Pacific Island paradise found

Whether you're on a tight budget or splashing out, the islands have it all.

Manava Suite Resort, Tahiti, where you can relax in comfort, or pop out for nearby diving and snorkelling adventures.
Manava Suite Resort, Tahiti, where you can relax in comfort, or pop out for nearby diving and snorkelling adventures.

The islands offer a great range of holiday destinations for Kiwi travellers at any time of year.

There are options to suit all budgets - whether you're cost-conscious or looking to splurge. From an over-water bungalow in Tahiti to an authentic stay in Samoa, no matter which option you choose, you'll return feeling refreshed and energised.

Tahiti is the ultimate aspirational destination and one that is extremely popular with couples and honeymooners, says Sue Matson, general manager of retail for Flight Centre.

"When you think of Tahiti, you often picture over-water bungalows, surrounded by clear turquoise water and stunning views. This is a popular option for those who are looking to treat themselves to a luxury getaway, but there are other options available so you can enjoy this destination without blowing your budget completely."

The Manava Suite Resort is located on the western coast of Tahiti, within minutes of popular diving and snorkelling sites.

It offers a range of accommodation, from standard rooms to studio and deluxe suites.

"For those who are looking for a special getaway where you can immerse yourself in luxury, the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa offers just that.

"With each of the over-water bungalows offering a large outdoor terrace, it's definitely a view to remember and will be the ultimate treat - something you will remember long after you have returned home again," says Matson.

The Cook Islands are a popular midwinter escape for Kiwis and if you've been there, it's not hard to understand why.

With beautiful white-sand beaches and a variety of activities on offer, there's something to suit everyone.

The Cook Islands are a great place to go if you're travelling on a tight budget.

Conveniently, they use the New Zealand dollar, which makes it simple to keep an eye on how much you're spending.

For those who can afford to add a touch of luxury to their stay, the island of Aitutaki is just a 45-minute flight further on. Pacific Resort Aitutaki is surrounded by a crystal-clear lagoon and is one of the world's most secluded boutique island resorts - perfect for a relaxing and memorable retreat.

Samoa is an increasingly sought-after holiday destination with New Zealanders and still has a feeling of being unspoiled.

Going there is affordable and particularly great for the budget-conscious, with a range of low-cost options.

For something a little more special, you can stay in a villa with ocean views at your front door and still not blow the budget.

The Yasawa Islands are a fantastic inclusion to any Fiji holiday and a great destination for that special break.

The Yasawa Island Resort & Spa is an exclusive resort located on one of the most remote and beautiful islands of Fiji - the last word in relaxation and comfort.

The resort has only 18 bungalows, so your stay will be private and luxurious - perfect for those who are looking for time out with all the trimmings.

- Herald on Sunday

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