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Tropical Getaways

Our favourite tropical getaways

Waves softly crashing along the shore, the sensation of sand between your toes, palm trees swaying in the distance and the scent of salt in the air—this is the ultimate picture of a tropical holiday. It’s...

hard not to want to be where the sun shines and the Pina Coladas are flowing and to tempt you, even more, we’ve rounded up the best tropical getaways near and far from our shores.

Tropical getaways in the Pacific

While we might have some of the best beaches in the world and summer spent in our own backyard is pretty unforgettable, sometimes you just want to head off somewhere where you’ll feel like a stranger. Some of the world’s most picture-perfect islands are found in the Pacific, so it won’t be easy deciding on which tropical destinations to explore.

Known for its friendly locals and immaculate surf, Fiji is a favourite amongst the Pacific Islands. And it’s not just a hit with honeymooners, you are bound to enjoy an exotic getaway with the family that will keep the kids entertained and embracing island life. But if you want to make the absolute most of your Pacific getaway, why not go all-inclusive? That way your only worry is remembering to slap on some SPF.

With more and more direct flights heading towards the Pacific, it means you can find an island getaway that suits you—lap up the luxury of Vanuatu, roam the rainforests of Samoa or if you want to stay close to home, swim in the world’s largest lagoon in New Caledonia.

Best tropical holidays in Australia

We can’t have a tropical getaways list without mentioning the Land Down Under, can we? The environmentally diverse nature of Australia means that you can experience a taste of the Tropics without having to pick up your passport.

Far North Queensland is a warm-weather mecca of coast and rainforest, all you have to do is choose your city. Explore the Daintree Rainforest with a visit to stunning Port Douglas, be at the gateway of the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, or take the family to Palm Cove for some family bonding time in the sun.

But tropical weather doesn’t always have to mean being beachside, how about heading into the rainforest? Surprisingly enough, you can enjoy a tropical escape even down south with a stay in a rainforest retreat and discover different species of wildlife and get in touch with nature with a taste of ecotourism.

So pack your sunglasses, bikini and mosquito repellent and browse through our picks of the best tropical holidays around the world, thanks to our local expert knowledge.

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