Beautiful beaches, stunning sea life and tropical jungles – the South Pacific is a real-life paradise.  

From the luxurious turquoise waters of Bora Bora to the coconut plantations of Huahine, the South Pacific region is exactly what you want tropical bliss to look like when you close your eyes and let your imagination run wild. But what you might not have expected is the rich French Polynesian culture, from ancient archaeological sites to experiencing the friendliness of the locals and the Tahitian response to just about everything: ‘not to worry’. With ample opportunities to snorkel and swim, spot marine life or explore the islands themselves, the South Pacific will have you relaxing into the island life in no time.

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11 Days From 9745

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Highlights of South Pacific Adventure Cruising

Snorkelling in Bora Bora

Snorkeling in Bora Bora

The turquoise waters of Bora Bora are some of the most lusted after by travellers around the world. The protected lagoon and colourful coral reef make for a perfect snorkeling spot, where animal-lovers can keep an eye out for the sharks and sting rays that live here.

Huahine jungle

4 x 4 tour of Huahine

Huahine is a colossal tropical jungle burgeoning with coconut plantations, vanilla orchids, banana groves, breadfruit trees and watermelon fields. Take a 4x4 vehicle around the island to visit the small villages of Fare and Maeva, an ancient archaeological site, and a vanilla plantation.

Taputapuatea temple

Speed boating on Faaroa River

Take part in a speed boat ride down Faaroa River with an expert local guide leading the way. You’ll end up at the ancient marae (temple) at Taputapuatea, which was recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can enjoy a picnic lunch of local fare.

Dolphin swimming

Spot dolphins in Rangiroa

Go dolphin watching in Tiputa Pass and see these incredible wild mammals playing together in the water. This area is known for its bottlenose dolphins, who love to show off, surfing on the waves and often curiously coming up towards any boats in the area to have a better look.

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