Discover our islands
You have searched the world for a vacation spot that is undiscovered and off the beaten track and you will find it in American Samoa. For here is a holiday destination like no other in the Pacific. American Samoa is a tropical paradise with 90% of our islands covered in untouched tropical rainforest and unique flora and fauna. American Samoa is a tropical paradise with 90% of our islands covered in untouched tropical rainforest and unique flora and fauna. Located in the Pacific Ocean, we are half way between Hawaii and New Zealand and five hours flying time direct from Honolulu, Hawaii and 35 minutes by air from Apia, Samoa.
In our Islands’ we say Kia Orana. It’s our greeting; hello, but it also expresses a wish that you may live a long and healthy life. It’s a sentiment easily understood in our beautiful Cook Islands, for ours is a nation of warmth and relaxation. Life here is good, delicious food is plentiful and we’re surrounded by unparalleled beauty. We can’t wait for you to join us so that we may say Kia Orana in person. We are made up of 15 islands in total, many of which appear completely untouched, and yet we offer a range of accommodation that can appeal to backpackers right through to the luxurious standards expected by five-star travellers. Rich in experiences but inexpensive in cost, we can’t wait to welcome you, to share with you, to discover with you and to wish you Kia Orana!
Federated States of Micronesia
Welcome to Micronesia, a spellbinding world abounding with warm caressing breezes, captivatingly rich culture and exotic adventure all dancing around in unison under the thick golden rays of an arching tropical sun. The mysterious, the magical and the modern sides of life all lie within easy reach for the welcomed visitor, just like a swollen ripe mango dropping from a mango tree into a waiting hand.
Bula! Often referred to as the ‘Crossroads of the South Pacific’ because of its geographical location, the Fiji Islands is a hospitable land of contrasts in people, flora, fauna and culture. It is home to people who have been called the friendliest on earth. Fiji consists of 333 mountainous islands of volcanic origin scattered over the Pacific Ocean.
The 33-island nation of the Republic of Kiribati is one of the remotest destinations in the world situated truly at the heart of the Pacific Ocean where the Equator and International Dateline meet. Scattered across the central Pacific, Kiribati is the only country in the world that is situated on all four hemispheres of the Earth – northern, southern, eastern and western.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands covers nearly a million square miles of coral atolls, islands and deep Blue Ocean and is one of the most unique places in the world to visit. As the capital atoll of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Majuro houses the central government, most of the country’s businesses, and an estimated 50% of the country’s population. Indeed, this is the country’s most developed and urban atoll.
One of the smallest countries on earth, here you’ll find a laid back atmosphere keeping with the islander way of life. Located east of Tonga, the natural beauty of Niue is still largely intact, it is one of the largest coral islands in the world with spectacular steep limestone cliffs along the coast and a central plateau.
Samoa is a postcard of natural beauty consisting of ten islands, each offering very distinct and different environments to explore – from the rainforest covered rugged volcanic mountain peaks of the two main islands to the vast valleys leading down to a coastline ringed with a necklace of white sandy beaches. Within these lush green fertile valleys grow banyan trees towering above the rainforest canopy, full of tropical blooms and numerous varieties of vegetation. Cascading waterfalls drop into rivers that cut jagged lines through the valley floor as they make their way to the ocean.
Soaring mist in shrouded mountains preside above dense, abundant rain-forest, waterfalls and rivers cascade to an intricate coastline. Here the villages and sun soaked golden beached fringed with coconut palms lie scattered around lazy lagoons. This is indeed a diver’s paradise and an eco-tourism destination that’s unspoiled, unhurried and totally unforgettable. The setting for some of World War II’s most fierce and bloody battles is today home to one of the most natural and peaceful races in the South Pacific.
The Islands of Tahiti
Tahiti. The word evokes visions of an island paradise, exotic days, romantic nights and South Sea adventure. The Islands of Tahiti exude a power of life that makes every experience in these islands unforgettable. The Tahitians’ call this power, Mana. And, you will feel it ripple up your spine the moment you step off the plane, and it will fill your soul, you will taste it and smell it in the air. Once you’ve experienced The Islands of Tahiti, it will flow through your veins forever. With 118 islands boasting high, rugged mountain peaks, coral reefs, turquoise-blue lagoons, white sand, palm-fringed beaches, and luxuriously intimate resorts, each island paradise has something for everyone.
You’ll love Timor-Leste (East Timor), a wonderful new tourism travel destination offering incredible natural beauty, rich history and a unique cultural experience. Relax on our stunning beaches, be wowed by our tropical reefs and explore our rugged mountainous interior. The warm hospitality of our people is legendary. With regular flights from Bali, Singapore and Australia our country is easy to get to. From Darwin, it’s just over an hour by plane. If you are interested in other cultures, and different places and have an adventurous spirit, Timor-Leste (East Timor) is for you – so come and visit.
Tokelau consists of three atolls located about 483 km north of Samoa. Atafu is the northernmost atoll, 92 km north of Nukunonu, which in turn lies 64 km north of Fakaofo. Each atoll consist of a number of reef-bound islets (motu) encircling a lagoon. The islets vary in size from 90 m to 6 km in length and from a few metres to 200 metres in width. The largest atoll is Nukunonu at 4.7 sq km. Fakaofo and Atafu are 4 sq km and 3.5 sq km respectively. From Atafu in the north to Fakaofo in the south, the group extends for just under 200 km. The atolls are three to five metres above sea level. Tokelau has a total land area of approximately 12 sq km. The reef extends only a short distance from the shore and then drops sharply into deep waters. Each of the three atolls has its own administrative centre.
Journey back in time to experience the Kingdom of Tonga’s authentic and compelling mix of centuries- old culture, history and traditions. Understand why Tonga’s relaxing combination of uncrowded, unhurried and undiscovered is the “True South Pacific”. Experience a monarchy unique in the South Pacific, and a generous and genuine welcome from the people of the nation dubbed the ‘Friendly Isles.’
If all you want is to disappear, relax under a palm tree and not be bothered by anyone with fewer than 1000 tourists a year, Tuvalu is the place to be. Tuvalu is one of the world’s smallest (total land area of just 26 km2 and a population of just 8,000) and most isolated island nations. This unspoilt corner of the Pacific offers a peaceful and non-commercialised environment that is ideal for rest and relaxation
Wallis and Futuna
Located more than 16,000 kilometers from France, Wallis and Futuna are unique islands still largely unexplored by tourist circuits. Official figures show only a hundred tourists per year… And the boats that dock each year can be counted on the fingers of one hand! We are far from the situation of other Pacific islands where several cruise ships stop every day to visit, in a few hours, a city or a site. In Wallis and Futuna , time passes differently.
There are thousands of unique and wonderful places to discover and explore in the South Pacific and your own personal travel guide who has been trained and has experienced the South Pacific for themselves is the perfect person to plan your next island getaway or daring adventure. Find a South Pacific Specialist near you to help you plan your next holiday.