A timeless paradise
Aboard Oceanic Discoverer
- Alotau to Noumea - 14 DaysNov 2012
The legendary romance of the South Pacific seas is alive and well in this sparkling collection of treasure islands. Here, time has stood still. Tradition and custom remain intact. Shy native wildlife thrives in virgin rainforests. Neon-coloured reef fish dart among the coral gardens of the calm, island lagoons. Village artisans create tribal artefacts in the slow, careful way their forebears taught them. Coffee workers sing as they walk in the flower-fragrant mornings to family plantations.
Festivals and events are celebrated with both wild enthusiasm and religious solemnity - and the traditional cup of kava. Melanesia will charm and delight you. Rediscover ritual, peace, childlike enchantment and reawaken your senses to the warmth of the South Sea Islanders. Take a journey of discovery into the land where minutes and hours pass by ever so peacefully.