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Best Beaches in the South Pacific

Plan the perfect beach holiday in the South Pacific. Find the best beaches, resorts, attractions and things to do at these top beach holiday destinations in the South Pacific.


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Honeymoon couple on Kuo Beach, Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
Kuto Beach, Isle of Pines – Image courtesy of New Caledonia Tourism

Top beach holiday destinations in the South Pacific

While there are hundreds of gorgeous beaches in the South Pacific, all offering their own charm and beauty, there are a few singularly beautiful beaches that are truly spectacular and exceed one's every expectation for the ultimate beach holiday.

We feature a selection of the very best beaches in the South Pacific, from secluded stretches of sand lapped by turquoise water to gorgeous white-sand beaches with every amenity close to hand.

Discover also in-depth information about hotels and resorts, things to do and see, when to visit and how to get to each beach.

Find the perfect location for your beach holiday in the South Pacific, today!

Bora Bora

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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.

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.

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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.

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Cook Islands

Cook Islands

The Cook Islands are famous for unspoiled sugar-white beaches, a year-round perfect climate and genuine friendly Polynesian people – the perfect honeymoon destination in the South Pacific.

Relax on a choice of beaches, swim and snorkel in multihued lagoons teeming with colourful reef fish and be pampered with a range of creature comforts at a choice of intimate beach resorts that specialise in honeymoon packages.

Rarotonga, Aitutaki and ‘Atiu are the largest islands and offer the widest choice of accommodation.

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Fji Islands

Experience one of the South Pacific’s most friendly and romantic honeymoon destinations.

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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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 beach holiday 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.

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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.

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More top beach holiday destinations in the South Pacific

French Polynesia
French Polynesia

Moorea, Tahiti

Raiatea, Tahiti
Raiatea, Tahiti

Huahine Island, Tahiti
Huahine, Tahiti

Rangiroa, Tahiti

Viti Levu, Fiji
Viti Levu, Fiji

Mamanucas, Fiji
Mamanucas, Fiji

Kadavu Island, Fiji
Kakadu, Fiji



Kayaking, Abel Tasman National Park
Abel Tasman, NZ

Lord Howe IslandLord Howe Island

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