Best Water Sports & Destinations

Destinations like Fiji, Tahiti, and the Cook Islands aren’t just for relaxation; the south pacific is filled with water sports for all ages. Explore the natural habitats of the oceans surrounding your villas, dive into the depths of the waters to explore new species, or start your morning paddle boarding into the sunset.

Fiji: Diving

Fiji Scuba Diving Vacations - Lionfish in a Coral Reef
Lionfish in a coral reef in Fiji

With a network of brilliant coral reefs surrounding 333 islands and atolls, Fiji boasts hundreds of types of corals, sponges, over 1000 species of fish, and an unparalleled diving experience making it the soft coral capital of the world. Watch for grey reef sharks, hammerheads, manta rays, sea turtles, and loads of amazingly colorful fish. Dive at the Somo Somo Straits for a special treat to see the Rainbow Reef. If you love diving, check out our handcrafted Australia and Fiji diving itinerary designed by the divers themselves.

Islands of Tahiti: Snorkeling

Snorkeling with Magnificent Rays in the Islands of Tahiti
Snorkeling with a ray off the island of Moorea. Image: Tahiti Tourism

The Islands of Tahiti are generally known for their beaches and overwater bungalows, but the islands also feature shallow turquoise lagoon waters full of colorful marine life. Strap on your snorkel gear and enjoy swimming with gorgeous fishes, gigantic manta rays, schools of dolphins, and amazing sharks. Find yourself surrounded by walls of bright coral in the clearest blue waters.

Cook Islands: Paddleboarding

Paddleboarding in a Turquoise Cook Islands Lagoon
Paddleboarding in Aitutaki Lagoon. Image: Tourism Cook Islands

The calm, crystal-clear waters of Aitutaki Lagoon are a natural playground for the Cook Islands locals and the perfect place to try paddle boarding. Drift along the tranquil lagoon and keep an eye out for colorful fish swimming beneath you.

Australia: Surfing

Surfing Vacations in Australia - Surfer on Parsons Beach
Surfer hitting the waves in Australia. Image: Tourism South Australia

Australia’s surf beaches are some of the best in the world and are home to first-class waves for all levels of surfing. With the Pacific Ocean in the east, the Indian Ocean in the west, and the Southern Ocean in the south, it’s no wonder Australia is a legendary surfing destination. If you’re looking for a fun beginner’s-level surfing adventure, start your surfing adventure with Let’s Go Surfing!

New Zealand: Dolphin Swimming

Swim with Dusky Dolphins in Kaikoura, New Zealand
Swim with adorable dusky dolphins in New Zealand. Image: Destination Kaikoura

New Zealand is home to many dolphin species like Hector’s, Māui, and bottlenose dolphins. You can enjoy dolphin watching and swimming in many places, but our two favorites are Kaikoura with the Dusky Dolphins and Akaroa with the sweet little Hector’s Dolphins (the smallest dolphins in the world). The cruise operators make sure that the environment is comfortable for both the viewer/swimmer and the dolphins, keeping both parties enjoying the time of interaction.

Are you ready to embark on an adventure through the South Pacific? Call us today at (312) 951-8517 and let our luxury travel designers handcraft an experience for you!