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South Pacific Beaches

For visitors, the South Pacific is all about long tropical beaches. The white sands of Fiji, Samoa, the Cook Islands, and others suggest the perfect island vacation. Our travel pictures show scenes far from the highrise resorts and hotels of rival destinations. So slip into your beach wear and grab your towel - Pacific beaches await you.

All photos on are by David Stanley, author of Moon Handbooks South Pacific. The images on this page are details. To view the complete photos, click on the thumbnails.

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Mana Island, Fiji

South Beach, Mana Island, Fiji

On this idyllic isle, a Fijian village shares a glorious beach with a large tourist hotel. South Beach offers splendid snorkeling at low tide. At high tide, North Beach is just a five-minute walk away.
Vavau Group, Tonga

The white sands of tiny Nuku Island, Vavau Group, Tonga.

Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

Pine-fringed beach on Mare, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia.

Manua Group, American Samoa Savaii, Samoa Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Wild, rocky Maga Point, Olosega, Manua Group, American Samoa.

A local beach resort at Falealupo near Savaii's western tip, Samoa.

Tapuaetai or "One Foot Island," Aitutaki, Cook Islands.

Blue Lagoon, Fiji Manase, Savaii, Samoa Futuna Island, Wallis and Futuna

Fiji's legendary Blue Lagoon off Tavewa Island, Yasawa Group.

Coconut palms stud the beach at Manase, Savaii Island, Samoa.

A black lava flow meets white sand on Futuna Island, Wallis and Futuna.

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