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Beautiful Holidays

Renowned Expert on the Islands

South Pacific holidays are the stuff of dreams. Whether you're looking for a laid back beach holiday in the Cook Islands or Tonga, a family holiday in the Fiji Islands, a more adventurous trip exploring the cultures and kastom villages of Vanuatu and Samoa, or marvelling at the world famous coral reefs in New Caledonia or the Solomon Islands, you're at the right place to find all about the beautiful South Pacific Islands:

If this is your first time visiting the South Pacific islands and you need help selecting a destination, we suggest you start at our South Pacific Holiday Comparison Chart which gives a great overview of what each island has to offer compared to its neighbours. Or if your'e more of a reader, then find out more below ...

South Pacific Resorts & Accommodation

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Ian Osborn, owner of Beautiful Pacific Holidays, has personally visited over 400 resorts in the South Pacific islands from the most luxurious private island retreat to locally owned holiday homes and tribal huts. All hotel reviews you read throughout this website have been written first hand and without persuasion to ensure an unbiased portrayal of each property.

To find a suitable place to stay simply select any accommodation from our directories and we'll provide you with our personalised review about that resort including all room category prices, our own pictures plus instant quotations providing the best deals available on the Internet.

It's that simple – we are the regional experts so planning your holiday to the South Pacific islands has never been more reliable. And these are our very favourite places to stay:

South Pacific Holiday Inspirations

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# 1 Fiji Holidays

The most popular holidays in the South Pacific islands for families and couples, beach holidays in Fiji offer excellent scuba diving and snorkelling plus a host of day tours and activities to keep you busy.

Popular Regions in Fiji
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# 2 Cook Islands

A favourite amongst New Zealand tourists, Cook Islands holidays offer pretty beaches, good restaurants and exciting island dances with an exceptionally friendly holiday ambience.

Regions in the Cook Islands
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# 3 Samoa Holidays

Popular with backpackers for its beach fales, Samoa has good surfing breaks and a growing appeal amongst honeymoon couples basking in its boutique resorts. Come here also for culture & sightseeing.

Popular Regions in Samoa
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# 4 Tonga Holidays

This small kingdom offers great value holidays in the South Pacific with boutique beach resorts located on uninhabited islands with outstanding snorkelling, game-fishing and whale watching in season.

Popular Regions in Tonga
  • Tongatapu
    uninhabited islands to explore
  • Vavau
    snorkelling and whale watching
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# 5 Vanuatu Holidays

Boasting a fascinating culture, Vanuatu offers exciting adventure holidays with traditional villages to visit, active volcanoes to climb, dense rainforest for hiking and beautiful coral reefs for scuba diving including WWII wrecks.

Popular Regions in Vanuatu
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# 6 Tahiti Holidays

French Polynesia is vast and the majority of visitors arrive on honeymoon and stay in one of the many lavish over water bungalows on Bora Bora or Moorea islands. Enjoy striking scenery and snorkelling / diving in the lagoons.

Popular Regions in Tahiti
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# 7 Hawaii Holidays

When its hot and humid in the South Pacific (Dec-Apr), it's nicely cool north of the equator in Hawaii. Come here for iconic Waikiki Beach, world class surfing, pristine golf courses, magnificent hiking trails and breathtaking scenery.

Popular Regions in Hawaii
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# 8 New Caledonia Holidays

A contrast of cultures from the elegant seaside town of Noumea with its beach hotels, French restaurants and casinos to the pristine white sandy beaches in the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia is both modern and primitive

Popular Regions in New Caledonia
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Other Pacific Islands

From the dense tropical rain forests of the Solomon Islands to the massive atolls islands of Kiribati and the utterly remote Pitcairn Island ... the lesser known South Pacific Islands are a treasure trove for explorers

Other Popular Destinations

South Pacific Holidays Guide

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If you've ever watched Castaway or Mutiny on the Bounty and fancied swimming in that clear blue sea or sitting on that secluded beach, then you should look at our inspiring South Pacific resort directory and start booking your holiday. Whilst cloud-less skies, swaying palm trees and friendly locals are all stereotypes, they are associated with the islands because that's what you get!

Within the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean there are literally thousands of tiny coral islands circled by sublime turquoise lagoons teeming with reef fish and dressed in colourful corals. You can swim in these unpolluted warm lagoons so clear that you can see a full 30 metres to the sandy bottoms or simply unwind on its exquisite soft white sand beaches under the cool shade of the iconic coconut tree. It's certainly no overstatement by saying the South Pacific Islands offer the best beach holidays in the world not only for romantic couples, but families too.

Rising majestically from these pristine lagoons are steep rugged islands with volcanic mountain ranges, dense tropical rainforest and mysterious traditional villages offering great scope for adventure holidays. The people living in these delightful islands are by no coincidence amongst the most peaceful people in the world living a stress-free, happy-go-lucky life - a true paradise.

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"I just wanted to tell you that your website offers absolutely the best tourist information on the South Pacific. It blows all of the others away. I am so happy to have found it"

Shane & Matt, Australia

We hope you too enjoy reading all about this exotic destination to find out the best things to see and do. Hopefully we have inspired you enough to make a booking through one of our affiliated booking agents promoted on each of our detailed hotel information pages ...