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.
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. Keep an eye out for grey reef sharks, hammerheads, manta rays, sea turtles, and loads of amazingly colorful fish. For a special treat, dive at the Somo Somo Straits to see the Rainbow Reef. If you love diving, check out our handcrafted Australia and Fiji diving itinerary designed by divers themselves.
Islands of Tahiti: Snorkeling
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: Paddle boarding
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 your hand at paddle boarding. Drift along the tranquil lagoon and keep an eye out for colorful fish swimming beneath you.
Surfer hitting the waves in Australia. Image: Tourism South Australia
Australia’s surf beaches are some of the best in the world, and 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 adorable dusky dolphins in New Zealand. Image: Destination Kaikoura
New Zealand is home to many species of dolphin like Hector’s, Māui and bottlenose dolphins. There are many places where you can enjoy dolphin watching and swimming, 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.
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