French Polynesia Closing Borders To Tourists From Wednesday

The sunsets and the amazing night sky display have to be seen to be believed. The scenic Air Tahiti flight departing from Papeete to Bora Bora takes just 50 minutes and is available several times a day. You will be captivated by Bora Bora’s beauty from the air. This island is known as “The Romantic Island”.

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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 is on the opposite side of the island from 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. You have the option of either the 3 night Blue Lagoon Cruise departing Wednesday or the 4 day Pink Sand Cruise departing Saturday.

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. Staying at resorts that are boutique in size when compared to mega resorts of Hawaii, Mexico or the Caribbean. Even at its busiest, Tahiti receives the same number visitors per year as Hawaii in a single week!

tourism in tahiti

The Museum of Tahiti is located just outside Punaauia. Next, drive to the Paul Gauguin Museum for the Gauguin display as well as the magnificent view of Tahiti Iti. You can spend another day in Tahiti by taking a cross-island 4WD tour that takes you to the most important natural and historical sights on this fascinating island. Our Specialists can help you get the most from a short stay on Tahiti. Bora Bora is just a short flight away from Tahiti. The Island is known for its beautiful blue lagoons and luxurious bungalows. It is also home to lush valleys, white sandy beaches, and tropical coral.

Although the Tuamotu Islands can be reached in 60 minutes by plane from Papeete (about 60 minutes), it is a completely different experience. Because of their mountainous interiors, the Society Islands are the most visited tourist islands. Rangiroa, Tikehau, Fakarava and Manihi are entirely different.

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. Our specialists have all the details and can organize the Haumana Cruise with your resort stay. Remember a few moments ago when we said Taha’a was the best island for complete peace and quiet? That was before we discovered Tikehau, a desert atoll that is home to 500 Tahitians and a few generations of fishermen.

You can also visit a historic site. Moorea has excellent snorkelling and diving, plenty of water sports activities and an 18-hole golf course too. You are in for a special treat if holidaying on Moorea from mid June to mid July; that’s the time of the annual Heiva Festival with its special French Polynesian singing, dancing and sports.

We can help you find a resort that is less expensive if you are looking for an affordable option. Staying in a modest resort property is one of the best things about a Bora Bora vacation. It is within walking distance to shops, supermarkets, and cafes where locals shop and dine. 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. The resort is nestled in a coconut plantation, bordered by a beautiful pink sandy beach that can be reached after a 20-minute boat transfer.

Hubby and me had the trip of our lives when we visited Rangiroa. This is amazing 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.