Elodie Boursaus from Taapuna Puanaauia, on the west coast of Tahiti tells us about local favourites and where to soak up true Tahitian beauty…
Home to one of the world’s only divers qualified to swim closely with whales, Rodolphe Holler, The Islands of Tahiti offer incredible opportunities to see the mammals up close in a harmonious environment.
Many of us dream of a luxury honeymoon in The Islands of Tahiti - and that doesn’t have to be out of reach. Although known for its luxe overwater bungalows, a Tahiti honeymoon doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are a few tips for budget savvy lovers to make a Tahitian honeymoon a reality.
Live a romance in The Islands of Tahiti does not only mean rent an Overwater Bungalow in Bora Bora. Love is a part of every island in Tahiti and to experience your perfect romantic trip in The Islands of Tahiti, just choose the one that reflects the best your love to each other.
From the patisseries of Papeete to the Marquesan bird dance, Tahiti mixes French influence with Polynesian culture. Even in winter, Tahiti’s balmy temperatures mean you never get cold between swims.
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.
Tahiti Tourisme interviewed Angie Kelly, a travel writer who went several times to Tahiti, to give you a better idea about our islands.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take a short flight from Tahiti to what locals will tell you is their choice of destination. Huahine (pronounced hoo-a-heeny) will give you a real taste of island life and energise you with 'Mana' from the welcoming locals and natural landscape.Huahine may be small in size but it has plenty to do—you will wish you could stay longer, and I recommend that you do! It holds an authentic island life that makes living at a slower pace so darn appealing; you will feel uplifted with 'Mana' at every turn.
Spend a couple of days exploring the main island of Tahiti and you won’t leave disappointed. Papeete is full to the brim with cultural stops to keep your itinerary full, and this is only scratching the surface.
Connected by the essence of Mana, the fundamental spirit to embrace, The Islands of Tahiti are bound to leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and most of all, even more connected than ever before. Unlike any other place on Earth, The Islands of Tahiti seem to have an energy that flows from its people and culture and beyond to the diverse range of landscapes.
Many who travel often fail to embody the culture and lifestyle of a destination and really reflect genuinely and meaningfully during their experience. The Islands of Tahiti manage to break down those barriers and cast aside those inhibitions we sometimes face whilst travelling abroad. The Islands of Tahiti let you travel in such a way that you can’t help but feel connected to the culture, the lifestyle and sincerely feel like you’ve escaped the worries of the world. In Tahiti, this interconnection is known as Mana - the spirit to embrace. Here's my guide to exploring Tahiti in a day...
Tahiti: A world where entrenched Polynesian culture collides with the added flair of French sophistication. A land where the wild mountainous landscapes appear to plunge into the most unbelievably surreal coloured waters. Black sand beaches hug the coastline while valleys and mountainsides filled with towering waterfalls provide the most dramatic backdrop you've ever appreciated. Undoubtedly remote, The Islands of Tahiti are sure to leave you speechless from the moment you arrive, all while allowing you to disengage from the worries of the world - Welcome to Tahiti.
With over 118 islands in French Polynesia, there are a plethora of incredible beaches to explore. The island of Tahiti itself has some of the best black sand beaches in the Pacific, as well as some stunning paradisiacal stretches of white sand to feed your desire for variety. Here's a guide to some of my favourite beaches on the island of Tahiti.
A world-renowned diving location known for its abundance of underwater life, Rangiroa is the largest atoll in the Tuamotus and attracts travellers from all over the globe. For those with an urge to explore and wanting a break from their underwater adventures, there is still plenty to see and do on land. Here's a guide to help you embrace Mana, the life force and spirit of Polynesia, and enjoy the best of Rangiroa out of the water.
On an island where cascading waterfalls and calm natural springs litter the landscape, the immense selection of natural sights to explore can be overwhelming. Here are a few of my favourite spots to visit along the coastline and inland valleys of Tahiti's main island to ensure you make the most of your visit.
The Islands of Tahiti isn’t only made of 5 star Hotels. There are actually plenty of locally owned guest houses and small family-run hotels, where you can meet locals and truly experience the Polynesian culture.
11 important things to know before your trip to Tahiti.
Holding onto a bucket on the back deck of a beautiful 62 ft catamaran straining my eyes to see the horizon in an attempt to steady my tummy from the 4 hours of rocking across the ocean…. this is not what a thought I was getting myself into when I signed up to a girls boat trip to Tahiti. After 18 hours at sea where almost everyone was sick captain included, I woke up in paradise. This was the only bad part of the trip and in a strange way one of the most memorable parts. We were all very close after these lengthy hours as salty sea dogs!
Tahiti is an intoxicating mix of natural splendour and some of the world’s most incredible hotels. Angie Kelly goes island hopping to road test three of the best.
Just 36 hours on this droplet of natural splendour is enough to send Angie Kelly's gush-o-meter into full tilt.
There are only two places on earth so far that have brought me to the brink of tears. One was a sunny vineyard in Provence, though that had as much to do with the wine as the setting; the other was this tropical dot of loveliness in French Polynesia.
Once upon a time, Tahiti was the ultimate couples’ paradise, but now one of the world’s most romantic destinations is also family friendly. It is not just honeymooners but mum, dad and the kids you’ll see strolling hand in hand along a perfect beach.