Practically every country has been affected by COVID-19. However, these ten countries have managed to remain coronavirus-free. This could be because of their remoteness or the limited number of visitors but this is good news for us. If you want to travel internationally without the worry of the pandemic make sure you visit these 10 Pacific Countries.
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Often overlooked in favor of neighbors Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga is the perfect destination if you want a relaxing getaway. The famous explorer Capt. James Cook named this pacific island nation “Friendly Islands due to the warm reception he received from the locals during this time there.
The 5 best places to visit in Tonga are
- Vava’u – offers potentially the most incredible wildlife encounter imaginable, such as reef sharks, turtles, and octopi.
- Nuku’alofa – the capital city of Tonga’s main island, Tongapatu.
- Ha’atafu Beach – is a hidden gem with white sand and lovely turquoise waters all to yourself
- Mapu’a ‘a Vaea Blowholes – nearby the village of Houma lie hundreds of blowholes, which, given the right conditions, catapult water 30 meters into the air.
- Pangaimotu island – has beautiful crystal clear waters perfect for snorkeling, as well as a rusting shipwreck which local kids use as a makeshift diving platform.
It is relatively easy to get to the Kingdom of Tonga with direct flights from and to Australia and New Zealand. However, a visit to the islands does mean forgoing the comforts of hotel living and embracing the incredible adventures of this sovereign nation.
This stunning country is made up of around 80 islands and has plenty to offer. It is also home to 110 distinct cultures and languages, so by the end of the trip, you will learn a lot about the Melanesian culture. The capital Port Vila is located on the island of Efate. Mount Yasur – the world’s most accessible active volcano – is located on Tanna Island and definitely worth a visit.
In Vanuatu, the kids can go swimming in warm crystal-clear lagoons, go snorkeling and see colorful fish and other marine life or relax under cascading waterfalls.
If you’re looking for a South Pacific vacation with a difference, then maybe it is time to visit Vanuatu.
This pacific country is full of the most welcoming people (they are always smiling), gorgeous palm tree beaches and freely roaming piglets!
Samoa consists of two big main islands (Upolu and Savai”) and several smaller islands. Upolu is where the capital city Apia lies and where most of the population lives. Savai’i while it is bigger than Upolu has a lot fewer people living there. This island is a lot more untouched and less influenced by tourism. Samoans often refer to Savai’i as the real Samoa.
Here are most coolest things to do while in Samoa
- Chill on Lalomanu Beach
- Visit the Sopo’aga Waterfalls
- Swim at the To Sua Ocean Trench
- Go for lunch at the Seabreeze Resort
- Go for a swim on Vavau Beach
- Have fun at the Alofa’aga Blowholes
- Venture over the Falealupo Canopy Walk
Samoa is a true jewel of the Pacific and you can’t go wrong here for a unique, tropical holiday.
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Solomon Islands Tourism is only just gaining popularity, as the country is actually one of the ten least visited nations in the world. The island nation is spread out over more than 900 islands in 900 miles, with six main islands accessible from each other mainly via short internal flights. The country is very spread out, and consists of both mountainous/volcanic islands with dense jungles to flat white sandy beach islands laden with palms.
The Solomon Islands are laden with coral reefs and impossibly clear water, and are teeming with wildlife both above and below the surface. They have some of the most untouched and magnificent fishing, surfing, diving, and wildlife-spotting locations in the world, which you are likely to have all to yourself on any given day.
There are LOADS of places for you to explore, all over the Solomons.
- US War Memorial and Japanese War Memorial
- National Museum
- Vilu War Museum
- Honiara Central Market
- Mbonege Beach Bonegi Shipwreck
- Tenaru Falls Hike
- Lumatapopoho Cultural Village
Unlike some of the countries on this list, Kiribati is quite well-known mainly for its beautiful beaches, lagoons, and boating. Here you will feel like a real-life holiday brochure with its white sandy beaches dotted with swaying palm trees.
