Experience more on your next trip with an extended stay in some of the world's nicest islands. From the sandy beaches and swaying palm trees of Fiji, the volcanic tropical peaks of the Cook Islands to the secluded beaches and overwater bungalows in French Polynesia.
For this month, our top 3 destinations to visit are all found in the South Pacific. January is the middle summer month bringing higher temperatures and increased humidity meaning a greater chance of heavy but short-lived rain showers and the occasional storm, but nothing so severe as to prevent travel. These generally pass quickly, however, and it is rare to have continuous days of solid rain. With fewer visitors and far lower hotel prices, it can be a great time to visit.
Events to note: Chinese New Year falls annually in January or February and the French Polynesian Chinese community in Tahiti celebrates Chinese New Year with music, dancing and parades.
Imagine waking up and being surrounded by a sparkling blue ocean, your island paradise ringed by a sandy beach backed by swaying palms; that’s Fiji. 333 islands make up this South Sea paradise with superb hotels, fantastic cruises, the best diving and snorkelling and the warmest welcome imaginable. Whether you visit for a main holiday, honeymoon or other special occasion or stopover en route to New Zealand or Australia, it's picture perfect. Read more about Fiji here.
2. Cook Islands
Fifteen delightful islands fringed by pristine white sands and encircled by reefs teeming with fish, lapped by sparkling white waves in an azure blue sea. The main island, Rarotonga, is lush and tropical with volcanic peaks covered in verdant rainforest. 45 minutes flight away is Aitutaki, set in a breath-taking turquoise lagoon surrounded by a coral reef and is the perfect honeymoon location. The Cook Islands have yet to wake up to mass tourism and the magic and tranquillity is matched only by the people themselves. Welcome to Paradise. Read more about Cook Islands here.
3. French Polynesia
Imagine an idyllic island paradise sculpted by moss-covered peaks so tall they are lost amongst the clouds, surrounded by garlands of palm-fringed sand stretching around turquoise lagoons, make a visit to French Polynesia and that’s exactly what you’ll find. French Polynesia is collectively made up of 118 dispersed islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Discover something unique at each island such as the variety of coloured beaches from white inviting sands, black volcanic shores and the serene pink sand beaches found on the remote island of Tikehau. Read more about Tahiti (French Polynesia) here.
Our portfolio of South Pacific destinations including the Cook Islands, Fiji and French Polynesia are perfect for that island getaway or a great add-on to any Australia, New Zealand or USA itinerary.
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