From vibrant blue lagoons and pink sand beaches to towering volcanic peaks and lush jungle interiors, the Islands of Tahiti offer something for everyone.
Located less than eight hours from Australia, the 118 islands that make up the island nation are spread across five archipelagos, which themselves are located over more than five million square kilometres of the South Pacific.
The Islands of Tahiti are a melting pot for the senses, blending French flair with laidback island charm, but each offering their own distinct personality and vibe.
The gateway to the islands is Tahiti, home to the bustling capital Papeete and the international airport. The main island is the cultural hub of French Polynesia hosting a myriad of events each year including the traditional Heiva festival and the world famous Billabong Pro, which lures top surfers to the monster surf break Teahupoo each August.
Only a short flight away is Bora Bora, the jewel in French Polynesia's crown and unquestionably one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The birthplace of Tahiti's iconic overwater villas and home to an impossibly blue lagoon, it's heaven on earth. Neighbouring Moorea, Taha'a and Huahine also charm with their crystal clear waters, turquoise lagoons and palm-fringed beaches, making the Society Islands the perfect escape for those seeking romance, privacy and luxury.
A mecca for watersports of all kinds, the island nation's beautiful coral reefs and stunning coastlines offer a haven for marine life and are perfect for snorkellers and divers, while calm lagoons are great for paddleboarding and kayaking.
Accommodation varies from luxurious overwater bungalows at some of the world’s top resorts to charming and affordable family-run pensions, which provide a more authentic experience. Dining options are equally varied ranging from fine dining restaurants and roadside roulottes serving up French cuisine and tropical Polynesian flavours.
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