Family Magic on The Islands of Tahiti

Guide for families traveling to Tahiti

The beautiful white beaches and iconic overwater bungalows are well known as the perfect destination for a romantic getaway but did you know The Islands of Tahiti also have plenty to offer the whole family? Whether you have tiny tots or teenagers, there’s something for everyone to be embraced by Mana and plenty of child-friendly adventures to be had.


Tahiti for tiny tots:

·         For babies and toddlers, the soft sandy beaches and shallow waters are a calm environment to learn to swim and paddle.

·         If you dream of having a few hours entirely to yourself, day care and babysitting is also available on most islands.

Tahiti for tweenies:

·         For slightly older children, the shallow waters of Temae Beach on Moorea and the Matira Beach on Bora Bora are perfect for gaining confidence in the water with a snorkel.

·         Many of the dive centres offer courses for children eight years and up, and good swimmers can join a junior PADI open-water course from the age of nine.


Tahiti for teens:

·         Teens love to paddle board around the lagoons of Tikehau or learn to surf on Rangiroa.

·         On land there are plenty of caves, waterfalls and hidden treasures to explore. Take a guided walk around Moorea’s vast jungle and you’ll learn about the variety of native plants and trees, including wild passion fruit.

·         Iipona is a great island for older kids to explore, seeing the tiki (sacred statues) will open their imaginations into a whole new world.

Tahiti for the whole family:

·         If you want to see more of the islands, try cycling. The traffic is very light and this is a great way to explore more of the beauty that the landscape has to offer.

·         Several of the islands including Raiatea, Moorea, Huahine and Tahiti also offer horse riding for all ages which takes you through hilly regions and plantations.

·         How about exploring the island surroundings by boat? Take a picnic or buy fresh fruit and seafood from the thatched hut beach bars you’ll find dotted around.

·         Tiki Village on Moorea showcases authentic traditions in a culture-rich, tourist-friendly way.  With hands-on activities like basket weaving, opening coconuts and traditional Polynesian cooking in the underground ovens, the locals love to keep their traditional crafts alive.

·         Tahitian families love to party together, teenagers are encouraged to join in on the fun and learn about the local history through song and dance – a spectacle for tourists and little adventurers.


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