Bora Bora isn't just for the Kardashians, you can live out your tropical island fantasy here too. The South Pacific is dotted with hundreds of islands from which to sip a coconut under a tree, whether you want the rugged beauty of Vanuatu, the manicured resorts of Tahiti or the laidback vibe of Fiji. Each island has its own tropical twist but they all have relaxation and adventure in a tropical setting in common with plenty of sun, sand and pina coladas. Book your cheap flights to the South Pacific with Student Flights and you'll have more clams for poolside drinks and sunset cruises. And if you're under 26, a student or a teacher - your island dime will go even further! You'll be able to score Black Market Flights deals for even cheaper airfares, just for being you!
All the major islands in the South Pacific have their own airport. Nadi International Airport is the main gateway for Fiji as well as an important regional hub for the South Pacific islands. Air Vanuatu, Qantas and Virgin Australia fly directly to Port Vila in Vanuatu. For Bora Bora, you'll fly into Motu Mute Airport and for Tahiti, it's Fa'a'? International Airport located 5 kilometres from Pape'ete, the capital of French Polynesia. From the airport, the most reliable transport is via a hotel transfer shuttle bus or a local taxi or bus - be sure to suss out the price first to avoid getting ripped off. For more information about the airlines that fly to the South Pacific, see our airline guide.
You've seen the postcards of white sands and aqua blue waters in Bora Bora, Tahiti, Fiji, Vanuatu and its surrounding islands, so you know it's pretty much your typical island paradise but you might not realise the snorkelling, diving and watersports fun that can be had in the South Pacific. Explore lush waterfalls and lagoons in Vanuatu's hinterlands, swim with sharks in Bora Bora or explore Fiji's Mamanuca Islands where the famous beaches have been the backdrop for the movie Castaway and reality TV show Survivor.
Sun, water, lilo chair, cocktail - all the makings of a quintessential island holiday. Throw in some exotic food, a massage or two and a buffet breakfast and you're set. Whether you hit up Polynesia, Micronesia or Melanesia, the South Pacific is full of accommodation options from basic bures to 5-star overwater bungalows. Take advantage of the famous 'island time' to chill out, leave your watch behind and be guided by a trusted local through their island home. For luxury seekers, look no further than Fiji, Bora Bora, Tahiti, Cook Islands and New Caledonia, or for a more grassroots island experience, head to Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu or the Solomon Islands. For more options, check out our South Pacific tours and holidays.
For more things to see and do around the South Pacific, check out our South Pacific guide. And if you're after recommendations and packages for your South Pacific island holiday, chat to our knowledgeable Student Flights consultants or fill out the enquiry form.