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There is also the chance to visit an historic site or two. Moorea offers excellent snorkelling and diving and a variety of water sports activities. There is also an 18-hole golf course. Moorea holidaymakers will be in for a treat if they visit between mid June and mid July. This is the time when the Heiva Festival takes place with its French Polynesian singing, dancing, and sports.

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You will experience your first Polynesian experience from the moment you arrive. Traditional Polynesian lei made with the fragrant Tiare flower, which means “Ia Orana”, “Hello!” or “Manava”, or “Welcome” and “Hello!” Tahitians are all French citizens. Many of the island’s residents, especially in Pape’ete’s capital, were born in France. The official language is French, and the local currency is French Pacific Franc. TAP WATER RISK – HIGH

Hubby and I had the trip of a lifetime when we visited Rangiroa! This is amazing Atoll is a string of coral encircling a luminous turquoise and jade-green lagoon and is one of the world’s greatest dive destinations. 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.

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Nuku Hiva, the second largest island in French Polynesia, is home to the third highest waterfall in the world, at 350m high. The airport at Nuku Hiva can be found on the opposite side to the main settlement Taiohae. The transfer time between the two is approximately 90 minutes and takes you through some of the spectacular scenic spots on the island. The 36-metre-long and 13.8-metre wide catamaran “Haumana”, which measures 13.8 metres in length, offers 2 cruises on Rangiroa Lagoon. The choice is either the 3 night Blue Lagoon Cruise which departs Wednesday, or the 4 night Pink Sand Cruise departing Saturday.

Stop at The Museum of Tahiti just out of Papeete at Punaauia, and then drive on to the Paul Gauguin Museum to enjoy the Gauguin display and the Iti. If you have another day on Tahiti a cross-island 4WD trip takes you to some exceptional natural and historic sights in the centre of this interesting island. Our Specialists can help you get the most from a short stay on Tahiti. Just a short flight from Tahiti lies the magical Bora Bora. Renowned for its magical blue lagoons and luxury bungalows, the Island is a haven of lush valleys, white sandy beaches and tropical coral.

The Islands of Tahiti remain OPEN and there is a very rare pandemic. As of Sep 29, the USA had 2,549,268 active case while French Polynesia only has 290. The Islands of Tahiti are perfect for social distancing, with one night at the most in Papeete, you then escape to the less populated islands of Moorea, Bora Bora, Taha’a, Huahine, Rangiroa or Tikehau. You will find smaller resorts than the mega resorts in Mexico, Hawaii, and the Caribbean. Even at its busiest, Tahiti receives the same number visitors per year as Hawaii in a single week!

The Tuamotu Islands are only around 60 minutes by air from Papeete, but what a different experience awaits you. Because of their mountainous interiors, the Society Islands are the most visited tourist islands. Rangiroa, Tikehau, Fakarava and Manihi are entirely different.