A honeymoon filled with bright blue waves, picture perfect sunsets, and crazy cocktails is the dream for many newly married couples. The South Pacific offers many different options to make this dream come true. From Tahiti and Fiji, to Australia and Bora Bora, there’s something for everyone. We’ve listed some of the top honeymoon locations in the South Pacific.
Fiji is one of the top tourist destinations in the South Pacific. It receives over 600,000 visitors each year. It might not be the best place to escape the crowds, but you can definitely find private honeymoon destinations there. Not only do the Fiji Islands offer famous turquoise water, but people fall in love with their white sand beaches and authentic culture. Viti Levu and Mamanuca are two of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the Fiji Islands. Viti Levu offers fun adventures like diving with resident tiger sharks, snorkeling to see the soft, dense corals, and rafting down the Navua River. The Mamanuca Islands contains the place where Cast Away was filmed. It has many famous surf spots and is home to one of the most famous resort getaways, Beachcomber Island. In fact, there are over 300 islands in Fiji. Lined with palm trees and home to many private resorts, many honeymooners call Fiji a little piece of Heaven on Earth.
Bora Bora is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Located in French Polynesia, the clear blue waters mix with the rainforests and mountains to create a picturesque landscape. Honeymooners can sit staring at the gorgeous water all day as they sip cocktails or set out on all sorts of adventures. Bora Bora offers fun lagoon tours as well as hiking and parasailing. You can swim with stingrays and reef sharks then retire home to your overwater bungalow to watch the sunset. Take a catamaran cruise to see art come to life on the quiet island. The small island is surrounded by a lagoon that is protected by a coral reef and scuba diving is one of the most popular activities. Many honeymooners stay in bungalows that hover right above the clear blue waters.
Locals call Samoa one of the best hidden locations for honeymooners in the world. It’s one of the safest places with some of the best views of all the islands. Honeymooners can stay everywhere from five star resorts to tiny huts right on the beach. One of the quietest locations for honeymooners trying to get away from the world is the large island of Savaii. Locals boast there are more chicken and goats roaming around the area than people. Deep, blue lagoons surround this island with waterfalls abound. Most tourists travel to Upolu, home of Samoa’s most popular resorts. Both islands offer all kinds of fun snorkeling, renting yachts, and kayaking in the bright blue waves. One of the most interesting things about Samoa is the rainforest areas. Protected by many environmental groups, the rainforests are full of all kinds of exciting animals and lush trees. The Falealupo Rainforest Reserve even has treetop canopy walkways so you can walk amongst the trees high above the ground.
Famous for its black sand beaches, Tahiti is the economic and cultural center of French Polynesia. It’s surrounded by lavish mountains and beautiful blue lagoons. Honeymooners flock to the lagoons to take a dive and enjoy the historic culture of the archaelogical sites. One of the most popular times for honeymooners to visit the island is during the Heiva Festival in Papeete. This festival celebrates island culture and the storming of the Bastille in Paris. The islands are deeply rooted in culture and history for those that love to study and dive into the beginnings of a place. Many love to go kitesurfing or feed the sharks. There’s also fun activities away from the water like a 4WD tour or golfing along the lovely island landscape. Locals call the experiences in Tahiti “mana” meaning everything you do and feel there is a true life experience and a life force or spirit that connects the land and people together.
Australia isn’t all about koalas and kangaroos, it offers amazing sites and fun adventures for honeymooners and tourists alike. There are six states to choose from with different things to do. The Outback offers all sorts of safari fun where you can enjoy a day of seeing different kinds of animals. The Sydney Bridge is one of the most popular tourist locations as well as the Opera House. Take pictures with kangaroos and enjoy the sandy beaches all in one day. The Great Barrier Reef is home to more than 3,000 coral reefs and 900 islands. You can spend days there going scuba diving, playing with sea turtles, and just enjoying the thousands of different species of fish.