South Pacific Beaches: 10 Beach Resorts to Inspire Your Wanderlust

The South Pacific is home to some of the world’s most amazing beaches; pictures don’t even do them justice! From Australia to the Cook Islands, you’ll find amazing islands complete with picturesque views, luxurious accommodations, and adventures for everyone from honeymoon couples to families.

These 10 beautiful beach resorts will have you dreaming of your next getaway!


Australia: Situated on the northernmost tip of beautiful Hamilton Island, qualia is surrounded by the beauty and splendor of the Great Barrier Reef. Here you’ll find relaxation and calm, as you enjoy the beach and watch as the ocean stretches out in front of you.

Plunge pool at qualia resort - Hamilton Island beach resorts
Plunge pool overlooking the Great Barrier Reef at qualia. Image: Luxury Lodges of Australia

Lizard Island

Australia: Truly secluded from the rest of the world, the private Lizard Island is situated on the northernmost part of the Great Barrier Reef. With 24 private beaches and only 40 suites and villas onsite, that means a private beach for every guest, couple, or group! Soak in your private plunge pool overlooking the ocean, enjoy romantic beach picnics, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef right off shore, indulge in heavenly spa treatments, and much more.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Private Beaches - Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef
Exploring private beaches at Lizard Island in Australia. Image: Luxury Lodges of Australia

Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa

Islands of Tahiti: At Le Taha’a, you’ll find yourself surrounded by traditional Polynesian-inspired architecture and style. A 5-star property, this amazing resort is located on a “motu” islet and features beautiful villas where you can walk right out to the beach. Explore lush mountains and valleys, gorgeous lagoons, and other tiny islets during your stay. You’ll also find a few pearl farms amongst the island’s crystal clear waters.

Overwater Bungalows at Sunset - Le Taha'a Resort
Overwater bungalows in the sunset at Le Taha’a

Le Meridien Bora Bora

Islands of Tahiti: Le Meridien Bora Bora is located on a tiny, 6-mile-long islet on a coral reef. Offering amazing views of world-renowned Mt Otemanu, as well as thick coconut forests, colorful villages, white sandy beaches, and clear blue waters, this resort embodies the amazing beauty and luxury Bora Bora is known for.

Overwater Bungalow at Le Meridien Bora Bora
Picture-perfect views of Mt Otemanu at Le Meridien Bora Bora

Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea

Islands of Tahiti: The Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea is a luxurious boutique hotel, with an amazing blend of luxury and serenity—an ideal destination for couples, honeymooners, divers, and families! Each overwater bungalow provides a large sundeck with direct access to the lagoon for incredible snorkeling, while each garden bungalow features a backyard with private plunge pool. Here you’ll find amazing views, sandy white beaches, and memories to last a lifetime.

Beautiful Beach Bungalows at Manava Moorea Resort
Luxurious bungalows with direct beach access at Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea

Matangi Private Island Resort

Fiji: Matangi Private Island Resort is situated on its own 240-acre island paradise in the northeast of Fiji. Here you’ll find that nature and beauty are not only in your surroundings, but also incorporated in the design and architecture of your accommodations. The authentic bures and treehouses are crafted from local hardwoods, bamboo, lava rock, and coconut palm thatch. At Matangi, it’s all about relaxation and paradise. Don’t forget to pamper yourself at the Ocean Spa!

Matangi Private Island Resort Fiji - Treehouse Surrounded by Tropical Gardens
Treehouse suite surrounded by tropical gardens at Matangi

Likuliku Lagoon Resort

Fiji: Likuliku Lagoon Resort is the only resort in Fiji with true overwater bungalows. You’ll find that the resort is a special place designed with a combination of luxury, Fijian cultural values, and traditional Fijian architecture. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel the warmth of the Fijian people, and find yourself in a little slice of heaven.

Deluxe Beachfront Bure at Likuliku Lagoon Resort
Deluxe Beachfront Bure with a plunge pool at Likuliku

Royal Davui

Fiji: The beautiful Royal Davui resort offers access to some of Fiji’s best beaches and exceptional diving. Enjoy gorgeous sunrises from an Island Plunge Pool Villa on the eastern side of the island. Spend your mornings visiting incredible dive locations and exploring the fringing coral reefs, or take a leisurely stroll on the beach before breakfast. Go sea kayaking, paddle boarding, or enjoy a ride on a catamaran. Off-island activities include village tours, guided island treks, sailing, volleyball and bushwalking. They also have deep-sea fishing, so make sure to read this Walleye Fishing for Beginners to know everything about it as its quite common in that region.

Aerial Beach View of Royal Davui Resort Fiji
Aerial view of Sunset Suites at Royal Davui Fiji

Little Polynesian Resort

Cook Islands: Little Polynesian Resort is located on one of Rarotonga’s finest beaches on a protected lagoon, offering great access to deep-water swimming and snorkeling. You’ll find a plethora of colorful fish! Your accommodations are just as exotic as your surroundings, as they are built into the natural setting of palm trees and tropical foliage. Each veranda opens up to a striking view of the clear blue ocean, magical waves, and lush green palms.

Little Polynesian Resort Pool - Cook Islands Beach Resorts
Pool with an ocean view at Little Polynesian Resort in the Cook Islands

Aitutaki Lagoon Resort

Cook Islands: With friendly locals and pure turquoise waters that rival those of Bora Bora, you’re bound to fall in love with the island of Aitutaki! At the luxurious Aitutaki Lagoon Resort, you can enjoy panoramic views of Aitutaki Lagoon from your overwater bungalow, treat yourself to a relaxing day at the spa, or spend the day enjoying the crystal clear waters and sandy beaches.

Overwater Bungalows at Aitutaki Lagoon Resort, Cook Islands
Overwater bungalows at Aitutaki Lagoon Resort

Are you ready to relax on one of the many beaches in the South Pacific? Give us a call today at (312) 951-8517 and let our luxury travel designers handcraft your dream vacation!