With its smattering of tropical island paradises stretching into the world’s largest ocean, holidays in the South Pacific region are the stuff of dreams. Think gorgeous lagoons and secluded beaches surrounded by crystal-clear waters and gently swaying palm trees.
From luxury getaways to unforgettable adventures and activities, South Pacific Island holidays offer something special to suit everyone’s taste. If you’re keen on surfing, diving, snorkelling, fishing or kayaking, there is no better place to enjoy ocean life. Of course, you may simply prefer to kick back, relax and soak up the sun on a bed of spotless white sand.
Explore paradise on holidays in the South Pacific
With such an abundance of beauty on offer, it’s no surprise that the South Pacific ranks among the world’s best honeymoon destinations. South Pacific holidays are full of relaxation, with pristine beaches and beautiful, untouched scenery as your backdrop. Spend your honeymoon in the South Pacific dining on delicious, freshly-caught seafood prepared with locally-grown fruits, vegetables and spices. Relax on the beach or make the most of the spa, watersports, beachside bars and excellent service at your resort.
With over 80 islands in the region offering a range of diverse experiences and cultures, there are plenty of opportunities for day trips. Take a boat to a deserted island and enjoy your own stretch of sand for the day, or head underwater on scuba diving and snorkelling excursions. Whether you’re looking for a dream family holiday, an island cruise or a South Pacific honeymoon package, we’ll plan a bespoke holiday to suit your needs.
Great sample itineraries
We’ve listed a handful of our most popular South Pacific holiday packages to give you some food for thought. Our Destination Specialists can tailor any elements to create a holiday just for you.
Polynesia Dream Cruise
Luxury Holidays Fiji Islands
Our favorite hotels
Our carefully selected South Pacific hotels offer everything from overwater villas, with breakfast delivered to your door by canoe, to large resorts with your very own butler on hand. Browse our favourite places to stay in South Pacific - we are here to help you find the perfect hotel.
Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa
Le Taha'a Island Resort
Explore South Pacific
“Wherever you decide to travel during your holiday in the South Pacific, make sure you visit a minimum of two island during your stay. Each island has its own customs and culture, not to mention delicious local dishes. Being able to look back and compare your experiences from neighbouring islands makes for a far more memorable South Pacific holiday.”
“Beyond the incredible white sand beaches and turquoise lagoons, try to find time to visit a local village as part of your itinerary. The local hospitality and curious traditions will leave a lasting impression for the rest of your life. Don’t forget to pack some colouring pencils for the local kids as it will make their day!”
Get a flavour of the local culture through your palate during your South Pacific holiday. Here are a few of our favourite foodie dishes.
A traditional Fijian dish, kokoda is raw fresh fish prepared with a lemon and lime marinade, plus a few added slices of coconut for good measure.
Laplap, the national dish of Vanuatu, is prepared by grating breadfruit, bananas and taro into a paste, before wrapping the mixture in banana leaves and cooking it in a stone oven. Pork, beef or chicken is often added.
Our South Pacific destinations
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