Pacific Holidays must surely be amongst the most romantic on earth. Scattered across the largest ocean on earth, these island gems boast beautiful beaches, unique cultures and a warm friendly welcome that has been renowned for hundreds of years.
South Pacific Holidays are all about coral fringed beaches, aquamarine waters and fascinating Polynesian culture. Fiji, Tahiti, Bora Bora or the Cook Islands all boast beautiful beaches and superlative diving but each as its own unique traditions that make them special in their own right.
The largest of the French Polynesian islands and dubbed the ‘Queen of the Pacific’, delivers an interior of deep valleys and high waterfalls along with an untamed landscape of black sand beaches and tranquil lagoons. Whilst Tahiti may be the busiest of the islands it still exudes a laid-back charm that is incredibly seductive.
Fiji is amazingly versatile whether you’re after a romantic honeymoon retreat of a family-friendly resort there’s a Fijian paradise for everyone. Made up of tiny tropical islands, Fiji is famous for its dazzling white sand beaches, sparkling turquoise lagoons, swaying palm trees and soft-coral diving, this South Pacific archipelago offers the ultimate island escape.
Undeniably, French Polynesia’s most celebrated isle and whose beauty is unrivalled. You will truly be in awe of the soaring rainforest covered mountain peak, valleys blossoming with hibiscus and perfect white-sand beaches which give way to emerald waters where vibrantly coloured fish animate the coral gardens. Simply said, Bora Bora is the most beautiful island in the world!
The 15 islands of the Cooks lie halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii in the centre of the Pacific Ocean’s Polynesian Triangle. A mix of volcanic islands and coral atolls, the Cooks are a castaway’s paradise with deserted powder-white beaches fringed by palm trees and warm translucent lagoons that team with tropical fish.
Whether you seek peace and tranquillity, history and culture or the buzz of an exciting, busy resort town, there is a Hawaiian island to fit the bill. Each island has t’s own charm and broad appeal – from vibrant Honolulu on Oahu and the pristine beaches of Maui to picturesque Kauai.
Oahu is where most people start their visit to Hawaii. Whether you try your hand at surfing on Waikiki Beach or head to the north shore and watch the experts ride the monster waves, pay your respects at Pearl Harbour, hike on iconic Diamond Head or explore the shops of Honolulu, you’ll find variety at every turn.
Maui, the second largest Hawaiian island offers 33 miles of superb beaches, crystal clear waters and a dramatic extinct volcano. Dotted with quaint towns it’s a quieter alternative to Oahu. Between November to April whale watching is popular and if you’re lucky you may even catch a glimpse of the humpback whales from shore as they blow!
The island of Kauai is the lushest and verdant. Pace is much slower here but that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of things to see and do. Take a glimpse at Waimea Canyon, proudly known as the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific’; explore the hiking trails of the Napali coastline for stunning vistas; kayak down Wailua River, or simply bask on an uncrowded white sand beach.