Located in the heart of French Polynesia, Tahiti, a tropical holiday destination, is the largest in a chain of islands that make up the French Polynesia. It is also the name given to a vast stretch of 118 islands scattered across the South Pacific Ocean. Famous for its pure white sandy beaches, pristine waters, incredible marine life, enchanting resorts and the strings of gorgeous islands scattering the sea, it is also home to some of the most popular and exclusive tropical holiday destinations in the world.
Tahiti is breathtaking, and travel continues to increase in popularity due to its famous overwater bungalows and luxurious relaxation of Bora Bora, and its more affordable and less touristy island of Moorea and capital Papeete. While some of the rural landscape is dominated by pineapple plantations, the main touristic areas still offer all the comforts of the modern world and the islands have managed to retain much of the ancient Polynesian culture – making it the experience of a lifetime
Popular Tahiti Regions
Bora Bora is famous for its overwater bungalows and postcard perfect beauty and is the most popular tourist destination in Tahiti. It is punctuated by the remnants of an extinct volcano, which rise up into the twin peaks of Mount Otemanu and Mount Pahia at its centre. Surrounded by a barrier reef and incredible blue lagoon, Bora Bora is ranked as one of the South Pacific’s most remarkably stunning islands and promises romance, relaxation and luxury set in one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world.
The enchanting Moorea is the second most popular holiday destination in Tahiti and is located just 30 minutes from Papeete. The breathtaking tropical island is home to a lush, majestic landscape where people can enjoy less of the tourist crowds of Papeete and Bora Bora. Moorea is also a much more affordable option and is ideal for visitors who are on a budget as Moorea travel is characterised by its rural farming landscapes and its famous pineapple plantations
Located on the main island lies the capital of French Polynesia and also the largest city, Papeete. It is a busy harbour town and is the gateway to Tahiti’s most popular holiday destinations. Although it doesn’t offer the same tropical paradise as the surrounding islands, it’s still a laidback island destination offering beautiful little doses of French and Polynesian charm, combined with lively culture and an authentic Tahitian experience. Papeete is also home to a wide range of handicrafts, French fashion and sidewalk cafes, beautiful black pearls and is great for people-watching, shopping, eating and drinking.
Gettting Around Tahiti
When travelling to The Islands of Tahiti, it is common to bounce between islands. There are standard connecting flights with Air Tahiti to the Marquesas Islands from other islands in The Islands of Tahiti. One of the most popular flights for travellers visiting Bora Bora is the flight from Tahiti to Bora Bora, serviced by Air Tahiti. It is a 50-minute to 1-hour flight. Another popular Bora Bora flight departs from Papeete to Bora Bora. You can also book a 50-minute flight from Moorea to Bora Bora.