Best Islands in the South Pacific for Beach Lovers

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When we talk about conquering new frontiers and finding inner peace, we think of untamed lands, places far from civilization, deserted islands in the middle of nowhere and dreamy landscapes. The islands of the South Pacific are that fantastic land that beach lovers from all over the world consider the final frontier, that inaccessible place where we can find the most beautiful beaches on earth practically in almost every one of the thousands of islands and atolls that make up the archipelagos of the Pacific Ocean. The islands of the South Pacific are one of the most sought after destinations in summer holidays, some can be very expensive, but there are also cheaper destinations, so join us to discover the best options for that trip you are planning to the idyllic South Pacific.

Hawaii

Hawaii is an island located in the central Pacific Ocean and is part of the group of islands in the far north of Polynesia (Oceania). Hawaii is one of the 50 states that are part of the United States of America, being its capital the city of Honolulu.

All the islands that make up Hawaii are of volcanic origin and of all the volcanoes that Hawaii has 5 remain active, being the Kilauea one of the most active not only of Hawaii but of the world.

Hawaii is one of the most touristic states of the American Union, being one of the summer destinations most frequented by Americans within its territory, along with Florida and California. Hawaii has so many things to do and places to visit throughout its territory that you will need several days to enjoy, at least, the most popular places of interest in this beautiful place. 

This beautiful island has many of the most beautiful and famous beaches in the world, beaches to swim, beaches to surf and family beaches that you can find in all the islands of Hawaii, which are part of the summer culture and have been embedded in our minds for generations as A must for beach lovers from all over the world.

These are some of the most famous and beautiful beaches in Hawaii that you should not miss:

 

  • Lanikai Beach, Oahu
  • Kauna’ao Beach, The Big Island
  • Kaanapali – Black Rock Beach, Maui
  • Lahaina, Maui
  • Hanauma Bay, Oahu
  • North Shore, Oahu
  • Kaimana Beach, Oahu
  • Ala Moana Beach Park, Oahu
  • Waikiki Beach, Oahu
  • Kahala Hotel Beach, Oahu
  • Makaha Beach Park, Oahu
  • Poipu Beach, Kauai
  • Hanalei Bay, Kauai
  • Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, Hawaii
  • Charlie Young Beach, Maui
  • Baldwin Beach, Maui
  • Makena Beach, Maui

Australia

Officially called the Commonwealth of Australia, it is a sovereign country of Oceania. It occupies the main continental mass of the Sahul platform, as well as some islands in the Pacific, Indian and Antarctic oceans. Australia is the second country with the best quality of life and the best human development in the world. 

Australia is a place that combines inhospitable territory, which occupies the center of the island, where you can find desert landscapes of impregnable hostility but also of great beauty; as well as the modernity and beauty of its big cities, such as: Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, which are located mainly in the coastal areas.

Australia being an island, literally has thousands of beaches located around its coastline, so this is a dream place for the beach lovers that we congregate here. 

In Australia, wee will find beaches of strong and hostile waves, mostly sought after the practice of water sports such as surfing and also beautiful beaches, calm waters and turquoise blue, below we list some of the best beaches in Australia:

  • Bondi Beach, New South Wales
  • Byron Bay, New South Wales
  • Bells Beach, Victoria
  • 75 Mile Beach, Fraser Island
  • Noosa Main Beach, Sunshine Coast
  • Ninety Mile Beach, Victoria
  • Coogee Beach,sydney
  • Burleigh Heads, Queensland
  • Cable Beach, Broome
  • Parsley Bay, Sydney
  • Cottesloe Beach, Perth
  • Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island
  • Bronte Beach, Sydney
  • Palm Beach, Sydney’s

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Vanuatu

The Republic of Vanuatu is an island country that is located south of the Pacific Ocean, is an archipelago of volcanic origin located 1750 km east of Australia. 

Vanuatu is famous for being an ideal summer destination, a beautiful place where nature meets, the lifestyle of the natives, the abundant production of organic products, the millenary traditions of the locals and beautiful beaches that will make your jaw drop straight to the floor.

  • Champagne Beach, Espiritu Santo
  • Erakor Beach, Erakor Island
  • Bokissa Beach, Bokissa Island
  • Breakas Beach, Efate Island
  • Eratap Beach, Efate Island
  • Paradise Cove Beach, Efate Island
  • Tamanu Beach, Efate Island
  • Hideaway Beach, Efate Island
  • Aore Beach, Aore Island
  • Port Olry Beach, Espiritu Santo
  • Louniel Beach, Tanna Island
  • Velit Bay, Luganville

Cook Islands

The Cook Islands make up an archipelago located in the South Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and New Zealand. The Cook Islands are made up of 15 islands, with Rarotonga being the main and most inhabited island of the group. 

Tourism is the main source of income in the islands, with more than 90,000 visitors per year. The Cook Islands are not as famous as Bora Bora or The Maldives, but it certainly has such incredible beauty that it doesn’t ask for anything from any other island in the South Pacific. 

