The curious usually get their reward when they go to the South Pacific. There are five star hotels like Sir Stamford at Circular Quay and the Sheraton in Perth. Then there are budget hotels such as Kosrae Nautilus Resort in Micronesia and the Comfort Hotel Wellington.

A number of the world's finest hotels are found in Sydney. The city is a major stop for all tourists who want to get the best of Australia. The Sir Stamford Hotel at Circular Quay is the best there is. It's a first rate hotel that's just a short walk to the Sydney Opera House. Sir Stamford is stylish inside out. It's in the center of Sydney's business district. It serves European food but Asian and exotic foods are also on offer.

The Sheraton Hotel in Perth, meanwhile, gives its guests a quiet view of the Swan River. It has the widest conference rooms in the city. Its Monterey's Brasserie is actually a restaurant that features buffet meals complimented by a lounge that serves cocktails in a laid back ambience.

The Kosrae Nautilus Resort is a big surprise in a small country like Micronesia. Koara Nautilus is a comfy yet affordable hotel where you can see the expanse of the Pacific Ocean. You can also visit the 15th Century Lelu ruins on your own or get a guide to take you to caves dug by Japanese soldiers during World War II.

The South Pacific is sometimes called Australasia. It is a catch-all name that covers countries like Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and the smaller states along the Polynesian Triangle. Along with the stable economies of Australia and New Zealand, the rest of the region has caught on as well.