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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.