You’ll find some of the most unspoiled regions on the planet in the tropical islands of the South Pacific, the perfect destination to unwind and enjoy nature at its best. These islands are where you’ll find some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, a wealth of hiking opportunities, and exotic cultures ripe for exploring. Check out these eight secluded South Pacific Islands for your next exotic adventure.
It’s been described as the most mysterious island in the South Pacific and is where you’ll find many historic artifacts and ruins from centuries ago. The island has an eerie but beautiful feeling to it, something you must experience firsthand.
When most people think of the South Pacific, they think of the incredibly vibrant turquoise waters surrounding the homes on stilts. The peaks of Mount Otemanu and Mount Pahia make up the only landscape here and you can spend your days snorkeling in the clear waters, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the tropical atmosphere.
The Cook Islands
The Cook Islands is home to lagoons and waterways that make it the perfect destination for kayaking. Paddle around the remote island for a relaxing day in paradise.
The Fiji islands have been the set for shows like Survivor and the movie Castaway but you’ll find a few destinations off the beaten path. Make your way to the Yasawa Islands to enjoy the natural beauty and serene setting. It’s less developed than other islands but still offers plenty to see and do.
If you want to go diving in some of the most beautiful waters in the world, make your way to Palau. There are more than 500 small islands around this region and you’ll find waters filled with soft corals, clams, stingrays, and all sorts of fish.
Isle of Pines
This island is exactly as it sounds — full of pine trees. It looks somewhat out of place in such an exotic destination but it’s part of the French territory and is complemented by soft white-sand beaches.
This is the largest island on Vanuatu and also one of the most beautiful destinations to explore. You can go snorkeling around old wrecks such as the SS President Coolidge and descent deep into a cave to explore the underworld.
Located about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, this tropical island is filled with lush jungles and complemented by clear blue waters. Spend your days hiking around the cliffs and going on snorkeling adventures.