South Pacific Specialists

TurquoiseMost large tour operators and online travel sites can book tours to the South Pacific. Their packages are designed to appeal to the lowest common denominator and they seldom stray from the beaten tourist track. While this may serve the needs of those who looking for the cheapest trip possible, the people working at mass consumer companies usually have no knowledge of the area and will only be able to sell you the generic products on their screens. Such offerings are unlikely to satisfy those looking for something special such as a specific activity, a more remote location, or even a little luxury.

Specialist travel agents which sell only the islands are more likely to be able to provide the holiday of your dreams. One such company I’ve discovered recently is Turquoise Holidays in the United Kingdom. They focus on extraordinary locations around the world, including the Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti, and Vanuatu. Turquoise sells only luxury properties they have inspected personally. Romance and style are their watchwords.

Turquoise’s Tahiti holidays are to selected resorts on Bora Bora, Hiva Oa, Huahine, Moorea, Nuku Hiva, Raiatea, Rangiroa, Taha’a, Tahiti, and Tikehau, while their Fiji holidays  are to the Mamanuca and Yasawa islands, Northern Fiji, and others. If you’re not sure where to go, visit the Hawaii and South Pacific section of their website and surf through the many resorts described there. Feature articles on their blog are found under “Latest News” and there are suggested itineraries, honeymoon ideas, and cruising opportunities under “Holiday Ideas”. The “Special Offers” can be interesting too.