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I’d been to French Polynesia a few years earlier enjoying a short stay on the island of Moorea, so I was keen to return and explore Bora Bora and Huahine. Plus it was an ideal opportunity to revisit the markets and enjoy the local cultural experience in Papeete. The Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort, located on Motu Tiano is a small islet on the coral reef.

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While on an ATV ride, you won’t need to wear a mask. Starting with Papeete, the first thing you realise is that Papeete has a very lively night life and the later at night – the livelier! There is an excellent market in Papeete which is well worth a visit as is the Vaima Centre which is known for its Tahitian Artefacts.

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So, if you’re into history then this place is ideal with several archaeological sites and maraes that you can visit. You can also take a tour of the vanilla plantation, or take a small boat to the local pearl farms. Or ask a local to show your the’sacred-blue-eye eels’. This 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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If you are staying on the north-west corner maybe that activity is down to Le Petite Village for a fresh morning croissant and baguette. No matter where you are staying you might hire a bike and venture further afield. Scooters and cars are available for hire too and the flat road around the island is flanked by roadside cafes, bistros, bakeries and restaurants. Don’t overlook a visit to the Juice Factory on the shores of picturesque Cook’s Bay.

Physically setting foot on a “low island”, or atoll, is an unforgettable experience. A stunning sight from the plane is to see a chain of coral islands that surround a turquoise lagoon stretching for dozens of kilometres. Just imagining people living in this environment, lost in a vast expanse of ocean, is almost surreal. Sharing the daily lives of the islanders in tune with the rhythm of the waves, even if only for just a few days, is beyond words…It was on these tiny islets thatTahiti’s cultured pearl industrybegan. The most frequently visited atolls are Rangiroa, Fakarava and Tikehau, all of which haveinternationally rated hotels. Other atolls are home to family-run guest houses that offer warm hospitality and a warm welcome.

To fully experience the romance of Bora Bora, no matter what you do, get out on the water at sunrise or sunset. Tahiti is almost two islands. In fact, there are two names for Tahiti Nui. Tahiti Iti is the other name. However, they are naturally combined. The road around Tahiti Nui is 115 km but the main hotels and resorts are concentrated in a 25 km band between the Capital Papeete which is on the north west of the island, and south to Punaauia around 15 km away. Between these two points, Faaa International Airport can be found only 5km away from Papeete.

All spacious 146 rooms and 12 overwater bungalows offer a panoramic view of the ocean. All units are fully equipped with air conditioning, personal safe and a bathroom with separate bathtub and shower. The resort has 2 restaurants, outrigger boats, a tennis court, and the largest sand bottom swimming pool in South Pacific, located in the middle of a tropical park. It takes just 10 minutes to fly from Tahiti or Moorea, and you will arrive at “The Magic Island”. Moorea is a great spot for a relaxing holiday. Just try to find a place to stay at short notice during a long weekend. It is likely that the resorts will be crowded with people on holiday from Papeete. Moorea isn’t a large island, but the road that runs along the coast is still 62km long and 62km in length. There are many attractions to be enjoyed on this road and the side roads that lead up into the mountain valleys.