UNWIND IN THE PACIFIC ISLANDS
White sandy beaches, untouched reefs, down-time and cocktails
Made up of volcanoes, reefs and atols, Fiji, the Cook Islands, Society Islands and surround are remote, mostly untouched and breathtakingly stunning. Unique accommodations scattered among the white sand and turquoise waters of each island take luxury travel to another level.
With some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, world-class snorkeling & diving, spectacular coral reefs, heritage and culture, there is absolutely a Pacific Island to suit everyone and no two islands are alike.
Discover Tahiti and Bora Bora, considered to be some of the most beautiful islands in the South Pacific. We all know that Bora Bora is the ‘ultimate’ honeymoon destination, but how about trying something a little less ‘touristy’ and equally as stunning like Aitutaki in the Cook Islands.
Or take time out in Fiji, known for its beaches, reefs, inland forests and friendly locals. Fancy adventure? Vanuatu is a great starting point offering a number of lagoons, beaches and islands close by where you can go deep-sea fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, scuba diving and explore an active volcano! Take a trek through a coconut plantation to a massive waterfall and bat millennium cave, learning about how the locals use jungle plants for food and medicine.
Fancy a Robinson Crusoe adventure on a seemingly dessert island or perhaps you want the adrenaline rush of swimming with dozens of hungry sharks? All of these unbelievable experiences can take place on these last unspoiled regions of our planet.
Because there are so many different Islands to choose from, it can become extremely overwhelming trying to plan a trip to this area. If you want to experience multiple South Pacific islands you can consider a luxury cruise. Linblad Expeditions offer five different itineraries that cover Easter Island, Pitcairn, French Polynesia, Kiribati, the Marquesas, Cook Islands and Fiji. Take an inside look at Lindblad CEO Sven’s experience
A little closer to home, the islands of Hawaii and their Aloha Spirit are amazing for couples & families looking for rest, relaxation, culture, heritage and adventure in a tropical setting, without having to worry about language barriers. You really can have it all in Hawaii.
Traveling with kids?
With so many family friendly properties in the Pacific Islands the choices can be overwhelming. I can help you cut through the noise and pick the best possible option for you and your family, as well as help you to get there.
How to get there
To fly to Tahiti and other areas of the South Pacific from the mainland USA you really just have to get to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and then make a connection to one of the several international carriers that fly to Tahiti, Fiji, the Cook Islands and so on. Other carriers also offer connections via Honolulu, Hawaii.
Flights can take anywhere from 8 to 12 hours and are usually overnight so when you wake up you will have arrived and be ready to check-in to your romantic overwater bungalow in Tahiti, your luxury family bure in Fiji or your stunning beachfront hotel on one of the Hawaiian Islands.
When to go
South Pacific temperatures stay pretty constant through the whole year, with highs resting in the 80s; however, from November to April, you might have to contend with some tropical storms.
Peak season is between July and September, when the weather is dry and sunny. If you’re coming from North America, you should try to set out between late April to early June, or late July through August, as Air Pacific and Air New Zealand usually have decreased fares at this time.
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