Elise Morgan en Lifestyle, Travel 12/3/2018 · 3 min de lectura · +200

The Unforgettable Experience: Have You Ever Seen Pacific Islands?

Many people have a completely wrong idea of the Pacific – they imagine it as an endless blue body of water that stretches across the third of the planet with a few volcanic islands strewn about here and there. However, this idea could not be further from the truth. In fact, the Pacific Ocean is dotted with countless tropical havens, islets and atolls, and it is a true treasure trove of surprises for every adventure-thirsty traveler. If you’ve ever yearned to visit this paradise, the only question that requires answering is – have you ever seen these Pacific islands?

The epic landscapes of Vanuatu

The Unforgettable Experience: Have You Ever Seen Pacific Islands?

Vanuatu is not nearly as lauded as its other tropical counterparts – New Caledonia and Fiji. However, it is not due to a lack of irresistible attributes. It simply did not get its chance in the global “latest hot destination” limelight, but for all of you avid travelers this should only be a plus. This epic archipelago is renowned enough for its breathtaking landscapes, rich biosphere and incredible landmarks. If you are looking for a Pacific island where you can embark on a search for a secluded, postcard-worthy beach that you can call your own, then this is the destination for you. After all, the archipelago consists of a whopping 83 islands, all ripe for conquering.

Furthermore, it is markedly more affordable than some other lauded destination, which makes it the ideal backdrop for a family vacation filled with fun and kid-friendly activities.  The small but undeniably charming capital of Vanuatu – Port Villa – is a bustling little community always filled with welcoming residents and eager families from every corner of the globe. However, the real selling point of this archipelago, the Mystery Island, deserves a spot of its own.

The surreal beauty of Mystery Island

You’ll never see the shallows explode in every shade of blue as you will once your water taxi or your cruise ship approaches the secret gem of Vanuatu – Mystery Island. The island itself is small enough to retain its beauties, as tourists cannot overwhelm it in large numbers, but it is still large enough to offer a surprising number of activities that can fill up a day. This is the perfect spot for snorkel safaris as the surrounding waters are crystal clear. Aquatic activities abound and landlocked pleasures include the unforgettable massage hut.

The endless possibilities of cruising

Of course, if you find a sensible package for a cruising vacation, it can be the perfect jumping-off point to introduce yourself to this part of the world – as you will visit many Pacific islands in a single go, all the while enjoying a “moveable feast” embodied in a cruise ship. Downright delicious cruises in 2018 have become portable playgrounds of hedonism on water and the best type of hotels one can imagine.

f you want to go on a South Pacific cruise, you should probably look for packages during the dry season between May and October. If you want to discover the secrets of the greatest ocean above the equator, the best time to travel is between November and April.

The unforgettable charm of New Caledonia

New Caledonia’s qualities are hard to deny. It is one of the most popular South Pacific destinations, and one would expect to be disappointed after so much buildup and high expectations, but the small island grouping never fails to deliver. Dazzling natural splendors, sinfully delicious food, incredibly welcoming residents and breath-taking culture are the true hallmarks of the best the Pacific Ocean has to offer. It is an essential destination for all true adventurists with a penchant for joie de vivre. Its capital, Nouméa, is well known for its mix of Polynesian vibe and French influences, which adds up to a charming mix.

The tantalizing secrets of Fiji

At least 350 islands and atolls make up the South Pacific Melanesian country of Fiji. The main islands and most popular hubs for visitors are Vanua Levu and Viti Levu. The latter is home to Fiji’s capital Suva which is, with its 175,000 inhabitants, a bona fide metropolis by Pacific Island standards. Its urban rhythm with tropical flavors and upbeat atmosphere lends itself perfectly to tourists who are looking for the perfect mix between city centered activities and exotic nature exploration. Just don’t miss an opportunity to visit Bouma National Heritage Park, the incredible attraction filled with gorgeous natural marvels.

Just imagine –waking up to the vibrant harmony of colors, lush greens against the gentle turquoise that blends into deep, life giving blue against the flickering horizon of pink clouds. If you’re lucky, you’ll have your room facing east so you can witness a Pacific morning that explodes into thousand shades of gold. This is what you can expect if you decide to visit these Pacific islands, and it is only a hint, a fragment of countless beauties that will nourish your soul as you spend your time lost among the secrets of the ocean.