Escape to an Island Paradise

 

Australia is an island paradise in itself, particularly if you enjoy the surf and Christmas on the beach, but there is no shortage of other great islands just waiting to be discovered as part of your holiday. If there’s one advantage to living in Australia and wanting to travel, it’s the close proximity to the fabulous islands of the Pacific Ocean that few other countries in the world can boast.

It’s hard to argue with spending some time relaxing on a beach, in a lagoon-perched hut or checking out the lush natural scenery and rugged landscape – but it may be hard to figure out just where to go. With so many islands to choose from, you’ll be forgiven if you have a difficult time narrowing down your selection to just one, but keep in mind you can always go to a different destination next time! Thankfully there are sites like Cheapflights Australia that can make the process easier, with deals to many of the islands straight from Australia, often with minimal stopovers.

Here is a short list of some of the many exciting Pacific island paradises worth checking out from Australia. They range in culture depending on their location and who governs them (some are colonies of far away countries, others are independent) but they are all perfect escapes for you and your travel companions.

 

Hawaii-oceanHawaii

The 50th state of the United States of America is a long way from the North American mainland and is a fantastic travel destination for people from around the world. Occupying a number of islands, each with their own feel and attractions, Hawaii is place everyone should see at least once in their life if possible. From its active volcanoes to its Aloha spirit, you would be forgiven if you think living in Hawaii is a dream world where nothing happens except good times – you’ll never want to leave!

 

Fiji

This small island country and former colony of Great Britain offers a glimpse into traditional life of the island people, which can still be enjoyed to this day if you know where to look. Despite an ocassionaly rocky history, Fiji is a highly sought after tourist destination for relaxation and enjoying nature at its finest.

 

Bora Bora

The jewel in the French Polynesia, Bora Bora just sounds like a mythical land that is too good to be true. In reality, it is a holiday-seekers dream with much of it seemingly designed for those seeking an escape from their hectic daily lives. Initially occupied by Polynesians and later by American soldiers unwilling to leave the paradise, Bora Bora is simply not done justice by the pictures taken of it – you have to see it for yourself.

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