Just a few minutes by plane or thirty minutes by high speed catamaran from the island of Tahiti is the Magical Isle of Moorea, the dreamy paradise island that inspired the mythical “Bali Hai” that featured in James Michener’s book, ‘Tales of the South Pacific’.
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’.
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.
It's no question that Tahiti's "Mana" has embraced the hearts of travellers worldwide. Mana is the lifeforce and spirit of Polynesians. It is a single word that evokes the people, culture and lifestyle of Tahiti, and it's what makes people come back over and over to Tahiti. On my recent visit to the Islands of Tahiti, however, I found that the food made such a lasting impression as well. A simplistic definition of Tahitian food is "Polynesian food with French influence" but it's much more than that. It's the eating experience, combined with the natural ingredients and people you eat with (and people who prepare the food) that makes eating in Tahiti quite a memorable experience.
Ever wondered what the eff you can eat on The Islands of Tahiti? Wonder no more! From fancy French fare to bitchin' street food and something to suit all budgets, Tahiti has proven that it's not just a feast for the eyes. Check out my top vegan eats during my travels to Tahiti + Moorea with the Townske + Tahiti Tourisme team flying with Air Tahiti Nui!
Just a few minutes by plane or thirty minutes by high speed catamaran from the island of Tahiti is the Magical Isle of Moorea, the dreamy paradise island that inspired the mythical “Bali Hai” that featured in James Michener’s book, ‘Tales of the South Pacific’. Here you get to swim with the dolphins, feed sharks and sting rays and explore its lagoon known the world over for its beauty. Glorious in its dramatic landscape which springs like a giant emerald from the sapphire waters of the South Pacific, it has all the elements of your fantasy paradise escape