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The Pacific Islands A South Sea Dream

Sep 1, 2007
Scattered across a quarter of the earth's surface, The Pacific Islands is divided in to sub-regions of Melanesia (West), Polynesia (South-East) and Micronesia (North). The division is based on the their ethnic, linguistic and cultural differences.

The islanders speak nearly a quarter of the total languages in the world. Most of the islands in this group were once ruled by several imperial powers. Therefore there is great variety of culture, environment and demographic conditions. The members of Pacific Islands are Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Most of the tour operators often focus on Australia and New Zealand for arranging vacation for their customers. But the fact is that these counties are very different from the tropical Pacific Islands.

People all over the world consider Pacific Islands as a remote area; there is no meaning in this because you can reach the Pacific Island by traveling just 2 hours from Los Angeles via air to Tahiti. Fiji is situated to the west of Tahiti, midway between Hawaii and New Zealand. Most of the people consider South Pacific Islands as a best place for romantic getaway, weddings and honeymooners.

Most of the major destinations in South Pacific are now marketing themselves as a perfect wedding and honeymoon destination. Fiji and Cook Islands are considered as the most winning destination for weddings. Weddings can be arranged here in these locations with a little excitement.

Things are different in French Polynesia; there marriages can only be performed for those who stay there for at least 30 days. Apart from this, French Polynesia is also an excellent honeymoon destination too. Most of the people around the world like to have their wedding and honeymoon in one of these wonderful islands.

Rarotonga in the Cook Islands is the best place for a romantic getaway. Lot of people from around the world visits this place annually. There are several places which are very best for sightseeing and prices are also less when compared to other tourist destinations.

During the months of December to April it is not worthy to visit South Pacific Islands because it is the time of hurricane season. Winter season in South Pacific will be cooler, drier and less humid; this is the best time to visit the region.

From the month of May to August it is off-season in Australia and New Zealand. You will get considerable reduction in this period in air fare and all. So don't wait to book your ticket to any of the South Pacific Islands in this off-season. You can enjoy the fantastic weather in South Pacific at a lowest price.

South Pacific is very safe for travelers because there is nothing to worry regarding terrorists and all. Like other places, simple theft will occur sometimes. Nothing will go off track if a few easy safety measures are taken.

Most of the people choose Tahiti and its neighbors Moorea and Bora Bora as their first choice for their vacation. In the case of Polynesia, the high green peaks and luminous reefs of these island is supreme.

The exotic French atmosphere joins well with the attraction of Polynesia. Fiji is considered as the place with stunning variety of places and the people of Fiji is famous for their friendliness. For New Zealanders, Rarotonga is the most favorite holiday destination. This is small in area and you can explore Rarotonga in a weeks' time. Rarotonga is very famous for the facilities provided to the visitors.

Easter Island is best for hiking or archaeology. Most of the travel agents suggest a short stay in Easter Island. Then you can't explore the place much, if it is a short stay. You can enjoy something really different in Vanuatu. You can enjoy scuba diving and tribal culture there in Vanuatu. Here you can also see active volcanoes and Port Vila - the capital city of South Pacific.

The South Pacific is considered as the best and trouble-free destination for visitors. Problems like unreliable pricing, dishonest officials, aggressive crime, and safety glitches are generally absent here. This fantastic place is best characterized by its remarkable variety, with different culture, histories, cuisines and fantastic environments to experience and take pleasure in.
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Six exclusive luxury Sofitel and Novotel resorts in French Polynesia , including a private island, offering outstanding natural beauty, sparkling turquoise waters, and all the romance of the South Seas to travelers and honeymooners in search of the ultimate paradise island experience .
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