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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.

Destination Highlights

  • Hop between idyllic islands such as Fiji, Cook Islands, Tahiti and Vanuatu, home to the famous Blue Lagoon
  • Enjoy unforgettable diving, snorkelling, kayaking, whale-watching, fishing or paddle boarding experiences across endless lagoons and atolls
  • Soak up the Pacific Island culture with cooking classes, local village visits, basket weaving and traditional dances
  • Make your trip even more memorable with private island diving or breakfast delivered by canoe to your overwater villa

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.

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Tahiti Multi Centre Holidays

  • 16 Days
  • Guide Price £7,799 PP
With just over a hundred islands and atolls in the Islands of Tahiti, island hopping is a must. Immerse yourself...
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Beach holidays
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Polynesia Dream Cruise

  • 16 Days
  • Guide Price £4,995 PP
Embark on a sailing trip of a lifetime on board one of Archipels Cruises and discover some of the most...
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Luxury holidays
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Luxury Holidays Fiji Islands

  • 16 Days
  • Guide Price £5,899 PP
Discover paradise on this island hopping adventure. Explore the main island from above on a scenic flight before heading on...
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Luxury holidays
Cook Islands

Luxury Holiday Cook Islands

  • 8 Days
  • Guide Price £3,199 PP
Combine the powder white sands and the bluest lagoon you’ll ever see in Aitutaki with the traditional Polynesian culture in...
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Cultural holidays

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.

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The Brando

Formerly the private retreat of the late Hollywood star Marlon Brando, the Brando is the ultimate in South Pacific carefree...
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Guide Price £14,699
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Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa

Set against a stunning mountainous backdrop on a sandy beach the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa is complete island...
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Guide Price £2,995
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Le Taha'a Island Resort

Le Taha’a Island Resort and Spa is perfectly located on a ‘Motu’ Islet, just 35 minutes boat journey from Raiatea...
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Guide Price £3,995
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Sofitel Moorea La Ora Beach Resort

Experience the most perfect setting for intimacy and romance at the Sofitel Moorea la Ora Beach Resort. Set on the...
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Guide Price £2,599
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Explore South Pacific

Time Zone

GMT -10 (French Polynesia and the Cook Islands) GMT +13/14 (Fiji)

Flight Time

Approx 28 hours +1 or 2 stop(s) (or longer, dependent on airline)


Dependent on nation

Visa Information

Most South Pacific islands do not require British citizens to have a visa, however, you will need a valid passport for at least six months from your date of arrival


English is spoken across the South Pacific as an official or second language

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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.”


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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!”


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Local Cuisine

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.


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