Five destinations in teh South Pacific where you can travel and find therapy on holiday.

Travel as Therapy: Introvert-Friendly Destinations in the Pacific

This is a guest post by Marie Nieves.  Marie is the editor of High Style Life.  You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Introverts love to travel, but on their own terms. While most extroverts imagine holidays as a time for grooving with their friends, expanding their social circle and being a bit on the wild side, introverts enjoy just the opposite. Instead of drawing energy from social occasions, they revel in quiet cogitation, one-on-one conversations and time for self. Regardless of this distinction, a great way of recharging one’s batteries is by travelling. If you are an introvert in search for a bit of peace and quiet away from the urban jungle, then read on as we present some of the most breathtaking destinations in the Pacific.

Five destinations in the South Pacific where you can travel and find therapy on holiday.

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New Zealand

If you remember the lush green and stunning landscapes in The Lord of the Rings movies, then you already know a tiny piece of what New Zealand has to offer. Create an itinerary of movie sets and relive your favourite scenes in a different light. A trip to Hobbiton, with its familiar picket fences, snug Hobbit houses and endless flower-strewn meadows is a great way to spend a day. For some quality time on your own, you can do hiking, swimming with dolphins or whale watching. If you, however, feel in the mood for an adrenaline rush, go for whitewater rafting, zorbing or try bungee jumping, which was, incidentally, invented in Queenstown.

Five destinations in the South Pacific where you can travel and find therapy on holiday.

New Zealand
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French Polynesia

French Polynesia is part of Polynesian (derived from Greek “many islands”) islands, which also include Samoa, Tonga, the Cook Islands and Easter Island. The most famous part of French Polynesia and a true paradise for introverted travellers is Bora Bora, whose dazzling natural scenery enchants even the most widely travelled adventurers. Imagine yourself standing at the very edge of the sea, with your toes dipped in the warm white sand, the sun rays slowly caressing your face as your eyes feast on the translucent water ahead. For a unique experience, book a thatched bungalow at Four Seasons Bora Bora, leave all your worries behind and try to catch the July Heiva Festival for a splendid Tahitian dance performance. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to take a dive among manga rays in Tuamotu Atolls.

Five destinations in the South Pacific where you can travel and find therapy on holiday.

French Polynesia
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The Cook Islands

An opportunity to visit the Cook Islands should not be missed since this is what experienced travellers call a bucket-list destination. It is ideal for introverts since it offers plenty of opportunities to unwind undisturbed by other people. Many of the islands are still unexplored, and you needn’t be fussed about anything disturbing your aura of peace and quiet. Maire Nui Botanical Gardens are a must, a secluded natural enclosure where you can savour a tasty meal surrounded by exotic flora. For a bit of cultural background and local tradition, visit Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre in Rarotonga, which offers a rich and fascinating collection of whaling artefacts and lots of information on local marine life.

Five destinations in the South Pacific where you can travel and find therapy on holiday.

The Cook Islands
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New Caledonia

New Caledonia comprises a range of islands that are a perfect getaway from everyday stress and pressures of modern lifestyle. It is easy to adapt to the laid-back island vibe and appetising French cuisine. Since it is still a French outpost, Francophiles will particularly appreciate its French twist, which makes it stand out from many other Pacific islands. If you don’t know French, then you should probably learn some, or else, rely on mime, gestures or other tricks up your sleeve to transcend the linguistic barrier. For the best experience off the beaten track, forget about the capital, Nouméa, which is extremely popular, and instead skip off to The Isle of Pines, which is an easily accessible, but a much more tourist-free island. You can try a range of water sports, taste local dishes and appreciate the quiet magic of the island.

Five destinations in the South Pacific where you can travel and find therapy on holiday.

New Caledonia
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If you are still mulling over your options, then keep in mind these introvert-friendly destinations, which will simultaneously feel like home and be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Marie Nieves
Marie Nieves is a student and a blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels, she likes to read poetry and prose and to surf the Internet. Her favourite writer is Tracy Chevalier and she always carries one of her books in her bag. Marie loves to share her experiences and talk about practical solutions. She is an avid lover of photography.

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