The lure of the far-away islands dotted across the shimmering South Pacific is as strong today as it was when Captain Cook returned to Britain in the 18th Century with tales of a bountiful, exotic paradise; yet today's South Pacific is infinitely more indulgent. Luxury resorts make the most of the spellbinding beauty with overwater bungalows, slick ocean-view villas with private pools, and open-air restaurants and spas just a stone's throw from the abundant turquoise waters.
Thanks to its warm, clear waters and pristine coral, the South Pacific has excellent diving. Serene lagoons alive with dolphins, rays, sharks, turtles and multi-coloured fish provide hours of fun; and Fiji in particular is also very good for surfing. Elsewhere there are mossy peaks, mountains cloaked in palms and hibiscus, and of course local villages to explore.
See a selection of our preferred hotels below or contact Melissa Matthews on +44 (0)1242 787 804 to create your own tailor-made holiday to the South Pacific.