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The South Pacific is remoteness redefined. If the escapist inside you is looking for true seclusion, it’s the ultimate fantasy of tropical islands ringed by white-sand beaches and beautiful turquoise waters.

Cook Islands | Fiji | French Polynesia | Samoa

COOK ISLANDS 

Capture Perfection In This Collection Of Islands – the fifteen small landmasses that make up the Cook Islands capture visitors’ spirits with their turquoise sparkling lagoons, white sand beaches and tropical, lush scenery. The isles are a mixture of coral atolls and volcanic islands, and each offers something unique to the paradise-seeking traveler. Indulge in the beat of the native music and Pacific food, and explore the indigenous vegetation and crystal blue waters.

FIJI  

Head to Fiji for Remote Beaches and Fabulous Diving – Tom Hanks shot “Cast Away” on Monuriki, but the sandy beaches of nearby Fiji are much more fun with a companion. (No, not a volleyball.) With more than 300 isles, cozy seclusion shouldn’t be hard to find. Feeling sociable? Arrange a tour of a traditional village. Offshore, see spectacular soft corals at dive sites like the Somosomo Strait, where you might spot a shark, and Beqa Lagoon. For an adrenaline rush, raft the white waters of Navua River.

FRENCH POLYNESIA

Marvel at glaciers, trek to expansive lakes and most importantly escape the crowds on this nine-night expedition through the breath-taking landscapes of El Chaltén in Argentina’s southern territory. Fast becoming a mecca for budding adventurists, now is the perfect time to head to the atmospheric and quirky town of El Chalten.  We’ve tried and tested the treks, sourced out expert guides and uncovered the very best luxury lodges and camps to…

SAMOA

Romance. Adventure. Culture. Nine islands and just 6 hours flight away from Sydney, Samoa’s geography will astound you. Long stretched white sand beaches, volcanic mountain ranges covered with lush rainforests, and a web of rivers with dramatic waterfalls.

 

Hotels our Bespoke Clients love

four seasons resort bora bora

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, a favorite, not only for its postcard-perfect overwater bungalows but also for its dreamy spa, where Polynesian ingredients (monoï oil, tamanu, vanilla, and honey) are incorporated into signature massages and facials. Other highlights include a vast infinity pool that appears to drop off into the ocean and the Arii Moana restaurant, one of four on the property, which serves up both French and Polynesian cuisine. Visit the hotel website.

Intercontinental Bora Bora resort & Thalasso spa

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa impresses with an educational “lagoonarium”— a protected marine habitat home to a coral nursery and a colorful array of fish. It’s the ideal place to learn about Polynesian ocean life from the hotel’s marine biologists. Other guests learned about the island’s aquatic life by diving right in (literally). Wrote one reader, “We could step off the sundeck of our bungalow and into the lagoon to snorkel.”View hotel website.

 

st regis bora bora resort

It’s hard to beat the sheer romance of the paradisiacal St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, which is spread across three pristine, palm-dotted motus. The thatched-roof overwater villas have direct access to the crystal-clear water, while the pool and garden villas have their own swimming pools and are just steps from the beach. A daily shuttle boat whisks guests to Bora-Bora’s main village, Vaitape, where you can get a glimpse of local life while shopping for the area’s famous black pearls. Back at the hotel, make reservations at Lagoon, the Jean-Georges Vongerichten eatery, which draws guests from nearby resorts for dinner. Visit the hotel website.

Paul Gauguin Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises has been honored by notable names in the travel and lifestyle industry for our award-winning luxury voyages which some deem the world’s best cruises. We are fortunate to be recognized for our top cruises including being voted “World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” and “World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Line for Families” by the readers of Travel + Leisure. Paul Gauguin Cruises has also received exceptional cruise reviews and accolades from our guests who thank us for providing the best cruises in the world. We invite you to sail with us and experience our top cruises. Visit the website.

Te Manava Luxury villas and spa

It’s hard to beat the sheer romance of the paradisiacal St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, which is spread across three pristine, palm-dotted motus. The thatched-roof overwater villas have direct access to the crystal-clear water, while the pool and garden villas have their own swimming pools and are just steps from the beach. A daily shuttle boat whisks guests to Bora-Bora’s main village, Vaitape, where you can get a glimpse of local life while shopping for the area’s famous black pearls. Back at the hotel, make reservations at Lagoon, the Jean-Georges Vongerichten eatery, which draws guests from nearby resorts for dinner. Visit the hotel website.

Pacific resort aitutaki

Pacific Resort Aitutaki, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is an intimate collection of 29 spacious absolute beachfront bungalows and suites, each beautifully decorated. Spend lazy days by the pool and on the beach, visit the spa, explore the world famous lagoon or snorkel the resort’s Aquatic Eco Trail. Sip cocktails poolside, enjoy tantalizing cuisine at Rapae Bay Restaurant overlooking the lagoon or choose a private beach dining experience. You can be sure that you will leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated with memories of this idyllic paradise. Pacific Resort Aitutaki welcomes guests 12 years and older. Visit the website.

featured destination:

Four Seasons, Bora Bora

EXCLUSIVE PREFERRED PARTNER AMENITIES

  • Daily full American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in the hotel restaurant (including buffets)
  • Spa credit of USD100 once during stay (not applicable to products)
  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (excluding signature suites, villas, and private residences)
  • Welcome note at check-in acknowledging you and your travel agency and the amenities that are being extended
  • Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms; complimentary premium Internet in all suites
  • 4pm late check-out based on availability and guaranteed 4pm late check-out on all over-water suites and villas for reservations of 7 or more nights
  • Complimentary shared round-trip airport boat transfers for two guests with reservations of five or more nights

Looking to extend your trip?

The South Pacific works fabulously as a vacation destination in itself, especially for those looking for a romantic getaway or for the family. It is also an incredible way to end a trip to Australia or New Zealand.