With a superb tropical climate for most of the year, and fanned by trade winds, the warm waters of the South Pacific set the scene for an unforgettable desert island charter. Slung beneath the equator like a hammock, the cluster of South Pacific islands have charmed their way into the cruising route of yachtsmen prepared to go that bit further for something truly extraordinary.
Fiji is one of the principal island groups and comprises of more than 300 islands between nine island regions. Divide your time between hiking up tropical mountains, kayaking and rafting through the Namosi Highlands and visiting colourful markets and colonial architecture of the cities. The black and gold beaches of Micronesia provide excellent diving and its varying cultures are food for the soul.
Marooned in an idyllic ocean forgotten by the 21st century, the islands of French Polynesia are a paradise of turquoise lagoons, lush scenery and deserted beaches. More than 130 islands are scattered over five archipelagos in three main island groups – all of which are ideal for sailing. Explore the timeless beauty of the volcanic-formed Tahiti and her surrounding islands with their captivating cultures and long standing traditions.
Among the 1,000 Soloman Islands you will find an endless choice of things to see and do. Trek to the top of waterfalls and volcanoes, explore the stunning botanical gardens or dive in and discover an amazing array of marine life in the world’s largest salt-water lagoon – the Marovo Lagoon. Such is the beauty of the South Pacific islands that for those with the time and inclination to visit, the rewards are many. Soar along the turquoise waters with vivid green backdrops and step ashore to each paradise of serene blue lagoons, tropical inland waterfalls and exotic pearl farms.