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South Pacific Islands

South Pacific Islands

1. 13 Day South Pacific Island Explorer: Fiji, Tonga and Samoa

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights)

From $7045

On this three-nation South Pacific Islands cultural tour, you will spend time in some very different Pacific countries, each with its own unique culture, language, style of governance and landscape. These countries remain relatively little visited and offer a great opportunity to experience cultures minimally affected by outside influences, all within easy reach from North America.

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2. 12 Day Heart of the Pacific: Vanuatu, New Caledonia and the Cook Islands

Duration: 12 Days (11 Nights)

From $6705

On this three-nation South Pacific Islands cultural tour, you will spend time in some very different Pacific countries, each with its own unique culture, language, style of governance and landscape. The Melanesian islands of Vanuatu and French-influenced New Caledonia are culturally very different from the Polynesian Cook Islands separated by thousands of miles of ocean. The countries remain little visited and offer a great opportunity to experience cultures minimally affected by outside influences.

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3. 14 Day Romance in Rarotonga

Duration: 14 Days (12 Nights)

From $2345

Rarotonga is the vibrant centre of the Cook Islands, 32km in circumference the island is dominated by high mountain peaks, lush rainforest and a palm fringed shoreline. Submerge yourself into the vibrant culture of song, dance and age old traditions that is so much a part of the Cook Islands way of life For a small island paradise, Rarotonga offers an impressive range of accommodation, dining and activity options. Choose from a resort style holiday with the convenience of everything on site to a small romantic property or opt for self catering facilities which are ideal for families. The island is only 32 kilometres in circumference so getting around is easy! Scooters are a popular way to see the island and with only two main roads you can’t get lost. Stop for a swim, shop at the small craft stores dotted around the island or call into a café for a cool drink and a bite to eat.

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4. 3 Day Discover Papeete

Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights)

From $549

Papeete, on the island of Tahiti, is French Polynesia’s capital and its international gateway. Even if you are visiting other islands, due to flight connections you will need a night or two en-route.Papeete is full of life and colour and a perfect introduction to the islands’ unique fusion of French flair and exotic Polynesia. Stroll through Le Marche to see a mouth-watering array of tropical fruits, along with flower leis, and handcrafts such as rainbow-hued pareau’s (sarongs). At nightfall head for the waterfront and the famed Roulottes – mobile restaurants cooking delectable meals, including fresh fish and crepes and cuisines ranging from Italian to Chinese.

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5. 4 Day Discover Aitutaki

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights)

From $1055

Just a 40 minute flight from Rarotonga, this tropical island paradise is known for its stunning turquoise lagoon, deserted islands and white sand beaches. A lagoon cruise is an absolute must and is the best way to fully appreciate how beautiful this part of the Pacific really is. Cruise the calm waters stopping at secluded islands to swim, laze on the beach and snorkel amongst the colourful and friendly tropical fish..

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6. 4 Day Discover Bora Bora

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights)

From $2549

Moorea’s tranquil lifestyle makes falling into island time effortless. Hire a car or bike and travel one of the most stunning coastal roads in the world passing deserted beaches, pineapple plantations and tiny villages. Stop at the Belvedere Lookout for an awe-inspiring view and choose your own spot for a picnic of French fare and tropical fruit bought at the roadside.

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7. 4 Day Discover Moorea

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights)

From $1449

Moorea’s tranquil lifestyle makes falling into island time effortless. Hire a car or bike and travel one of the most stunning coastal roads in the world passing deserted beaches, pineapple plantations and tiny villages. Stop at the Belvedere Lookout for an awe-inspiring view and choose your own spot for a picnic of French fare and tropical fruit bought at the roadside.

