Yes, there are white sand beaches and exquisite resorts where all you might hear is the breeze rustling your palapa’s thatched roof. We’re all for that, and we can get you right there. But the Pacific Islands are also a fascinating and rewarding travel destination for active adventurers interested in history, culture, and nature.
The Pacific Ocean holds three major island groups: Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia. Among them you can behold the moai on Rapa Nui (Easter Island), explore the coral reefs, cloud forests, and beaches of the National Park of American Samoa (which encompasses parts of three different islands), swim with stingless golden jellyfish in Palau, learn traditional sailing-canoe navigation in Yap, and paddle a narrow whitewater gorge of black volcanic rock in Fiji. It’s off the beaten path in paradise—authentic, exciting, and unforgettable.