Widely documented as a scenic wonder of the world, French Polynesia boasts idyllic beaches and lush volcanic peaks, soaring through coral-filled lagoons. For those seeking exploration, you can enjoy a canoe excursion and feed the oceanic wildlife, or take a Jeep safari over Tahiti's rocky spine. For those requiring less exertion, catch a sunset cruise or an inter-island catamaran, providing the opportunity to see the sights and meet the locals.
If travelling to Fiji in July, during the winter season - which is beautifully warm and tropical though not as humid nor as wet as the summer months - you may be lucky enough to experience 'Heiva i Tahiti', Tahiti's largest festival. Showcasing a variety of choruses, dancers and drummers clad in spectacularly colourful headdresses and traditional attire, the month-long party works its way from the streets to the floats dominating the lagoons.