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Best Wellness Resorts in the South Pacific

Published 19th May 2023

Wellness is a term hitting the top of trending charts right across the board at present. From Netflix shows (Wellmania, anyone?) to weekend retreats, magazine articles to Instagram, everyone is talking about how we can incorporate more health into our lives. Travel is no different! It makes sense that we would prioritise our wellbeing year-round whether we are in familiar surroundings or not.

To try and guide you on your journey to health we have compiled a list of the best wellness resorts in the South Pacific. While the term ‘wellness’ covers a broad spectrum we have narrowed each recommendation to the type of wellbeing it caters best for too! For a tailored quote or further recommendations for your health-focused holiday, contact our Reservations Guru’s on 1800 800 722 or jump online today.

Relaxation Time

Sometimes all it takes to create a healthier version of ourselves is some time to decompress. A week away with no phone calls, no emails, and no cares can truly be a remedy for many stressful periods. If relaxation is what your system is craving then The Havannah Vanuatu is just the medicine. A luxury adults-only retreat only 30 minutes from Port Vila, The Havannah illicits a slow pace and true embrace of each moment from each guests who enters it’s space. The property offers 270° views over Havannah Harbour, villas that include private plunge pools, and the Arom’essence Day Spa to work away all those physical tensions.

Day Spa Offerings

The Islands of Tahiti have often been the face of romance in the South Pacific, but they are home to some of the most immaculate and luxurious day spa facilities too. If some body pampering is your journey back to wellness then you should consider a stay at InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa.

With its face to the majestic views of Mt Otemanu, this resort perfectly blends experiences of relaxation, romance, and authenticity. Their Deep Ocean Spa, however, is arguably the most valuable jewel in their crown. Featuring pampering rituals and seaside scenes viewed through glass-bottomed treatment rooms, you won’t find multi-sensory spa facilities like this in many places throughout the world.

The treatment list includes:

  • Deep Sea Hydromassage

  • Weightless Body Scrub and Wrap

  • Ocean Origins Facial Treatments

  • Body Energy Balance

  • Polynesian Taurumi Massage

They even include glasses of champagne on their menu for a true blissed out experience! We recommend booking as far in advance as possible, as the staff and treatments here are renowned and tend to book out. Browse all of our Tahiti holiday packages here.

Spiritual Wellness

At times our spirits can be in need of some TLC. If you’re feeling burnt out, lost, or generally unmotivated then we suggest a stay at Namale Resort & Spa in Savusavu. Located in the north of Fiji, this boutique property spans 525 acres on the edge of the Koro Sea.

Whatever your soul calls for, Namale can provide. There are rainforest hiking trails to waterfalls, soft corals to dive for, a 10,000 square foot day spa, immersive cultural connection activities, and an emphasis on the true Bula spirit. With Tony Robbins, renowned entrepreneur and life strategist, as the owner you can be reassured that a holistic approach has been taken to ensure that all aspects of Namale support a truly incredible and memorable experience. Browse all of our Fiji holiday packages here.

Mental Wellness

There are some travel experiences that stay with you long after you depart a destination. Seabreeze Resort in Samoa is an incredible property in a mesmerising place that offers just that. The minute you descend the drive and enter the property a wave of peace and calm washes over you. There is a tranquillity in this special bay, supported by impeccable service, that encourages a mental de-stress and refresh. The staff truly elevate Seabreeze Resort from a lovely accommodation to a dreamlike escape for the mind.

An adults-only location, Seabreeze was architecturally designed with the tropics in mind to maximise the ventilation of the ocean air. Picture yourself lounging in a hammock, a gentle wind caressing your cheeks, and the sound of waves swirling over sand nearby. There are three bar & dining options on site, and the famed To Sua Ocean Trench is five minutes away.

Physical Wellness

If you’re in need of a physical reset and to bump up the fitness levels, then the Cook Islands may be just what you need. The islands encourage a slower pace of life, where everything is simple and nature is appreciated. That means plenty of lagoon swimming, nature hiking, and fresh local produce.

Ikurangi Eco Retreat, located on the main island of Rarotonga, is also constructed to support a physically healthy retreat. This purpose-built eco-accommodation and glamping site highlights the natural environment and also lends itself to guests wanting to find alignment with their minds and bodies. They constructed a custom studio for yoga, meditation, and any other practice you may enjoy. Browse all of our Cook Island holiday packages here.

Head South and Find Yourself

From physical wellness to relaxation and day spas, the South Pacific provides an array of holiday packages to help you journey back to yourself in every sense of the word. If you’re looking to book your health-focused holiday then contact our team online or give us a call on 1800 800 722. And if you need more inspiration? Check out our list of wellbeing based Holiday Ideas in some other destinations too!

Photos courtesy of Havannah, Vanuatu, Ikurangi Eco Retreat, Samoa Tourism

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