New Zealand has been rated as one of the best countries to live in, time and again. That is not because it is a developed country and has a sound economy but also because it is an island nation that has some spellbinding locales and picturesque landscapes. Holidaying in New Zealand itself is a wonderful experience but beyond the North Island and South Island, there are some gems in the South Pacific rim. Here are 3 South Pacific gems only a short hop away from New Zealand which are not only favorites for the Kiwis and the Aussies but for Asians, Europeans and Americans as well.
A former colony of France and presently a part of French Polynesia, in other words an overseas country of the French Republic, Tahiti is renowned for its black sand beaches, the mesmerizing coral reefs, the serene landscapes and the secluded vacations it provides. Tahiti is one of the most exotic places in South Pacific. It has numerous volcanic peaks, a maritime climate, untouched natural wonders and offers a very private holiday. Tahiti is a very popular honeymoon destination and it is perfect for anyone looking for a quiet week away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Being low on pollution, sparsely populated and being economic in comparison with cities and towns in New Zealand, Tahiti is one gem in the South Pacific that should be explored at least once by all and sundry.
Vanuatu is a place where almost everything, natural or manmade, is a perfect frame for the most avid travel photographer. Green waters and pristine beaches, lush green rain forests and abundant flora and fauna, clean wide roads and very well decked up tourist hotspots are just some of the perks of exploring Vanuatu. Many people storm Fiji and Solomon Islands but Vanuatu is a gem that no travel bug can afford to not experience. Vanuatu is an archipelago and is further split into six provincial groups of islands. You can look at each of them to decide where you wish to go or you can visit more than one province as they are very well connected.
Whitsunday Islands is off the coast of Queensland in Australia. It is also a group of islands which brings together the enticing coral reef, some unforgettably sumptuous seafood and you would be amazed at the calmness of the places in Whitsunday Islands. Whether it is a honeymoon or the twenty fifth anniversary, Whitsunday Islands can be a top choice.