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 the list below and discover our favorite beach and island destinations.

Cook Islands


Breathe in the fresh pure air. Wade into the cool, calm, blue lagoons. Let the untouched charm of the beautiful Cook Islands capture your spirit and hold your heart.  We suggest a stay at Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa to get you out of the cold and into the warmth of the Cooks.  Just look at that view!  For a selection of our top Cook Islands vacation itineraries, click here.



Bula!  Hello & welcome!  Fiji is tiny, friendly, beautiful, and amazing- the perfect place for romance and the ultimate destination to relax, rewind and recharge. Which is why this cluster of reef islands is one of our favorite vacation destinations and LikuLiku is a top resort on our list. It is the only resort in Fiji with true overwater bungalows and they’re separate from the rest of the resort- perfect for some quiet rest and relaxation.  Learn more about our favorite Fiji destinations here.


Australia possesses a powerful lure to travelers of all stripes. There is much to explore in this continent the size of America’s lower 48 states.  Beaches and islands are top on our list of Australian destinations but there are so many to choose from, we’ll keep it simple.  Lizard Island and Hayman Island are must do’s.


Lizard Island is home to 24 powdery-white beaches and located directly on the Great Barrier Reef.  It’s the perfect destination for a romantic getaway.  Enjoy secluded picnics on private beaches, 5-star cuisine, and relax at the Essentia Day Spa.


Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef you’ll find Hayman Island.  It is the nearest Whitsunday Island to the Outer Reef, including world-renowned Heart Reef.  Discover luxurious accommodations at One&Only Hayman Island and excellent Great Barrier Reef activities, including seaplanes, helicopters, scuba diving, snorkelling, and fishing adventures!

For more information our Australia destinations, click here.



Surround yourself with idyllic tropical scenery, luxurious accommodations and amenities, and beautiful culture on a Tahiti vacation.  Discover all of this and more at Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa. Harmony with nature is at the heart of Le Taha’a, and you’ll notice right away. All suites and villas are built in the pure Polynesian tradition, exquisitely blending thatched pandanus roofs, bamboo, exotic woods, stones, corals, Marquesan  “tapa” cloths, and woven coconut “nape” ropes.  Need a little more inspiration? Click here to view our handcrafted Tahitian itineraries.

Bora Bora


Bora Bora is one of our favorite island destinations.  Recently awarded the title, “the Best Island in the World,” by U.S. News- it lives up to the name!  Four Seasons Bora Bora is the perfect base to explore this breathtaking island.  Discover stunning panoramic views, explore the turquoise lagoon and stand in awe of the majestic Mount Otemanu.  Explore history by visiting the military cannons and archaeological sites, and restore your body and mind by relaxing in the natural splendour of this island paradise.  Click here for more unique and exciting Bora Bora destinations.



Looking for paradise on earth?  The Maldives is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, deep blue seas, amazing reefs and palm trees.  Discover unprecedented privacy and the ultimate in luxury accommodations at One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives. Perfect for your next romantic getaway. Make your stay extra special in an overwater villa.  Learn more about the Maldives here.

What are you waiting for?  Get some sand between those toes and revel in the sunshine, call us and speak with a Travel Designer today, 312-951-8517.