• Cheryl Jones

Why the South Pacific Is a Great Place for a Honeymoon

When it comes to the South Pacific, you might be surprised by the variety of options to choose from. But trust me, it outweighs that. With a rich array of colors, weather, and flavors, each island is brimming with its own distinctive subculture, people, and customs.

Where Is It?

Often referred to as Oceania, the South Pacific islands encompass parts of New Zealand, Australia, the Americas, and Asia. Their inherent romance pairs perfectly with a desire for indulgence, enveloping the islands in a hazy dreamscape that seems closer to fantasy than reality.

How to Get There?

When planning your travel dates, keep in mind nothing will rain on your parade more than, well, actual rain. The South Pacific wet season falls between November and April, so opt for a trip anytime between May and October, when the skies are clearer and the temperatures a bit milder. Traveling between islands is a little trickier than you might anticipate, so your best bet is to fly into one of Tahiti’s or Fiji’s major ports and keep a flexible schedule. But island hopping is definitely possible. The trick is to customize your itinerary based on where you’re traveling from and be prepared to take a few hopper flights as you jump from island to island.

However, once you’ve made it, you can let all your worries float away in the warm island breeze. The South Pacific was seemingly made to evoke every one of your senses. From gazing upon breathtaking sunsets to floating in vivid blue-green waters, you’ll witness some of the most pristine natural beauty the world has to offer.

What to Pack?

Now, let’s discuss packing, the fun yet stressful part of any vacation. Travel documents are essential, so make sure they’re easily accessible throughout your journey. Sun protection and medication is also necessary, as nothing ruins a trip more than an uncomfortable sunburn or unexpected stomach bug. And, keep in mind the South Pacific, while home to warm weather, can also be unpredictable, so throw in some wet weather-friendly items. Speaking of waterproof clothing, pack your swimwear! You won’t be able to resist the glistening turquoise waters, so grab all your cute swimsuits and poolside outfits; if it can get wet, pack it!

What Can You Expect?

You’ll discover new meaning to luxury in the South Pacific with every single moment you spend there. The islands are renowned for their rich cultural traditions and super-friendly locals. Nestled in between lush flora and fauna, you can let go of life’s daily distractions. A simple stroll around any of the islands is elevated by the stunning vistas surrounding you. And, if you want to take it up a notch, grab a scooter and enjoy all the hidden delights the South Pacific has to offer. You might happen upon a hidden waterfall for an impromptu swim or romantic picnic. In the South Pacific, morning commutes are replaced by sails around the islands, and Netflix evenings are replaced with sunset views from your own private yacht. Who could complain?

When Is the Best Time To Go?

The South Pacific region has different weather conditions depending on what country or region you're visiting and what you'd like to see or do, so the best time to visit depends on what your plans are. For example, the Cook Islands are often best visited during the dry season in May and June, whereas French Polynesia can be visited year-round.

A trip to the South Pacific is definitely a journey worth taking. The islands are all so different from each other, offering something special for everyone. With beautiful scenery, luxurious accommodations, and warm hospitality, it's easy to see why the South Pacific is such a popular tourist destination.

If you're looking for an unforgettable vacation experience contact us to get started planning your South Pacific vacation today!