Disney’s ‘Moana’ setting new tourists’ choices for vacation

Published on : Tuesday, December 13, 2016

disneyExplore the beauty of the Pacific Islands in time for the exciting new release from Disney – Moana, about a spirited young girl who sets sail on an adventure to prove herself a master wayfinder. This thrilling tale sets place in the stunning South Pacific and features the voices of Dwayne Johnson as the formidable demi-god Maui and Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement as Tamatoa, a villainous 50-foot crab.

 

 

Naisoso Island Resort Villas – Nadi, Fiji

 

For luscious island beauty, travellers should visit Nadi, Fiji. If seeking a little more luxury, travellers can venture to Denarau Island where they’ll find Nadi’s top-end resorts, shops and the marina. Top attractions include the Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami, an ancient Hindu temple reflecting Fiji’s large Indian population, as well as the Garden of the Sleeping Giant for beautiful orchids and hiking trails. Booking.com travellers endorsed Nadi for friendly locals, relaxation and beaches.

 

The luxurious and modern Naisoso Island Resort Villas offer guests a private pool and an unrivalled location, being just 50 yards away from a private white sand beach. Guests can wake up to panoramic views of the picturesque Mamanuca Islands and the Sleeping Giant Mountain – simply paradise! For travellers seeking a tranquil island setting but not complete isolation, they will love how the villas are joined to the mainland by bridge. To add a little adrenaline to their trip, guests can book in to a range of activities including diving, white water rafting and fishing trips.

 

Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows – Apia, Samoa

 

Visitors can explore the beauty of Apia with its turquoise-hued waters, mysterious lagoons, pearl-dust beaches, rich island culture and a plethora of tropical marine life. Apia is the capital and the largest city of Samoa and home to the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, Palolo Deep Marine Reserve and nature’s playground Papaseea Sliding Rock. It’s not surprising Booking.com travellers have endorsed Apia for the friendly people, culture and relaxation.

 

Located on the picturesque Apia Harbour, Aggie Grey’s Hotel and Bungalows is housed in a colonial property built in the 1930s and ideally situated just a five minute walk from Apia’s centre. It offers an outdoor pool, massage services and ‘Fia Night’ every week, where guests can embrace the island culture and enjoy traditional cuisine and fire-dancing displays. Guests can savour pacific-style dinners at the Poolside Fale restaurant or enjoy a live string band every evening at the Casual Poolside restaurant.

 

InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa – Pape’ete, Tahiti & French Polynesia

 

Tahiti is the largest island in the French Polynesia in the South Pacific archipelago; this unique island, shaped like a figure of eight, has black sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, majestic mountain peaks, breath-taking waterfalls and two extinct volcanoes. Visitors can embrace the Tahitian lifestyle of “Mana” by escaping everyday life and living the true island lifestyle and barefoot luxury. Booking.com travellers endorsed this unique island for its markets, friendly people and shopping.

 

Featuring a sandy-bottom infinity pool with a swim-up bar, the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa is the ultimate place to relax. The resort’s overwater bungalows boast panoramic views of the beautiful lagoon, vibrant reef and cerulean waters. Guests have access to a diving centre, open-air aquarium and tennis courts and the Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm features a relaxation area with steam bath and a fitness room with lagoon views.

 

Erakor Island Resort & Spa – Port Vila, Vanuatu

 

Discover the untouched beauty of Vanuatu, located in the South Pacific Ocean and made up of 80 islands scattered like emerald jewels across the waters. Port Vila is the harbour-side capital and main hub of Vanuatu – home to vibrant markets, out of this world diving and nature’s paradise of multi-tiered waterfalls, rock pools and rainforests. Booking.com travellers endorsed this destination for the friendly people, relaxation and snorkelling.

 

Erakor Island Resort & Spa offers breath-taking villas featuring a private terrace and ocean views, and is just a one minute walk from the sandy white beaches. It will feel like a secluded piece of paradise, but the resort also boasts a restaurant, day spa and tour desk offering fishing trips, horseback riding, cruises to local islands, as well as kayaks and snorkelling equipment.

 

Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences – Nouméa, New Caledonia

 

Known for its white sandy beaches and fusion of French and native Kanak culture, New Caledonia is a luscious getaway comprising of dozens of tropical islands in the South Pacific. Nouméa is the capital of the South Pacific archipelago and French territory New Caledonia, surrounded by picturesque bays, friendly islanders, fine-dining French restaurants and water-front bistros. Booking.com travellers endorsed Nouméa for beaches, warm weather and relaxation – which of course go hand in hand!

 

Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences is just a two minutes’ walk to Anse Vata beach and offers spacious apartments overlooking the cerulean waters and vibrant coral reef. Guests can indulge in a range of beauty treatments and massages at the Oxalis Beauty Care Centre or dine at the delectable Café Terrasse restaurant, offering innovative and delicious French and New Caledonian dishes.

 

Fafa Island Resort – Nukuʻalofa, Tonga

 

Escape to Nukuʻalofa, the capital of the Kingdom of Tonga and discover calm sandy coves, wild stretches of coastline, caves, friendly locals, small villages and chilled out resorts. With Nukuʻalofa translating to ‘abode of love’ what’s not to like! Booking.com travellers agree, endorsing this destination for its friendly people, relaxation and culture.

 

Surrounded by private beaches and tropical gardens, Fafá Island Resort is an idyllic setting, made of beachfront bungalows built from coconut palms. Feel at one with nature with a beautiful outdoor shower and idyllic panoramic vistas of the beaches and ocean. Guests can dine in style at the island’s restaurant serving a fusion of Polynesian and European cuisine and experience true island life with scuba diving, game fishing, island tours, Tongan and Polynesian dances.

 

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora – Bora Bora, French Polynesia

 

Bora Bora, the small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti is surrounded by sand-fringed islets and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef. It’s known for its excellent scuba diving and is a popular luxury resort destination offering beautiful accommodation options perched over the water. Guests can venture into the island’s centre to see dormant volcano Mount Otemanu or try out some scuba diving. As well as snorkelling and beaches, Booking.com travellers endorsed Bora Bora for relaxation and shark diving.

 

Overlooking the magnificent turquoise waters of a private beach, Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora boasts luxurious over-water bungalows and beachfront villas with views of Mount Otemanu. After an invigorating workout in the open-air fitness centre, you can guests can enjoy an afternoon of pampering at the waterfront day spa and chill out in the infinity pool.

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