When you think of Tahiti, you think of turquoise blue waters, seclusion, and luxury.
Tropical landscapes of crystal clear azure lagoons surrounded by soaring volcanic peaks; of love and romance; of gentle goddesses and fierce warriors, it is the stuff of dreams and legends. The first explorers returned home from here boasting that they had discovered heaven on earth! Tahiti reminds us that life is short and that there is a world of beauty and tranquillity just waiting to be discovered. A truly magical place which is guaranteed to steal a piece of your heart. Marlon Brando loved this place so much; he bought his own private atoll – Tetiatoa. By 2008 you will also be able to enjoy this little piece of luxury, with a 35-villa eco resort being built in the late actors trust, to be aptly named “The Brando”
With an average yearly temperature of 26 degrees– Tahiti is a year round destination. You can find accommodation at all ends of the scale, from your five star luxury to Family-run 'Bed and Breakfast' style pension accommodation.
For those of you who like to 'island hop', what better way to move around than on a cruise? From large ocean liners, to super-yachts to private sailing charters, you just need to unpack once and let someone else 'move the scenery' for you.
Tahiti has been seducing honeymooners, romantics, adventurers and holidaymakers for years. Activities both land and sea are abundant – diving, sailing, windsurfing, swimming with dolphins and sting rays, shark feeding, 4 wheel drive adventures, horseback riding, jeep safaris and of course you can’t beat a round of golf on the majestic setting of Atimaono golf course near Tahiti’s remote and unspoiled peninsular. Tahiti & Her Islands is also home to some of the best surf breaks in the world, not to mention hosting the Billabong Pro Surf tour, among others.
Papeete is your starting point, and the capital of Tahiti, the largest of the 118 islands and atolls that make up French Polynesia. Boasting fabulous restaurants, markets and a lively nightlife. A must do in Papeete is to dine at a colourful roulotte (food wagon) Lining the harbour every evening roulotte’s serve an amazing array of affordable French and International cuisine. If you are a market lover like me don’t miss the public market “Le Marche” with hundreds of stalls filled with traditional Tahitian made crafts
Moorea is located 17 kms northwest of Papeete – a short 10-minute flight, or a 30-minute ferry ride. With breathtaking scenery and magnificent volcanic mountains covered in lush greenery. Be prepared to fall in love with Bora Bora at first sight, lying 259 kms north west of Tahiti in the Leeward Society Islands. This is definitely paradise and must really be seen to be believed!
Tahiti is a truly special place, somewhere you can mix a bit of French Chic with South Pacific charm.
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