Looking for the perfect holiday destination to spend Valentine’s Day with your love? Tropical Islands, guaranteed sunshine and plenty of opportunity for romance, these two Pacific destinations are high on our list!
1. French with a Twist in New Caledonia
New Caledonia is an easy 3-hour flight from Australia and a little slice of France in the South Pacific. Gather a picnic (with champagne of course!) and take a helicopter or ultra-light flight over the top of Mount Katepei.
The experience will take you above the world’s largest lagoon as you gaze at the caleidoscope of blues and greens from below until you reach the famous heart of Voh. Which is a large mangrove shaped in the form of a heart, it is a must-visit to the literal heart of the South Pacific and a perfect way to level up the romance. Take the option to stop off at a nearby island to relax and toast to love as you dip your feet into the sparkling waters beside you.
To completely round off the day, dine at Le Roof, which we recommend at sunset for an indulgent beachfront experience. Enjoy sampling the delicious local cuisine and wines with a backdrop that will make leaving that much harder. Since no romantic holiday is complete without a beautiful place to reside in, our top pick is the Doubletree by Hilton Noumea Ilot Maitre Resort for the only stay in New Caledonia with overwater bungalows or check out Les Bulles de Farino for a unique experience as you sleep under the stars in a clear dome.
2. A Lover’s Dream Destination in the Islands of Tahiti
The Islands of Tahiti are literally made form romantics with the destination hosting the heart-shaped island of Tupai and making it a location to share the most romantic day of the year. While Tupai is not inhibited by residents, it is only a short trip from Bora Bora, making it a site of natural beauty that cannot be missed.
The romance will definitely be flowing when you check into any of these stays dotted across the islands. For Valentine’s Day, our picks include the Four Seasons Bora Bora for an extra special stay in an overwater bungalow, Sofitel Kia Ora Moorea Beach Resort for an intimate private dinner on the beach or the Intercontinental Tahiti Resort & Spa for a luxurious resort holiday.
Paddle along the shallow lagoons as you and your partner discover the world beneath you through a glass-bottom kayak. Be sure to stop off at one of the beaches for a spot of snorkeling, beach lounging and a romantic picnic to finish. Catch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean as you make your way back to your accommodation for a special dinner at any of the fine dining restaurants, choose Le Lotus Restaurant for a location and feast that will have you spinning.
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