Discover the Pacific Islands

Swim in the beautiful aqua waters of the To Sua Ocean Trench or spring underneath the Afu Aau Waterfall.


Just a three hour flight away from Brisbane, Vanuatu is one of The Pacific’s most accessible retreats.

Explore Espiritu Santo white beaches. Dive world-class diving wreck, S.S.President Coolidge. Discover the world’s most accessible active volcano, Tanna Island’s fuming Mt Yasur. Swim in breathtakingly beautiful blue lagoons. Take a dip in Mele Cascades’ refreshing springs.  Snorkel the Marine Park off Hideaway Island. 


Boasting more than 50 world-class resorts and hotels, across an island group of more than 330 stunning atolls, Fiji is one of the world’s most sought-after holiday destinations.

Sail around the picturesque Yasawa Islands. Surf one of the best breaks on the planet, Cloudbreak. Island hop between the keys of the Mamanuca group.  Stay at an adults’-only private villa. Snorkel colourful and thriving reefs. Charter a helicopter and take in stunning views of the Pacific paradise from above. Join a beach party at a backpacker island retreat. 

Solomon Islands

Comprising a whopping 992 atolls, spread across nine provinces, the Solomon Islands offer a plethora of enchanting cultural, historical and natural settings.

Learn about the Solomon’s 74 local languages. Explore the sites of World Wars Two's lengthiest and most bitterly-fought naval campaign. Experience Tetepare Island’s pristine beauty and untouched wilderness on an eco-tour. 


Made up of 170 uncrowded and almost-unspoilt islands, the Kingdom of Tonga has ample settings in which to while away the long hours ‘island-time’.  

Strap on a snorkel and discover turtles, manta rays and whale sharks. Pull on a wetsuit and dive ancient underwater tunnels and massive cliff drop-offs. Experience southern humpbacks and their calves breach and splash in warm shallow waters—Tonga famously hosts an extraordinary whale watching season from June to November. Participate in a tour of a local village and discover why Tongans are among the friendliest people on Earth. 


Renowned for hosting stunning landscapes and the South Pacific’s most traditional locals, Samoa is a fantastic destination in which to experience the true essence of the Pacific.

Visit traditional villages, ruled by chiefs. Swim in the beautiful aqua waters of the To Sua Ocean Trench or spring underneath the Afu Aau Waterfall. Marvel at the powerful Alofaaga Blowholes. Snorkel the Palolo Deep Marine Reserve. Witness an energising Fiafia Night cultural performance. 

Cook Islands

Situated halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, scattered across 2.2 million square kilometres of ocean, the Cook Islands is one of the Pacific’s most remote and authentic settings.

Swim, snorkel or kayak in a blue lagoon. Relax on a picture-perfect white-sand beach. Hear about local folklore local with a wide, beaming smile. Visit a bustling craft and food market. 

Plan Your Pacific Getaway

  • Flights to the Pacific: Virgin Australia operates flights to the Pacific – Nadi (Fiji), Port Vila (Vanuatu), Apia (Samoa), Nuku'Alofa (Tonga), Honiara (Solomon Islands) and Rarotonga (Cook Islands) – from selected east coast state capitals. 
  • Pacific Cruises: Experience the beauty of the South Pacific with a well-curated cruise. Our partner Cruise Pilot offers a great range of cruises to destination throughout the Pacific. 
  • Pacific Holiday Packages: Plan your holiday with expert help; Virgin Australia Holidays can tailor a range exceptional Pacific holiday packages to suit your needs.  
  • Pacific Hotels: Establish a great base from which to experience all that the South Pacific has to offer. Select from a wide choice of hotels and resorts with our hotel partner Agoda.
Quick Facts 
Population Approx 920,000
Area 18,274 km2; (all Fiji islands)
Time Zone GMT +12
Languages English (official)
Currency Fijian dollar (F$)
Electricity 220 – 240v 50Hz
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