Visiting Tahiti’s collection of gorgeous Islands and atolls is an amazing experience. Known for its very special beauty, Tahiti has long been a favorite haven for couples to relax and enjoy each other’s company in perfect surrounds. To wake up in one of Tahiti’s famous, over water bungalows and have your breakfast delivered by smiling Polynesians in an outrigger canoe, is an experience not to be missed.
Tahiti is the largest of 118 Islands and atolls that comprise French Polynesia. The busy, bustling town of Papeete, on Tahiti’s north coast is the capital of French Polynesia. Take a circle Island tour around the Island and discover the lofty Island peaks, cascading waterfalls and coastal land draped with fields of flowers. Visit the Gauguin Museum, local market and shop for world renowned black pearls.
A short journey by air or sea from Tahiti lies the beautiful Island of Moorea, where volcanic peaks are reflected in the tranquil waters of the spectacular bays. Explore the Island’s stunning natural features by jeep safari and visit the many plantations in the beautiful interior of the Island.
Bora Bora’s multicolored lagoon, encircled by a necklace of coral, is renowned throughout the world for its beauty. A 45 minute flight from Papeete, Bora Bora offers a slice of paradise in the comfort of some of the most luxurious resorts that the South Pacific has to offer. Marvel at the total relaxation and stunning sunsets and for the adventurous take the shark feeding tour in the lagoon.
Comprised of two islands joined by a small bridge, Huahine boasts watermelon and cantaloupe gardens on its offshore islets, and bustling Chinese shops along its waterfront. With less tourism development on Huahine, life is reminiscent of South Seas days of old. Raiatea is French Polynesia’s second largest Island and formally the center of Polynesian culture. Archaeological evidence suggests that the great Polynesian seafarers departed from Raiatea on their epic journeys to Hawaii and New Zealand.
The 78 Islands of the Tuamotu Archipelago are scattered over several hundred miles of the Eastern Pacific. Life on these atolls is simple, quiet and peaceful. Manihi is one of the most stunning of these isolated islets, just a two hour flight from Papeete, and its beautiful interior lagoon shelters several black pearl farms. The largest atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago is Rangiroa. With its crystal clear lagoon brimming with sealife and sharks, Rangiroa offers some of French Polynesia’s best scuba diving. The Islands of Tahiti, Rangiroa, Raiatea, Bora Bora and Moorea can also be explored onboard a seven days luxurious cruise.