The Pacific is considered the greatest of all oceans and in fact, its area is even larger than all the dry lands combined. The vast area of the Pacific and its location in the tropical part of the world makes it very abundant with the most beautiful islands in the globe. Pacific Islands comprise up to 3,000 islands within the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Islands are mainly divided into three divisions including Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia.
If you are fond of island getaways, the South Pacific Islands are the best places that you can visit. With the crystal-clear waters, blue skies, lovely beaches, swaying palm trees, rich marine culture, and small population in these places, it’s like you’re in a paradise on earth. So if you are considering a next summer getaway, here are the most beautiful islands in the South Pacific:
Palau is a breath-taking nation that is located 3200 km to the south of Japan and 800 km to the east of the Philippines. It is a remote archipelago that houses more than 200 limestone formations. The biggest attraction in Palau is the Rock islands.
Gizo is an island in the Solomon Islands. It has warm waters perfect for surfing, diving and snorkelling. Mbabanga Islands in Gizo offers beachfront bungalows in Sanbis Resort.
New Caledonia is considered a slice of Paris in the Pacific because of the designer boutiques, French restaurants and cosmopolitan crowds in the area. The east coast of the island shows a remarkable view of mountains dropping to the sea.
Chuuk Islands are located in Micronesia. It is the paradise for divers because of its magnificent waters. It also showcases the Chuuk Lagoon, which has scattered shipwrecks from the World War II.
Uepi Island is another island in the Solomon Islands. It has a magnificent barrier reef with sandy beach and fringing reef. The main island is also covered with rich rain forests. Uepi Island is also a small island of only up to 2.5 km in length. So if you want an island escapade away from the crowd, this is the right place to visit.
Bora Bora is the most popular island in French Polynesia. Bora Bora provides a luxury getaway and the best place for honeymoon. Visiting Bora Bora may be more expensive than other islands, but it is a good place if you seek a luxurious vacation.
Savai’i is included in the group of islands of Samoa. It is one of the best places for surfing because of the perfect waves that hit the shorelines. During summer, the north coast has the best waves while during winter, the south coast should be your itinerary.
Rarotonga in Cook Islands is still underdeveloped so you are presented with natural scenery and peaceful sanctuaries.
Yasawa Islands is located in Fiji and it is known for its natural sceneries. Yasawa Islands are still unspoiled by humans and it consists of 20 volcanic islands.
Vanuatu is the best place to visit in the South Pacific Islands if you are looking for hot springs in the middle of the forest and elegant beaches. Vanuatu is the only place that has an underwater post office so it is best for scuba diving and snorkelling.
So drop off those ideas in visiting your country’s beaches and fly to the South Pacific Islands for a more engaging experience of what the earth has to offer.