When it comes to the South Pacific, you might be spoiled with choices. But trust me, that’s not the only thing you’ll be spoiled by. With a dizzying array of colors, bright sunshine, and exotic flavors awaiting, each island is replete with its own unique cultures, peoples, and customs.
What is it?
Often referred to as Oceania, the South Pacific islands encompass parts of New Zealand, Australia, the Americas, and Asia. Their inherent romance pairs perfectly with a desire for indulgence, enveloping the islands in a hazy dreamscape that seems closer to fantasy than reality.
How to Get There?
When planning your travel dates, keep in mind nothing will rain on your parade more than, well, actual rain. The South Pacific wet season falls between November and April, so opt for a trip anytime between May and October, when the skies are clearer and the temperatures a bit milder. Traveling between islands is a little trickier than you might anticipate, so your best bet is to fly into one of the major ports in Tahiti or Fiji and keep a flexible schedule. But island hopping is definitely possible. The trick is to customize your itinerary based on where you’re traveling from, and be prepared to take a few hopper flights as you jump from island to island.
Once you’ve made it, however, you can let all your worries float away in the warm island breeze. The South Pacific was seemingly made to evoke every one of your senses. From gazing upon breathtaking sunsets to floating in vivid blue-green waters, you’ll witness some of the most pristine natural beauty the world has to offer.
What to Pack?
Now, let’s discuss packing, the fun yet stressful part of any vacation. Travel documents are key, so make sure they’re easily accessible throughout your journey. Sun protection and medication is also necessary, as nothing ruins a trip more than an uncomfortable sunburn or unexpected stomach bug. And, keep in mind the South Pacific, while home to warm weather, can also be unpredictable, so throw in some wet weather-friendly items. Speaking of waterproof clothing, pack your swimwear! You won’t be able to resist the glistening turquoise waters, so grab all your cute swimsuits and poolside outfits; if it can get wet, pack it!