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  • With some of the most beautiful islands in the world, a Tahiti vacation is a wish list of many travellers.
  • Overwater bungalows are the perfect accommodation choice
  • Explore the island on quad runners while on your Tahiti vacation.
  • Wake up to stunning views when you book one of of our Tahiti vacations
  • Snorkel in the warm south pacific waters on your Tahiti vacation
  • Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa on your trip to Tahiti

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In the latter stages of his life, Gauguin found his paradise here as have many others including Marlon Brando who at one time owned an island. Tahiti is also known as the Society Islands and is part of French Polynesia. It is a little confusing as there is a main island called Tahiti but it is also the common collective name for a group of islands. If an award were given to the most beautiful islands anywhere, and this is of course is purely subjective, Tahiti ought to be the winner. It is no wonder the reputed “rich and famous” find their way here.  

Tahiti is made up of 118 islands and atolls of which 67 are inhabited. French and Tahitian are the official languages but English is widely spoken.

The ingredients that make up these islands are rugged mountains, coral reefs, white sand, palm-fringed lagoons and lush carpeted green landscapes. All the major islands offer world class resort hotels including overwater bungalows ideal for both romantics and honeymooners. One of the first things that strikes you when you arrive on your Tahiti vacation are the amazing mountains with their unusual jagged peaks formed by volcanoes roughly ten million years ago. Also on these islands are deep canyons, waterfalls, verdant forests, and black sand beaches and surrounding them are the coral fringes that play an important role in making Tahiti as attractive as it is. 

Something else that captures the eye is the abundance of tropical flowers which seem to be everywhere on the islands and particularly in the hair of Tahitians. Hibiscus blossoms are often worn behind the ear.

Activities in Tahiti are many. There are 4 x 4 safaris, nature hikes, scuba diving, snorkeling, canoeing, sailing, jet skiing, wind-surfing, surfing, bike riding, tennis, golf on the islands of Tahiti and Moorea, horseback riding, deep-sea fishing, shopping, circle-island tours, helicopter tours, museum visits and archaeological tours.

Typical in Tahiti are the open-air sanctuaries called Marae. These large, sacred, stone structures, akin to temples, once hosted important events of the times including the worship of the gods, peace treaties and celebrations of war. Also special is the beauty, drama, and power of today’s Tahitian dance, an important part of Polynesian culture. In ancient times, one would dance for joy, to welcome a visitor, to pray to a god, to challenge an enemy, and to seduce a mate. Modern Tahitian music is enjoyable with a sound that often blends Polynesian rhythm and Western melody.

Meet the locals on your Tahiti vacation

The islands of Tahiti offer world-class diving and are famous among divers for the large marine life, drift dives, warm and pristine waters, and uncrowded dive sites. The clear lagoons, coral gardens, underwater passes and oceanic drop-offs all create excellent diving opportunities on your tahiti vacation..

Now that the magical attractions to lure you to travel to French Polynesia have been detailed, the decision is then where to visit. Tahiti, the largest island with its capital Papeete, has a distinct French flavour with its side-walk cafes and stores selling French fashions. It is an island crowned by a circle of majestic peaks with both white and black sand beaches. Its interior is adorned with deep valleys, clear streams and high waterfalls. Highlights are the Paul Gauguin Museum, the Black Pearl Museum, the Arts and Crafts Village and the Marae Arahurahu, an ancient Tahitian outdoor temple.

Reached by small plane or high speed catamaran from Tahiti, Moorea appears to soar majestically out of the ocean. With its vertical mountains and tumbling waterfalls, it is also has wonderful beaches. The natural beauty of this island is nothing less than breathtaking. The wide shallow lagoon that surrounds the island makes it a perfect destination not only for swimming but for snorkeling and scuba diving.

In many ways, a trip to Bora Bora is the ultimate romantic tourist destination. It has been described many times as the most stunningly beautiful island anywhere. This is hardly surprising given its striking colours of a blue green sea and a lush green interior. Bora Bora, reached by plane from Tahiti or Moorea, has excellent white sand beaches and emerald waters in which coloured fish abound. For the adventurous, you can swim among sting rays, sea turtles and reef sharks at the Lagoonarium. With its dramatic sunsets, your Bora Bora vacation pictures are sure to make your friends and relatives envious.

Tahiti and her islands are the perfect romantic getaway

Huahine is Tahiti’s best kept secret and is known as the Garden of Eden. Rugged and isolated, it boasts lush forests, untamed landscapes and quaint villages. 

Raiatea, known as the Sacred Island is slower and more remote. It is the centre of local religion and culture where ancient legends exist. It is also known for its coconut strewn jungles. As the cultural heart of Tahiti, it offers fascinating history and legends together with its significant archaeological sites. 

The small island of Taha’a is reached by boat from its neighbour, the island of Raiatea. The two islands are actually enclosed by the same coral reef and may have once been one island. Shaped like a flower, its soft mountain shapes hover in the background. The island is very fertile, known mainly for its production of vanilla whose scent is everywhere along with the aroma of hibiscus trees.

