Maeva! Travel to Tahiti, the land of bright emerald waters, white coral sand beaches, colorful reefs, tranquil lagoons and romantic sunset. Nestled in the South Seas, Tahiti is halfway between California and Australia. The flight from Los Angeles airport to Tahiti's Faa'a airport is around 8 hours and daily non-stop flights are available.
Tahiti and her Islands cover 2 million square miles in the South Pacific Ocean and comprise 118 islands. The island is crowned by a circle of majestic peaks and the mountainous interiors shelters deep valleys, clear streams and high water falls. Papeete, the capital city and gateway of the territory, boasts of some of the very best resorts, spas, fine restaurants and shopping. May to October is the best season to visit this tropical paradise. Find out what a Tahiti vacation can offer you!
Tahiti has something for every one including honeymooners, adventurers, vacationers and romantics. The island offers a world of adventure for families as well as children of all ages. Whether you are planning to spend just a couple of days or a leisurely, long week, Tahiti holiday provides the perfect blend of accommodation and activities.
Tahiti Islands are referred to as the French Polynesia. These islands, primarily Moorea, Bora Bora and Huahine are a popular tourist destination. The main Tahiti Island with the capital Papeete offers an array of beach resorts along the sunny west coast. It is usually the first destination when you are visiting Tahiti Islands.
Each island has its own flavor and charm. The Bora Bora Island and the Maupiti Island are other popular vacation destinations. Stay at a romantic over-water bungalow on the Bora Bora Island. Experience the coral reefs at the Tuamotu Atolls and the amazingly clear waters. The interior lagoons are famous for their black pearl farms, fish farms and water sports. Tahiti is a surfing destination that offers excellent facilities off Moorea and Huahine.
Tahiti vacation tips
The ideal season to visit Tahiti is during winter (May to October). But you can avail discount offers from January to March. But the tropical weather is pleasant all year round. The Islands often experience warm tropical storms that come as suddenly as they disappear. You can take a flight to Tahiti from New York or Los Angeles. Do not forget to carry along your sunglasses, swimming gear and camera when heading for a Tahiti vacation. The main languages spoken are Tahitian and French.
Snorkeling and Diving: Tahiti is a veritable paradise when it comes to snorkeling and diving activities. World class facilities are available here and you will be amazed at how clear the waters are, and how close you can swim with the marine life. Divers have the option of choosing from hundreds of dive sites throughout the island, including oceanic drop-offs, sunken ships, amazing drift and lagoon dives.
Shark Feeding: This is one of the most popular activities and of course, very exciting.
You can take a short trip into the lagoon on a powerboat or by a powered outrigger canoe and you will reach a place which is 4-7 feet deep of clear water. One can either float or stand in the water behind a secure rope as the docile sharks are hand-fed by an experienced guide. And, if you don't feel like getting in to the water, you can stay in the boat and enjoy the event.
Overwater Bungalows: These are traditional thatched-roof bungalows, built above the turquoise lagoon waters. These bungalows provide all the amenities of a first class hotel room, including a private balcony offering a glorious view of the sea and the sky. Food is delivered by canoe and you can see a varied variety of aquatic life swim below you as you look through the glass floor of the bungalow. Definitely unlike any of the rooms you must have stayed before in.
Island Tours: The Island has a beautiful coastal road following the lagoon shores and passes through a number of small villages. You can either rent a car or opt for the guided bus tour and take a glimpse of the local Tahitian way of life. For the more adventurous ones, horse back tours are also available. And if you want a bird's eye view of the whole island, you can even choose a helicopter ride!
Pearl Farm: Tahiti is famous for its black pearls, which are cultured in the pearl farms. You can take a tour of the pearl farm or visit the numerous pearl shops dotting the island. There a variety of shapes, sizes and color to choose from.
Spas: Tahiti has now become a world class spa destination and many of the resorts offer spa facilities. You can indulge yourself in fresh flower baths, take a shower in the herbal rains and wrap yourself in the exotic banana tree leaf. Indeed, there is no better setting for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday.
Cruise and picnics: You can take any one of the numerous cruises and enjoy a private or group picnic on your own 'motu', which are tiny islets in the lagoon. You can enjoy a gourmet spread under the swaying coconut palms or in the warm shallow waters along the beach.
Snorkeling, deep see fishing, catamaran rides, secluded beaches and romantic dinner on the water's edge - A Tahiti vacation is made of this and more!