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Features Overwater Suites, Beach Villas and 2 Royal Beach Villas. Private patio with tropical gardens, private swimming pool, spacious lounge, terrace, and private deck with direct access the lagoon All of the Suites and Villas are very spacious and beautifully appointed with local materials. The Coral Gardens are amazing and located near the resort. It was only my second snorkeling experience ever and I’m hooked!

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The best time to visit Bora Bora: budget or blowout, here’s our guide.

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The panoramic ocean view is offered from all 146 rooms and 12 of the overwater bungalows. All units come fully equipped with air conditioning, personal safety and a bathroom with separate tub and shower. The resort has 2 restaurants, outrigger boats, a tennis court, and the largest sand bottom swimming pool in South Pacific, located in the middle of a tropical park. It takes just 10 minutes to fly from Tahiti or Moorea, and you will arrive at “The Magic Island”. Moorea is a great place for a relaxing holiday, just try to get somewhere to stay at short notice over a local long weekend and it is odds-on the resorts will be bulging with local people on holiday from Papeete! Moorea is not a huge island although the road that circles the coast is still 62 km in length and in that 62 km and on the side roads up into the mountain valleys you will find many features to enjoy.

Physically setting foot on a “low island”, or atoll, is an unforgettable experience. Seeing a chain of coral islets, each encircling a turquoise lagoon, stretching on for dozens of kilometres is a breathtaking sight from the plane. It is almost unbelievable to imagine people living in this environment, lost in vast oceans. It is amazing to share the daily lives of islanders in tune with their rhythms, even if it is only for a few days. Rangiroa Fakarava, Tikehau and Fakarava are the most visited atolls. All three have internationally rated hotels. Other atolls are home to family-run guest houses that offer warm hospitality and a warm welcome.

I had been to French Polynesia several years ago and enjoyed a brief stay on Moorea. I was eager to return to Bora Bora or Huahine. Plus it was an ideal opportunity to revisit the markets and enjoy the local cultural experience in Papeete. Located on Motu Tiano, a tiny islet of 4 hectares on the coral reef, the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort is the only resort on the atoll.

You won’t wear a mask while on an adventurous ATV ride that takes you to a lofty lookout where the incredible beauty of the lagoons becomes overwhelmingly apparent. Starting with Papeete, the first thing you realise is that Papeete has a very lively night life and the later at night – the livelier! There is an excellent market in Papeete which is well worth a visit as is the Vaima Centre which is known for its Tahitian Artefacts.

If you’re staying in the north-west corner, you might consider a stroll down to Le Petite Village to grab a croissant or baguette. You can rent a bike to explore further afield, no matter where you’re staying. You can also rent scooters and cars, and the flat road around the island is lined with cafes, bistros and bakeries. Don’t overlook a visit to the Juice Factory on the shores of picturesque Cook’s Bay.

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To fully experience the romance of Bora Bora, no matter what you do, get out on the water at sunrise or sunset. Tahiti is almost two islands. In fact, there are two names for Tahiti Nui. Tahiti Iti is the other name. However, they are naturally combined. The road around Tahiti Nui is 115 km but the main hotels and resorts are concentrated in a 25 km band between the Capital Papeete which is on the north west of the island, and south to Punaauia around 15 km away. Between these two points, Faaa International Airport can be found only 5km away from Papeete.

This place is perfect for history lovers, as it has many archaeological sites and maraes you can visit. You can also take a tour of the vanilla plantation, or take a small boat to the local pearl farms. Or ask a local to show your the’sacred-blue-eye eels’. This incredible Atoll is a string coral that surrounds a luminous turquoise lagoon. It is one of the most popular dive destinations in the world. On the atoll of Rangiroa coral reef, the Kia Ora Resort & Spa is located near the Tiputa pass, along a large white sand beach bordered by coconut trees.

  • The Society Islands that are the most popular tourist islands are what are known as “high” islands due to their mountainous interiors.
  • Activities and excursions are booming as tourism returns to Tahiti.
  • The Islands of Tahiti offer a paradise of calm waters, colourful tropical fish and coral beds.