Dreaming Of Tahiti

These are all stunning and the perfect places to complete your French Polynesian adventure. Each resort has at least one excellent quality resort that is small but offers a wide range of services and facilities. Ask Our Specialists you work out which atoll is best for you. To get the most out of a Tuamotus visit, you should plan to spend at least four days there. 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.

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. It was also a great opportunity to visit the markets again and enjoy the local culture in Papeete. The Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort, located on Motu Tiano is a small islet on the coral reef.

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 two main islands of the Marquesas are spectacular as you approach with their towering mountains which seem to rise up directly from the sea. As you get closer, you’ll see the beautiful valleys, canyons, and bays. Nuku Hiva, the second largest island in French Polynesia, is home to the third highest waterfall in the world, at 350m high.

Raiatea, the second biggest island in French Polynesia after Tahiti, is 40 minutes by air from Papeete, 15 minutes from Huahine and 20 minutes from Bora Bora. Raiatea, also known as The Sacred Island is believed to be the birthplace of the Polynesian Gods. There are many important sacred historical sites especially around the Taputapuatea area which are certainly worth visiting.

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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. These industries can be visited on special tours. The most accessible 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. From the resort at Tahaa you get a clear view right over to the mountains and motus of Bora Bora. Located on one of the nicest white sand beaches on Tahiti’s west coast, the Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort managed by Sofitel faces the lagoon bordered by the coral reef with the island of Moorea in the background.

  • The most frequently visited atolls are Rangiroa, Fakarava and Tikehau, all of which haveinternationally rated hotels.
  • September is the best month to visit French Polynesia’s islands. It has the longest days and the driest climate.
  • There are 118 islands scattered throughout the South Pacific. It’s hard to find all the things you want to do in Tahiti.
  • 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.
  • Tahiti is nearly two islands – in fact there are even two names Tahiti Nui and Tahiti Iti , but they are naturally joined together.

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! The market in Papeete is worth a visit, as is Vaima Centre, which is famous for its Tahitian Artefacts.

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There are Twin Otter flights 6 days a week between Hiva Oa and Nuku Hiva which take 45 minutes. The 36 metre long and 13.8 metre wide catamaran “Haumana” offers 2 cruises on the Rangiroa Lagoon.

Many clients want to snorkel without the need to pay for an excursion. This is why it is so great to have access to fantastic snorkeling. The Islands of Tahiti are OPEN and there is very minor instance of the pandemic. The USA as of Sep 29 has 2,549,268 active cases, while also on Sep 29 French Polynesia has just 290 active cases. 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. You will find smaller resorts than the mega resorts in Mexico, Hawaii, and Mexico. Or the Caribbean.

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