Floating havens encircled by glistening blue seas, the Pacific Islands are a sight to behold. With each island as beautiful as the next, we’ve narrowed down the list of where to go and where to stay, to make planning your next tropical getaway that little bit easier.
This idyllic Fijian island, also known as Kokomo Private Island, is home to a sprawling collection of luxury residences and beachfront villas. Once arriving by private seaplane or helicopter (the island floats 25 minutes south of mainland Fiji), you’ll be hard pressed to not fall into an instant state of euphoria. What awaits is three open-air dining spots serving fresh local fare; a 5.5 acre farm; a wellness hub offering restorative, rejuvenating and relaxing treatments; and an endless array of land and water experiences. If complete seclusion is your thing, look no further than this acclaimed private island paradise.
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This laid-back island is the largest in the South pacific archipelago known as French Polynesia. Reasonably well-connected despite its far-flung façade, Tahiti can be reached from cities like London and Paris via Los Angeles, San Francisco or Hawaii, or there’s an easy 8-9 hour direct flight from Los Angeles. To stay, head to InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa. It’s located within easy reach of the international airport on a 32-acre expanse of land and lagoon, and is the perfect base for a long-term stay or quick overnighter before heading to the more isolated islands.
Picture this: amazing sunsets, aqua blue water and white-sand beaches flanked by towering palm trees… that’s what to expect when visiting the tropical island paradise of Aitutaki. Part of the Cook Islands, Aitutaki is famed for its shallow, crystal clear lagoon. Relatively small in size, quiet and secluded, it’s perfect for romantic breaks. Indulge in a stay at Pacific Resort Aitutaki Nui. With 29 luxury rooms and premium service, it’s a proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World™.
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Undoubtedly one of the most picturesque islands in French Polynesia, Bora Bora is breathtaking. Located a 45-minute flight from Tahiti, it’s a mountainous island surrounded by a clear-water lagoon and barrier reef. There’s plenty of luxury accommodation to choose from but if we had to pick, St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is our choice of the bunch. Situated on the northeastern edge of the lagoon, it features 83 luxurious suites and villas, including the largest over-the-water villas you’ll find in the South Pacific. Spend your days reveling in the turquoise blue seas, pampering at the Miri Miri spa, or discovering the unique Polynesian culture.
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Rartotonga is the Cook Islands’ main hub, but that’s not to say it doesn’t flaunt its fair share of untouched beaches and landscapes. For a tropical paradise, plenty to do and minimal crowds, Rarotonga is the place to go. There are plenty of delicious food spots; safari tours will see you traversing through the jungle, and the postcard-worthy beaches are among the best in the Pacific. Stay at Little Polynesian Resort for boutique, beachfront, adults-only accommodation. Interested in learning more about the Pacific Islands? Get in touch with our expert travel managers for inspiration on where to go, where to stay and what to do.