NZ & South Pacific

yoga paddle boarding cook islands
Craig Tansley discovers things can get a little soggy on a stand-up paddleboard yoga retreat in the Cook Islands.

New Zealand is renowned for exceptional snow experiences, but the very best could well …

One man’s dream has become every guest’s dream holiday, writes Margo Pfeiff.

Aranui

Sharing a cruise ship with Polynesia-bound freight does not mean sacrificing the usual …

Hut at night

Renowned for its world-class golf course, The Lodge at The Kinloch Club delivers …

Treetops New Zealand

Boasting natural finishes and active experiences, Treetops Lodge is at one with its …

After a blissful stay at The Remote Resort in Fiji, Kelly Jane Gabriel understands the …

Laucala

When you’re ready for an experience that exceeds luxury, why not try Fiji’s Laucala …

Bungalow Suite, Le Meridien Ile Des Pins

White sanded islets, transparent waters teeming with reef life and luxurious villa- …

 
 

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Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa, Samoa

Set on the south coast of Upolo, Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa is a community oriented …

Luxury deal // Fiji

The five-night package includes six hours of Baby Butler babysitting per day, all …

Luxury deal // New Zealand

Enjoy a warm escape to sunny Marlborough, at the top of New Zealand's South Island. …

Luxury deal // Fiji

Receive 5 hours a day complimentary babysitting with Vomo’s famous Baby Butlers.

 

Weather to go

The South Pacific islands enjoy a tropical climate all year around. From November to April temperatures are at their hottest and most humid, with the weather cooling and becoming dryer from May to October. The islands closer to the equator (Samoa, Tuvalu, Solomon Islands) tend to be warmer than island that are further south (Tonga, Fiji, Cook Islands). The official hurricane season occurs from November to April however global warming is greatly impacting all islands in the south. This means that the dry season and wet season are no longer as specific as they once were and weather patterns are becoming increasingly erractic.

New Zealand’s climate is largely temperate, and in some places the weather can go from one season (e.g. sunny) to another (e.g. rainy) in the space of a day! The inland alpine areas can be as cold as minus 10 degrees celsius and snowy in winter (June - August), and the ski season begins in June, running through September and sometimes into October. 

High season is during summer, from December to February, with temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees celsius, and the UV rays are strong - best to pack sunscreen if you’re travelling there in summer.

 

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