Photo Tour: The Best of Fiji and Vanuatu

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More often than not, our editors return from trips with hundreds – if not thousands – of photos. As was the case with his recent trip to the South Pacific, Andrew Harper snapped an abundance of beautiful pictures that couldn’t fit into the pages (print or web) of the November 2015 Hideaway Report. Explore the romantic resorts, exotic tropical shores and vibrant culinary delights from Mr. Harper's trip to Fiji and Vanuatu, below.

Sunrise from the hot tub and infinity pool of Nanuku’s Vunikau Penthouse
Sunrise from the hot tub and infinity pool of Nanuku’s Vunikau Penthouse - Photo by Hideaway Report editor
The great room of Nanuku’s Vunikau Penthouse
The great room of Nanuku’s Vunikau Penthouse - Photo by Hideaway Report editor
Main pool at Nanuku, overlooking the sea and Beqa Island
Main pool at Nanuku, overlooking the sea and Beqa Island - Photo by Hideaway Report editor
An appetizer of Fijian palusami: taro leaves layered with coconut milk, tomato, onion, lemon and ginger at Nanuku
An appetizer of Fijian palusami: taro leaves layered with coconut milk, tomato, onion, lemon and ginger at Nanuku - Photo by Hideaway Report editor
Our “food safari” arranged by Nanuku included a visit to a colorful produce market
Our “food safari” arranged by Nanuku included a visit to a colorful produce market - Photo by Hideaway Report editor
A sea urchin tucked in the tidal pools at Nanuku
A sea urchin tucked in the tidal pools at Nanuku - Photo by Hideaway Report editor
Each evening, the torch-lighting ceremony added to the exotic atmosphere of Nanuku
Each evening, the torch-lighting ceremony added to the exotic atmosphere of Nanuku - Photo by Hideaway Report editor
Scene from our snorkeling adventure around the Technicolor reefs off the pier at Ratua Private Island
Scene from our snorkeling adventure around the Technicolor reefs off the pier at Ratua Private Island - Photo by Hideaway Report editor
Tamtam drums standing on Ratua Private Island. Vanuatuan tamtams rank among the world’s largest musical instruments.
Tamtam drums standing on Ratua Private Island. Vanuatuan tamtams rank among the world’s largest musical instruments. - Photo by Hideaway Report editor
Our private stretch of beach at Ratua Private Island
Our private stretch of beach at Ratua Private Island - Photo by Hideaway Report editor
Spa treatment room with a full-size bathtub hewn from the trunk of a tree at Ratua Private Island
Spa treatment room with a full-size bathtub hewn from the trunk of a tree at Ratua Private Island - Photo by Hideaway Report editor
Beachside restaurant at Ratua Private Island at dusk
Beachside restaurant at Ratua Private Island at dusk - Photo by Hideaway Report editor
Our selection from the lunch buffet at the beachside restaurant at Ratua Private Island included fresh green beans, purple yam salad, sweet-and-sour fish, and shrimp with kohlrabi
Our selection from the lunch buffet at the beachside restaurant at Ratua Private Island included fresh green beans, purple yam salad, sweet-and-sour fish, and shrimp with kohlrabi - Photo by Hideaway Report editor
Sculptures guard the pier at Ratua Private Island
Sculptures guard the pier at Ratua Private Island - Photo by Hideaway Report editor
Cruising through a pristine mangrove forest on an island neighboring Ratua
Cruising through a pristine mangrove forest on an island neighboring Ratua - Photo by Hideaway Report editor
Before a sacred kava ceremony in the nakamal at Ratua Private Island, our host related the legend of kava’s discovery
Before a sacred kava ceremony in the nakamal at Ratua Private Island, our host related the legend of kava’s discovery - Photo by Hideaway Report editor
Each evening at Ratua Private Island, we dined by candlelight overlooking the sea
Each evening at Ratua Private Island, we dined by candlelight overlooking the sea - Photo by Hideaway Report editor
The staff of Ratua Private Island bid us farewell with a song
The staff of Ratua Private Island bid us farewell with a song - Photo by Hideaway Report editor

Read more about Mr. Harper's South Pacific discoveries in the November 2015 Hideaway Report.

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