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Where to Honeymoon in the South Pacific

Plan the perfect honeymoon in the South Pacific: Find the best beaches, resorts, attractions and things to do at these exciting honeymoon destinations in the South Pacific.
Bora Bora

Bora Bora, Tahiti

From the majestic twin peaks of the ancient 600m-high volcano at its centre to the numerous palm-fringed sugar-white beaches around the lagoon, Bora Bora is the epitome of a postcard-perfect South Pacific island – just one reason why it's the perfect honeymoon destination.

Relax on a sugar-white beach, cycle along Bora Bora's pretty coastal road, go horseback riding along lush mountain trails, visit ancient marae on a 4WD excursion or cruise Bora Bora’s tranquil lagoon to find the perfect motu (islet) for a romantic champagne picnic.


Tahiti, French Polynesia

Tahiti is famous for it’s captivating mix of tropical island informality, distinctive Polynesian culture and French savoir faire. Tahiti offers newlyweds a uniquely sophisticated South Pacific island experience.

Explore the island on foot or by jeep or spend a day on a private reef-top motu (islet) with a champagne lunch, where the only company is the colourful marine life swimming just metres away – the perfect spot for an island honeymoon in the South Pacific.

Cook Islands

Cook Islands

The Cook Islands are famous for unspoiled sugar-white beaches, a year-round perfect climate and friendly Polynesian people.

The islands of Rarotonga, Aitutaki and ‘Atiu offer the widest choice of luxury honeymoon accommodation.

Relax on a white-sand beach or choose from scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing and sea kayaking to hiking, game fishing and whale watching at this wonderful honeymoon destination.



With its friendly ‘bula’ charm, sugar-white beaches, warm tropical breezes and intimate beach resorts specialising in honeymoon packages, Fiji is a long-time favourite with honeymoon couples.

Choose from more than 300 sun-kissed tropical islands scattered across several island groups, and experience one of the South Pacific’s most friendly and romantic honeymoon destination.

Yasawa Island, Fiji

Yasawa Islands, Fiji

The Yasawa Islands are a chain of volcanic sun-kissed islands famous for crystal clear lagoons and gorgeous beaches – the perfect honeymoon destination for newlyweds wanting quiet times but with all the amenities of a 5-star resort nearby.

Less developed that the Mamanucas, the Yasawa Island group comprises more than 20 sun-kissed islands edged with luxurious 5-star resorts and countless soft white-sand beaches that gently shelve into tranquil reef-fringed lagoons – perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving.

Taveuni Island, Fiji

Taveuni Island, Fiji

Pristine Taveuni Island is the perfect destination for couples wanting quiet time together away from the more crowded resort islands in Fiji.

The ‘Garden Island’ of Fiji is famous for its lush rainforest and idyllic sugar-white beaches that front a choice of beach resorts – a truly idyllic spot for a honeymoon in the South Pacific islands.

Spot exotic birds flittering through pristine tropical rainforests on a hike to Tavoro Falls in Bouma National Heritage Park, stroll the rocky shoreline on the scenic Lavena Coastal Walk, paddle a traditional bilibili bamboo raft, scuba dive the world-renowned Rainbow Reef or explore secluded coves and beaches by kayak.



With its unique blend of stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, friendly tribal communities and chic, boutique resorts that sit on pristine white-sand beaches, Vanuatu offers newlyweds an unspoiled and magical destination for a honeymoon in the South Pacific islands.

Dig your toes into powder-white sand, kayak a calm lagoon, go deep-sea fishing for blue marlin, dive on one of the world’s most famous wrecks, watch ancient tribal festivals and meet kastom villagers wearing only nambas (penis sheaths) and grass skirts – for a rather different honeymoon experience.

Kuto Beach, New Caledonia

New Caledonia

New Caledonia is a sunny, tiny slice of France surrounded by the warm waters of the South Pacific.

Blessed with stunning natural beauty, delicious French cuisine, luxurious resorts and rich cosmopolitan charm, New Caledonia is one of the top spots for a honeymoon in the South Pacific islands.

Discover some of the best white-sand beaches in the South Pacific and choose from a wide choice of activities from sailing, scuba diving and kayaking to hiking scenic forest trails.



Samoa is an idyllic honeymoon destination, where life is slow and easy and where Fa’a Samoa, (the ‘Samoan Way’) continues to play a huge role in village life.

Formerly known as West Samoa, Samoa comprises several islands including Upolu and Savai’i, the two main islands that lie separated by an 18km-wide strait.

In Samoa, it's easy to unwind on a choice of pristine sugar-white beaches where the only footprints in the soft sand are likely to be your own, snorkel calm turquoise waters and follow scenic coastal trails past traditional fishing villages through lush rainforest to beautiful waterfalls.



The ‘Friendly Islands’ of Tonga offer an idyllic honeymoon destination for that special holiday.

Sunbathe on a choice of soft, sugar-white beaches, swim and snorkel above pristine coral gardens teeming with tropical fish and be spoilt with creature comforts at a choice of fabulous honeymoon resorts.

The three main island groups of Tonga – Tongatapu, Ha’apai and Vava’u – offer some of the best white-sand beaches in the South Pacific where you can choose to do nothing at all or be as active as you like on your honeymoon.

Kayaking, Abel Tasman National Park

New Zealand

As one of the world’s least crowded and most spectacularly scenic countries, New Zealand makes the perfect backdrop for a honeymoon or romantic getaway holiday.

Not only is it beautiful to look at, New Zealand is also a destination of variety: couples can choose between total peace and relaxation in isolated areas, or they can enjoy all the excitement of extreme adventure.

Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island

Escape to Lord Howe Island – one of Australia’s best-kept secrets.

Renowned for its pristine natural beauty, this idyllic island boasts rugged volcanic peaks, verdant rainforest, uncrowded white-sand beaches and a choice of luxury accommodation options.

For panoramic views over the island, spend the day hiking to the summit of 875m-high Mt Gower. The clear waters of the sheltered lagoon offer year round snorkelling, kayaking and windsurfing opportunities.

Latest update Where to Honeymoon in the South Pacific: 6 March, 2019


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