Best Beach Vacations of the South Pacific

Hello there mates! The dreary February weather here in the Midwest has us dreaming of white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Below is a list of some of our all time favorite best beach vacations and destinations. Australia: Whitehaven Beach Private picnic on Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays. Image courtesy of Ellen Hoffman Whitehaven Beach Read More…

Top 5 Most Romantic Getaways

Valentine’s Day is approaching, and Down Under Endeavours is in the know when it comes to the most romantic spots in the world to take your significant other. From overwater bungalows in Bora Bora to grand country estates in New Zealand, we’ll help you plan the perfect romantic getaway! Below are some of our top Read More…

Best Overwater Bungalow Destinations

Not all overwater bungalows are created equal! From the deep azure waters of the Maldives, to the famed Bora Bora lagoon in the Islands of Tahiti, to the laid-back Cook Islands, here are our favorite overwater bungalow destinations in the South Pacific and beyond. 1. Islands of Tahiti An iconic view of Mt Otemanu in Bora 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, 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 our favorite 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…

Top New Year’s Eve Destinations

New Year’s Eve is one of the world’s biggest parties, celebrated by nearly ever country on earth. We at Down Under Endeavours love a good party and have gathered a few of our favorite destinations to help you plan your NYE travels. Australia Welcome to the most happenin’ party of the year. Sydney Harbour is the Read More…

French Polynesia – Culture, Cuisine, Must-do’s

G’day mates! English Marie here, this week we would like to share with you, our favorite must-dos for a French Polyneisan vacation! First and foremost our favorite French Polynesia must-do is staying in an overwater bungalow! Tahiti is world-renowned for its spas, so make sure to treat yourself to a little rest and relaxation at one of these Read More…

The Tuamotu Atolls – Tahiti

If you’re looking for an exotic getaway, the Tuamotu Atolls are your perfect destination. These atolls are home to some of the best diving in the South Pacific and the most beautiful islands including Fakarava, Manihi, Rangiroa, and Tikehau. Fakarava Aerial view of Fakarava Atoll. Image: Tahiti Tourism Known as the Island of Dreams, Fakarava Read More…

The Marquesas – A Hidden Gem

G’day mates!  This week we want to explore a little known hidden gem in French Polynesia- the Marquesas Islands.  A vacation in the Marquesas is like no other, discover wild and untamed horses roaming freely through rugged gorgeous terrain, steep volcanic mountains plunging straight into the ocean, and thriving jungles with ancient relics and deep Read More…

Bora Bora – Perfect Island Getaway

Bora Bora—the most famous of the Islands of Tahiti—is the perfect getaway for honeymooners, adventurers, and anyone looking for some relaxation and sunshine. Bora Bora is world-famous for its luxurious overwater bungalows, where you can see colorful fish swimming beneath your floor and lounge on your outdoor terrace surrounded by a bright turquoise lagoon. Here Read More…

The Society Islands: French Polynesia

Have you ever wondered where exactly French Polynesia is? You probably know that Tahiti is located here, but what about the other island paradises in this region? What’s the weather and the culture like? We’ve got the facts! Where exactly is French Polynesia? Located in the South Pacific Ocean, you’ll find 118 islands divided into 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, so we’ve put together a list of our Read More…

Special Occasion Traveling

Many of our travelers come to us because they’re planning on celebrating with special occasion traveling.  Whether it’s their honeymoon, a landmark anniversary, a milestone birthday, a graduation celebration, or a babymoon, we know how to make your occasion even more special with unique touches and experiences.  Want to celebrate your honeymoon with a private 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…