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- Aranuka Island Beach
- Birnie Island Beach
- Christmas Island Beach
- Fanning Islands Beach
- Tarawa Beach
- Outer Islands Beach
If you have a passion for sea life, then you must visit Phoenix Island Marine Protected Area. Here you can enjoy the stunning landscape of coral islands, breath-taking lagoons and sandy beaches. It also is a birdwatchers’ paradise.
With its unspoiled beauty and traditional culture, Kirbati offers you a unique experience
Tuvalu is located just below the equator between the island nations of Fiji and Kiribati. It is ranked as the world’s least developed, and one of the least visited nations making it a seriously off-the-beaten-track location for tourists!
This pacific country consists of a few far-flung atolls. It gained notoriety on the world stage when its disappearing land due to global warming was brought to light at a UN assembly. Within the last year, there are new claims pointing to the fact that perhaps the country is actually growing.
An airstrip was built on the Fongfale atoll during WWII. This means now visitors like you and I can visit the least visited country! Flights operate to Tuvalu twice a week from Fiji to this stunning South Pacific island nation with paradise coastlines and lagoons.
Northeast of Australia lies the tiny pacific country Nauru. It is the smallest island nation and the third smallest country in the world. You can walk the entire island in less than 4 hours
It features a coral reef and white-sand beaches fringed with palms, including Anibare Bay on the east coast. The bay has limestone rising out of the ocean, forming exciting shapes.
Nauru only issues about 200 tourist visas per year, and they are not easy to get. However, getting to Nauru is more exciting than being there. The place is pretty uneventful but if you like counting countries, then take a day or two to enjoy the island
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Named after John Marshall, a British explorer who visited in the late 1700s, the country consists of 29 atolls and made up of over 1,000 islands. The hot and humid climate in the Marshall Islands is typical for a Pacific Island nation. The wet season starts in May and ends in November.
There are several must see attractions or points of interest when you travel to the Marshall Islands such as;
- Ebeye Island
- Arno Atoll
- Maloelap Atoll
- Alele Museum
- Laura Beach Park
- Enoko Island
- Peace Park Memorial
- Kalalin Pass
Marshall Islands are offering unique vacation experience with their miles long sandy beaches and turquoise waters, palm trees and ocean cuisine.
Officially known as The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is a group of over 600 islands in the North Pacific. Four states – Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, and Yap make-up FSM but are culturally distinct from one another as they are geographical!
With over 50 shipwrecks from WWII, Chuuk is undoubtedly the wreck diving capital of the world. This is a diver’s paradise with wrecks at all levels and depths, including some that can be snorkeled. Kosrae is known for its unique coral species, while Yap and Pohnpei for giant manta rays.
On the shore of Pohnpei Island, is the Nan Madol. This was the ceremonial and political seat of the Saudeleur Dynasty. Made of 100 islets surrounded by canals, it is sometimes referred to as the Venice of Pacific. What is most impressive is that it was entirely constructed on corals
Part of the Micronesian region that contains over 250 islands, Palau is located between Guam and the Philippines. Despite its remoteness, this tiny pacific country is more accessible than ever before with international airports and multiple airlines servicing the island.
From its stunning white stands to its breathtaking wildlife there are many things to do in Palau. Here are some of them;
- Tour the Rock Islands of Palau
- Snorkel in Palau’s marine-rich lakes
- Get up close with friendly dolphins at Dolphins Pacific
- Swim amongst golden jellyfish at Jellyfish Lake
- Sunbathe on Long Beach
- Kayak in the brilliant waters of the Rock Islands
- Take a therapeutic mud bath in Palau’s Milky Way
- Visit the beautiful beaches around Inoki Island
- Splash about under the beautiful Ngardmau Waterfalls
A visit to Palau’s picture-perfect settings is likely to generate some truly special memories.
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I hope you found this list of 10 pacific countries that have stayed COVID free interesting. Hopefully in the near future, you will visit these hidden gems in Pacific ocean
If you can’t decide which one to visit, here are 8 simple rules to help pick your destination.
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