The South Pacific’s Best Beaches


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Anyone lucky enough to travel and visit any of the South Pacific region will instantly notice one thing – beauty. This is quite possibly one of the most stunning and remote parts of the world, and with that comes jaw-dropping nature, beaches, and culture. Many people choose to visit Australia and New Zealand, before travelling further, to more remote parts of the region, to places such as the Cook Islands, Tahiti, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, or Fiji, to name just a few.

The best way to experience such beauty is to do it in style, and there are countless ways to travel and stay with a little added glitz and glamour to add to the mix. Luxury travel with Elegant Resorts is a fantastic way to not only experience the sheer beauty of the area, but also enables you to kick back and relax in the best possible way.

Of course, one of the main pulls of the South Pacific is the beaches, because it doesn’t take an expert to realise that with blinding beauty and remoteness come wild and wonderful coastal regions. You’re not going to find too many surfing beaches on the remote parts of the area, because the further islands are surrounded by coral reefs, making them ideal for snorkelling and diving.

Here are five of the best and most celebrated beaches you should check out on your South Pacific adventures.

The Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Fiji isn’t only somewhere of beauty, it’s also somewhere that is full of culture, making it a great choice for a first visit. The Yasawa Islands lie just off the northwest of Fiji and are certainly a treat for the eye. We are going to talk about powder white sand and aquamarine sea quite a lot here, but picture the scene if you will! Yasawa Island beach is on the northernmost island in the chain and is rugged and wild, giving a very castaway, remote feel.

Avea Beach, Huahine, French Polynesia

Not only is Avea Beach stunning, with green land and trees growing along the edge of the beach, before sloping down into a shimmering lagoon, but there are also plentiful activities you can do here, making is a great choice for a day out. Swimming and snorkelling are popular choices of course, and the beach is protected from the winds, which mean less sunburn (provided you’re careful of course), and great sailing opportunities.

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia

Everyone has heard of the Whitsunday Islands, and Whitehaven Beach is without a doubt the most popular, for a very good reason. This is an uninhabited island, which has graced many a travel brochure for years, world famous and spectacular on the eyes. You won’t find sand this talcum-powder soft and white in many other places, and the water is aqua clear, almost blinding. The best way to see this chain of islands and experience Whitehaven Beach for yourself is to take a sailing tour, which is easily done from mainland Australia’s north-east Queensland coast.

Turquoise Bay Exmouth, Australia

When visiting Western Australia, you shouldn’t miss Turquoise Bay. Like the name suggests, the water is a glittering turquoise colour, and the constant breeze makes it a perfect break from what can be an intense Australian summer. A great choice for families, with long, sweeping stretches of white sand, the snorkelling around this part of the country is fantastic.

Matira Beach, Bora Bora, Society Islands

Bora Bora is famous for those crystal clear waters and wooden bungalows set over the sea, basically it’s a holiday paradise. Matira Beach is more rugged, but also has the added benefit of being extremely quiet, and somewhere that you will find the locals also flock to, which is always a solid pointer of quality. There are some fantastic hiking trails around this area too, making it easy to explore further. Don’t miss the sunsets over the ocean – simply amazing.

If this has whet your appetite for more, get planning your paradise break today.

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