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They are all mind-bogglingly beautiful and perfect places to round out your French Polynesian experience. Each has at least one very good quality resort which is intimate in size yet provides a full range of facilities and high quality services. Ask Our Specialists to help you work out which atoll is best for you. You should allow at least 4 days out in the Tuamotus to get most benefit from a visit. The sunsets and the amazing night sky display have to be seen to be believed. These two islands share the same lagoon and were probably joined together in ancient times.

Uturoa is the port and main town. Enjoy the charming little fishing wharf and its outdoor cafes, as well as the food stores and food shops. Raiatea and Tahaa are both known for pearl culture and vanilla plantations. Visits to these industries are included on special tours; the most accessible to tourists are on Tahaa. These islands are surrounded by a huge lagoon that is ideal for snorkeling. The scuba diving in the coral gardens and wrecks of these islands is also spectacular. The resort at Tahaa offers a great view of the mountains and motus in Bora Bora. The Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort, managed by Sofitel, is located on the west coast of Tahiti. It overlooks the lagoon with the island Moorea in the background.

The choice is either the 3 night Blue Lagoon Cruise which departs Wednesday, or the 4 night Pink Sand Cruise departing Saturday. This spacious catamaran has 12 cabins, each with private ensuite bathroom. The vessel is equipped with jet skis, kayaks, and 3 tenders for transfers or tours. Just imagine a leisurely cruise on an enormous, sheltered lagoon teaming with tropical fish. Haumana is famous for its special picnics either on an uninhabited tropical island or at a table set up in the shallows where you picnic with your feet in the water.

  • On Hiva Oa every plant, shrub and tree seems to flower which adds something very special to this remarkable island and compliments its black-sand coastline and greener-than-green valleys.
  • The airport at Nuku Hiva is on the opposite side of the island from the main settlement Taiohae.
  • Both main islands have one special small resort for visitors to base themselves to explore and enjoy what the islands have to offer then return to a cold drink, a good meal and a comfortable bed.
  • All of the Suites and Villas are very spacious and beautifully appointed with local materials.
  • There are many options: International Resorts with overwater Bungalows, Polynesian Spas and Dolphin Encounters. You can also enjoy world-class entertainment, outrigger canoe room service, and more.

So many clients want to be able to snorkel without having to take a paid for excursion so the proximity to fabulous snorkeling is such an asset. 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 ideal for social distancing. After spending one night in Papeete you can then travel to Moorea, Bora Bora and Taha’a. Staying at resorts that are boutique in size when compared to mega resorts of Hawaii, Mexico Or the Caribbean.

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Bungalows of resorts and family pensions are scattered on beautiful white sand beaches, among flowered gardens or over the lagoon allowing you to discover the best of Moorea’s spirit. The Marquesas’ main islands are breathtaking with their towering mountains that seem to rise directly from the ocean. As you get closer, you will pick out the enchanting valleys, canyons and bays. Nuku Hiva is the second biggest island in French Polynesia and has the third biggest waterfall in world at 350 metres high.

The hotel offers a swimming pool, a bar, a black pearl boutique, and a variety of other amenities. Le Ari’i, the resort’s overwater restaurant offers a breathtaking sunset view and a delicious dining experience. The Marquesas Group’s two main islands are exceptional and worth a visit. They offer a unique experience for adventurous travellers who venture far into French Polynesia. Most days, there are direct flights between Papeete (and both Nuku Hiva or Hiva Oa), which are located approximately 1200 to 1300km north from Papeete. The flight time from Papeete To Nuku Hiva takes 3 hours 45 minutes, while the direct flight between Papeete And Hiva Oa takes 3 hrs 50 minutes.

Raiatea is the second largest island in French Polynesia and Tahiti. It is located 40 minutes away from Papeete. Known as The Sacred Island, Raiatea is considered by the local people to be the birth place of the Polynesian Gods and is thought by some to be the legendary Hawaiki of Maori folklore. Many important sacred historical sites, especially in the Taputapuatea region, are worth visiting.

Six days a week, Twin Otter flights are available It takes 45 minutes to get between Hiva Oa & Nuku metre long and 13.8 metre wide catamaran “Haumana” offers 2 cruises on the Rangiroa Lagoon.