There are 118 islands and atolls that make up Tahiti, spreading over 2 million square miles of the South Pacific Ocean and traversing five archipelagos, according to Tahiti Tourisme. Literally spoilt for choice, how do you know which island you should call home?
Verdant mountains rising up from turquoise coral fringed lagoons, French chic and a touch of luxury all contribute to making The Islands of Tahiti irresistible. What we often simply refer to as Tahiti is actually five archipelagos known as French Polynesia, officially still part of France. Tahiti is the largest of the Society Islands, which also includes the gorgeous islands of Moorea and Bora Bora. The iconic beauty of The Islands of Tahiti is well known. Coral reefs, abundant with marine life, protect impossibly blue shallow lagoons – perfect places for swimming, watersports or simply admiring from an idyllic stretch of beach. Make a dream come true and find yourself in an overwater bungalow, waking up in luxury and diving into warm turquoise waters straight from your own deck.
The Islands of Tahiti offer a unique and memorable experience – Enjoy!
OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO EXPLORE TAHITI
Papeete, on the island of Tahiti, is French Polynesia’s capital and its international gateway. Papeete is full of life and a perfect introduction to the islands’ unique fusion of French flair and exotic Polynesia.
Jagged, steep peaks form the backbone of Moorea, just a 10- minute flight or a short 30-minute boat ride from Papeete. Its deeply incised bays, Cook’s and Oponohu, are breathtakingly beautiful and its lagoon is teeming with life.
The Pearl of the Pacific with one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world, Bora Bora is a true island fantasy and a haven for the world’s glitterati who savour its charms from the ultimate in luxury hotels.
OUR FAVOURITE WAYS TO EXPERIENCE TAHITI
French Polynesia’s untouched beaches, mighty reefs, lush mountains and impossibly blue lagoons make it the perfect tropical island paradise. With a wide array of beautiful resorts, deluxe accommodation and endless water and land activities, trust us to give you an unforgettable holiday getaway tailored to your needs and wants. Be it laidback beach retreats, dream luxury holidays, or mind-blowing experiences, you can count on us to make your stay in French Polynesia a truly memorable one.
Island Escape – Private Pink Sand Island Escape
Tikehau is one of the most beautiful atolls in French Polynesia, featuring the highest concentration of fish of all the atolls. Unwind on the beautiful pink sandy beaches and enjoy the simplicities of traditional Tahitian life at the intimate Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort. Take a leisurely boat ride to experience the wonders of Bird Island where you can take the opportunity to get up close and personal with 47 different species of birds and their chicks. Try your hand at lagoon style fishing and feed the local village (as long as you pull in your bite before the friendly reef sharks get hungry and steal your prize).
Relax on a stunning private island whilst your guide cooks up a mouth-watering Tahitian BBQ lunch followed by snorkelling in the pristine lagoon or simply admire your gorgeous surroundings whilst sipping a Hinano (local beer).
Family Retreat – Bora Bora
Undoubtedly, the most celebrated island in French Polynesia, Bora Bora is a bucket list kind of experience for families and couples alike with its vibrant turquoise lagoon, sand-edged islets, gorgeous Overwater Bungalows, and the impressive Mt Otemanu rising in the island’s centre.
Families can take advantage of the luxurious 1 and 2 bedroom pool beach villas situated on the beautiful sandy beach overlooking the picturesque lagoonarium. Le Meridien Bora Bora hosts the educational Turtle Sanctuary devoted to preserve the magnificent hawksbill and green turtles. The Ecological Centre allows adults and kids alike to learn more about these amazing creatures as well as obtain hands on experience at the touch pool.
Take advantage of the All-Inclusive package option available at Le Meridien Bora Bora so your only concern is deciding between a Pina Colada and a Mojito.
Luxury and Adventure – Moorea
Moorea is known as the activities island offering a range of water and land based activities combined with the magnificent lagoon teeming with marine life and coral. Immerse in the warm and friendly Polynesian Culture and experience the amazing culinary delights that French Polynesia has to offer. Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa offers a 5* resort experience set against a stunning mountain backdrop melting into a crystal clear lagoon.
For the adventurous traveller tackle the wild terrain on your ATV whilst enjoying the spectacular scenery from Magic Mountain or jump onboard your very own jetski and speed around the superb lagoon of Moorea.
If relaxation is more your style enjoy the delightful facilities of the Moorea Lagoon Spa. Indulge in the Heaven and Earth Massage followed by the Black Pearl Radiance Facial.
Ultimate Luxury – The Brando
The Brando “Tetiaroa is beautiful beyond our capacity to describe. One could say that Tetiaroa is the tincture of the South Pacific. The Brando is THE premier luxury resort nestled in the breathtaking island of Tetiaroa accessible by a 20-minute private plane ride from Tahiti’s Faa’a International Airport.
A dozen small islands circling an aquamarine lagoon make up Tetiaroa; and the picture it paints is just so captivating that Marlon Brando, after whom the resort was named, couldn’t help but be enthralled and purchase it in 1967.
Stay in any of the Brando’s 35 secluded villas with private pools standing on white-sand beaches overlooking the turquoise lagoon. Indulge your senses in the luxurious All-Inclusive package, including all of your meals, beverages, daily spa treatments and excursions.
Romance – Dinner under the stars in Bora Bora
Perfect for the honeymooners, anniversary celebrators or the romantic at heart, a dinner under the stars in Bora Bora will not disappoint. This private gourmet dinner is served under the stars on the private beach of Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. Included is a 4-course gourmet menu, a bottle of champagne and a bottle of water. Treat yourself and your loved one to intimate indulgence.