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 resorts catering to every traveler.  Don’t worry, you won’t find yourself bored of the beach after a day or two, there are tons of activites to do in the islands, from snorkeling and scuba diving to cruising the “most beautiful lagoon in the world” and island hopping, or exploring the interior of islands like Rarotonga via 4×4!  Get your imagination going with the excursions and activities below.

Vaka Cruise – Aitutaki

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Aitutaki Lagoon is absolutely breathtaking. Image: Tourism Cooks  

A must-do for any Cook Island traveler is a full day Vaka cruise of the “most beautiful lagoon in the world.” This unique Polynesian craft will bring you to several motu (small islets). You can even beach comb at One Foot Island. Get ready for some island fun, you might even learn to hum some island tunes!  Discover more with one of our handcrafted itineraries featuring Aitutaki.

Coconut Tours ATV Excursion – Rarotonga

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Taking ATV’s out in the jungle is an extremely fun adrenaline rush. Image: Tourism Cooks

If you’re looking for a little more than gorgeous white beaches and blue waters, then a Jungle Quad excursion with Coconut Tours is the perfect adventure! Venture through hidden valleys and get a close view of the great Te Atukura Mountain- all on your very own 4-wheel quad.

Pa’s Cross Island Trek – Rarotonga

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Rarotonga island is stunningly beautiful. Image: Tourism Cooks

Take some time away from the beach and discover Rarotonga’s rugged interior on a cross island hike with our friend Pa, a local legend. See ancient ceremonial stone, pictographs on the face of the Needle, and hear legends of the ancient Polynesisans.  Check out this exciting video from Pa and get ready for adventure!  Click here and discover more of the exciting activitites found on Rarotonga with one of our favorite handcrafted itineraries.

Swim with the Turtles – Turtle Sanctuary, Le Meridien, Bora Bora

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Swimming with a sea turtle is a once in a lifetime experience. Image: Le Méridien Bora Bora

Make your island getaway special and swim with the majestic and endangered sea turtles at Le Méridien Bora Bora private lagoon.  Take a tour of the facility and learn about the conservation efforts of the Turtle Sanctuary. Enjoy your swim as the curious turtles hang out with you, but make sure you do not touch the turtles, as the acitidy from your skin can be harmful to these amazing sea creatures!

Ready to begin planning your own vacation to the South Pacific? Browse our custom South Pacific travel packages, or gives us a call at 888-367-0933 to start planning the adventure of a lifetime!