The South Pacific is an island paradise, filled with breathtaking scenic views and surrounded by the glistening waters of the Pacific Ocean. Attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, it is easy to see why tourists are captivated by the magic of these islands. The South Pacific is predominantly made up of the islands of Vanuatu, New Caledonia, the Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga and Tahiti. Honeymooners, families, solo travellers and groups all frequent the South Pacific, as it offers a varied range of activities and accommodation styles.
If you’re considering a beach getaway, you can’t go past the beauty of the South Pacific.
The Friendliest Place in the World
Vanuatu is located in the western waters of the South Pacific, making it one of the closest islands to Australia. In recent years, Vanuatu has acquired the deserving title as the friendliest place in the world. Upon arriving in Vanuatu, you’ll soon see why this title is so deserving, as you are greeted by smiling faces and warm welcomes, from the locals of the island. What makes Vanuatu one of the most visited destinations in the South Pacific is its diversity. Honeymooners and families alike will find their dream holiday amongst the islands of Vanuatu, with secluded getaways and an abundance of family friendly activities.
A Tropical Island Paradise
It is nearly impossible to compare the islands of the South Pacific, as each offers their own slice of tropical island heaven. From Vanuatu right over to the islands of Tahiti and every island in between, the South Pacific truly is one of the most spectacular beach destinations in the world.
Most visitors will tell you that you simply can’t visit the South Pacific once. Visitors return every year to bask in the sun and embrace the beauty of the islands. But what keeps these visitors returning to the same destination? From my experience, it’s the unbeatable accommodation options of offer. Overwater bungalows, five star resorts and private villas are just a few of the most memorable inclusions of a South Pacific holiday.
Fine Dining & French Boutiques
The French influences of New Caledonia make this island a mix of both relaxation and sophistication. One of the larger islands in the South Pacific, New Caledonia is well established, making it a regular point of departure for cruise ships. Experience the romance of France without the hefty airfare prices, with French restaurants and designer boutiques, scattered across the island.
Things to See & Do
In my opinion, this is the number one reason why you should visit the South Pacific. The variety of things to see and do amongst the islands seems virtually limitless. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach getaway or an adventure packed journey, you’ll find it all in the South Pacific. Your itinerary will be overflowing with scuba diving, snorkelling, 4WD Safari Adventures, shopping, traditional dance performances, day trips to volcanoes, pub crawls, cruises and shark feeding – just to name a few.
Shane is a Travel Agent from Perth, Australia. He always recommends the South Pacific Islands for his clients who are looking for a relaxing, tropical getaway and highly recommends overwater bungalows for accommodation. Shane is currently planning a holiday to the South Pacific for later this year.