Want something more adventurous than your classic white-sand-and-blue-sea honeymoon, but can't resist the idea of a remote island?


Easter Island, five hours off the coast of Chile, may be what you're looking for. It's packed with things to do - trekking, cycling, riding and boating - but most people come to see the moai, the island's monolithic stone figures dating from the 13th century.

Five-star Posada de Mike Rapu is the hotel to choose, with its infinity pool, Jacuzzi and massage rooms overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

The food is imaginative and, as it's all-inclusive, you can't go half an hour without cocktails being brought your way. Be sure to explore the island, especially Orongo volcano, and Rano Raraku quarry, where you can see how the statues were carved.


WOW FACTOR: Have the chef prepare seafood for lunch in a cave by the sea…with a Pacific dip while it cooks.

FLIGHT TIME: 23 hours

WHEN TO GO: Spring, Winter

GO:  Journey Latin America (www.journeylatinamerica.co.uk) offers five nights, all-inclusive, in a Varua room from £2,472 per person (including excursions; www.explora.com). Return flights via Santiago, which cost from £1,320, are extra.