Aitutaki, also known as Ararau and Utataki, is one of the Cook Islands, north of Rarotonga. It is the second most visited island of the Cook Islands. Aitutaki is famous for its turquoise central lagoon, uninhabited islands and palm-fringed beaches. Noteworthy also are an old church (the oldest in the Cook Islands) and some gigantic banyan trees.
Apia is a natural harbour, on Opolu island, one of the Samoa islands. Apia is the largest city and the capital of Samoa. Exept the modern city, still exists the small village of Apia, with the local inhabitants that are living according to their traditional customs.
Bora Bora island is a piece of paradise, an ideal destination for romantic souls. The island is surrounded by a coral reef, which creates a lagoon with calm, shallow, light blue waters. Slopes with rich tropical vegetation, valleys full of flowers and blossoms of hibiscus and palm trees swaying in the wind. Discover the beauty of the island, such as Mount Otemanou, one of the two picks of an extinct volcano that looks like a castle and touches the clouds.
Laoutoka is located in the western part of the Viti Levu island, in Fiji islands, at the Pacific. Laoutoka is known as the "Sugar City", because of its sugar cane belt areas. It is worthwhile visiting the "Sugar Mill", the temple "Hare Krishna", the beautiful Botanical Garden, walk to the central shopping street and shop at duty-free shops and handicraft markets.
Palmerston Island is a coral atoll in the Cook Islands in the Pacific Ocean. A true atoll, Palmerston Island consists of a number of sandy islets on a continuous ring of coral reef enclosing a lagoon. All the islets are wooded with coconut palms, pandanus, and native trees.
French Polynesia is a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean, part of the French territory. The most famous island of French Polynesia is Tahiti, where is located Papeet. Here you can wonder around and visit on foot all the attractions such as Bougainville Park, the cathedral of Notre Dame, the presidential mansion, the city hall and the papeete market.
Rarotonga is the capital island of the Cook Islands and has the largest population. The encircling lagoon is a major tourist draw for Rarotonga and there are resorts and hotels all the way around the island. The most popular areas are the south-eastern corner at Muri where the the lagoon is deep enough for good snorkelling as well as the south and west coasts.
Somosomo is a village northwest in Taveuni, Fiji. Taveuni is well-known for its natural beauty and ideal for diving.
The International Date Line (IDL) is an imaginary line on the surface of the Earth, that runs from the north to the south pole and demarcates one calendar day from the next. It passes through the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly following the 180° longitude but it deviates to pass around some territories and island groups.
The International Date line is on the opposite side of the Earth to the Prime Meridian. The Prime Meridian helps to define Universal Time and is the meridian from which all other time zones are calculated. The International Date Line and the moving point of midnight separate the two calendar days that are current somewhere on Earth.
|1||Papeete (Tahiti French Poly)||------||18:00|
|2||Bora Bora, French Polynesia||07:00||21:00|
|4||Rarotonga, Cook Islands||10:30||18:00|
|5||Aitutaki, Cook Islands||06:30||18:00|
|6||Palmerston Island, Cook Islands||09:00||18:00|
|12||Somosomo, Taveuni, Fiji||06:30||------|
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