A clear candidate for ‘Paradise on earth’ is Tahiti’s little sister island Moorea. It’s a passionate heart shaped island with eight volcanic peaks in a sleeping beauty landscape with all the magic you would expect from a fairytale existence. Imagine Hawaii before it became too popular. And surrounding the heart is a protective barrier reef. Yes, it’s enchanting and is easily deserving of its reputation as French Polynesia’s ‘magical island’.
If you want to stay away from the many tourists who frequent the islands and want to be immersed in the Polynesian ambiance and Mana (spirit), this is the perfect trip for you.
The Moorea Madness brochure is a discount brochure for activities on Moorea. Discounts and special rates are only valid for one person. On arrival at establishment, each person must present their own Moorea Madness brochure to qualify for the discount. Make sure you have your Moorea Madness brochure with you to redeem the discounts.
Undisturbed island serenity on a vanilla-smelling Tahitian islet. It sounds good, it smells good and you can bet your bottom dollar it’ll do you good.
Not sure where to take your next tropical trip? While other other destinations offer sun, sand and clear blue water, The Islands of Tahiti are one of the few destinations that allow you to be embraced by mana - the life-force and spirit of the Polynesian people. The people, lifestyle and culture of Tahiti make set it apart from other destinations of its kind. Don't let a strict time limit stop you, it's possible to cram a whole lotta food, culture and relaxation into even the shortest visit to The Islands of Tahiti. With a little preparation and my Top Five, you'll be well on your way to making sure you hit all the hot spots on your visit.
The Islands of Tahiti is made up of 118 Islands, 67 of them habited and we got to explore just 2! This guide takes you a little deeper into Tahiti and Huahine to give you a few more ideas on what you can see and do and how you can feel and experience the Mana of this amazing place. Each Island provides a different experience and while you might find palm trees and blue blue water everywhere you will find each Island has a unique feel and focus for you to explore.
Exploring the Islands of Tahiti started in Papeete, looking for some of the key arts and cultural spots. We arrived via Air Tahiti Nui, a very comfortable flight with very modern equipment to not only watch some movies but also learning about the Islands of Tahiti. Its a very peaceful 5 hours from Auckland for me. Tahiti is the largest of the Islands and boasts waterfalls, lagoons, extinct volcanoes and a huge variety of festivals and are cultural destinations. We made it our aim, with the help of Tahiti tourisme to find some of the well known as well as lesser known spots.
Huahine is a hidden gem in the the cluster of Islands that makes up the Islands of Tahiti. A quick 30 minute flight by Air Tahiti from the main Island Tahiti brings you to a tropical paradise a world of difference from the busy Islands. Throughout the Islands you will experience the Mana or lifeforce and spirit of Polynesians but on this beautiful Island you feel it strongly. With a tiny population, lush green hills, magical blue water, incredible archeological history, beautiful pearls, warm and friendly people this Island is full of little gems to discover.