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Diamond review   Kia Orana and welcome to Raratonga
Review of Cook Islands (South Pacific Islands) by catsholiday

Advantages: Beautiful friendly island with reasonable hotel, food and drink prices
Disadvantages: Not a huge amount to see and do beside enjoy an island unspoilt paradise

Raratonga, Cook Islands Where are these islands? The Cook Islands are a group of fifteen tiny islands in the Pacific Ocean, north-east of New Zealand. Although there are only fifteen islands and they are all quite tiny they are spread over 2.2 million ... Read review

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Top Quality Review by bbicuk01
I have always wondered about the Cook Islands as they show up on a football game I used to play as having one of the poorest football teams in the world - understandably so! by mattydalton

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13.01.2011 22:08
A day trip to a beach Paradise
Review of Aitutaki Lagoon, Aitutaki, Cook Islands by catsholiday

Advantages: Simply stunning in its beauty
Disadvantages: A long way to go and not a cheap destination from the UK

Day trip to Aututaki with Bishop’s Cruises Aitutaki is the second largest of the fifteen Cook islands after Raratonga which is the largest. This magical little island is named by Steve Davey in his book “Unforgettable Places to See Before you Die” so w ... Read review

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very good by danielclark691
Another great review, sounds fab! by Absinthe_Fairy
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03.01.2011 21:23
(06.01.2011 19:36)
The darker side of 'Paradise'
Review of Tahiti & French Polynesia (South Pacific Islands) by catsholiday

Advantages: Plenty of opportunity, lovely weather and a potentially beautiful island
Disadvantages: Population just wait around for hand outs and everything is so expensive

Tahiti Tahiti is the largest of the French Polynesian islands and is a volcanic island with black sand not the lovely white sand you imagine on a South sea island. The island is 45 km across at its widest point and covers an area of 1,045 km2, so it is ... Read review

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Excellent review, no matter where you post it! by BawBaw
I'm amazed the French people, who presumably do pay taxes, put up with it, considering their militantcy in many other aspects of life. by silverstreak

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13.12.2010 13:49
Our pad by the beach
Review of Manuia Beach Resort, Rarotonga by catsholiday

Advantages: Fantastic food, great location, friendly service
Disadvantages: Rooms a little basic by 5 star standards

MANUIA BEACH BOUTIQUE HOTEL We stayed 5 nights in this rather charming little hotel and it cost us £69 per person per night including a tropical breakfast. We were met at the airport and given a lovely lei each then taken to the hotel which was only ab ... Read review

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very good by danielclark691
sounds really nice xxx by newby2
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29.11.2010 20:36
First Fijian village
Review of Viseisei Village, Fiji by catsholiday

Advantages: Fascinating to visit a lived in village
Disadvantages: None really

...12km north of Nadi is Viseisei village in the district of Vuda and this is supposedly where the first Melanesians arrived in Fiji around 1500. The village of Viseisei is the chief village in the district of Vu ... Read review

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vh by danielclark691
great write up xxx by newby2
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28.11.2010 17:57
(28.11.2010 18:03)
A sad tribute to a great artist
Review of Musee Gauguin, Thahiti by catsholiday

Advantages: The most interesting place to visit on tahiti
Disadvantages: A very average museum - a poor show for an artist who has done so much to promote Tahiti

Musee Gauguin, Tahiti This was the most interesting ‘highlight’ on our half day tour around the island of Tahiti Nui and this was something I really wanted to see when visiting Tahiti as to me Gauguin paintings ARE Tahiti. His paintings are bright, naive ... Read review

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very good by danielclark691
art is not my thing really but a great write up xxx by newby2
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25.11.2010 16:58
Gauguin's island retreat?
Review of Radisson Plaza Hotel, Tahiti Island by catsholiday

Advantages: Fabulous hotel , stunning room
Disadvantages: The prices were eye watering

Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti ARRIVING: We arrived in Pape ‘ete from Brisbane via Auckland at 1am local time the same day as we had left Brisbane about 14 hours earlier at 11.15am! We had two Oct 21st which was very strange as we crossed the International ... Read review

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very good by danielclark691
I am starting to feel like I need some time away! xxx by newby2
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24.11.2010 12:26
One of the highlights on Tahiti!
Review of Tahiti Lagoonarium, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia by catsholiday

Advantages: The view of the coral on the way to the lagoonarium was good
Disadvantages: Not much to see, tacky and grubby

The Lagoonarium Listed as one of the places to visit and a highlight on our half day tour round the island (which cost 4500 Polynesian French Francs (CFP) or about £40 each) this rather tired and crumby looking place offered a chance to ‘experience under ... Read review

