The tranquil ambience of the beach, lagoons and small islands is a great place to enjoy a South Pacific spa holiday. For full-on spa centres with water treatment rooms, hot and cold showers and all the latest beauty products, you're options are somewhat ;limited outside of the big brand hotels like InterContinental and Sheraton. However, there are a couple of small boutique resorts that offer all the mod-cons, but more likely you'll find a an ambient bungalow with a massage bed down by the beach and the experienced hands of a local masseur using local products such as vanilla and coconut oils.
If you're wanting to get away from the daily grind and have a truly relaxing break, then take a look at our amazing selection of South Pacific destinations and resorts and choose a spa holiday in the South Pacific that's right for you!
# 1 - Fiji
Many island resorts now sport their own health and beauty centres, some having modern water treatment facilities, others simply a comfy massage bed and a good pair of hands to work your body. Have a look at the treehouse spa centre at Matamanoa Island Resort with its serene island views!
Although Fijian massage techniques tend to be quite intense, locals are also skilled in providing more therapeutic massages to fit in the relaxing ambience of the islands. Try out Pure Fiji beauty products whilst there with coconut soaps, frangipani lotions and aloe vera creams. Several large brand hotels on the mainland offer full spa centres, the pick being the InterContinental Fiji.
# 2 - French Polynesia
Have a Polynesian massage on the deck of your private overwater bungalow - and no, your partner doesn't have to give you the massage, a professional will come to your bungalow for private therapy. Now that's what I call bliss!
# 3 - New Caledonia
Although only a handful of hotels have dedicated spa centres, if you're staying in Noumea there are plenty of independent massage specialists or beauticians to visit after a day in the sun.
# 4 - Cook Islands
Only a couple of resorts have a spa centres, but there are two independent sports massage specialists on Rarotonga that can provide professional massages for achy limbs.
# 7 - Samoa
Aggie Grey's Resort has a beautiful spa centre with a tropical ambience whilst both Coconuts Beach Resort and Sinalei have dedicated spa bungalows for its guests.