Tahiti, Queen of the Pacific
Tahiti, often called The Island of Love, is the largest of the 115 islands and atolls that comprise French Polynesia.
The 402 sq. miles of Tahiti's surface area consist of mountain peaks reaching over dense rainforests, waterfalls cascading into cool rivers and streams as well as flat coastal landscapes with fields of taro and tropical flowers.
The beaches on the island of Tahiti vary from black sand beaches on the north east coast and white sand beaches on the south west side of Tahiti.
Most of the hotels and resorts in Tahiti can be found on the west coast side of the island.
Around Tahiti-Nui (big Tahiti) a 71 miles road winds between mountains and sea. On the peninsula of Tahiti-Iti (little Tahiti) the road continues down each coast for12 miles, leading to remote villages, and local island lifestyle. Between these two peninsulas, a road climbs past dairy farms and citrus groves and leads to a panoramic view from the Plateau of Taravao - the isthmus that connects the two islands.
Tahiti offers many interesting excursions and sites, as well as beautiful scenery and nature, and is great for a few days stay. However, many aspects of the island (larger cities and population) do not make Tahiti the ideal vacation destination for longer than a couple days.
Papeete is the bustling capital of Tahiti and commercial center of French Polynesia. The government offices, hospitals, banks, airline and travel agencies, boutiques and black pearl shops are all to be found there. International cargo freighters, copra ships, luxury liners and sailing yachts share the harbor.
The Central Market, located in Papeete center is a main attraction. You will find traditional Tahitian crafts, flowers, local fruits and fresh fish of the day. A must!!
All our Tahiti Hotels and Resorts :
Sofitel Tahiti Resort **** : renovated in 2006, casual, nice beach, swimming pool, activities
Sheraton Tahiti **** : pool and jacuzzi, fitness center and sauna, activities, convenient location
Intercontinental Resort Tahiti ***** : great location, overwater bungalows, 2 swimming pools, jacuzzi, spa, activities. One of the top resort of Tahiti
Radisson Plaza Tahiti ***** : black sand beach, swimming pool and jacuzzi, activities, upscale accommodations.
Le Meridien Tahiti ***** : beautiful setting, overwater bungalows, swimming pool, activities, modern upscale accommodations
All our Tahiti Pensions :
Hiti Moana Villa : oceanfront, family owned establishment, bungalows with kitchen, swimming pool
Vanira Lodge : family owned, bungalows with kitchen, great setting, swimming pool
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Island GuideBora Bora, the Romantic Island
Bora Bora island is possibly the most famous island in the world. Lush tropical rainforests, white sand beaches and palm covered motu surrounding the island and the gorgeous azure lagoon, make this island the perfect nest for romantics and honeymooners... Bora Bora is love at first sight.Tahiti, Queen of the Pacific
Tahiti, often called the island of love, is the largest of all French polynesian islands. Deep valleys, waterfalls cascading into cool rivers and streams hide between the beautifull moutains, overlooked by majestic peaks. The flat coastal lands, are planted with fields of tropical flowers and home to most of the island's population. Tahiti's beaches vary from black sand beaches on the north east coast and white sand beaches on the south west coast. Papeete, the capital, is the place to shop for authentic souvenirs at the great local marketMoorea, the Bay Island
Crystalline lagoons, home of dolphins and rays. Waterfalls tumble down the steep pineapple covered mountains. Volcanic peaks rise high above the tranquil waters of Cook's Bay and Oponohu Bay. Peaceful meadows and gardens of hibiscus, birds of paradise and many more exotic plants will renew your belief in the majesty of nature. Less than ten minutes away by air from Tahiti, Moorea is ideal for a day's visit.
Huahine, Garden of Eden
Huahine, picturesque, with its lush rainforests, rich and fertile soil growing abundance of vanilla and bananas on the slopes of a very diverse and dramatic geography, is one of Polynesia's best kept secrets. A scenic road winds around the two small islands that compose Huahine, through charming villages, beautiful vistas of crystal-clear lagoons, rich with sea life, where lie motu islets bordered by white sand beaches and coconut trees. Maeva village is a wealth of archeological sites that go back to 1000 years. The spell cast by Huahine will last a lifetime.
Far less traveled then Bora Bora or Moorea, these two sister islands offer an experience of a true unspoiled Polynesia. They share a wonderful lagoon rich in sea life, and ideal for sailing, scuba diving and outrigger canoeing.Raiatea, meaning "faraway heaven", also called "The Sacred Island", is the cultural heart of all Polynesia and holds much fascinating history, legends, as well the most significant archeological sites.
Taha'a, filled with a rich aroma of vanilla lingering in the air, is "The Vanilla Island". This flower shaped island charms us with the simple beauty of its soft mountains and surrounding of tiny motu on the endless lagoon. Taha'a still maintains an authentic flavor of Polynesia.
Life on these remote atolls is simple and normally quiet and peaceful. In the small villages the visitor can discover the true flavor of the Tuamotu, often participating in the daily activities of the Paumotu people. The interior lagoons are a haven for black pearl farms, fish parks, snorkeling and scuba diving.Tikehau, Remote, Beautiful, Magical
Tikehau, considered to be one of the most beautiful atolls of Polynesia, is a graceful crown of pink-sand beaches. In this pristine world, fish seem to outnumber people. The interior lagoons are a haven for black pearl farms, snorkling, exploring the Isle of Birds and enjoying endless hours of kayak ballads encountering rays, exotic fish and coral gardens. The local people, friendly inhabitants of the small village of Tuherahera, invite you to share their world beyond imagination.