Solo in The Islands of Tahiti
Travelling solo is one of the single best gifts you can give yourself. Exploring a destination in your own time, on your own terms, is sometimes the best way to see the places on your bucket list. So, why not explore the ancient culture, pristine beauty and lush landscape of The Islands of Tahiti, all by yourself?
Bora Bora and Moorea may be the first destinations that spring to mind in this paradise, and these are also wonderful for solo travellers, but some of the lesser known islands of Tahiti have countless adventures waiting for those travelling alone.
FAKARAVA, THE UNTOUCHED PARADISE
To truly experience the magic that the ocean offers, the well kept secret island of Fakarava is a paradise for those traveling solo. Fakarava, which means “beautiful”, lives up to its name, boasting vivid coral, myriads of fish and the famous “wall” of sharks. Scuba diving and snorkelling tours are ideal for those travelling by themselves as it presents the opportunity to meet other travellers whilst still experiencing this untouched ocean haven blissfully alone.
TAHITI, THE MAINLAND
If staying close to town is more your solo-travelling style, the main island of Tahiti offers a long list of activities for those who prefer to travel alone. Hike the local peaks to take in views that will rival any you’ve ever seen, or browse the local markets and galleries. Although unlike any other city, the capital Papeete offers shopping and a museum that will pass hours, and when the sun starts to set you can make your way to the foreshore to eat at the local food trucks, or roulottes, with the locals.
STAY AT A TAHITIAN GUESTHOUSE
If you want to be completely immersed in the culture, staying in a Tahitian Guesthouse, locally referred to as pensions, is a great option – and a particularly good option for solo travelers. These properties are usually family-operated each Tahitian Guesthouse has its own style and personality, making sure your stay feels more like home. Staying in a pension also gives you the opportunity to learn about the Tahitian culture through the locals and discover hidden gems that many tourists would miss.
So as a solo traveller, say yes to new adventures today, for the memories of a lifetime!