If you are looking for a great tropical island resort in the Pacific Ocean for your next vacation, there are countless great locations to consider. Access to these islands is quick and convenient from airports in New Zealand, Australia, and the American state of Hawaii. Here are the top four such destinations:
1. Cavalli Island Retreat and Spa, New Zealand
If you want to stay in an island resort that is widely regarded as one of the most luxurious in the world, then the Cavalli Island Retreat and Spa in New Zealand’s Cavalli island chain is a sure bet. This resort features a number of great amenities including award-winning modern bedrooms, classical bedrooms styled like the 1800s, cool tile flooring, exquisite showers and much more. Perhaps best of all, the Cavalli Island Retreat and Spa is close to many local activities such as diving, snorkling, boating, and – for those seeking relaxation – a spa whose staff were named the best therapists in the Pacific by Conde Nast magazine. What more could one want out of an island paradise?
2. Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa, Fiji
Set amid tropical gardens and exotic landscaping, the Shangri-La Fijian Resort and Spa is a very romantic location to go for a relaxing vacation. The Resort and Spa includes many great features like luxurious rooms and suites with private balconies, large floor plans and views of the Pacific Ocean from the rooms. The resort also features several elegant restaurants with international cuisine, including great seafood and Mediterranean style fare. The resort is set near a soothing lagoon with relaxing South Pacific beaches and even includes a spa where you can enjoy many health and rejuvenating treatments to help you enjoy your vacation.
3. Palau Pacific Resort, Island of Koror
Experience a 5-star resort in the South Pacific when you visit the Palau Pacific Resort on the island of Koror. Set in the Pacific, just east of the Philippines and south of Japan, the Palau Pacific Resort includes many great amenities, including cottage type villas set in a lush tropical garden and suites with king-size beds and patios or balconies. There are also several restaurants and bars near the resort, as well as many local activities for you to enjoy. The Palau Pacific Resort includes an on-site spa with relaxing spa treatments and meeting or banquet rooms for special events. You can get to the Island of Koror by airline from Tokyo, Japan or Manilla, Philippines. Palau Pacific Resort is also a great place to have a wedding or other special event thanks to its amazing scenery and relaxing environment! Just remember to book some reliable travel insurance for yourselves and your guests before you leave on your wedding trip, particularly if you have elderly visitors coming along.
4. Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
If you want to indulge yourself in true luxury, check out the Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. Rumours has won a number of awards, including the 2011 World Luxury Spa Award. Rumours Luxury Villas is set in a very romantic tropical environment and features amenities such as beachfront villas with open-air floor plans, a serene swimming pool with a waterfall, king-size four poster canopy beds, full-size kitchens that are fully stocked, and a private movie theater.