaurant sits on stilts over the water so you can admire the sea life in the sparkling turquoise water just below

Living the life aquatic: Snorkelling at Club Med's Maldives paradise

Long lunch: The restaurant sits on stilts over the water so you can admire the sea life in the sparkling turquoise water just below

When Spanish explorer Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira found the Solomon Islands, he believed he had found the source of King Solomon¿s wealth because he found signs of gold, Astre explained. Today the Solomon Islands¿ treasure is the nearly 1,000 islands surrounded by beautiful reefs and lagoons

Photographer documents one year on the enchanting Solomon Islands

When Spanish explorer Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira found the Solomon Islands, he believed he had found the source of King Solomon¿s wealth because he found signs of gold, Astre explained. Today the Solomon Islands¿ treasure is the nearly 1,000 islands surrounded by beautiful reefs and lagoons

TURTLE ISLAND, Fiji - Romantic horse rides along the beach at sunset and all manner of other romantic activities are among the offerings at Turtle Island.     It's also famous for being the set for Blue Lagoon, starring a young Brooke Shields, which highlighted its crystal clear waters and sandy beaches.

Out of the spotlight! Where the stars holiday to avoid prying eyes

TURTLE ISLAND, Fiji - Romantic horse rides along the beach at sunset and all manner of other romantic activities are among the offerings at Turtle Island. It's also famous for being the set for Blue Lagoon, starring a young Brooke Shields, which highlighted its crystal clear waters and sandy beaches.

Taking the plunge: The communal area features this huge infinity pool over looking the lagoon and next to a bar which serves a huge range of cocktails

Living the life aquatic: Snorkelling at Club Med's Maldives paradise

Taking the plunge: The communal area features this huge infinity pool over looking the lagoon and next to a bar which serves a huge range of cocktails

This Cayman Islands area is renowned all over the world for its abundant wildlife and its shallow waters make it the perfect place to encounter the creatures

Portraits show the Badjao sea tribe of Borneo whose way of life is disappearing fast | Daily Mail Online

Portraits show the Badjao sea tribe of Borneo whose way of life is disappearing fast | Daily Mail Online

Kolombangara Island as seen from Nusatuva. In local language Kolombangara means Water King, explained Astre. With approximately 80 rivers and streams running down its flanks, Kolombangara never feels the same, he said. Suffering nearby islands do during times of drought, he added

Photographer documents one year on the enchanting Solomon Islands

Kolombangara Island as seen from Nusatuva. In local language Kolombangara means Water King, explained Astre. With approximately 80 rivers and streams running down its flanks, Kolombangara never feels the same, he said. Suffering nearby islands do during times of drought, he added

Pictured is a Melanesian young girl. This term is given to the dominant inhabitants of Melanesia, which is made up of four countries -Vanuatu,  Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands

Photographer documents one year on the enchanting Solomon Islands

Pictured is a Melanesian young girl. This term is given to the dominant inhabitants of Melanesia, which is made up of four countries -Vanuatu, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands

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