For the intrepid traveller, the South Pacific holds great allure. This is the land of ancient peoples, intriguing cultures, and unmatched beauty. The islands were born out of fire, volcanoes that erupted thousands of years ago to give birth to mountainous landscapes. Waterfalls form natural swimming pools, of cool, clear water, surrounded by giant ferns and palm trees that stretch up into the sky. There's an untouched feeling about the South Pacific that makes it enticing for exploration.
This is the land of legends, gods who protect the forests, bring sunshine and calm seas. Whether it's well known island like Tahiti or Fiji, or smaller, off-the-beaten track ones, the culture of Polynesia remains in tact. Visitors can witness ancient ceremonies, where walking over hot coals proves devotion and bravery. Music and songs tell of ancient times, the challenges, the heartaches and joys. The Polynesian people are proud of their heritage and extend warm welcomes to their visitors.
The South Pacific is where painter Paul Gaugin chose to spend the rest of his life, painting and living as one of the locals. You, just like he was, will be enchanted for the mysteries and the unrivalled beauty of these islands. Stay at a villa perched over the water on stilts, where you're surrounded by tranquil turquoise water. Shop for black pearls at a quaint boutique. Picnic on an island all your own, at least for an afternoon. Spot wild orchids in the rain forest. Snorkel in the warm sea, surrounded by turtles, colourful fish and stunning coral reefs dressed in pastel shades of pink, yellow, and green. It's all possible in the South Pacific. Your personal Travel Counsellor can design the holiday package of your dreams and turn it into a reality.
What we love about the South Pacific
The variety of seafood, from oysters to marlin and scallops, is pure heaven.
Enchanting ceremonies offer visitors a warm reception - a necklace of flowers for your arrival, and one made from shells for your departure to remind you to come back soon.
The balmy temperatures, an average of 27 degrees Celsius year round, are perfection.