South Pacific Honeymoon Guide

Plan the perfect honeymoon in the South Pacific. Find the best beaches, resorts, attractions and things to do at these exciting honeymoon destinations in the South Pacific.

United by the ever-present sound of the ocean breaking onto offshore reefs, the friendly islands of the South Pacific offer a seemingly endless choice of perfect, palm-fringed white-sand beaches to relax and unwind.

Discover also dramatic coastlines and jungle interiors to explore on foot, raft or kayak, world-famous waves to surf and multihued lagoons teeming with colourful reef fish to snorkel and dive.

Also, check out the monthly weather conditions – so you can arrive when the weather is dry and sunny.

Find the perfect location for your honeymoon in the South Pacific, today!

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

From the majestic twin peaks of the ancient 600m-high volcano at its centre to the numerous palm-fringed sugar-white beaches around the lagoon, Bora Bora is the epitome of a postcard-perfect South Pacific island.

Relax on a sugar-white beach, cycle along Bora Bora's pretty coastal road, go horseback riding along lush mountain trails, visit ancient marae on a 4WD excursion or cruise Bora Bora’s tranquil lagoon to find the perfect motu (islet) for a romantic champagne picnic.

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Moorea, French Polynesia

The gorgeous island of Moorea offers newlyweds an idyllic and romantic honeymoon destination, just 20km away from the more commercial island of Tahiti.

Moorea is an island of wild, yet enchanting beauty, where jagged volcanic peaks rise steeply from lush valleys and powder-white beaches, while an emerald lagoon encircled by an offshore coral reef offers perfect conditions for swimming, diving and snorkelling in this island paradise.

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Tahiti, French Polynesia

Tahiti is famous for it’s captivating mix of tropical island informality, distinctive Polynesian culture and French savoir faire. Tahiti offers newlyweds a uniquely sophisticated South Pacific island experience.

Explore the island on foot or by jeep or spend a day on a private reef-top motu (islet) with a champagne lunch, where the only company is the colourful marine life swimming just metres away – the perfect spot for an island honeymoon in the South Pacific.

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Cook Islands

The Cook Islands are famous for unspoiled sugar-white beaches, a year-round perfect climate and genuine friendly Polynesian people – the perfect honeymoon destination in the South Pacific.

Relax on a choice of beaches, swim and snorkel in multihued lagoons teeming with colourful reef fish and be pampered with a range of creature comforts at a choice of intimate beach resorts that specialise in honeymoon packages.

Rarotonga, Aitutaki and Atiu are the largest islands and offer the widest choice of accommodation.

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Experience one of the South Pacific’s most friendly and romantic honeymoon destinations.

With its friendly ‘bula’ charm, sugar-white beaches, warm tropical breezes and intimate beach resorts specialising in honeymoon packages, Fiji is a long-time favourite with honeymoon couples.

Choose from more than 300 sun-kissed tropical islands scattered across several island groups.

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Yasawa Islands, Fiji

The Yasawa Islands are a chain of volcanic sun-kissed islands famous for crystal clear lagoons and gorgeous beaches – the perfect honeymoon destination for newlyweds wanting quiet times but with all the amenities of a 5-star resort nearby.

Less developed that the Mamanucas, the Yasawa Island group comprises more than 20 sun-kissed islands edged with luxurious 5-star resorts and countless soft white-sand beaches that gently shelve into tranquil reef-fringed lagoons – perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving.

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Taveuni Island, Fiji

Pristine Taveuni Island is the perfect destination for couples wanting quiet time together away from the more crowded resort islands in Fiji.

The ‘Garden Island’ of Fiji is famous for its lush rainforest and idyllic sugar-white beaches that front a choice of beach resorts – a truly idyllic spot for a honeymoon in the South Pacific islands.

Spot exotic birds flittering through pristine tropical rainforests on a hike to Tavoro Falls in Bouma National Heritage Park, stroll the rocky shoreline on the scenic Lavena Coastal Walk, paddle a traditional bilibili bamboo raft, scuba dive the world-renowned Rainbow Reef or explore secluded coves and beaches by kayak.

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With its unique blend of stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, friendly tribal communities and chic, boutique resorts that sit on pristine white-sand beaches, Vanuatu offers newlyweds an unspoiled and magical destination for a honeymoon in the South Pacific islands.

Dig your toes into powder-white sand, kayak a calm lagoon, go deep-sea fishing for blue marlin, dive on one of the world’s most famous wrecks, watch ancient tribal festivals and meet kastom villagers wearing only nambas (penis sheaths) and grass skirts – for a rather different honeymoon experience.

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New Caledonia

New Caledonia is a sunny, tiny slice of France surrounded by the warm waters of the South Pacific. Blessed with stunning natural beauty, delicious French cuisine, luxurious resorts and rich cosmopolitan charm, New Caledonia is one of the top spots for a honeymoon in the South Pacific islands.

Discover some of the best white-sand beaches in the South Pacific and choose from a wide choice of activities from sailing, scuba diving and kayaking to hiking scenic forest trails.

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The ‘Friendly Islands’ of Tonga are home to some of the most beautiful, unspoiled and secluded beaches in the South Pacific – just perfect for couples celebrating a honeymoon or romantic getaway.

Sunbathe on a choice of soft, sugar-white beaches, swim and snorkel above pristine coral gardens teeming with tropical fish and be spoilt with creature comforts at a choice of fabulous honeymoon resorts.

The three main island groups of Tonga – Tongatapu, Ha’apai and Vava’u – offer some of the best white-sand islands in the South Pacific where you can choose to do nothing at all or be as active as you like on your honeymoon.

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Samoa is an idyllic honeymoon destination, where life is slow and easy and where Fa’a Samoa, (the ‘Samoan Way’) continues to play a huge role in village life.

Formerly known as West Samoa, Samoa comprises several islands including Upolu and Savai’i, the two main islands that lie separated by an 18km-wide strait.

Upolu offers gorgeous palm-fringed beaches and several idyllic honeymoon retreats, especially on the east coast.

Hike through rainforest-clad hills, visit extinct volcanoes, snorkel offshore coral reefs or dive a marine reserve.

Savai’i – the largest island in Polynesia after New Zealand and Hawaii – offers a spectacular landscape to explore.

Discover towering mountains, untouched and amost impenetrable rainforest, spectacular volcanic craters, lava tubes, blowholes, several ancient archaeological sites, magnificent waterfalls and a series of long white-sand beaches that stretch along the northern coast around the village of Manase.

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Popular destinations in South Pacific…

French Polynesia

Huahine, Tahiti

Raiatea, Tahiti

Rangiroa, Tahiti

Viti Levu, Fiji

Mamanucas, Fiji

Lord Howe Island

New Zealand


Latest update: Top Honeymoon Destinations in the South Pacific: 4 September, 2023

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