Adorned with coconut trees, flourishing jungle and azure sea, Fiji is a picture-perfect holiday setting. Possibly one of the most luxurious destinations on our books, Raiwasa Private Villa has a 180 degree view of jungle and ocean. Captain Cook didn’t make it this far into the South Pacific (perhaps he was daunted by stories of cannibals) but modern tourists do, in moderation; there are still numerous traditions visible in village culture (think grass skirts and “grog” made from kava). Food is big in Fiji, with its abundant natural harvest; you can expect to eat very well. Find our favourite luxury and boutique hotels in Fiji here. Holiday Reading: The Happy Isles of Oceania by Paul Theroux.