Travel to the islands of the South Pacific conjures up thoughts of palm fringed beaches, thatched huts on stilts over the water with a magnificent sunset over the calm waters and a cocktail in hand. Not only is this possible, but it can happen for you. There are dozens of different island resorts scattered throughout the South Pacific where this idyllic lifestyle is reality. One of the best things about travel to the South Pacific Islands is that it is right on the doorstep of the Australian Islands and three or four hours flying time will see you taking a part in your own dream. There are lots of different options and destinations to choose from.
Fiji is one of the closest to Australia as well as being one of the most popular destinations for Australians. There are always great holiday packages to Fiji advertised on TV and on colourful travel brochures. Regular flights from most Australian capitals make it an easy destination to get to and once you are there, getting to your resort is just as easy. Fiji consists of an archipelago of over three hundred islands. Some are large like Viti Lavu while some are quite tiny and home to a private resort experience. The capital of Fiji is Suva and the international airport is at Nadi which are both on Viti Lavu.
Papua New Guinea is one of the last frontiers in world travel. This is an island of vast cultural differences with educated professionals living in cities, ranging through to jungle dwelling primitive tribesmen. The scenery is spectacular with towering mountain ranges rising above 4000 meters, lush valleys with raging rivers and magical islands surrounded by fantastic coral reefs. The terrain is so rugged that the only ways to get around the country is to fly or follow the coast by boat. In Papua New Guinea, you will be fascinated the aura of the Kokoda Track and by a culture that is totally different from anything else you have experienced. Australia lies directly to the south and access is from Brisbane.
Hawaii is the best known of all the South Pacific Islands. There are five major islands and each have a supply of fantastic resorts. Tourists are attracted by the spectacular scenery, the temperate climate and the sun and the surf. Names like Waikiki Beach, Lahainia, Banzai Pipeline, Honolulu and Molokai raise instant thoughts of roaring surf and hula girls on coconut palm fringed beaches. Hawaii is on every trans Pacific flight plan so is as easy to get to as going to the local shops. This is a fantastic place for a holiday with all the modern conveniences you have at home set among fantastic island scenery and activities.
Tahiti and Moorea have been famous since captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian visited, just before their little tif. The stories of beautiful island maidens in grass skirts has drawn visitors from around the world to spend a small part of their lives experiencing the beauty of these fantastic South Pacific Islands and their people. This is one of the best diving locations on the planet and the coral reefs that fringe these islands and tropical lagoons are among the best in the world. Some of the other South Pacific Island groups that should be on your list to visit include Tonga and Samoa, The magnificent Cook islands, New Zealand, New Caladonia and Vanuatu, as well as Kiribati and Tuvalu.
There is so much that has been written about travel to the South Pacific Islands, or television travel show articles broadcast, that every one has a destination there that they would like to visit, so let us make your South Pacific travel dreams come true.