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Polynesia and South Pacific

French Polynesia and the South Pacific conjures up images of pristine, palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear seas full of tropical fish and friendly, welcoming peoples; it will not disappoint.


Over 1,000 islands scatter the Pacific Ocean hiding volcanic peaks, turquoise lagoons teeming with underwater life and the picture perfect palm fringed beaches.

Choose the laid back charm of the Cook Islands, island hopping in Fiji to complete indulgence in an overwater bungalow in Tahiti. Alternatively, board a cruise to explore the remote Marquesan Islands.

Otemanu Mountain, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora
Aranui 5, Landscape, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia

Islands of the South Pacific

Islands of the South Pacific reach from the equator down to the Tropic of Capricorn encompassing Easter Island, Samoa, Tonga, the Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Niue, Wallis & Futuna and French Polynesia. The local people of the various regions show similarities but due to the vast distances between the islands, there are differences in the culture, languages and religion.

Immerse yourself in mysterious jungle ruins, sacred ritual sites and ancient petroglyphs. Swim, snorkel or dive amongst a myriad of tropical fish, turtles and rays or relax on pristine white sand beaches, the perfect destination to recharge your batteries as you wind down to the South Pacific pace of life.

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Polynesian Cruise with Aranui 5

A heritage of seafaring has created scattered island communities so a cruise through the Polynesian Islands aboard the Aranui, is often the only way to discover these remote and intriguing places.

14 days

from £4,000 pp

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