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Sparkling lagoons in every shade of blue, untouched powder-white sand just waiting for those first footsteps of the day.

Palm trees swaying gently in the breeze and a warmth not only from the sun but from the genuine smiles and friendliness of the locals as you are greeted with a Bula, Kia Orana, Bonjour, Talofa, Malo E Lelei or Halo – this is the South Pacific.

Idyllic, unspoilt and unhurried; where time stands still, dreams are realised and memories are made. Confused with which South Pacific holiday destination to choose? If you need some expert advice and some help in finding the South Pacific holiday destination that best suits your needs let us at Anderson Vacations help you build your itinerary. Whether it is a short break away, a romantic escape or family vacation there will be a Pacific Island destination that is perfectly suited.

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Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights) $549

Papeete, on the island of Tahiti, is French Polynesia's capital and its international gateway. Even if you are visiting other islands, due to flight connections you will need a night or two en-route.Papeete is full of life and colour and a perfect introduction to the islands' unique fusion of French flair and exotic Polynesia. Stroll through Le Marche to see a mouth-watering array of tropical fruits, along with flower leis, and handcrafts such as rainbow-hued pareau's (sarongs). At nightfall head for the waterfront and the famed Roulottes - mobile restaurants cooking delectable meals, including fresh fish and crepes and cuisines ranging from Italian to Chinese.

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights) $1,055

Just a 40 minute flight from Rarotonga, this tropical island paradise is known for its stunning turquoise lagoon, deserted islands and white sand beaches. A lagoon cruise is an absolute must and is the best way to fully appreciate how beautiful this part of the Pacific really is. Cruise the calm waters stopping at secluded islands to swim, laze on the beach and snorkel amongst the colourful and friendly tropical fish..

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights) $2,549

Moorea's tranquil lifestyle makes falling into island time effortless. Hire a car or bike and travel one of the most stunning coastal roads in the world passing deserted beaches, pineapple plantations and tiny villages. Stop at the Belvedere Lookout for an awe-inspiring view and choose your own spot for a picnic of French fare and tropical fruit bought at the roadside.

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights) $1,449

Moorea's tranquil lifestyle makes falling into island time effortless. Hire a car or bike and travel one of the most stunning coastal roads in the world passing deserted beaches, pineapple plantations and tiny villages. Stop at the Belvedere Lookout for an awe-inspiring view and choose your own spot for a picnic of French fare and tropical fruit bought at the roadside.

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights) $1299

Located in the northern end of Koro Sea, much of Taveuni's coastline is rugged and set against some of Fiji's highest peaks. Covered in coconut trees, Taveuni is known for being the Garden Island of Fiji because of its abundance of flora. About 60 percent of the land is tropical rainforest, and the volcanic soil makes Taveuni one of Fiji's most fertile areas. With Rainbow Reef and Vuna Reef just a short boat ride away, Paradise Taveuni offers you excellent diving.

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights) $729

Located just 45 minutes from the airport, the combination of being easily accessible from Nadi, the ability to easily immerse yourself in the fascinating mix of cultural experiences and getting out and about to explore the beauty of the surrounding highlands, natural rainforests and rivers makes this a memorable Fiji holiday experience.

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights) $625

Located just off the coast from Denarau are a series of picture-perfect tiny little islands ringed with white beaches and topped with a forest of coconut palms. These islands offer those beautiful cobalt blue waters, palm fringed long sandy beaches and coral reefs that we all dream of. There are villages and resorts plus fantastic snorkeling and swimming.

Duration: 6 Days (5 Nights) $649

Rarotonga is the vibrant centre of the Cook Islands, 32km in circumference the island is dominated by high mountain peaks, lush rainforest and a palm fringed shoreline. Submerge yourself into the vibrant culture of song, dance and age old traditions that is so much a part of the Cook Islands way of life. For a small island paradise, Rarotonga offers an impressive range of accommodation, dining and activity options.

Duration: 6 Days (5 Nights) $1,099

Samoa is not one but 10 islands, two large ones and eight islets, each offering amazingly distinct environments for visitors to explore. It remains unspoilt and therefore there are endless kilometres of deserted beaches, enough to ensure you can find your own slice of heaven. No visit to this destination is complete without spending at least one night in one of Samoa's open beachfront fales. Just imagine being lulled to sleep listening to the waves lapping on a spectacular beach while you are fanned by a sultry tropical breeze.

Duration: 6 Days (5 Nights) $349

This island nation that has almost been forgotten by the modern world has a proud historical and cultural heritage combined with a strong focus on religion. This destination is ideally suited to people with an adventurous spirit and wanting to truly immerse themselves into life on a Pacific island.The main island is Tongatapu and home to the capital Nuku'alofa. Take a walk along the waterfront, discover the Royal Palace, historical Royal Tombs, churches, markets and little shops, all worth exploring.

Duration: 23 Days (22 Nights) $6260

Discover it all on this bucket list itinerary! Explore Australia's vibrant city of Sydney, take a cruise to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and enjoy an overnight train journey onboard The Ghan. Head across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand and visit the picturesque resort town of Queenstown, enjoy a spectacular Milford Sound cruise and experience the Maori culture in Rotorua. Complete your ultimate itinerary with a relaxing three night stay in the tropical island paradise of Fiji.

Duration: 14 days (12 nights) $3,299

To most of us, family and friends are our top priority. However, it’s also a well known fact that these days we spend longer hours than ever before at work. Result? A priority shift. Solution? Learn from the Polynesians who know how to get life in balance. Take a trip to the place where family is the most important factor in daily life. You and the kids can be immersed in the picture postcard perfection.

