There’s no better destination for an exotic escape than the Pacific, home to Guam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Australia. The tropical climate of many Pacific Islands beckons hotel guests to grand adventures: hiking Malaysian mountains, marveling at volcanoes in Indonesia, scuba diving in Guam’s coral reef or simply sunbathing on the Philippines’ 7,107 islands.
When visiting the world’s “largest island,” Australia, our coastal hotels put you near more than sandy beaches. The northeast coast features the Great Barrier Reef, a diver’s paradise, while the west coast includes Nigaloo Marine Park, home to hundreds of coral and fish species. On the south’s Kangaroo Island, you can meet some of the country’s natives: koalas, sea lions and pelicans. For a real outback adventure in Australia, hotel guests can venture into the heart of the continent for exploring the Red Center region’s iconic monoliths, rock climbing or touring Uluru and Alice Springs. And if you’re visiting in August, see the Henley-on-Todd Regatta, a boat race that doesn’t require water!
Of course, every good trip needs good eats, so take a culinary adventure by trying Hawaii’s poi (made from taro root), kangaroo or barramundi fish in Australia and a durian in Singapore (ignore the stink and taste it!).