By Ilona Kauremszky

Q: My husband and I got married in the Caribbean a few years ago and now we’d like to spend an anniversary in the South Pacific and are even thinking about Hawaii. Should we fly this far or should we just stick to the Caribbean?

A: While the Caribbean is closer South Pacific destinations have their own magical allure and natural beauty that has attracted many romantics over the years. You might recall back in the sixties singing sensation and heart throb Elvis Presley helped put Hawaii on the map with his Blue Hawaii, a classic romantic film about a G.I.’s homecoming starring the stunning Joan Blackman.

Maui a part of Hawaii is another exotic isle laden with couple getaway experiences. Picture horseback riding along Hana’s coastline, having a couple’s massage at one of the hotels like the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, and experiencing a traditional luau in which performers entertain crowds with romantic songs and traditional dances.

If you consider the flight time to somewhere like Hawaii, it’ll be around 10 hours but the good thing is you fly in at night allowing you to start your slumber soon after your arrival. Stop-overs for this destination often include Los Angeles or Vancouver which is about a five hour flight from Toronto giving you some time to regroup and refuel as most flights now offer food for purchase.

Fun Sun Vacations ( released their 56-page Hawaii brochure packed with 125 properties on its six islands: Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai and the Big Island.

Boomerang Tours has two brochures dedicated to the South Pacific region. Also check out the 20-page Tahiti and Her Islands 2008 brochure and their 52-page South Pacific 2008 brochure which you can obtain by visiting your nearest travel agent or by visiting


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