Welcome to Other Pacific Islands
These South Pacific islands are as remote as they are unique. In some cases, a looong boat trip is the only means of access. And where intrepid airlines do ply the skies, flights are infrequent and usually involve a trip to another South Pacific access hub first.
But if you're brimming with adventurous spirit (and plenty of time), these islands offer unforgettable natural beauty: the coral atolls of Tokelau, the palmed-topped outer islets of Tuvalu, the craggy coastlines of Niue... Even more rewarding, the isolation of these isles has preserved some unique remnants of South Pacific culture, both ancient and more recent (there's nowhere on Earth quite like Pitcairn Island).
Disturbingly, global warming threatens the very existence of some of these islands: if sea levels continue to rise, low-lying territories such as Tuvalu and Tokelau may be underwater by the 22nd century. The time to visit is now!
When to Go
Jun–Oct The Southern Hemisphere winter and spring deliver reliable weather in Niue.Dec–Jan Holiday time in Tuvalu, with lots of to-and-fro between Tuvalu and nearby Samoa.Apr–Jun & Oct–Sep Shoulder season in the Pitcairn Islands – not too chilly.
Best On The Land
Togo Chasm, NiueChristian’s Cave, Pitcairn IslandFunafuti Conservation Area islets, TuvaluÎle Fenua Fo’ou, WallisAlofi island, Futuna