South Pacific


Dining in French Polynesia, Where the 'Wow' Factor Is in Full Effect

French Polynesia offers fascinating dining: The rich cuisine, gorgeous settings and easygoing service makes for romantic meals.

Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand: Grand Awards 2017

Each year, we have the pleasure of singling out a number of particularly memorable hotels and resorts. These are the top hotels in New Zealand.

Australia/South Pacific Grand Awards 2016

Each year, we have the pleasure of singling out a number of particularly memorable hotels and resorts. These are the top hotels in Australia and South Pacific.

Hotels: Special Recognition Awards 2016

Each year, we have the pleasure of recalling our travel experiences & singling out a number of particularly memorable hotels & resorts. Here are our favorites.

Last Look: November 2015 Hideaway Report

Andrew Harper shares the "Last Look" photo of Vanuatu from the November Hideaway Report as the editors travel to new destinations in the next issue.

Photo Tour: The Best of Fiji and Vanuatu

Andrew Harper shares travel photos and favorite trip experiences from a recent trip to Fiji and Vanuatu that was featured in the November 2015 Hideaway Report.

Snorkeling Million Dollar Point in Vanuatu

Little remains of the military base fictionalized in the musical "South Pacific" -- at least not above the waterline.

Photos: 3 Newly Recommended Hotels, November 2015

The November 2015 Hideaway Report follows Andrew Harper's travels to new South Pacific hotels in Fiji, Vanuatu and Australia, as well as Sun Valley, Idaho.

South Pacific Sanctuaries of Fiji

Telling people you're heading to Fiji is almost as much fun as actually going there. Typically, the reaction is undisguised envy.

Vanuatu's Ratua Private Island

The 80 islands that make up the archipelago of Vanuatu lie 750 miles west of Fiji (two hours, 30 minutes by nonstop flight).

In the News: Polynesian Paradise

In July, Tetiaroa will see the opening of The Brando, a resort of 35 villas, each with its own outdoor dining area, pool and private stretch of beach.

Going Wild: Global Wildlife and Sea Life Adventures

Whether you're watching grizzlies fish for salmon, elephants interact around a watering hole or clownfish dart amidst a pristine coral reef, encountering wildlife and sea life in their native habitats offers the most memorable of travel experiences. Innumerable locations around the globe provide nature lovers with these exciting opportunities and more. Several Harper Alliance travel partners in North America, Central America, Africa, India and the South Pacific share their insight.

Grand Awards Asia & Pacific

Situated in a wooded valley about 20 minutes from the center of Hangzhou, Amanfayun comprises a small village, with many of the structures dating to the early 1800s. It is linked by the wide Fayun Pathway, which extends for a little over a third of a mile and leads to Lingyin Si, one of China’s most active Buddhist temples.

From the Travel Office: An Unusual South Pacific Value

Staying in an overwater bungalow at a spectacular French Polynesian resort can be one of those truly unforgettable life experiences, but the glorious view