The South Pacific is only one flight away. See why these islands are a must for any serious world traveler.
Exotic escape is the name of the game, and the pristine islands of the South Pacific are beckoning discerning travelers from around the world.
This summer, travelers from Europe, the United States, and Canada will relax on some of the world’s most far-flung islands in and around French Polynesia. We want to share some of the magic that makes these destinations unique and, hopefully, pique your interest for an exclusive summer escape.
South Pacific Ocean? Isn’t it Winter there?
Technically, yes, the Northern Hemisphere’s summer is the Southern Hemisphere’s winter. But don’t worry, these islands in the South Pacific lie only 15º south of the equator — good news for sunshine-seeking travelers.
If you’re a seasoned travel veteran with a good handle on world geography, you know exactly where these tiny islands are. If not, don’t feel too bad. They remain somewhat of a mystery for the same reason they carry an air of exclusivity — they can be hard to get to.
However, getting there is a breeze when you charter a Gulfstream airframe. Contact our flight brokers to plan your summer escape to one of these picturesque islands:
Tahiti, the Island of Love
We’ve all heard about the French Polynesian island of Tahiti and envisioned a week spent there among azure waters and pristine beaches. Something people forget or just don’t know about Tahiti, however, is that although it does make for a beautiful romantic getaway, it is also an adventurer’s paradise.
Much of the island is covered in lush vegetation with extraordinary topography and highly regarded hiking trails that lead to pools of fresh water fed by waterfalls. If you appreciate the thrill of hiking in forests to locations few people have experienced, we absolutely cannot recommend Tahiti strongly enough.
Due to its volcanic topography, Tahiti offers sights and experiences unlike other remote islands north of the equator. There are plenty of options for accommodations on Tahiti accessible by land or sea. Where you stay on the island depends on how adventurous or relaxed you want to be.
Bora Bora and the Four Seasons
Our favorite stay on Bora Bora is at the Four Seasons. We like it not only because of how exquisite it is as a property but for the packages they offer that make an exotic vacation an immersive yet relaxing experience like few others.
Without waxing too poetic, being on Bora Bora is something akin to vacationing inside a painting. That’s what we mean when we say “immersive.” Everything about the secluded nature of Bora Bora and its smaller size invites relaxation, healing, and rejuvenation. If you want to get away and not worry about logistics and planning, then the Four Seasons will likely be your number one choice.
The island is home to several luxury resorts that compete with the Four Seasons, so we do not want to rule them out. Some of them are phenomenal. The Four Seasons has the whole package for travelers who wish to focus on the relaxation aspect of vacation and not so much the logistics and planning aspect.
Fiji, the Friendly Island
Fiji is known for more than just its amazing bottled water. The country is made up of 300 small islands that are accessible by chartered boats, yachts, or small aircraft, and the people of Fiji are known for their warmth and hospitality.
We have always loved Fiji for its world-class diving and snorkeling locations. Of course, Fiji offers all the staples of an exotic getaway, like fine cuisine, luxury resorts, beautiful beachscapes, and a thriving local culture. Still, the underwater activities here are next to none. If you want a summer vacation that few others can top, check out a guided snorkel or scuba day trip. It probably won’t be your last.
People return to Fiji year after year to see beautiful marine life up close while interacting with the underwater network of coral walls and arches interwoven among the islands. Chartering a smaller aircraft for a day trip to a few other islands of Fiji is another unique activity that few can say they have done. It’s the fastest way to explore more of Fiji than people commonly see during a trip.