Uncover Zika Free South Pacific Islands

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The Zika virus seems to be spreading to the most remote islands in the world!

After taking over almost all of the Caribbean islands (as you can see in my Discover Zika Free Caribbean Destinations), it’s spreading to the South Pacific as well.

The thing is, the South Pacific Islands mean “paradise on earth” to all of us. As heavenly as an island may be, getting sick in paradise takes away all of the beauty and fun.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention maintains an up-to-date list of all countries and areas with active Zika virus transmission that are now particularly dangerous for pregnant women to visit. Unfortunately, we can find active Zika transmissions in the islands of American Samoa, Fiji, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Tonga.

On a map, it looks like there aren’t any risk-free islands in the South Pacific. But rest assured: there are still some safe, beautiful islands in the South Pacific.

Explore the stunning Zika-free South Pacific islands!

Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands

Guam

Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands are all part of the United States and offer breathtaking diving, amazing waterfalls, and the fascinating Chamorro culture. It is important to know that Guam and Saipan are crowded and the favorites for vacation packages. Go beyond the 2 main islands for a more organized experience.

Nauru

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Photo credit: Laith Stevens

Green cliffs, wild views of the sea, breathtaking sunsets … this is Nauru. Once the second richest country in the world due to the phosphate boom, it is now a pretty poor country that needs tourism to get back on its feet. Helping people has never looked so good!

Nauru Interesting Facts

Nauru is an island built on bird droppings. This poo, or phosphate, was used in fertilizers and degraded between the early 1900s and the late 1980s. Now everything is gone and not much is growing on the island. Also, around 40% of the population of Nauru has type 2 diabetes – more than any other nation.

Niue

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Photo credit: Russel Parkinson

Niue is halfway between Tonga and the Cook Islands. It has very little beach but has breathtaking gorges, gorges and caves all around the coast. As some of the caves extend underwater, it is the perfect location for breathtaking diving.

Pitcairn Island

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Pitcairn Island has the smallest area in the world and is one of the most remote destinations in the world. It has only about 50 residents who are kindly descended from the Bounty mutineers and offers breathtaking hikes.

Tuvalu

South Pacific Island

Tuvalu is one of the smallest, most remote and deepest nations on earth, but it has so much to offer: crystal clear turquoise water, translucent lagoons and slow, pristine atolls.

Tuvalu Interesting Facts

Tuvalu’s highest point is only 15 feet above sea level. It could be one of the first nations to disappear.

Also, little Tuvalu was selling its little Internet suffix – .tv – to a California company for millions of dollars a year.

South Pacific Islands with Current or past transmission, but not a Zika outbreak

Unfortunately, the following targets are infected with the Zika virus.

Cook Islands

Update on September 9, 2020

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The 15 breathtaking tropical islands, named after the great explorer Captain James Cook, offer pristine beaches, azure blue lagoons and lots of fish and fruit. The Cook Islands are practically the definition of a remote island paradise. It is best to visit the dry season between April and November. And don’t forget to spot humpback whales and green turtles!

Cook Islands travel guide

French Polynesia

Update on September 9, 2020

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Seductively peaceful and exuberantly breathtaking, French Polynesia offers far more adventure than its jet-set reputation suggests. From the huge lagoons to the culturally intense Marquesas Archipelago, the 117 islands stretch over an area of ​​sea the size of Europe. Divers, hikers and connoisseurs will find heaven there!

French Polynesia Interesting Facts

French Polynesia is made up of 117 islands and encompasses an area of ​​the Pacific Ocean as large as all of Western Europe. This region is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire and has been called the “Shark Capital of the Pacific”.

Kiribati

Update on September 9, 2020

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Kiribati is a nation of simplicity and great beauty: turquoise lagoons and beautiful sunsets. The country, still untouched by tourism, consists of 33 low-lying islands and atolls that are spread across the equator. In Kiribati you can find real smiles and friendly locals.

Kiribati Interesting Facts

Two small Kiribati islands, Tebua Tarawa and Abanuea, disappeared underwater in 1999. Fortunately, nobody lived there at the time.

Kiribati extends over 3.55 million square kilometers of ocean, making it the world’s largest ocean-to-land ratio.

Palau

Updated September 9, 2020

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Palau is more than a paradise. It is world famous for world class diving: amazing reefs, stunning blue holes, fascinating WWII wrecks, beautiful caves and tunnels, giant seashells and more than 60 vertical dropouts. February and March are the driest months, although it is warm year round and can rain at any time.

Palau Interesting fact

Palau has some of the richest species of marine life in the world, making it an excellent place for diving and snorkeling.

Solomon Islands

Updated September 9, 2020

Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands are the perfect destination if you want to be alone and get off the beaten path. It will be just you, the clear sea, the lush rainforests and the traditional villages. Friendly and relaxed locals are waiting for you, as are deep sea fishing, snorkeling and diving.

Solomon Islands Interesting Facts

Solomon Islanders used dog teeth for money until the 20th century. Also, some remote islands still don’t get TV signals, so the radio is the best way to get the news. In addition, Solomon Islanders were once feared as cannibals and headhunters. But it’s a thing of the past!

Vanuatu

Updated September 9, 2020

Vanuatu

Accessible volcanoes, world class diving, ancient culture and one of the best cuisines in the Pacific make Vanuatu one of the best travel destinations in the world. Additionally, you will be greeted by the very friendly locals with warm and sincere smiles.

Vanuatu Interesting Facts

In Vanuatu you will find Nemo, the cute little clown fish from the movie Finding Nemo. Vanuatu is made up of 83 islands with thick forests, white and black sand beaches, and thousands of marine animals. More than 100 national languages ​​are spoken in Vanuatu.

Are you planning a trip to the South Pacific? Which island do you dream of visiting … or moving to? 😉
Let me know by leaving a comment below!

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