If you’re looking for wild beaches, perfect snorkelling, and far-flung coves, then you should definitely plan a trip to the Pacific. There are endless islands to choose from, whether you wander along peaceful beaches, learn about traditional culture from the friendly locals or swim with manta rays in clear waters.

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No matter what kind of holiday you’re looking for, the Pacific will deliver. Here at Travel Nation, we pride ourselves on being Pacific experts, knowing the ins and outs of every island, able to deliver your trip of a lifetime to paradise. We’ve collated our favourite holidays, just to show you a selection of what’s possible in this beautiful part of the world.

1. Explore the Tuamotu Islands in French Polynesia

Prepare to be captivated by French Polynesia’s more remote islands on this gorgeous holiday to the Tuamotu Islands. Discover Rangiroa’s vast, shimmering lagoon and schools of dolphin, wander through Tikehau’s countless white and pink sandy islets, coconut groves and hidden alcoves and surrender to the sensation that you’re finally ‘off the grid’. Snorkel beside manta rays, lionfish, clownfish and colourful parrotfish.

In Fakarava, smell the fragrance of hibiscus and bougainvillaea and feel the delicate pink sands between your toes before snorkelling from one islet to the next. This remote wonderland is a world away from the crowds of Tahiti and promises the ultimate Polynesian escape.

Swing in a hammock on tropical Tikehau | Travel Nation

2. Visit Hawaii, Oahu, Maui and Kauai

Visit Hawaii on this two-week island-hopping holiday. Drive or hike through lush valleys, volcanic landscapes and relax on beautiful beaches as you visit the four main islands. From the historic memorial at Pearl Harbour to the fish-filled bays of south Oahu, you’ll enjoy exploring Hawaii’s main island for a couple of days before flying to the Big Island, where bubbling lava and starry skies will fill your days and nights.

Next, you’ll fly to Kauai, where the natural splendours of Waimea Canyon await before ending your trip on the white beaches of Maui. Watch whales leap from the waters, visit the Mars-like landscape of Haleakala National Park and eat fresh pork at an oceanside luau.

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3. Combine beautiful Tahiti and Rarotonga

Combine bustling cities with relaxing beaches on this South Pacific Islands holiday to the Cook Islands and French Polynesia with US stopovers. Starting in Los Angeles, you’ll explore the glitz and glamour of this sun-soaked city before jetting off to the Cook Islands, where the swaying palm trees of Rarotonga and the blue lagoon in Aitutaki beckon.

Head over to French Polynesia to dive for black pearls in Tahiti and snorkel amongst clouds of colourful fish in Moorea, before finishing in the exciting city of San Francisco where you can feast on noodles in Chinatown. This holiday ticks off pristine beaches, sunny climes and delicious food – what more could you want!         

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4. Cruise through Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands

Spend a magical honeymoon in the South Pacific with this boutique Fiji holiday! Begin with 4 nights on a scenic, boutique cruise sailing around the spectacular Yasawa and Sacred Islands. It’s a small ship with first-class service and you’ll have plenty of time to spend on shore explore secluded beaches, snorkel in the magnificent Blue Lagoon and visit local Fijian villages.

 End your holiday with 5 nights in the exclusive, adults-only Likuliku Lagoon Resort for 5 nights. You’ll be able to enjoy remarkable views over Likuliku lagoon, fabulous food and a laid-back romantic atmosphere. A truly memorable, romantic break you’ll never forget!

The ship moors up at stunning Nanuya Lailai island

5. Discover the remote Austral Islands

South of Tahiti, you’ll find the Austral Islands, where legends and unique experiences await. During this off-the-beaten-track holiday, you'll visit a remote archipelago that will open your eyes to the secluded world of the South Pacific. These temperate islands are full of life, with communities that will welcome you to their beautiful shores with open arms and broad smiles.

The Austral Islands will give you everything you dream of from an island holiday, and much more. Watch whales leap from the water, enjoy fruit picked fresh from the trees, hike through untouched jungle and relax on white-sand beaches. Finish your trip with some chill-out time in tropical Moorea, ending your exciting holiday with peace and pure tranquillity.

Learn about local traditions in the Austral Islands | Photo credit: Tahiti Tourisme

6. Explore the sands of the Cook Islands

Uncover paradise on this 2-week holiday to the Cook Islands with an LA stopover. Soak up the sun on the white sand beaches that fringe the island of Rarotonga, bathe in the clear, turquoise waters of Aitutaki's magnificent lagoon and pay a visit the remote but stunning island of Aitu. On your way home, enjoy a short city break in Los Angeles to add a touch of California glamour and to round off your holiday in style!

Cast adrift in the Pacific Ocean, the Cook Islands guarantee a year-round temperate climate, making this a great destination at any time of the year. You'll be welcomed by friendly faces and in next to no time, you'll be acquainted with the laid-back pace of life and the adjustment to 'island time'!

The Needle in Rarotonga

7. Find far-flung paradise in New Caledonia

Set off on an island-hopping holiday through the paradise islands of New Caledonia and take in the best of Australia’s cities. Starting in Melbourne, you’ll have three days to explore. Think delicious local wines on the vibrant Southbank and a trip down the Great Ocean Road.

Next, you’ll fly to New Caledonia to visit three of the Loyalty Islands – Ouvea, Lifou and Mare. Here, your days will be filled with white sand beaches, turquoise waters and pink sunsets. During the trip, visit the spectacular Oro Bay in Ile des Pins, where the eponymous trees create a stunning natural skyline. At the end of the journey, you’ll head back to Sydney to take in the best of the harbour city on your way home.

See the iconic pines against the lagoon at the Ile des Pins | Travel Nation

8. Experience ultimate luxury in Bora Bora

This luxury Taha'a & Bora Bora honeymoon will introduce you to French Polynesia in style, complete with Business Class flights. Spend a night on the main island of Tahiti before enjoying 5 nights on both the islands of Taha’a and Bora Bora. Staying in luxury accommodation throughout, your overwater bungalows guarantee uninterrupted views across the turquoise waters of the lagoon and impeccable 5* service. You may never want to leave!

Discover tropical paradise in Bora Bora | Travel Nation

9. Visit the wild islands of Samoa and New Zealand

Combine the cultural North Island of New Zealand with the paradise beaches of Samoa on this three-week holiday. Starting in Auckland, you’ll take in the best of the harbourside city and pick up your hire car to explore, spotting dolphins in the Bay of Islands and wandering along the golden beaches of the Coromandel Peninsula.

After enjoying a pint at the Green Dragon in Hobbiton, you’ll head south to the bubbling thermal pools of Rotorua and the art deco city of Napier, before sipping local pinot noir in leafy Martinborough. You’ll finish in the capital of Wellington and fly to Samoa, where empty beaches, friendly locals and turquoise waters will end your New Zealand and Samoa holiday in style.

Stretch out on golden sands in Samoa | Travel Nation

Inspired to visit the Pacific islands?

We hope we’ve inspired you to want to explore the Pacific Islands. Whether it’s diving into beautiful swimming holes in Samoa, wandering along the wild beaches of French Polynesia or relaxing in a hammock in Fiji, we can plan your dream Pacific Island holiday. If you want to start to plan, give us a call on +44 1273320580 or request a quote. We are experts in planning tailor-made holidays to the South Pacific, as well as round the world flights, so we can work together with you until we’ve created your perfect trip.

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