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Very good by danielclark691
My younger son would have liked the shark's mouth, but then, he's easily pleased. by silverstreak
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22.11.2010 22:09
Playing in the mud
Review of Sabeto Hot Springs & Mud Bath , Fiji by catsholiday

Advantages: Great value, very different experience
Disadvantages: Not luxurious

...and the hot springs at Sabeto is one of the experiences we chose to explore. Unless you are interested in adrenalin seeking activities such as skidoos , banana boats, rafting down a river, swimming with sharks, scuba diving or ... Read review

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Very good by danielclark691
My sons have been doing this every week at football! Except that it's freezing cold mud, at that. by silverstreak
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18.11.2010 22:06
(18.11.2010 22:08)
Sleeping Giants and stunning orchids
Review of Garden of the Sleeping Giant, Nausori, Viti Levu, Fiji by catsholiday

Advantages: Lovely garden and beautiful temple
Disadvantages: Nadi is not that intetresting

...not only about this lovely garden but also a couple of other interesting places around Nadi in Fiji. Incidentally Nadi is pronounced Nandi in Fijian Unless you are interested in adrenalin seeking activities such as skidoos , banana boats, raf ... Read review

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good work by danielclark691
I've just had a check on the web, and most people seem to agree with your 2000 rather than the 350 we were told at the time. Maybe more have been collected since! Apologies anyway. by torr

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17.11.2010 18:28
My visit to Castaway Island but no Tom Hanks
Review of Seaspray trip to Mamanuca Islands by catsholiday

Advantages: Fantastic Dat Trip
Disadvantages: Absolutely none

Mamanuca Islands on the Sea Spray We really wanted to have a chance to explore some of the other smaller Fijian Islands and there were a number of different options, some cruises just sailed passed the islands while some called in briefly. We opted for th ... Read review

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fab! by danielclark691
I don't think my joints would allow me to sit cross-legged, so I'd be alright. by silverstreak
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10.11.2010 20:20
Bloody Mary's Resort
Review of Aggie Grey's Lagoon Beach & Spa, Apia by catsholiday

Advantages: Fantastic location, lovely room
Disadvantages: breakfasts were a bit hit and miss

Aggie Grey’s lagoon, Beach Resort and Spa, Samoa ARRIVING: We arrived in Samoa at about 6am their time, via Los Angeles which was a pretty gruelling journey with two 11 hour flights and a four and a half hour wait in LAX. The airport in Apia was quite t ... Read review

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Sounds a lovely place to be x by prettypolly40
Back! :) by sbeach000
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05.11.2010 20:41
(13.12.2010 10:05)
He found his true treasure island and
Review of Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, Vailima by catsholiday

Advantages: Fascinating quite emotional visit to a beautiful museum
Disadvantages: None at all

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON MUSEUM Vailima is the house that Robert Louis Stevenson and his family lived in up until his death in 1894. Robert Louis Stevenson has become synonymous with Samoa and is highly respected in Samoa, where he is known as tusitala, th ... Read review

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Back with promised E by Gooseydyoo
I will be back with an E tomorrow. I shall never visit Samoa, but feel as if already know bits of it and its people. Beautiful review. by Gooseydyoo
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27.10.2010 22:29
Tiny island paradise
Review of Samoan Scenic Day Tour of Savaii North by catsholiday

Advantages: A wonderful day trip to learn about Samoan culture and see another island
Disadvantages: The turtles were a bit of a uncomfortable experience eco speaking

Samoan Scenic tours : Full day tour of Savaii North The pickup from our resort was at 7.15, an hour later than the pickup from Aggie Grey’s Hotel in Apia as the ferry port was only 5 minutes away from the Lagoon resort. The mini bus was very cosy so we ... Read review

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The poor turtles - I think that would've made me a bit cross. xx by tallulahbang
Lovely read :) by VampirePrincessLizzy
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27.10.2010 09:03
(30.01.2011 09:18)
Awful start but finished well
Review of Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa, Nadi by catsholiday

Advantages: Lovely hotel, good food, great view, convenient location
Disadvantages: Bad start, had to pay for internet and the shuttle bus

Fiji Beach Resort – managed by Hilton A BAD START Our first impressions were not that great as we had paid £70 for a private transfer to the hotel as we were not sure how far it was and we knew that we were arriving at 6am having had little sleep the nig ... Read review

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I'm back with an E as promised x by Alyson29
A superb review Sue. I'll be back on Monday with an E x by Alyson29
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25.10.2010 03:55
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