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 options for purchasing South Pacific Islands airfares from North America can be confusing and for the novice this can lead to costly mistakes.
There are airfares available on-line from all of the airlines that fly to The Cook Islands, Fiji and Tahiti. But before buying some important questions
need to be asked as what might look like a great deal might not be all that it seems.
- Which airline offers the best airfares in your chosen class and on the dates you wish to travel?
- How many classes of travel are there - business, premium economy, economy and what do you get with each of these options?
- Is there a 'special offer' soon to be put into the market that you don't know about when you make your airline reservation?
- All airfares are seasonal; they go up and down throughout the year. Have you selected travel dates that give you the best seasonal rates?
- Many airlines impose surcharges if you make a stopover. Do you plan to make a stopover en-route, and do you know the best way to structure this?
- Are business class seats on all airlines the same? Absolutely not. Beware!
- If for some reason you need to change some or all of your travel dates, will you pay a penalty?
- Did you know that airlines often provide access to special airfares to selected Travel Counselors like uplanit.com? These are called 'IT Specials'
or 'nets' that agents can use only to create vacation itineraries? They cannot be advertised and they sometimes undercut what is available to the
We are pleased to work with all of the following partners to be able to offer you the best routing and option for your travel experience to your chosen
South Pacific Island or multiple island stay programs.
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