Tahiti Tourisme New Zealand

Archipels Cruises can book you a cabin for a scheduled sailing-catamaran trip. Imagine a deep sea sailing catamaran with accommodation for 8 or 10, complete with your own ensuite cabin, spacious saloon and deck space and crew to run the boat while all you have to do is enjoy the experience. The “Cabin Option”, which is not a charter, does not require a minimum number of participants. There are various itinerary options between Tahiti and Bora Bora and while we recommend doing the whole 11 day trip between Papeete and Bora Bora you can join at a port along the way. The international airport is located in the capital of Papeete, Tahiti.

Both Raiatea, Tahaa, and Tahaa are well-known for their pearl culture and vanilla plantations. Visits on special tours; the most accessible to tourists are on Tahaa. The snorkelling in the enormous lagoon surrounding these islands is some of the best in the Pacific and the scuba diving among the coral gardens and wrecks is spectacular. From the resort at Tahaa you get a clear view right over to the mountains and motus of Bora Bora.

Is Tahiti tourist friendly?

So, what are the “must do” attractions of the Island of Tahiti? 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. It is a great idea to visit the wharf area to find street food stalls and roulottes in the evening. The food is inexpensive and the atmosphere is friendly. You can’t miss the sun setting over Moorea. The Intercontinental Tahiti Resort offers a great spot for capturing the sunset. An enjoyable day trip can be had by hiring a car and driving around the island.

The Marquesas are for travellers who enjoy natural beauty, remoteness and history. It takes only minutes to fall in love with these ancient lands, where the people are friendly and laid-back, and the natural surroundings are simply stunning. We specialize in all corners of French Polynesia, including the romantic and magical. There are usually four flights each week between Auckland and Papeete with a flight time of just on five hours. French Polynesia, a vast territory that spans vast areas of the South Pacific, contains many of the most beautiful tropical islands anywhere on Earth. An Air Tahiti Pass makes it easy to access all islands.

They are all mind-bogglingly beautiful and perfect places to round out your French Polynesian experience. Each resort has at least one excellent quality resort that is small but offers a wide range of services and facilities. Ask Our Specialists to help 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.

Hiva Oa is also a mountainous island with lush fertile valleys – much loved by Paul Gauguin and 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. 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.

Is Tahiti a poor nation?

You will experience your first Polynesian experience from the moment you arrive. Traditional Polynesian lei made with the fragrant Tiare flower, which means “Ia Orana”, “Hello!” or “Manava”, or “Welcome” and “Hello!” Tahitians are all French citizens. Many of the island’s residents, especially in Pape’ete’s capital, were born in France. French is the official language and the local currency is the French Pacific Franc. TAP WATER RISK – HIGH

Popular honeymoon destination, where you can relax and snorkel along the white sandy beaches. Like the rest of the world, the Islands of Tahiti were initially placed under lockdown in March. However, they did such an excellent job in controlling the spread of Covid that they decided to reopen on the 15th of July. Bringing back the resorts and tours has been a gradual process. Now we are at the beginning of October, and resorts and tour agencies that have been open since July are reporting a positive return to normal. By new normal I mean all guests, staff and the local Tahitian population are wearing a masks in public areas and practicing social distancing.

  • All of the Suites and Villas are very spacious and beautifully appointed with local materials.
  • 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.
  • Huahine is a relatively unchanged version of the modern world. It offers the slower, more peaceful pace of old Polynesia.
  • Our Specialists have all the details and can easily organise the Haumana Cruise along with your resort stay.
  • An Air Tahiti Pass makes it easy to access all islands.

It would be a mistake to visit Tahiti and not take advantage of the stunningly blue waters with a snorkeling or diving trip. From dolphins and sharks to coral reefs and sea turtles, there are countless different snorkel experiences to choose from, depending on where you swim and what you want to see. Bora Bora is by no means a cheap destination but Our Specialists are Bora Bora experts and we have a huge number and range of resorts we can offer you.

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