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Melanesia is a subregion of Oceania extending from the western end of the Pacific Ocean to the Arafura Sea, and eastward to Fiji. The region comprises most of the islands immediately north and northeast of Australia. The name Melanesia (from Greek: μέλας black; νῆσος, islands) was first used by Jules Dumont d'Urville in 1832 to denote an ethnic and geographical grouping of islands distinct from Polynesia and Micronesia. The term Melanesia can be used in either an anthropological or a geographical context. In the former, the term refers to one of the three regions of Oceania whose pre-colonial population generally belongs to one ethno-cultural family as a result of centuries of maritime migrations. The geographic conception of Melanesia is used as a reference to the area where political, ethnic, and linguistic distinctions are not relevant.

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  1. The Next Paradise Boutique Resort Details

    http://www.next-paradise.com/
    The Next Paradise Boutique Resort sits on one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches of Zanzibar, facing directly the Indian Ocean and protected by the coral reef which is about one kilometer away. Located only 45 minutes drive from Ston...

  2. Airways HotelDetails

    http://www.airways.com.pg
    Airways Hotel is Papua New Guinea's leading hotel, Australasia's leading airport hotel and one of the most unique airport hotels in the world. Nestled into the mountainside in its own botanical gardens with stunning views from crystal clear...

  3. Drehu Village HotelDetails

    http://www.drehu.grands-hotels.cc
    Discovery and change of scene. The Lifou island, off the New Caledonia mainland coast awaits you to experience the remote beauty of Loyalty Islands. The hotel "Drehu Village" is the perfect place to stay. Right on one of the most magnificie...

  4. Finch Bay Eco HotelDetails

    http://www.finchbayhotel.com
    The only beachfront hotel in Santa Cruz is a 5-minute boat ride from Puerto Ayora. Secluded and serene amid the mangroves, with a magnificent pool and private beach, the Finch Bay also has over 30 species of resident birds. Rooms feature ye...

  5. Le Pacifique HotelDetails

    http://www.new-caledonia.pacific-resorts.com
    The most affordable of the three Nouvata Hotels in Noumea, Hotel Le Pacifique offers simple rooms in a 10-storey building overlookinh a huge swimming pool and across the road from beautiful Anse Vata Beach, the place to stay in Noumea for a...

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