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8. 5 Day Discover Taveuni

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights)

From $1299

Located in the northern end of Koro Sea, much of Taveuni’s coastline is rugged and set against some of Fiji’s highest peaks. Covered in coconut trees, Taveuni is known for being the Garden Island of Fiji because of its abundance of flora. About 60 percent of the land is tropical rainforest, and the volcanic soil makes Taveuni one of Fiji’s most fertile areas. With Rainbow Reef and Vuna Reef just a short boat ride away, Paradise Taveuni offers you excellent diving.

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9. 5 Day Discover The Coral Coast

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights)

From $729

Located just 45 minutes from the airport, the combination of being easily accessible from Nadi, the ability to easily immerse yourself in the fascinating mix of cultural experiences and getting out and about to explore the beauty of the surrounding highlands, natural rainforests and rivers makes this a memorable Fiji holiday experience.

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10. 5 Day Discover The Mamanuca Islands

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights)

From $625

Located just off the coast from Denarau are a series of picture-perfect tiny little islands ringed with white beaches and topped with a forest of coconut palms. These islands offer those beautiful cobalt blue waters, palm fringed long sandy beaches and coral reefs that we all dream of. There are villages and resorts plus fantastic snorkeling and swimming.

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11. 6 Day Discover Rarotonga

Duration: 6 Days (5 Nights)

From $649

Rarotonga is the vibrant centre of the Cook Islands, 32km in circumference the island is dominated by high mountain peaks, lush rainforest and a palm fringed shoreline. Submerge yourself into the vibrant culture of song, dance and age old traditions that is so much a part of the Cook Islands way of life. For a small island paradise, Rarotonga offers an impressive range of accommodation, dining and activity options.

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12. 7 Day Romantic Bora Bora Island Vacation

Duration: 7 Days (5 Nights)

From $1490

This 7-day island vacation from North America takes you to Bora Bora via Papeete for a 5 night stay in one of the most beautiful islands in the world. For relaxation in a South Sea Island Paradise with French flair, this Bora Bora vacation cannot be matched.

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13. 7 Day South Pacific Island Paradise Vacation

Duration: 7 days (5 nights)

From $749

Tahiti – the very name evokes visions of an island paradise, exotic days, romantic nights and South Sea adventure. And this is exactly what you will find there. The Islands of Tahiti are surely the prototype for the concept of the far-flung, South Seas romantic escape – archipelagos of volcanic islands isolated in a gigantic deep blue Pacific, protected entirely by barrier reefs that form some of the world’s most fabled lagoons.

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14. 12 Day Hidden Islands of Tahiti – Bora Bora, Raiatea and Taha’a

Duration: 12 days (10 nights)

From $4699

This 12 day island vacation takes you to Bora Bora and Taha’a  for relaxation in a South Sea Island Paradise with French flair, this Tahiti vacation cannot be matched.

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15. 13 Day Tahitian Family Adventure

Duration: 12 days (10 nights)

From $4399

Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora- the very names evoke visions of an island paradise, exotic days, romantic nights and South Sea adventure. And this is exactly what you will find there. The Islands of Tahiti are surely the prototype for the concept of the far-flung, south seas romantic escape – archipelagos of volcanic islands isolated in a gigantic deep blue Pacific, protected entirely by barrier reefs that form some of the world’s most fabled lagoons.

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16. 13 Day Ultimate Tahiti Honeymoon – Moorea and Bora Bora

Duration: 12 days (10 nights)

From $4199

Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora- the very names evoke visions of an island paradise, exotic days, romantic nights and South Sea adventure. And this is exactly what you will find there. The Islands of Tahiti are surely the prototype for the concept of the far-flung, south seas romantic escape – archipelagos of volcanic islands isolated in a gigantic deep blue Pacific, protected entirely by barrier reefs that form some of the world’s most fabled lagoons.

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17. 11 Day Tahiti And Her Islands

Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights

From $4799

Tahiti – the very name evokes visions of an island paradise, exotic days, star-filled nights and South Sea adventure. And this is exactly what you will find there. The Islands of Tahiti are surely the prototype for the concept of the far-flung, South Seas romantic escape – archipelagos of volcanic islands isolated in a gigantic deep blue Pacific, protected entirely by barrier reefs that form some of the world’s most fabled lagoons.

