An island for every visitor

The South Pacific – its very name conjures up romantic visions of lazing in a hammock slung between two palm trees, moving only to take sips from your cocktail while gazing lazily across a perfect white sandy beach to an azure sea…

There are still places in the South Pacific that conform to the tropical paradise myth says the latest Lonely Planet guide to the South Pacific. Away from its bustling cosmopolitan cities and tourist resorts there are mountainous rainforests, perfect beaches and thriving coral reefs. Much of this natural beauty is as accessible as it is spectacular.

The small landmasses that make up the South Pacific are separated by enormous distances of open sea (the Pacific Ocean is as large as all the world’s other oceans put together!) Visitor’s island-hopping in the South Pacific can expect to find diverse cultures with similarities in their religion, languages and customs. 

Most people travel to the South Pacific in search of leisure. According to Lonely Planet’s South Pacific guide, the paralysis that afflicts Pacific travellers is legendary. Whether you’re seeking an island with the perfect beach or are out to visit as many islands as you can, Lonely Planet’s guide has details of the most popular and the most remote.

Lonely Planet’s South Pacific is the perfect planning tool. Read resort reviews before you book that package tour. Information on airpasses, visas and permits is also included plus advice on the best spots to dive, snorkel, surf or swim.

The guide includes coverage of the following:
Easter Island; Fiji; New Caledonia; Niue; Pitcairn Island; Rarotonga & the Cook Islands; Samoa; American Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tahiti & French Polynesia; Tokelau; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Wallis & Futuna.