Is All Inclusive Right for You?

How do you know if your resort is all inclusive? Resorts in Fiji, Tahiti, and other South Pacific island destinations are typically half board, full board, or all inclusive. Many people assume that all inclusive is always the best value for money, but it all depends on your location and your travel style! Half Board Read More…

Sunny South Pacific for Families

School is almost out and of course, it has families thinking of vacation. Now, I may not have a family (unless you count my dog and two cats), but I have plenty of friends who are always looking for new and fun places to take the kids. The South Pacific has so many great options Read More…

Our Favorite Beach Vacations

Hi Everyone…Xan here, and as I write this week’s blog, it’s a gloomy, cool and rainy day in Chicago and I think it’s the perfect time to think about a sunny and exotic beach getaway.  We love our South Pacific paradises of the Cook Islands and Bora Bora are excited to share a few of Read More…

Sun, Sand & Romance – Luxury Island Getaways

G’day mates! The holidays are over, the new year is here, and the next special day is just around the corner- Valentine’s Day!  Why not get out of the never-ending cold and into the sunny island paradise of the South Pacific?  We love our island getaways, and we’ve got the perfect romantic island destinations for Read More…

How About a Beach Getaway?

G’day mates! English Marie, here and  I’m a tad bit frozen.  It’s a balmy 13° F in Chicago and we at Down Under Endeavours think everyone could all use a beach vacation.  Whether you’re looking at a romantic getaway to the Maldives or a family vacation to Fiji, we’ve got just what you’re looking for.  Check out Read More…

Best Beach Destinations

It’s a new year, why not start planning your new travels?  It’s winter here in the Northern Hemisphere and quite a cold one in Chicago.  Needless to say, we are all dreaming of sand between our toes and lying in the warm sunshine.  So stop staring out the window into the grey of winter and Read More…

Island Escape

2015 is coming to a close, what better time to start dreaming up your new year getaway or maybe a special spring break vacation for the family?  An island vacation is perfect for every traveler in the upcoming new year.  From Tahiti and Bora Bora to the Cook Islands, you’ll find there are loads of Read More…

Halloween Haunts in Australia & New Zealand

G’day mates! With Halloween at the end of the week, we thought we’d share some of the different perspectives of the holiday and this time of year around the South Pacific. Australia Aussies either HATE Halloween or they LOVE it.  That doesn’t mean you won’t find some great parties and spooky celebrations to part take Read More…

Christmas, South Pacific Style

The holiday season is almost upon us! What are your plans?  Are you staying in the cold and snow or thinking of a nice warm getaway with the family?  Down Under Endeavours, Travel Specialists can help you plan your holiday vacation with the best destinations!  While Christmas is rather traditional here in the states, each Read More…

Cook Islands: Luxury Family Travel

G’day! With the cold winter months not too far off in the distance, it’s best to start thinking of your next family vacation.  If you’re looking for something a little off the beaten track, look no further.  The Cook Islands has exactly what you need.  Breathe in the fresh pure air.  Wade into the cool, Read More…

Cook Islands Honeymoon & Romance

Looking for a romantic getaway?  The Cook Islands is home to some of the perfect places to spend some quality time with that special someone.  We’ve put together at a small list of some of our favorite Cook Islands resorts just for you! Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa Situated on a beautiful beachfront secluded cove Read More…

Cook Islands Marine Life

Did you know that the Cook Islands are a mix of coral atolls and volcanic islands? There are loads of gorgeous, tranquil lagoons that are home to incredible Cook Islands marine life. Within the waters of the Cook Islands, you can find an amazing array of fish, including clownfish, bullseyes, gropers, leatherjackets, parrotfish, pufferfish, surgeonfish, sweetlips, and Read More…

Cook Islands Culture

Cook Islands culture is heavily influenced by its Polynesian heritage and European influences.  Here you’ll fin the people of the Cook Islands have a unique and beautiful culture that is warm and welcoming. Do you hear that rhythm?  Listen, and you’ll hear the call of the drums.  It is the loudest in the Cook Islands- Read More…

Best Spots in the Cook Islands

Have you always dreamed of an island escape?  The cook Islands are just the place to get away from the day-to-day.  From gorgeous scenery and a warm welcoming culture to perfect island temps and amazingly clear waters, you’ll find your stress instantly melting away.  We’ve put together a list of some of the best spots in Read More…

Best Water Sports & Destinations

G’day mates!  Still fighting the winter blues?  Why not start planning your next South Pacific getaway?  The best way to start planning is to start dreaming up destinations and activities you’d love!  This week we’re excited about all the best water sports you’ll find on your getaway.  We’ve put together a list of the best Read More…

Must See Iconic Destinations

G’day mates! Are you looking to travel the world? Make sure to put the south Pacific on your list. Home to some of the world’s must see iconic destinations, from Australia and New Zealand to Fiji and Africa, you’re bound to find the most exciting vacations await.    Australia: Australia is a massive country and Read More…

Relaxing Spa Retreats

G’day everyone! English Marie here, are you in need of a little R&R? Maybe you need to getaway from reality for bit, be pampered and enjoy a relaxing spa retreat. Listen to the lapping waves from your overwater massage table in Bora Bora. Unwind to the sounds of pristine rainforest in Australia’s only aboriginal technique-focused Read More…

Summer Romance: Couples Getaway

G’day everyone! This summer romance is in the air, we at DUE would like to share our favorite getaways for you and your special someone! The South Pacific has so much to offer, especially when it comes to a romantic couples getaway with your special someone. From Tahiti to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand to Read More…

South Pacific Beaches

G’day mates!  The South Pacific is home to some of the world’s most amazing beaches. From Australia and New Zealand to the Cook Islands and the Maldives – you’ll find amazing beaches and adventures, as well as luxurious accommodations and wonderful service. With so many beaches and resorts to choose from, it can get a Read More…