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Luxury South Pacific Holidays

When you hear the word luxury holiday do you think: ‘too expensive’ or ‘I wish if I had the funds’? Well, we are here to tell you that you can take that getaway and all without breaking your travel budget! We have put together a list of some of our favourite luxury resorts from across the South Pacific region and then split them into affordable luxury and ‘I want to splurge’ luxury. So no matter your budget we have an option for you.

Cook Islands

Affordable: Crown Beach Resort & Spa. Renowned for its picture-perfect beach location and relaxed ambience, Crown Beach Resort and Spa promises romance, seclusion and luxury.  It is set in 5 acres of lush tropical gardens and features 36 stand-alone villas, an on-site Spa, two onsite restaurants & bars, swimming pool, plus a private white sandy beach overlooking a turquoise lagoon and some of the most spectacular sunsets you will ever witness. If you are seeking a private heavenly space for just the two of you then look no further. We highly recommend upgrading to the Courtyard Pool Suite with its high stone walls and private courtyard with garden, freshwater pool and outdoor dining pavilion.

Splurge: Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort. If you’re dreaming of indulging during your Cook Islands getaway then this intimate adults-only boutique resort is just the ticket. Offering the only overwater bungalows in the Cook Islands, plus the only private island resort in the Cook Islands, AND the only resort set directly on the world’s most beautiful lagoon, Aitutaki Lagoon, it truly is a bucket list stay! Breathtaking lagoon views, champagne sand beaches, and the quintessential South Pacific experience – direct access from your bungalow to the lagoon waters – makes this the ultimate luxury escape. At this idyllic retreat feel free to laze in a hammock, ease into a soothing massage at Spa Polynesia Aitutaki, or enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach as the sun sets and the tropical moon and stars come out to play. The essence of alluring Aitutaki awaits.

Fiji

Affordable: Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay. Escape to where tranquil waters and modern luxury with a South Pacific twist awaits. Located on the main island of Fiji, this 5-star resort offers everything you need and would expect for a luxury getaway, including the only overwater bures on the mainland. Spend your days lounging on the lagoon beaches, swim in one of the three pools or relax with a massage at the resort's rejuvenating spa. Explore a multitude of exotic natural attractions and world-class diving and snorkelling spots all just minutes from the resort. In the evening, unwind at one of the many restaurants and bars all with breathtaking water views or in your well-appointed room, all of which offer water views from every window. This is affordable luxury at its best!

Splurge: Tokoriki Island Resort Fiji. Located in the idyllic Mamanuca group of islands, this resort is Fiji’s most awarded adults-only boutique island resort. Enjoy a truly luxury beach getaway with warm Fijian hospitality and caring attention to detail. Feel the fusion of contemporary and Fijian style in one of the freestanding bure accommodations enveloped in lush tropical gardens creating your private haven. All bures offer a tropical outdoor shower and the most amazing tropical sunsets from your private deck. We suggest upgrading to the Beachfront Pool Bure so you can add sipping a cocktail in your personal pool to your holiday to do list. With world class dining options, a range of land-based activities to keep you busy, stunning house reefs to snorkel and a sensational spa retreat to relax in, Tokoriki Island Resort offers up a world of luxury for you to truly immerse yourself in.

Vanuatu

Affordable: Tamanu on the Beach. Feel a million miles away from reality on an extraordinary white sand beach on the south east side of Efate, Vanuatu’s main island. Tamanu lets you take a breath and unwind with the sand between your toes and the waves at your doorstep. This boutique property offers crisp modern luxury in a tropical setting plus their restaurant is arguably one of the best in the South Pacific. A stay in their iconic gorgeous Coral Villa is a must. The villas are finished with coral taken right from the beach in front of you. Exceptionally large, these villas are just steps from the water edge, have a private open-air bathroom and plenty of space to just sit back and relax. Watch the sunset over the water from your private deck or hammock and then fall asleep to the sound of the waves. Sounds like a perfect luxury getaway!

Splurge: The Havannah Vanuatu. This absolute beachfront resort is set in an unrivalled location at Samoa Point, a mere 30-minute drive from Port Vila, and set amidst Flame Trees and tropical gardens. The resort prides itself on its genuine warmth of service, attention to detail and truly magical setting. Catering exclusively for adults and offering just 17 luxurious, air-conditioned Villas, couples can immerse themselves in the natural beauty of their surroundings; choosing to slow down and enjoy the tranquillity or be active in experiencing the many wonderful aspects of the area. Our pick of the villas is the Deluxe Waterfront Villa which is the epitome of luxury and modern Pacific style. Set over a split level, it features an infinity edge pool, indoor/outdoor bathroom, outdoor daybed and a private dining pavilion, where guests can cook for themselves or have the chef prepare food. With all meals included and a host of extra bonuses as standard this is one luxury stay you will want to stay longer for!

Lord Howe Island

Affordable: Admiralty Apartments. Admiralty Apartments is Lord Howe Island’s newest luxury accommodation offering just two spacious private self-contained apartments adjacent to spectacular Neds Beach. Surrounded by lush gardens and offering ocean views, each apartment features an abundance of little luxuries to make your stay just that little bit more comfortable and inviting. Think Vittoria coffee machine, Luigi Bormioli glassware, Sheriden linen, towels & bathrobe and L’Occitane toiletries. With a private balcony, kitchen, spacious living area, and a generous bathroom it’s like being at home if your home was a luxury apartment on a World Heritage island.

Splurge: Capella Lodge. Celebrated as the pinnacle of luxury on Lord Howe Island, Capella Lodge offers you the ultimate island luxury escape. Nestled at the foot of the towering Mounts Gower and Lidgbird, no matter where you are in the resort you will have spectacular views of the ocean, subtropical reef and rolling green pastures. The nine island-style guest suites offer a relaxed, barefoot luxury vibe designed to reflect Lord Howe’s pristine natural environment. Spacious, light-filled interiors feature custom furnishings, artworks and private decks that together create a feeling of relaxed, understated luxury. Your stay includes gourmet breakfast, sunset drinks & canapes, dinner, open bar with premium wines and spirits from 6pm, non-alcoholic beverages, selected in-suite bar and island airport transfers. How’s that for luxury!

If any of the above resorts have you considering a luxury holiday then call our South Pacific specialists on 1800 800 722 to have a tailor-made itinerary created for you. If you are still searching then don’t forget our other destinations such as Tahiti, Samoa and New Caledonia, plus more resort options can be found on our luxury packages webpage.

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