The South Pacific conjures up images of hammocks tied to palm trees, deserted white sand beaches, fruity cocktails with umbrellas and calm transparent lagoon waters filled with bright fish. But did you know that this special region of the world is also home to some truly unique and once-in-a-lifetime experiences? From natural wonders to sacred spiritual sites through to swimming with whales or surfing down volcanos, the South Pacific is deserving of at least a few spots on your bucket list!
Skull Island in the Solomon Islands:
Skull Island in the Solomon Islands is one of the most sacred cultural sites that tourists are allowed to visit in the South Pacific. It is a small island located close to Lola Island, and is the final resting place for the skulls of many warriors and local chiefs. Rocks and dried coral form shrines for the skulls, hidden throughout the tiny island.
No South Pacific bucket list is complete without a visit to Mount Yasur, the world’s most accessible active volcano. Located on Tanna Island in Vanuatu, visiting Mount Yasur offers you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the explosive belly of a live volcano, watching in awe as the magma bubbles and boils below.
Lagoon of Bora Bora:
From the molten-hot magma of Mt Yasur, to the cool crystal waters of Bora Bora’s surrounding lagoons – it is difficult to believe that these natural wonders could be located in the same region of the world!
Located in French Polynesia, Bora Bora is arguably the most popular island in this region with the main drawcard being the lagoon waters that it has become famous for. Sparkling a million different shades of blue, the water is home to diverse marine communities which you can get up close and personal with on many guided tours.
To Sua Ocean Trench in Samoa:
No Samoan holiday itinerary is complete without a day trip to the To Sua Ocean Trench. Steeped in cultural significance, surrounded by stunning scenery and filled with inviting turquoise waters, taking a plunge in this natural pool offers an almost out-of-body experience.
Swim with Whales in Tonga:
There are very few places in the world where you can safely and legally swim with humpback whales. We write about this experience a lot on this blog but for good reason – these majestic gentle giants are amazing creatures that very few people are lucky enough to ever come face-to-face with.
Bucket List Experiences:
Spacifica Travel can help you cross some of these items off your bucket list – get in touch on 1800 800 722 to start planning your next South Pacific escape.comments powered by Disqus