Islands of the South Pacific

Here at AurTravel, we love a good beach vacation. If you’re looking for a luxury beach destination, any of the islands in the South Pacific will get the job done. Here’s a little insight in to some of the most popular destinations in the South Pacific.

Fiji: With over 300 tropical islands, Fiji is known as one of the happiest and most welcoming countries in the world.

Check out Suva, the capital and largest city in Fiji. Definitely the most cosmopolitan area out of all the islands, with a wide range of accommodations available from historic hotels, luxurious private villas, or modern apartments, there’s something for everyone’s style. While Indo-Fijian and Chinese food are most commonly found around the islands, you can also find a wide variety of other options in the capital like Japanese, Italian, and seafood restaurants. And don’t miss out on the Suva nightlife after dark. There are plenty of great pubs, clubs, and bars for entertainment.

If off the beaten track is more your style, you’ll want to visit Kadavu. It’s an ideal place to relax and really get to know Fiji culture first hand. This island is surrounded by the Great Astrolabe Reef making it any scuba divers dream locale. There’s also plenty to keep you entertained above the water as well, like birdwatching, sea-kayaking tours, and rainforest treks. The island itself only has a few roads so there is plenty of nature to explore. Because it’s a more remote island, the dining options are a little more limited than on the main island, but they won’t disappoint. Because it’s so isolated, most of the resorts on the island grow their own organic produce onsite and you will have some of the freshest seafood you’ve ever tasted.

French Polynesia: Best known for their picturesque over water bungalow hotels and stunning coral filled lagoons, you can’t go wrong with any island in French Polynesia. The island grouping is classified as an EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone), making it a natural wildlife sanctuary, so there is no shortage of animals to interact with. During certain seasons, you can book a tour to go swimming with dolphins and humpback whales.

Tahiti is the largest island in French Polynesia and you can find almost every type of landscape to explore. If you’re looking to climb a mountain, dive off a waterfall, or just dip your toes in the crystal clear steams, you can do it all here in Tahiti. The island interior is mostly unpopulated, giving it a secluded, unaffected feel. But if you’re in need of a break from nature, the capital city of Papeete is filled with world-renowned resorts and spas, a bustling nightlife, gourmet restaurants, and pearl shops.

Bora Bora is probably the second most well-known island in the French Polynesia grouping and best-known for being one of the most romantic places in the world. Just a quick 50 minute flight from Tahiti, this little island is filled with blossoming hibiscus, white sand beaches, and beautiful blue lagoons. Don’t miss out on the overwater bungalows at one of the many luxury resorts on this stunning island.

Paul Gauguin Cruise Line: If you want to see as many of the islands in the South Pacific as possible, Paul Gauguin is the way to go. This luxury cruise line visits Tahiti, Fiji, Cook Islands, Marquesas, and more. This line offers all-inclusive packages including airfare, two private beach experiences, onboard activities, three restaurants, Polynesian hospitality and entertainment, and more! These ships were built to specifically navigate the waters around the islands and are the longest running luxury cruise line to offer these destinations year-round.

If beauty and relaxation is what you’re looking for, you can’t go wrong with any of the South Pacific Islands. Give AurTravel a call at 402-891-6909 and let us help you get the best deal out there on a visit to paradise.

 

Rebekah Swerczek, AurTravelGrowing up in a small Texas town, Rebekah always had the desire to travel and discover as much of the world as possible. After high school, she took her chance. Rebekah joined a performing arts group based out of southern California called The Young Americans. She had the opportunity to perform, teach, and mentor young kids all around the world. With this group Rebekah was able to travel to 11 different countries. She also met her husband while performing with this group and eventually they settled down in Nebraska, but they still love to travel together any chance they get. So far their favorite places are Riviera Maya, Mexico and Northern Michigan, but they still have a few big ticket bucket list items they’d like to mark off their list including: New Zealand, Hawaii, and Scotland. Rebekah is also a huge animal lover and an avid Harry Potter fan. She is the newest addition to the AurTravel team and so happy to be here.

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