Like a castaway who survives on coconut husks and grilled mahi-mahi, the Pacific is all islands, azure waters, and stooping palm trees. You'll probably need to jet across endless expanses of ocean to find its hidden jewels. But when you do: Heaven. Like lost Shangri-Las, the likes of French Polynesia and Tonga come topped with emerald rainforests and rimmed with daffodil beaches. There are reefs that teem with turtles and starfish and brain corals. There are glimmering lagoons where divers and surfers embrace the sea. And that's not even mentioning the hodgepodge of culture and cuisine, ranging from Hawaii's Polynesian palaces to Fiji's chili-topped curries. Cheap flights to the Pacific could be your ride to your own swinging hammock under a coconut tree.
Surf mecca, beach haven, and all-round R&R master, Hawaii has something for adrenaline junkies and honeymooners alike.
Channel your inner Robinson Crusoe by heading for the remote isles of Fiji, where scuba diving and orchid-filled jungles abound.
Move over Caribbean – the sugar-soft beaches and turquoise waters are simply sublime in the Cook Islands.