• Cindi Villard

Top Three Adventures to the South Pacific Islands-that won’t take off with your wallet

Updated: Aug 10, 2018

Are you tired of chasing your money around after coming home from your dream adventures? These picturesque destinations in the South Pacific won’t have you dreaming for more trips “one-day,” you’ll be screaming for more right now at this rate.

Here are 3 of the most valuable adventures to some of the most magnificent destinations that are among 30,000 islands that make up:

The Beautiful South Pacific!

The Cook Island Dream

Adventure Here: The Cook Islands

Out of the 15 islands that make up the Cook Island archipelago, spend your time adventuring or enjoying tranquility at it’s finest on the main island of Rarotonga. You are sure to be blown away by the Polynesian people and culture as well as many traditions that they welcome you to experience.

With its beautiful crystalline lagoon heeding way to a multitude of water-sport adventures such as kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling, scuba diving, and many more, the incredible ocean adventures here are endless.

For Scuba Divers the mix of perfect water temperatures with the thrill of caves and canyon drop offs, among over 70 species of coral with marine wildlife at your finger-tips, will having you fiending for more all year long.

Local secret ~ While staying on Rarotonga make sure that Aitutaki island is the top of your list to visit. The best place to view the unbelievable turquoise Aitutaki Lagoon is the small islet Tapuaetai or “One Foot Island,” during low tide you can adventure far out on the sand bank away from the island.

15-day COOK ISLAND Adventure, including accommodations, all transfers and round-trip air INCLUDED from LAX departing Saturdays through March 31, 2019.

Prices are from $1999 per person on a double occupancy basis.

Reservations must be made by August 31st, 2018.

Fiji: The friendliest people in the world.

Adventure Here: Fiji

With one of the largest barrier reefs on the planet, perfect white sand beaches and bathtub temperature water, it is no wonder why Fiji is one of the top dive capitals in the world.

What is our favorite adventure in Fiji? It is a unanimous vote for diving or snorkeling with sharks. Experience up to 8 different species including an occasional visit from rarely seen tiger sharks. If the sharks don’t sound like your kind of adventure there are more than 400 species of tropical reef fish all along the coasts of Fiji.

Local secret ~ Jelly Fish Lake with The Golden Jellyfish that have evolved to be stingless.

Imagine the rush of swimming with ~millions~ of jellyfish all around you!

With the warm sand between your toes, the ocean breeze kissing your golden skin, and time standing still for you to reflect on the wonders of life, Fiji will absolutely change you.

Enjoy 10-days of that feeling on an intoxicating adventure to the Coral Coast of Fiji. Bask in your 5-star accommodations, 2-30-minute massages, 2-day tours, daily breakfast, AND round-trip airfare departing from LAX or SFO.

Book by August 31st, 2018 to reserve this 10-day adventure in Fiji from only $1899 per person based on double occupancy.

Enjoy Moorea, Summit to Sand, literally.

Adventure Here: Moorea Island, French Polynesian

This heart shaped island of the French Polynesian Isles; Moorea offers adventurers who like to explore summit to sand, a different taste than the other islands in the South Pacific. Whether hiking or horseback, the trails all over the island will leave you totally immersed in tropical jungle with the 8 different mountain peaks ready to serve as your playground.

Moorea is a long time favorite to the ecotourist looking for undisturbed natural areas as a vacation destination, filled with more traditional Polynesian cultural experiences than on any other island in Tahiti.

Local secret ~ The tiny island paradise of Motu Ahi has the Lagoonarium. This natural habit and underwater coral garden has hundreds of species of reef fish, multitudes of rays, and gentle sharks. An experience to last a lifetime!

Fall in love with the heart of The French Polynesian with our 8-day Moorea Island Escape including accommodations, all transfers, a day tour to Motu Ahi, snorkeling, kayaking, daily breakfast AND round-trip air from LAX all from $2099 per person based on double occupancy.

Contact cindi@summittosand.com with the subject “SEND ME TO…” before August 31st, 2018 to snag these deals. www.summittosand.com/contactus

What NOT to forget in your luggage!

On every island mentioned including the best restaurants and clubs there is a laid back relaxed vibe that creates an Island Casual dress code everywhere you go.

Focus on comfortable breathable clothing that does well in warm weather. Clothes that have SPF built in are a great option, often, they will have the desired moisture wicking fabric plus the added benefit of keeping your skin safe from the harsh tropical sun.

Love your skin! Bring your sunscreen and a hat that doubles for beach days, fun jungle excursions and mountain adventures.

An absolute must if adventuring beyond the ocean breeze and into the jungle on any of your island adventures, is bug spray! I have recently fallen in love with Lemongrass Spa’s “Bug a Boo,” even with my mosquito sugar martini flavored blood, I have yet to get one bite while using this magical chemical free bug spray!

Most of your days will be spent in the crystal-clear cobalt blue water that these islands are known for, so make sure to bring at least 2 or 3 bathing suits, things dry out on island time and you do not want to be stuck with a wet suit your whole trip.

Of coarse beach sandals and comfortable hiking shoes are a must BUT make sure you have a pair of amphibious shoes for walking amongst the beautiful yet sharp coral.

Most of the Pacific Islands are extremely remote so make sure you do not rely on any last-minute shopping for necessities, or snacks. You will be very limited on the islands so bring everything you need with you maybe even some extra snacks.

Summary of the little things NOT to forget in your luggage!

· Island casual wardrobe (lightweight fabric with SPF)

· Sunscreen

· Adventure Sunhat

· Bug spray

· 2 or 3 bathing suits

· Amphibious shoes (protect your feet from sharp coral)

The bags are packed, flights are booked, the friendliest people in the world in one of the most beautiful places on earth are begging for you to come and explore.

~Don’t keep these South Pacific Island adventures to yourself, share this now with the people you can dig your toes in the sand with.~


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