Your guide to a Pacific Island getaway

static1.squarespace.jpg

The island nations of the South Pacific live life in the slow lane, adhering to the unhurried clock of “Island Time”. When you arrive leave your watches and electronic devices in your room, forget the time and simply enjoy living a slower life.

Fiji

Some of the warmest and most friendly people in the South Pacific Islands, Fijians are also absolutely amazing with kids. Inexpensive and easy to get to with direct flights from Australia’s east coast. Fiji offers a large variety of accommodation types. Generally, a destination where holiday-goers tend to stay in the resorts for the most part.

Tahiti    

Breathtaking landscapes. Very French. More upscale, offering magnificent luxury options such as Bora Bora. Interesting history such as Mutiny on the Bounty. It takes a little longer to reach Tahiti compared to the other islands (approx. 7 hrs)

Tonga

Completely unspoilt. This sovereign island nation offers a non-touristy very real cultural and traditional experience. Warm, welcoming and proud people.

New Caledonia

A piece of France in the South Pacific, providing that cultural experience many seek. Noumea is a city like many others, so lacks that “Island Time” feel. For those with more mid to luxury budgets.

Cook Islands

The capital Avarua, on the island of Rarotonga is known for its white coral churches. Small, unspoilt, relaxed. Hire a moped and drive around the whole island in a day

Vanuatu

Unlike many other South Pacific Islands, Vanuatu has a plethora of outside the box activities to choose from including quad biking, zip lining, hiking or flying to the very spectacular, active volcano – Mt Yasur on Tanna Island.