Motivation Monday: 17 South Pacific Islands to Visit

Courtesy Paul Gauguin

In the South Pacific, you’ve got 6 Regions of Island Clusters. Let’s see where your dream South Pacific Destination might be!

Regions of the South Pacific

Society Islands courtesy WikiVoyage

Region: Society Islands

Society Islands courtesy WikiVoyage

These islands are the central French Polynesia spots featuring turquoise lagoons, myths, and legends and are the ideal South Seas paradise. Three are 14 total islands, but the major 5 islands are:

  • Tahiti
  • Huahine
  • Taha’a (Motu Mahana)
  • Bora Bora
  • Moorea

Region: Tuamotus

Tuamotus courtesy of Hobe / Holger Behr – Own work

Diver dreams are made of places like this! Coral atolls in side of lagoons with unique coral formations and exotic fish to see. Black pearls form here alongside small lovely villages and serene beaches. They call Rangiroa’s green lagoon “God’s Aquarium”, and Fakarava is a Biosphere Reserve, UNESCO-designated and home to many rare crustaceans, birds, and plants. While the area features 78 islands, the most visited islands include:

  • Fakarava
  • Rangiroa

Region: Marquesa Islands

Courtesy Islands of Tahiti

These Marquesa Islands are more exploratory with spectacular cliffs, ravines, ancient walkways, and sky high waterfalls. Wild and remote, you’ll find steamy jungles that come right out of the ocean! There are 15 islands here, not all are well to visit but the ones you may want to consider, these 4 major area islands, are:

  • Fatu Hiva
  • Hiva Oa
  • Tahuata
  • Nuku Hiva

Region: Cook Islands

Cook Islands Geography & Maps | Cook Islands Vacation | Goway
Courtesy Goway Travel

The Cook Islands, quiet and peaceful, are home to many things to do like hiking, white sand beach days, snorkeling and more! There are about 15 islands, but the 2 major islands here are:

  • Aitutaki
  • Rarotonga

Region: Tonga

Physical Map of Tonga showing islands, relief, important settlements, etc.
Tonga, Courtesy

Tonga is the only un-colonized Polynesian/Melanesian territory, so it has an easy pace, lovely people, botanical gardens, and you can enjoy a unique cultural experience nearly everywhere you turn here. It has just one major island (though it is a larger region of about 40 smaller islands too):

  • Vava’u

Region: Fiji

Fiji | History, Map, Flag, Points of Interest, & Facts | Britannica
Fiji, Courtesy of Encyclopedia Brittanica

Fiji offers 2 types of cultural influences, the Polynesian and Melanesian. Many spots offer rainforests, waterfalls, natural pools, rainforests, and mangroves, and you can even check out traditional fire walking on Beqa island! The major islands here that you can visit on a journey I’m about to describe include:

  • Viti Levu
  • Vanua Levu
  • Beqa Island

All-Inclusive Journey

Wouldn’t an All-Inclusive Multi-Island Adventure be AMAZING? Well, it exists!

Example trips:

  • 7 Nights Tahiti, Huahine, Taha’a, Bora Bora, & Moorea
  • 10 Nights Society Islands & Tuamotus
  • 14 Nights Marquesas, Tuamotus, & Society Islands
  • 11 NIghts Cook Islands & Society Islands
Courtesy Paul Gauguin

These adventures include a small cruise ship experience, private excursions, onboard marina, entertainment onboard, local naturalist presentations, PADI dive certification programs, onboard Zodiacs for diving, all inclusive meals, beverages, entertainment, gratuities, Wifi, and more!

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