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights) $3,157

A lifetime of happiness together begins here. If you are after endless ways to enjoy the warm azure lagoons then kayaking, snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding or simply working on your tan while cruising the lagoon are just some of the ways to explore our lagoons together.Whatever your honeymoon style is – we have it covered.

Duration: 14 Days (12 Nights) $1,999

Surround yourself with stunning tropical beauty and the world's friendliest people at the Sunset Resort in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Embrace the island lifestyle while relaxing on a premiere beach and witness the exact moment when the sun kisses the ocean. The pearly white sand, swaying palms and corral reef creates a serene ambiance.

There’s a word that’s heard all the time when visiting Fiji’s 333 islands – “Bula”. “Bula” can mean many things. It can mean hello or welcome, cheers or good health. “Bula” is guaranteed to be delivered and received with the warmest smiles you’ll ever see. Fijians like to be happy and they want you to be happy too. Smiling is second nature to the Fijian people and their warmth and friendliness is infectious. Whether you’re a new visitor or returning, Fiji’s islands offer different experiences that will entice any traveler. Fiji warmly invite you to cruise, dive, hike, snorkel, fish, or just simply enjoy the great physical beauty and the warmth of its people. /* var google_conversion_id = 945620406;var google_custom_params = window.google_tag_params;var google_remarketing_only = true;/* ]]> */

If you’re dreaming of a small, warm and sunny tropical island with stunning white sand beaches, sheltered clear blue turquoise lagoons and a range of restaurants all within walking distance then look no further. A blend of French and Melanesian cultures intertwined offering contrast, splendour and excitement. Comprising the Northern, Southern and Loyalty Island provinces, New Caledonia offers islands, rich in beauty and history. Enjoy the diversity of landscapes, flora and fauna, mountains and lush forests.

Talofa lava and welcome to Samoa, the treasured islands of the South Pacific. Samoa is considered the heart of Polynesia. It has a 3000 year-old way of life called Fa'a Samoa that underpins a memorable visitor experience. Samoa is a postcard of natural beauty consisting of ten islands, each offering very distinct and different environments to explore. Blessed with stunning land and seascapes, and friendly people who are proud of their country, there are many versions of paradise to discover.

Tahiti. The word evokes visions of an island paradise. With 118 islands boasting high, rugged mountain peaks, coral reefs, turquoise-blue lagoons, white sand, palm-fringed beaches, and luxuriously intimate resorts, each island paradise has something for everyone. Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine, Taha'a, Raiatea, Manihi, Tikehau, Rangiroa, Fakarava, The Marquesas and the other exquisite Islands of Tahiti cover more than two million square miles of the South Pacific Ocean and is comprised of 118 islands and atolls spread over five great archipelagos. Many islands are crowned with jagged peaks while others appear to barely float above the breaking waves. Spanning an area in the South Pacific as large as Western Europe, the total land mass of all the islands adds up to an area only slightly larger than the tiny state of Rhode Island.

The Cook Islands are the secret of the South Pacific. The 15 Cook Islands lie halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii. No chain restaurants or brand hotels. It’s a place preserved in time yet still blessed with all the modern amenities of today like 5-star properties, wi-fi, and gourmet restaurant options. In the Cooks, adventures are everywhere if you’re looking for it, but total relaxation is always with you.

If you’re looking for a holiday destination that is unspoilt, un-commercialised and back to basics, then Tonga is the place for you! The Kingdom of Tonga is the only remaining constitutional monarchy in the Pacific.The island nation that has almost been forgotten by the modern world has a proud historical and cultural heritage combined with a strong focus on religion. The main island is Tongatapu and home to the capital Nuku'alofa. Spend a couple of days here exploring the history on the island or take a short boat ride to one of the outer islands and sit back and relax on the white sandy beaches. The other islands of Vavu'u and Ha'apai offer you the opportunity to truly experience the remoteness, beauty and culture of Tonga. And like other South Pacific nations Tonga has been blessed with warm waters and abundant marine life, it is a great place to learn to dive, try kayaking, or do some whale watching!

Vanuatu (previously known as the New Hebrides Islands) is an archipelago nation consisting of 83 islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean, north of New Zealand and east of Australia. Warm and welcoming, the local people come from over 100 villages spread across the 83 islands of the tropical archipelago. With a rich (and sometimes mysterious) traditional culture, the ni-Vanuatu people greet visitors as friends, introduce them to ‘island time’ and share their knowledge and love of the country that was officially named ‘the happiest nation on the planet’.

The South Pacific Island’s can offer you as little or as much as you like.

This spectacular part of the world has stunning white sandy beaches, sparkling lagoons in every shade of blue, amazing marine life and coral reefs. You can relax and be spoilt by the friendly hospitality of the island’s locals, as you settle into the island carefree existence.

Submerge yourself into the vibrant culture of song, dance and age old traditions that is very unique to South Pacific Island life, spend lazy afternoons swimming and snorkelling, try your hand at sailing, enjoy cruises to coral reefs or for the more adventurous join a 4WD adventure tour. 

Savour fresh seafood, local fruits & enjoy a cocktail as you watch the stunning sunset drop over the ocean horizon.   

 


Top Things to See and Do:

  1. Swim with the whales. Tonga is one of the few places in the world where you can still swim with the whales.
  2. Stay in an overwater Bungalow.
  3. Celebrate a new romance or a special anniversary in the most romantic spot on earth.
  4. Rejuvenate with a fresh-flower baths, herbal rain showers, or even a body wrap in banana tree leaves.
  5. Visit Aitutaki: arguably the world’s most beautiful lagoon.
  6. Swim with manta rays in the Yasawa group of Islands.
  7. Enjoy a bowl of ‘Kava’, Fiji’s traditional drink.

Travel Tips:

Please visit the sub-region pages for travel details specific to each of the South Pacific Islands destinations we have to offer.

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