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The South Pacific: A Foodie’s Paradise

Head South. Find Taste.

The Pacific Ocean is sprinkled with thousands of islands that make up this remarkable region of the world. With each country having their own distinct culture and personality, it's no surprise that they all have their own distinguished tastes and flavours as well. Being isolated from larger mainland countries, means that a lot of meals are created with fresh produce from their own or neighbouring islands. The result? Some of the most mouth-watering meals you've had in your life. As South Pacific experts who regularly visit our destinations to sample the local delights, we feel pretty qualified in sharing our top destinations for food lovers.

Norfolk Island – Hilli’s Restaurant and Café

You don't need a passport to experience some of the best food that the South Pacific has on offer. Located to the East of New South Wales lies the historic paradise that is Norfolk Island. And while it’s beauty is largely unmatched, it has become a must-visit destination for the modern Foodie! This includes Hilli’s restaurant, which combines a relaxed atmosphere with a fine dining experience. Whether you want to be immersed in their garden or take in the rustic wood interior, a visit to Norfolk Island is not complete without experiencing Hilli’s local flavours, with a wine list to match. 

Norfolk Island - Dino’s

It you’re looking for the ultimate dining experience, then there is no beating Dino’s on Norfolk. A favourite with locals and visitors alike, this rustic homestead hosts classic Norfolk service, eclectic chandeliers and artworks, and a charming garden to explore! Known for their award-winning meals, enjoy fresh-caught seafood paired with locally grown vegetables, fruit and meat, all of which are delivered daily to this stunning site. Set on a one-and-a-half-acre garden, Dino’s offers amazing views to match the delectable meals on offer.

Fiji – Jean-Michel Cousteau Restaurant

Still close to Australian shores lies the distinctive island nation of Fiji. A stand out for all who visit is the Jean-Michel Cousteau Restaurant. Overlooking the Fijian waterfront, indulge in this five-star dining experience, suited for families and couples alike. If you’re looking for a more romantic evening, we recommend booking a private table on the pier and be inspired by moonlight reflecting on the water’s calm surface.

Run by Chef Lee, all ingredients are sourced from the local area and other regions of Fiji. This includes the resort’s very own Organic farm which is used to grow many herbs, fruits and vegetables that are used in their dishes. Specialising in Fijian food, this is the perfect place to try a traditional Fijian Lovo Feast, where many delicacies are cooked in a fire pit covered with banana leaves. Chef Lee also incorporates his Asian heritage to create an array of dishes to please a variety of pallets. 

Samoa -  Seabreeze Resort

Aptly named, the Seabreeze resort and restaurant is situated right on the water front, looking over the unsurpassed lagoons and reefs of Samoa. Offering a variety of dishes – from locally caught seafood delicacies to first-class western dishes, the Seabreeze Resort has a range of award-winning meals to please the fussiest of eaters. Only matched by their customer service, a trip to this Samoan gem will not disappoint.

Tantalise Your Taste Buds:

For more information on any of the destinations above, or to enquire about booking a South Pacific food-lovers escape, get in touch with Spacifica Travel today on 1800 800 722

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