South Pacific

The jewels in the island crown, the gems of the oceans, the home of the overwater bungalow and one of the truly remote corners of the world yet to be discovered by mass tourism, the islands of the South Pacific are where our Turquoise heart first fell in love. Tahiti offers five-star luxury hotels combined with authentic Polynesian experiences, whereas the Cook Islands have only independent, non-chain hotels to choose from. They even have a law that no building can be taller than the tallest palm tree. Fiji sits somewhere in between (hypothetically not geographically!), home to remote island idyll’s and family run retreats, as well as some of the world’s most exclusive hotels and resorts.

Destinations in South Pacific


Tahiti cruise: Life in the slow lane from the Daily Telegraph

20th February 2010
by Lisa Mason

On a traditional cruise around Polynesia, Gabriella Le Breton finds it needn’t cost a fortune to fall in love with Tahiti. By Gabriella Le Breton Tahiti and her islands – it brings to mind vibrant Gauguin canvasses and scenes from a Bounty advert. Even boarding my Air Tahiti Nui flight in London I received a […]

The Cook Islands, Pearl of the Pacific from the Sunday Times

25th June 2009
by Brian Barton

Cannibal ancestors, unexplored caverns and the kindest people on earth: Rarotonga is the world’s best stopover By Brian Schofield As a widely accepted rule of thumb, if you can see a sparkling array of tropical fish through the bottom half of your snorkel mask and an open beach bar through the top, you’re having a […]

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