Stop what you’re doing, get your daydreaming on and get ready to swoon over these incredible resorts in the Pacific Islands. From stunning infinity pools looking over the horizon, romantic in-room hot tubs and more, these are the most luxurious resorts in the South Pacific.
Laucala Island Resort
Overwater Villa | Photo courtesy of Laucala Island
Laucala Island is the crème de la crème of luxury resorts. This private island sanctuary, nestled among the rainforest and surrounded by pristine white sandy beaches, is the ultimate in secret tropical hideaways. The exclusive resort is built with sustainability in mind, including farms on the premises that yield organic produce. Laucala has 25 Fijian-style villas that provide a taste of luxury while showcasing local timbers and thatch roofs made of sago palm leaves. Each villa has its own private garden, infinity pool and a buggy so guests can explore the island.
Bora Bora is often synonymous with overwater villas, and The St Regis Bora Bora Resort doesn’t hold back. This private island resort has 44 acres of landscaped grounds that showcase the best of Polynesian gardens in a luxury setting. The premier overwater bungalows feature their own whirlpool and provide a private pontoon for access to the lagoon. The Royal Otemanu Villa has its own private infinity pool with views of Mount Otemanu. Indulge in a decadent spa treatment at Miri Miri Spa in the middle of the resort’s Lagoonarium.
From sunrise to sundown, the views alone from the overwater bungalows at Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa will leave your spine tingling. This beautiful luxury resort is home to the only overwater bar in French Polynesia. The King Premium Panoramic Overwater Bungalows live up to their name with an endless view of and private access to the lagoon, as well as a private sun deck. Back on land, the garden bungalows feature a private plunge pool and private terrace. Feel your stress melt away during a traditional Tahitian massage at the Moorea Lagoon Spa.
Tokoriki Island Resort is a romantic adults-only resort in the beautiful and idyllic Mamanuca Islands of Fiji. This resort was designed with private getaways in mind and ensures a child-free escape. There are 12 beachfront bure villas that feature outdoor tropical showers and foldout doors that open to ocean views. Step up the relaxation with any of three individual couples treatment rooms at the day spa, or for those wanting more adventure, head to the PADI 5-star Gold Palm Dive Centre to explore the colourful reefs.
The Isle of Pines always oozes luxury, so it’s no surprise Le Meridien Ile Des Pins is a top choice for honeymooners and couples wanting a romantic getaway. This private island resort overlooks the spectacularly beautiful blue waters of Oro Bay Beach. Take a dip in the natural salt-water swimming pools set to a backdrop of pine trees, which are endemic to New Caledonia.
The all-bungalow resort in the Cook Islands is the only resort on Aitutaki, home of one of the world’s most beautiful lagoons. It encapsulates the best of Polynesia with traditional-style bungalows and offers a luxurious adults-only private paradise complete with rooms that feature the pristine lagoon as your backyard. The spa offers a number of therapy options from packages to rejuvenating massages, facials and reflexology. Choose to have your massage in the privacy of the spa, by the pool or right on the beach.