The queen of the Pacific Ocean, Tahiti is a beautiful tropical paradise. The largest island in French Polynesia is home to vast mountains, white sandy beaches, turquoise ocean and glittering coral reefs – it truly embodies the majesty of nature. Soak up the sun and simply relax, take a hike to Fautaua Waterfall, immerse yourself in bustling Papeete, revel in nature at Vaipahi Gardens or learn about Tahiti’s enthralling history on a cruise to the South Pacific Islands.
Bora Bora, situated northwest of Tahiti, is a compact tropical retreat. Whether you savour sensational swimming and snorkelling opportunities, set off on a superb cycle ride, dine out in spectacular style or be floored by the sights from a 4x4, Bora Bora truly must be seen to be believed.
Crystal clear waters and beautiful beaches can be found on the 333 tropical islands of Fiji. Though paradise is synonymous with the country, a myriad of experiences awaits adventurous visitors. Explore a lush rainforest, feast at a lavo before trying Kava, or simply unwind on an uninhabited atoll without a care in the world. The Coral Coast is home to a 50-mile stretch of beach that starts at Pacific Harbour – grab a towel and soak up some sun as you relax on the sandy shores under a cloudless sky.
Hawaii may be a US state, but you will find its laidback culture and tropical scenery a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of mainland North America. There is a very good reason why taking a cruise to Hawaii is one of the most popular of all holiday choices – it is, quite simply, one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Honolulu is a beautiful blend of cultures. With magnificent beaches, tempting restaurants and spectacular scenery, Honolulu is a true gem of the Pacific and Hawaii’s capital. To get up close with the island’s natural beauty, visit Kualoa Ranch on the eastern shore. Explore the private nature reserve by horse, quad bike or tour bus and discover the stunning landscapes and iconic settings immortalised in many of Hollywood’s top movies.
One of Hawaii’s treasured gems, Hilo is a mixture of enthralling cultural attractions and magnificent natural phenomena. Rebuilt twice after devasting tsunamis that tore the area apart in 1946 and 1960, Hilo picked itself up to become the beloved town it is today. Marvel at Rainbow Falls, visit Boiling Pots, hit the market, explore the Pacific Tsunami Museum, get nutty at Mauna Loa Nut Corporation (Hilo’s macadamia nut farm) or take a deep breath and relax in Liliuokalani Gardens.
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