Polynesia

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The name Polynesia comes from the Greek words “poly” which means many, and “nesos” meaning islands. The islands were discovered in the 18th century by explorers from Europe and North America, and although initial colonization has resulted in conflict and unrest, Polynesia today is inhabited by extraordinarily friendly and courteous people.

Frequented by seasoned vacationers and water sport lovers from everywhere, the islands boast of top notch accommodations to pamper the traveler with all the comforts of home, and then some, to make your stay truly memorable. A home away from home has never been this magical.

Composed of Hawaii, Samoa, the Line Islands, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Tonga, French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Tahiti, Wallis and Futuna, Picatrin Island, Easter Island, and Phoenix Islands, as well as New Zealand, the islands offer a welcome respite for the busy city dweller and water lovers everywhere.

Many tourists-in-the-know return to these islands, continually drawn to its breath-taking views and stunning vistas, as well as its unique culture. Whether you are leisurely sun bathing in Hawaii, standing in awe at the sacred site of over 800 statues in Easter Island, surfing in the Cook Islands, or shopping in Samoa, your Polynesian experience is sure to be an adventure you won’t forget!

The Beautiful Islands Of French Polynesia

The Beautiful Islands Of French Polynesia

The archipelago consists of different islands each with its own distinction and culture. Included in the French Polynesian Islands are Marquesas, Gambier, Australs, Society Islands, Tuamotu Islands, and Australs. Furthermore, the islands are known for their white sandy beaches, volcanic peaks and valleys. The beauty of the French Polynesia is something worth visiting for the first time, and is definitely worth coming back for.
The Society Island is home to the famous islands Tahiti and Bora Bora. In Tahiti, travelers have a lot of sites to choose from. Here you can visit the Harrison Smith Botanical Garden and The Museum of [...]

Swains Island a Small Wonder In the Pacific

Swains Island a Small Wonder In the Pacific

Swains Island, part of the American Samoa, is part of the Tokelau island chain and is part of the United States of America. The island is approximately some 372 acres in size. The whole area has a unique structure as it has a freshwater lagoon that is enclosed within the island. This is the islands source of water as well. It is also surrounded by a ring of sand and corals, and a lot of coconut palm tree vegetation. Swains only has a population of 37 people.
The small isle was first discovered by a Portuguese navigator under the Spanish flag [...]

Rarotonga - An Idyllic South Pacific Escape

If not for its wayward location, Rarotonga could easily be one of the most tourist-friendly islands in the Pacific. It is surprisingly well-developed despite its off path location. While most of the destination ports in Polynesia are barely a few hours from each other (if you’re on a cruise, that is), Rarotonga is accessible only after an entire day’s sail. There’s no wonder why it is such a favorite South Pacific port of call, however, especially for cruise ships which are practically floating islands in themselves. And since the sail comes from relatively distant French Polynesia, the sudden sea voyage [...]

The Sadie Thompson Inn in Pago Pago

The Sadie Thompson Inn in Pago Pago

Pago Pago is the soul and the heartbeat of American Samoa. You will love its amazing deep water harbor, which is actually a collapsed volcanic crater. Pago Pago is a small town that has less the 4000 residents. You will find several hotels and inns in downtown Pago Pago and compared to Western Samoa, they are fairly expensive. The most upscale of these hotels is the Sadie Thompson Inn. It was opened in November of 2002.
The Sadie Thompson Inn is located in the heart of downtown Pago Pago and has recently been completely refurbished to give its business travelers deluxe [...]

Wallis Island Retreat

Wallis Island Retreat

Wallis is a volcanic tropical island with fringing reefs located in the South Pacific Ocean between Fiji and Samoa. You will enjoy unspoilt territory when you decide to vacation in Wallis. If you are looking for the perfect getaway, then you have found it on Wallis Island. While on the island, you will want to stay at the Wallis Island Retreat. This is a unique pole home that has been established to people who are looking for a way to escape the rat race and enjoy a tranquil, stress free vacation.
The Wallis Island Retreat is an executive style timber tree [...]

Vaiaku Lagi Hotel In Isolated Tuvalu

Vaiaku Lagi Hotel In Isolated Tuvalu

One of the world’s smallest isolated nations, Tuvalu actually consists of nine islands total. Because of expensive airfares, it only receives a handful of tourists each year. This makes these beautiful islands the idyllic vacation spot. Tuvalu is located in the southwest Pacific Ocean. The islands that make up this small nation are Nanumea, Niutao, Nanumaga, Nui, Vaitupu, Nukufetau, Funafuti, Nukulaelae, and Niulakita.
When you get here you will stay at the Vaiaku Lagi Hotel. It is the country’s only hotel and it is located in the center of Funafuti about 50 meters from the airport. It is also located on [...]