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18. Muri Beachcomber

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19. Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort

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Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort is the only resort in the Cook Islands to offer Overwater Bungalows, it is the only private island resort in the Cook Islands and it is the only resort set directly upon world-famous Aitutaki Lagoon. Marvel at the jaw-dropping views of water the colour of the most brilliant turquoise. The ultimate luxury is privacy, and here at your own private island resort, you can immerse yourself in the rhythms of nature, the tides, the sun, the moon, and the incredible canopy of trillions of twinkling stars unaffected by any light pollution. Experience the incredible charm of your own thatched bungalow, enjoy some complimentary stand-up paddleboarding, hand feed the reef fish or kayak to a nearby deserted island for a picnic, deeply relax with a spa massage, celebrate your good fortune with long cool sunset cocktail and a Private Candlelit Dinner on the beach. A blissful and unique romantic escape.  

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20. Sanctuary Rarotonga – On The Beach

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Here at Sanctuary Rarotonga – On The Beach, the beach and lagoon are practically yours, offering you space and privacy to reconnect with your special someone.  Enjoy some luscious fresh tropical fruits for breakfast, then take a few steps and slip into the clean, clear waters of Aroa Lagoon for a refreshing morning dip, at any tide. Chase that up with a delicious lunch beside the Sanctuary’s secluded pool, then relax in the warm sunshine with a good book and a cool drink from the unique swim-up bar. The Aroa Lagoon Marine Sanctuary also offers you Rarotonga’s best snorkelling, or view the colourful fishes from atop your complimentary stand-up paddleboard or kayak. Afterwards, ease back with a traditional massage at the resort’s SpaPolynesia. By evening, dine on some beach gourmet cuisine at the Bluewater Grill, then take a stroll hand-in-hand on the moonlit sands under a twinkling sky. This is your special time together, your Sanctuary in the heart of the South Seas.

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21. The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium

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This is your all-in-one resort for your all-in-one vacation! 

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Fiji

There’s a word that’s heard all the time when visiting Fiji’s 333 islands – “Bula”. “Bula” can mean many things. It can mean hello or welcome, cheers or good health. “Bula” is guaranteed to be delivered and received with the warmest smiles you’ll ever see. Fijians like to be happy and they want you to be happy too. Smiling is second nature to the Fijian people and their warmth and friendliness is infectious. Whether you’re a new visitor or returning, Fiji’s islands offer different experiences that will entice any traveler. Fiji warmly invite you to cruise, dive, hike, snorkel, fish, or just simply enjoy the great physical beauty and the warmth of its people.

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Hawaii

Hawaii is like no other place on earth. Home to one of the world's most active volcanoes and the world's tallest sea mountain. Birthplace of modern surfing, the hula and Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Former seat of a royal kingdom and home to the only royal palace on US soil. Hawaii is one of the youngest geological formations in the world and the youngest state of the union. But perhaps Hawaii's most unique feature is it’s aloha spirit: the warmth of Hawaii's people that wonderfully complements the Islands' perfect temperatures.

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New Caledonia

If you’re dreaming of a small, warm and sunny tropical island with stunning white sand beaches, sheltered clear blue turquoise lagoons and a range of restaurants all within walking distance then look no further. A blend of French and Melanesian cultures intertwined offering contrast, splendour and excitement. Comprising the Northern, Southern and Loyalty Island provinces, New Caledonia offers islands, rich in beauty and history. Enjoy the diversity of landscapes, flora and fauna, mountains and lush forests.

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Samoa

Talofa lava and welcome to Samoa, the treasured islands of the South Pacific. Samoa is considered the heart of Polynesia. It has a 3000 year-old way of life called Fa'a Samoa that underpins a memorable visitor experience. Samoa is a postcard of natural beauty consisting of ten islands, each offering very distinct and different environments to explore. Blessed with stunning land and seascapes, and friendly people who are proud of their country, there are many versions of paradise to discover.

