Whatever your picture of paradise, the South Pacific has it in spades. Across the archipelago, thatched-roof rooms sit suspended above viridescent lagoons and swaying palms provide shade over adults-only infinity pools. Saving your money for island hopping? Basic beach bungalows dot the sand, and are arguably more romantic than any five-star suite. Have kids in tow? Hope they like waterslides and treehouses. Whether you’re looking for a sexy spa retreat, a family-friendly resort or a no-frills spot strictly for shut-eye, we have you covered with the top hotels in the South Pacific.
Don't expect giants here: the chains have more than pull their weight
This is no longer a town with a small number of inns running at high occupancy
Expect to slip into a private spa in a palatial penthouse and being surrounded by art
More than 20 new or renovated hotels have opened since 2012 here
Most are found on the two largest islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu