Romantic Holidays and Honeymoons in the South Pacific Islands
Destination Review - Ranked by Preference
South Pacific romantic holidays are the stuff of dreams with clear azure waters, dreamy uninhabited islands and year round warm weather to soak up the sun. All destinations have a good choice of places to stay for a romantic break whether it's a honeymoon in the South Pacific you're after, celebrating a silver wedding anniversary or just wanting to get to know someone a little better. The following are our ultimate islands to visit for your romantic holiday in the South Pacific. Find out more about each destination by clicking on the "detailed reviews ... link" after each passage and this will take you to a dedicated page with our recommended places to stay including full reviews about each resort plus instant quotations for your holidays so you can make a booking straight away.
# 1 - French Polynesia
Staying in an overwater bungalow is high on the list for many honeymoon couples and the island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia is the place to visit for this ultimate South Pacific honeymoon. The only drawback is that everyone else wants the same romantic experience so you're unlikely to have it all to yourself!
# 2 - Fiji
If you're after something more intimate, Fiji has many tropical islands with boutique resorts tucked into beautiful bays backed by lush forest and accessible only by boat or helicopter. This is "the" Robinson Crusoe style destination for a truly secluded honeymoon to really get away from it all.
# 3 - Tonga
Tonga is the king of the uninhabited islands and one of the least common places to visit of the main South Pacific islands so you're made to feel extra special. Visit the Tongatapu Lagoon or Vavau to experience tiny coral islands or the idyllic Ha'apai Group to revisit the South Seas of old.
# 4 - Cook Islands
Whilst Rarotonga offers a fun beach holiday atmosphere to enjoy for a few days, honeymoon couples should head out to Aitutaki where you can enjoy the solitude and experience some stunning uninhabited islands and white sandy beaches on private cruises around the lagoon.
# 5 - New Caledonia
Both the Loyalty Islands and Isle of Pines have stunning beaches to enjoy with the Loyalty Islands having that added isolated feel to it where you're more likely to see village kids playing on the beach that other tourists. Combine this with a few days in Noumea to enjoy some excellent French restaurants, lively bars and nightclubs.
# 6 - Vanuatu
Attracting the adventure honeymoon market, Vanuatu has wreck dives, active volcanoes to climb and remote kastom villages to visit for sharing common experiences more than enjoying intimacy.
# 7 - Samoa
Samoa has only a couple of boutique resorts to enjoy a romantic break but if you're on a tight budget and want to stay in a traditional hut right on the beachfront, then consider a beach fale, although without walls you wont get the intimacy you may be seeking!