The Cook Islands are home to amazing natural attractions, such as Aitutaki Lagoon, Honeymoon Island, One Foot Island. Both the island of Aitutaki, Rarotonga and all the islands and atolls that conform the Cook Islands have exquisite beaches of white sand and turquoise sea, which will make every beach lover faint as soon as they see them, these are some of them:

  • Tikikaveka, Rarotonga
  • Aroa Beach, Rarotonga
  • Black Rock & Nikao Beach, Rarotonga
  • One Foot Island, Aitutaki
  • Maina Island, Aitutaki
  • O’otu Beach, Aitutaki
  • Taungaroro, Atiu

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Tonga

Tonga is a country in Oceania that is part of Polynesia and is made up of more than 177 islands, known as the Islands of Friends, of which approximately 36 are inhabited. The capital and most populous city of Tonga is Nuku’alofa. 

People in Tonga are known for their hospitality and for preserving their ancestral heritage, which is shown through their music, dance, art and cuisine. 

Tonga is a developing country, whose economy depends heavily on tourism, which comes to these islands to enjoy its coral atolls, volcanic landscapes, its amazing marine life, national parks, caves, mountains and pristine beaches of great beauty, besides of enjoying activities such as sport fishing, diving, cultural tourism, swimming, surfing and camping. 

Needless to say, its beaches are beautiful as few, of those that we, the beach lovers, love and here we leave you a list of the best:

 

  • Uoleva, Ha’apai
  • Fafa, Nuku’alofa
  • Ofu, Vava’u
  • Pangaimotu Island
  • Nukunamo, Ha’apai
  • Eueiki, Vava’u
  • Ha’atafu, Tongatapu
  • Uiha, Ha’apai
  • Foa, Ha’apai
  • Atata, Nuku’alofa
  • Lifuka, Ha’apai
  • Ene’io, Vava’u
  • Fangatave, Eua Island
  • Uonukuhihifo, Ha’apai
  • Mounu, Vava’u
  • Utungake, Vava’u
  • Euakafa, Vava’u
  • Keleti, Tongatapu
  • Tufuvai, Eua island
  • Oholei, Tongatapu
  • Tofua, Ha’apai

Fiji

The Republic of Fiji is an island country of Oceania located in the Pacific Ocean, its capital is Suva, but its most populated city is Nasinu. Due to its ethnic and religious diversity, the culture of Fiji is the result of a mixture of Indian and European traditions. 

The main productive activities for the country are sugar exports and the growing tourist industry with 300,000 to 400,000 tourists visiting the country each year, who come to these islands attracted by their resorts, their gastronomy, national parks, waterfalls, to enjoy the “Bobo”, the traditional Fijian massage, which is a healing combination of massage with dried fruit oils from the region. 

Of course, visiting Fiji is a great decision if you want to experience the islands of the South Pacific, also being one of the most accessible holiday destinations in the area, whose value for money is remarkable. 

For beach lovers, the Fiji Islands have, of course, what we love so much, beautiful beaches that take your breath away, here’s a list of some of these beaches and some videos with very good shots of some of their beaches and its landscapes

  • Natadola Beach, Sigatoka
  • Sunset Beach, Mana Island
  • Paradise Beach, Pacific Harbour
  • South Beach, Mana Island
  • Denarau Beach, Nadi
  • Wailoaloa Beach, Nadi
  • Saweni beach, Lautoka
  • Eight Month Beach, Yasawa Island
  • Liku Beach, Mamanuca Islands
  • Castaway Island
  • Matamanoa Beach, Mamanuca Islands
  • Long Beach, Kadavu
  • Nanuya Lailai, Yasawas

Bora Bora

Often called the Pearl of the Pacific, Bora Bora is by far the favorite summer holidays destination for those who love paradise beaches. Bora Bora is an atoll island, with a central mountainous area surrounded by a coral reef barrier and islets. 

Bora Bora is part of the Society’s islands, which in turn belong to French Polynesia and can be found 260 km northwest of Tahiti. This beautiful place is one of the favorites for honeymooners from all over the world and also by travelers who love luxury and seek to stay in the beautiful resorts that are perfect scenarios for your Instagram photos. 

Bora Bora also offers many activities for those looking for something more than just sit and watch the beautiful scenery, you can dive with sharks, wake boarding, stand up paddle boarding, tours to the main town in Vaitape and go shopping to the local craft shops . 

Bora Bora is undoubtedly the home of fantastic beaches, cataloged among the best on the planet, without further ado, we present some of its best beaches:

  • Intercontinental Thalasso Beach
  • Pearl Beach Resort
  • Motu Piti Aau
  • Pearl Beach Resort
  • Matira Beachv
  • Eden Beach Hotel
  • Beach at the Four Seasons Resort
  • Beach at the Conrad
  • Beach at the St. Regis
  • Beach at Le Meridien
  • Beach at Pension Alice et Raphael
  • Beach at the Blue Heaven Island

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