South Pacific Bubble Could Fly Next Month To Tahiti

When staying on Tahiti for two or three days before venturing off to Moorea, Bora Bora etc, we strongly advise that you organise your time to get the most from your short stay. Tahiti, which is six hours from Auckland, is the main island. It has close to 200,000 inhabitants. Here you will find markets, fine dining and boutique hotels. Moorea is tall, steep, and full of green pinnacles, blue waterfalls, and a coral reef ecosystem that makes it a haven to dive. And Bora Bora is known for romance – overwater bungalows, hibiscus and palm-ringed clear blue lagoons.

The main village – Fare, bursts into life when the cargo boat from Papeete docks; the second biggest village is Maeva. Huahine offers a variety of high-quality accommodation. Our Specialists can help you make the right choice. We specialize in all corners of French Polynesia, including the romantic and magical. There are four flights per week between Auckland and Papeete, with a flight time of approximately five hours. French Polynesia is a vast territory spread over an enormous area of the South Pacific and contains many of the most idyllic tropical islands to be found anywhere on Earth.

The scenic Air Tahiti flight from Papeete to Bora Bora operates several times each day and takes only 50 minutes. You will be captivated by Bora Bora’s beauty from the air. This island is known as “The Romantic Island”. The airport is built on one of the many lagoon islands and your transfer to your chosen resort is by boat through the lagoon. We are happy to assist you find the best fit for your personal requirements. 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.

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Hiva Oa is also a mountainous island with lush fertile valleys – much loved by Paul Gauguin and known as “The Garden of the Marquesas”. 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. 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. Activities on Bora Bora focus on the lagoon although guided treks are available on foot or the mainland forest to spectacular lookouts on Mt Pahia and Mt Otemanu. If you can tear yourself away from lazing in the lagoon, you might try a Jet-ski trip right around the lagoon, a swim with the sharks trip, a sunset cruise by outrigger canoe, Scuba diving or a Boston Whaler lagoon trip.

If you are looking for more activity, we recommend a quadbike tour of the inland tracks and roads. You will have spectacular views of the island and lagoon as well as the plantations and farms up the hillsides. Moorea has excellent snorkelling and diving, plenty of water sports activities and an 18-hole golf course too. 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 and dancing, as well as other special events. High-end resorts, built in a unique environment, to discover the Tahitian art of living in perfect comfort conditions (villas and private pools over the lagoon, private beaches…). Numerous << a la carte >> services are available (custom tours, Spa…).

Is Fiji and Tahiti the same place?

French Polynesia and New Zealand have a shared history. They share a lot of folklore, history, and a similar language. The island of Moorea is vibrant, colourful, and radiant. One will relish these magical moments and this unmatched world of enchantment. With tourism returning to Tahiti, so too are activities and excursions. When you stand up paddle boarding or kayaking, or snorkeling, you won’t need to wear a mask. While you jet ski across an aqua blue lagoon, Mt Otemanu rises like a Greek Adonis. The blanket of rainforest falls upon a sugar-white sand beach.