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Tahiti

Tahiti. The word evokes visions of an island paradise. With 118 islands boasting high, rugged mountain peaks, coral reefs, turquoise-blue lagoons, white sand, palm-fringed beaches, and luxuriously intimate resorts, each island paradise has something for everyone. Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine, Taha'a, Raiatea, Manihi, Tikehau, Rangiroa, Fakarava, The Marquesas and the other exquisite Islands of Tahiti cover more than two million square miles of the South Pacific Ocean and is comprised of 118 islands and atolls spread over five great archipelagos. Many islands are crowned with jagged peaks while others appear to barely float above the breaking waves. Spanning an area in the South Pacific as large as Western Europe, the total land mass of all the islands adds up to an area only slightly larger than the tiny state of Rhode Island.

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The Cook Islands

The Cook Islands are the secret of the South Pacific. The 15 Cook Islands lie halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii. No chain restaurants or brand hotels. It’s a place preserved in time yet still blessed with all the modern amenities of today like 5-star properties, wi-fi, and gourmet restaurant options. In the Cooks, adventures are everywhere if you’re looking for it, but total relaxation is always with you.

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Tonga

If you’re looking for a holiday destination that is unspoilt, un-commercialised and back to basics, then Tonga is the place for you! The Kingdom of Tonga is the only remaining constitutional monarchy in the Pacific. The island nation that has almost been forgotten by the modern world has a proud historical and cultural heritage combined with a strong focus on religion. The main island is Tongatapu and home to the capital Nuku'alofa. Spend a couple of days here exploring the history on the island or take a short boat ride to one of the outer islands and sit back and relax on the white sandy beaches. The other islands of Vavu'u and Ha'apai offer you the opportunity to truly experience the remoteness, beauty and culture of Tonga. And like other South Pacific nations Tonga has been blessed with warm waters and abundant marine life, it is a great place to learn to dive, try kayaking, or do some whale watching!

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Vanuatu

Vanuatu (previously known as the New Hebrides Islands) is an archipelago nation consisting of 83 islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean, north of New Zealand and east of Australia. Warm and welcoming, the local people come from over 100 villages spread across the 83 islands of the tropical archipelago. With a rich (and sometimes mysterious) traditional culture, the ni-Vanuatu people greet visitors as friends, introduce them to ‘island time’ and share their knowledge and love of the country that was officially named ‘the happiest nation on the planet’.

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The South Pacific Island’s can offer you as little or as much as you like.

This spectacular part of the world has stunning white sandy beaches, sparkling lagoons in every shade of blue, amazing marine life and coral reefs. You can relax and be spoilt by the friendly hospitality of the island’s locals, as you settle into the island carefree existence.

Submerge yourself into the vibrant culture of song, dance and age old traditions that is very unique to South Pacific Island life, spend lazy afternoons swimming and snorkelling, try your hand at sailing, enjoy cruises to coral reefs or for the more adventurous join a 4WD adventure tour.

Savour fresh seafood, local fruits & enjoy a cocktail as you watch the stunning sunset drop over the ocean horizon.

 

Top Things to See and Do:

  1. Swim with the whales. Tonga is one of the few places in the world where you can still swim with the whales.
  2. Stay in an overwater Bungalow.
  3. Celebrate a new romance or a special anniversary in the most romantic spot on earth.
  4. Rejuvenate with a fresh-flower baths, herbal rain showers, or even a body wrap in banana tree leaves.
  5. Visit Aitutaki: arguably the world’s most beautiful lagoon.
  6. Swim with manta rays in the Yasawa group of Islands.
  7. Enjoy a bowl of ‘Kava’, Fiji’s traditional drink.

Travel Tips:

Please visit the sub-region pages for travel details specific to each of the South Pacific Islands destinations we have to offer.

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