Where to Stay in Australasia and the Pacific Islands

Where you stay is pretty integral to the enjoyment of your trip, especially if you have flown across the globe to get there. Several of the team have been to Australasia and the Pacific Islands in recent years and we've been keeping a close eye on the crop of fantastic new luxury hotels and boats that have opened recently and have taken the standard of accommodation to another level. Here are a handful of our favourite places to stay:

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True North

Australia > Australasia > Ningaloo Reef

Based off the coast of Australia, True North offers some of the best opportunities for remote and unspoilt diving in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Though not a scuba diving focused boat, this luxurious ship is exceptionally well set up for divers and well-practised in finding the... Read more

Palau Pacific Resort

Australasia > Palau

For a land-based trip, the Palau Pacific Resort is most definitely the place to stay here if you want something high quality though it would be going too far to call it luxurious. Read more

Palau Aggressor II

Australasia > Palau

The Palau Aggressor II, a 100ft catamaran, can take up to 18 passengers on a spectacular diving experience in Palau. The excellent crew will go the extra mile to ensure you have the best time onboard this Palau liveaboard dive boat. Read more

Kokomo Yaukuve Island

Australasia > Fiji

Kokomo Fiji is a private family-owned island resort located on the edge of the celestial Kadavu Island Group and surrounded by the world’s fourth largest barrier reef, Astrolabe Reef. Read more

The Brando

Australasia > French Polynesia

The owners of the Brando had lofty ambitions for this stunning resort in French Polynesia, pitching the property directly against the likes of North Island and Laucala, arguably the two most luxurious island retreats in the world. Read more

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Australasia > French Polynesia

Scattered across some 2000 miles in the South Pacific Ocean are the idyllic islands of French Polynesia. Among them is the tropical paradise of Bora Bora, home to the utterly luxurious Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora. Read more

Le Taha'a Island Resort

Australasia > French Polynesia

The hideaway of Le Taha’a Island Resort is located on the secluded Motu Tautau islet, with views of both the island of Taha'a and the majestic silhouette of Bora Bora. Read more

Lizard Island Resort

Australia > Australasia > Great Barrier Reef

The Lizard Island Resort is the only place to stay to experience the magnificent coral and dive sites of this stretch of the Great Barrier Reef. Read more

Capella Lodge

Australia > Australasia > Lord Howe Island

The place to stay on Lord Howe Island is Capella Lodge. It is a hotel of the highest standard and a very special place to spend a few days. Read more

Jean Michel Cousteau Resort

Fiji > Australasia > Vanua Levu

The Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji is a simple and beautiful resort with serious eco-credentials, amazing family facilities, and access to some world-class diving. Read more

Nukubati Private Island

Fiji > Australasia > Vanua Levu

Here for over 20 years, the Nukubati Private Island offers a totally private island experience and the only way to dive the Great Sea Reef which lies 30 minutes offshore. Read more

Namale Fiji Resort and Spa

Fiji > Australasia > Vanua Levu

One of Fiji’s top hotels, Namale is geared unashamedly to honeymooners and couples and is packed full of amenities and activities. Not a place to get bored in. Read more

Laucala Island

Fiji > Australasia > Taveuni

The Laucala Island Resort in Fiji is without a doubt one of the world’s top island resorts and once there it is easy to see why. It is very, very special. Read more

Taveuni Island Resort

Fiji > Australasia > Taveuni

Owned and managed by Rick and Do, the pioneers of diving in Taveuni for nearly 40 years, the Taveuni Island Resort & Spa is a special place in a special location. Read more

Taveuni Palms

Fiji > Australasia > Taveuni

Made up of just two incredibly stylish luxury villas - the Horizon Spa Villa and the Beach Villa - perched on a hilltop overlooking the Somosomo Strait, Taveuni Palms is a beautiful place to stay for those looking to get away from it all. Read more

Qamea Resort & Spa

Fiji > Australasia > Taveuni

Located on the tropical island of Qamea, the Qamea Resort & Spa is a luxurious boutique resort nestled amid tropical palms, backed by volcanic peaks and fronted by a stunning white sand beach half a mile in length. Arriving at the resort, you’ll take a boat from the nearby island of Taveuni to... Read more

Royal Davui Island Resort

Fiji > Australasia > Beqa Lagoon

Located south of Vitu Levu, Royal Davui Island Resort provides a great base from which to explore the famous surrounding waters of Beqa Lagoon. The private island is 10 acres of tropical lush landscape lapped by crystal clear turquoise waters. Read more

Wakaya Club

Fiji > Australasia > Bligh Water

The Wakaya Club & Spa is arguably one of the best "dive resorts" in the world! It isn’t of course a dive resort at all but all your diving is included. Read more

Namena Island Resort

Fiji > Australasia > Bligh Water

110 acres of private paradise in the middle of nowhere and next to Namena Marine Reserve which offers some of the best diving in Fiji. Read more

Hotel Kia Ora

French Polynesia > Australasia > Rangiroa

Only five minutes by boat from the airport lies the newly refurbished, indeed substantially rebuilt Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa; a hotel of a quality to rival the top resorts in better known islands of French Polynesia such as Bora Bora. It is located on the atoll’s northern portion in a vast... Read more

Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort

French Polynesia > Australasia > Tikehau

Just a 15-minute boat ride away from the airport is the small private motu that is home to the luxurious Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort. Read more

Tawali Resort

Papua New Guinea > Australasia > Milne Bay

Located on a volcanic bluff overlooking the clear protected waters of Milne Bay and accessible only by boat, the Tawali Resort offers a unique location in which to relax and enjoy the wonders of Milne Bay diving. Read more

Walindi Plantation Resort

Papua New Guinea > Australasia > New Britain

Around the waters of West New Britain lie some of the very best diving that Papua New Guinea has to be offer; home to some of the most pristine coral on the planet. And the Walindi Plantation Resort is the best place to see it from. Read more

MV FeBrina

Papua New Guinea > Australasia > New Britain

The MV FeBrina liveaboard dive boat allows you to experience those remote and incredible dive spots of New Britain in great comfort. Read more

Lissenung Island Resort

Papua New Guinea > Australasia > New Ireland

The island province of New Ireland in the far north of Papua New Guinea is a two-hour flight from Port Moresby. From the provincial capital of Kavieng where you land, it is a ten minute drive and a further 20-minutes by speedboat to the private island retreat that is Lissenung Island Resort; a... Read more

Tufi Dive Resort

Papua New Guinea > Australasia > Tufi

Located in Oro Province in the south east of mainland of Papua New Guinea, the Tufi Dive Resort is a small, remote resort of just 25 rooms that has much to offer both divers and non-divers alike. Read more

The Odyssey

Micronesia > Australasia > Chuuk Lagoon

The best way to experience Chuuk Lagoon is by liveaboard, and The Odyssey is the finest liveaboard in the area. Read more

Manta Ray Bay & Yap Divers

Micronesia > Australasia > Yap

Owned and run by the ‘Manta Man’ himself, there is no better place to be if you want to be expertly guided to manta rays than at the Manta Ray Bay Resort. Read more

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef > Australia > Australasia > Ningaloo Reef

Arguably the biggest draw of diving at Ningaloo Reef is the seasonal feeding concentrations of the gentle giant, the whale shark, between March and July each year. Read more

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