If you’re tired of the tourist centers of Oceania, a visit to Papua New Guinea can prove exhilarating. With virtually no tourism infrastructure, the country offers a truly authentic South Pacific experience. However, this wild and untamed allure means visitors should take a few extra safety precautions. Before embarking on your journey, consider protecting yourself […]

Bokissa Private Island Resort in Vanuatu is a place where travelers can truly take it easy. Footwear isn’t compulsory, and formal uniforms of ties and jackets are actually banned! Free of these Western shackles, the private island’s guests can enjoy life at a much slower pace. And these tropical surrounds are a wonderful place to […]

From a distance, Fiji’s Likuliku appears like an ancient Polynesian village. But get closer and you’ll find a resort that oozes modern luxury. Since openings its doors in 2007, this opulent resort in Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands has welcomed thousands of guests from all over the world. Likuliku Lagoon Resort is home to 45 bures, including […]

The South Pacific has a reputation as a luxury holiday destination, with the prices to match. If you don’t want to abandon your dreams of a Pacific getaway but you’ve got a strict budget to follow, consider heading to Tonga. This island nation has a reputation as the best value destination in Oceania. While those […]

Many tourists are content to spend their Vanuatu vacation lazing by the pool of their resort with a cocktail in hand. But if you hope to explore, there are a few transport options worth considering. Vanuatu’s bus service may seem chaotic to Western tourists. The buses don’t run to any timetable, and there are no […]

If you want to treat your whole family to a South Pacific vacation, make sure you consider Fiji. While many island locations cater for couples, this is one country whose tourism industry puts family first. Many of the island’s resorts have child-friendly clubs and activities designed to give mom and dad as much private time […]

A hangi is a traditional meal enjoyed in the island nations of New Zealand and the South Pacific. In Samoa it is called umu, and in Fiji it’s known as lovo. Hangi refers both to the food eaten, the method it is cooked, and the underground oven it’s cooked in. At a hangi, different meats […]

With so much of the Pacific now transformed by tourism, the unspoiled wonder of Yap in Micronesia is even more enticing. This is the kind of place which gives us a glimpse into what all of the Pacific must have been like centuries ago. The locals don loincloths and hibiscus skirts. They build their houses […]

The South Pacific has become a hot destination for couples wanting to get hitched and enjoy their honeymoon at the same time. Most resorts in the Oceanic region offer wedding packages, with ceremonies typically performed on the tropical locale’s beaches. A marriage license should be obtained on arrival in the South Pacific. This is generally […]

The picturesque charms of the Isle of Pines, the southernmost tip of New Caledonia, attract travelers from far and wide. But most come away from their Oceanic vacation stay with a rather hefty bill. A getaway in the location known as the Jewel of the South Pacific doesn’t have to cost the earth though, if […]