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Craig Tansley discovers Rarotonga now offers luxury travellers everything they need on a South Pacific holiday.
Clear turquoise coloured waters, powder-white beaches, swaying palm trees, and almost endless sunshine, the South Pacific is the epitome of a relaxing holiday.
Fiji extended a warm welcome to me from the moment I arrived. As I entered the customs hall at Nadi International Airport, three ukulele players serenaded me, and this warmth continued throughout the trip.
From native handicrafts, to rare black pearls, to tropical ‘Bula Shirts’, there’s a good chance that you’ll want to take home a suitcase filled with souvenirs and irresistible buys from Fiji.
I’m sitting cross-legged on the floor in a circle of people, as a smiling Fijian chief hands me half a coconut shell full of what looks like dirty dishwater.
Seeing is believing when it comes to the captivating beauty of Tahiti and French Polynesia.
Now that I’ve experienced a Tahiti cruise, I can’t imagine exploring the region any other way.
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