Tahiti Holiday Diving Holidays And Travel

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”. The airport is located on one of the many lagoon islands. You can transfer to your resort by boat through the lagoon. We are happy and able to help you find the right fit for your needs. 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.

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 and steep, all green pinnacles and blue waterfalls, with a coral reed ecosystem that makes it a haven for diving. Bora Bora is renowned for its romance – overwater bungalows and hibiscus, as well as clear blue lagoons with palm-ringed palms.

Features Overwater Suites, Beach Villas and 2 Royal Beach Villas. Private patio with tropical gardens, private swimming pool, spacious lounge, terrace, and private deck with direct access the lagoon The Villas and Suites are spacious and well-appointed with local materials. The Coral Gardens located adjacent to the resort are exceptional – it was only my 2nd snorkeling opportunity ever and I’m hooked!

The history of New Zealand and French Polynesia is intertwined with New Zealand Maori and French Polynesian Mao’hi, sharing a great deal of history, folklore and a similar language. Colourful, flowered and radiant, the island of Moorea is a pleasure for all senses. These magical moments and the unmatched worlds of enchantment will be a delight. Activities and excursions are booming as tourism returns to Tahiti. When you stand up paddle boarding or kayaking, or snorkeling, you won’t need to wear a mask. You won’t wear you mask as you jet ski across an azure blue lagoon with Mt Otemanu rising like a Greek Adonis draped in a blanket of rainforest that falls upon a sugar white sand beach.

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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 specialise in every fantastic, romantic corner of magnificent French Polynesia. 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.

Hiva Oa, a mountainous island with lush, fertile valleys, is also popularized by Paul Gauguin. It is also known as “The Garden of the Marquesas”. Hiva Oa is a place where every tree, shrub, and plant seems to bloom. This adds something special to the island’s black-sand coastline as well as its 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. Bora Bora activities are focused on the lagoon, but guided treks can be taken on foot or in 4WD through the mainland forest to stunning views of Mt Pahia or Mt Otemanu. If you are able to get away from the laziness of the lagoon, you might consider a Jet-ski tour right around it, a swim and with the sharks trip or a sunset cruise by outrigger boat, Scuba diving, or a Boston Whaler lagoon excursion.

  • The history of New Zealand and French Polynesia is intertwined with New Zealand Maori and French Polynesian Mao’hi, sharing a great deal of history, folklore and a similar language.
  • All units are fully equipped with air conditioning, personal safe and a bathroom with separate bathtub and shower.
  • If you’re staying in the north-west corner, you might consider a stroll down to Le Petite Village to grab a croissant or baguette.
  • You have the option of either the 3 night Blue Lagoon Cruise departing Wednesday or the 4 day Pink Sand Cruise departing Saturday.
  • Nuku Hiva is the second biggest island in French Polynesia and has the third biggest waterfall in world at 350 metres high.

For those looking for we recommend a quad bike tour of the inland roads and tracks where you will see some magnificent views of the island and the lagoon and the plantations and farms on the hillsides. 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. 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…).

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