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South Pacific

Imagine isolated white beaches with palm trees swaying in a warm gentle breeze and stunning tropical mountain scapes surrounded by azure lagoons. This is not a daydream, it’s the South Pacific islands: Tahiti, Tonga, Fiji, Bora Bora, Tonga, and beyond. Now is the time to start planning your South Pacific sailing getaway to one of the most gorgeous places on the globe.

What makes this remote tropical paradise so special is the rich waters of Oceania. These waters offer some of the world’s most fabulous snorkeling and diving excursions in which you can encounter the rich wildlife living within the coral reefs as well as humpback whales, dolphins and more. 

The countries in this safe region are (rapidly) developing. Each year there are new resorts, restaurants, tours, and more. Planning is essential to get the most out of your time and experience. The South Pacific has genuine hospitality, so don’t miss visiting the friendly, unspoiled island communities in places like Tahiti and French Polynesia. The various cultures throughout the regions are really as romantic as they seem in films, art, and novels.

When is the best time to visit the South Pacific? While the South Pacific lies within the tropics and is warm and humid throughout the year, May through September is the more comfortable dry season. Because the trade wind blows steadily during these months, they generally bring pleasant tropical weather throughout the area during the austral winter.

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