The Tuamotu Islands are decidedly remote and perfect for the traveller wanting to get away from it all. They make up the world’s largest chain of coral atolls with a total of 78.  

So to sum up, whatever your style, whatever your interests, one of our Tahiti vacation packages will definitely give you a travel experience never to be forgotten.

 


 

"Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

Top 5 Day Trips to Enjoy in Bora Bora While on Your Islands of Tahiti Vacation

Your First Look at the New Conrad Bora Bora in the Islands of Tahiti

Beachcombing for Culture on a Vacation in the Islands of Tahiti

Experience the Breathtaking Beauty of Moorea on the Islands of Tahiti Vacations

Bora Bora Vacation - The Ultimate Romantic Getaway

Finding Paradise in the Lesser-Know Islands of Tahiti

There's More to a Bora Bora Vacation Than Beaches

Tahiti vs Fiji: Tips to Help You Choose

Tahiti's Top Experiences to get you off beach and into an Unforgettable Adventure 

A Foodie's Guide to Tahiti

 

Tahiti Vacation Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Tahiti vacations. 

Learn about the history and culture of Tahiti, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Tahiti's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Tahiti for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Tahiti vacations today!

 

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover after or before your Tahiti vacation at  one of Goway's other South Pacific destinations. You can choose from our selection of Australian vacationsNew Zealand vacation packages, one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. 

 

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  • Bora Bora 5-star Vacations incl. Airfare

    Fly off to the most romantic island on Earth, Bora Bora. Home to famous Overwater Bungalows, stunning turquoise lagoons and pristine island resorts. Here is where you’ll experience paradise.
    Duration:
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  • Moorea Vacation incl. Airfare

    Goway's 8 Day Moorea Vacation includes airfare from Los Angeles or Vancouver. Please Inquire
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  • Aranui: Tahitian Cruise

    This two-week cruise aboard Aranui is one of the most unusual and interesting ways to island hop in French Polynesia. Aranui is a dual-purpose freighter: it is a passenger cruise carrying 200 guests to the remote Marquesas Islands, and popular islands of Bora Bora and Rangiroa. Aranui also serves as a working cargo ship with crew on board carrying vital suppliers to the islands it visits.
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  • 8 Day Tahiti & Moorea Vacation with Airfare

    Sneak away to French Polynesia for a 8 day vacation. Snorkel through coral reefs in unspoiled blue waters and explore lush mountains. For a more relaxing time, stretch out on the sugar-white beaches of Moorea all day and then catch a traditional Polynesian dance show. In Papeete, enjoy dinner from the roulettes, food trucks that set up shop every evening.
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  • Classic South Pacific & South America

    Discover four unique destinations with the spectacular scenery of Santiago, Chile, the bustling tropical city of Papeete, Tahiti, the beautiful lagoons of Bora Bora and Auckland, the city of sails.
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  • 10 Day Catamaran Cruise in French Polynesia

    Sail the islands of French Polynesia on this Tahiti vacation. Aboard an ocean-ready catamaran, you’ll cruise to the idyllic islands of Raiatea, Bora Bora, Tahaa, and Huahine, enjoying the crystal-clear waters and white-sand beaches that make these islands so justifiably famous.
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  • Archipels Cruises: Bora Bora Dream

    Experience Bora Bora with Archipels Cruises. There are never more than 8 guests on board and with an experienced skipper and crew, you will discover the beauty of French Polynesia.
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  • Archipels Cruises: Huahine Dream

    Archipels Cruises offer small luxury group cruises through turquoise waters of the Society and Tuamoto Islands of Tahiti. Visit a traditional Polynesian village and indulge in water sports.
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  • Archipels Cruises: Polynesian Dream

    Uncover a true Polynesian dream by cruising through beautiful clear waters. Encounter the many highlights this paradise has to offer including Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine, Bora Bora and more.
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  • Bora Bora and Taha'a Island Escape

    Escape to the island paradises of Bora Bora and Taha'a to experience Polynesian flare on this Islands of Tahiti vacation. As you relax at Hotel Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Le Taha'a Resort & Spa, you'll enjoy luxury amenities, pampering service, and unbridled access to the warm waters and stunning beaches of these world-famous islands.
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  • Bora Bora: 4WD & Snorkeling Combo Full Day Tour

    Explore Bora Bora by land and sea, first by riding a 4WD across mountain trails to the village of Vaitape and visiting World War II bunkers, and then by snorkelling through the world-famous lagoon to see black-tip sharks, stingrays, and all manner of colourful fish.
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  • Bora Bora: 4WD Safari Adventure Half Day Tour

    Discover the scenic interior of Bora Bora on this 4WD tour. On this back roads tour, you’ll visit American bunkers leftover from World War II, learn about Polynesian culture, and visit a pareo workshop to see how these incredibly-colourful skirts are made.
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  • Bora Bora: Aquabike

    Explore the unknown depths of Bora Bora’s famous lagoon from the comfort of an aquabike. This underwater scooter keeps your head in an air bubble and allows you to explore up to 3m below the surface. This is the perfect excursion for non-swimmers or divers who want to experience the wonders of the lagoon.
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  • Bora Bora: Aquasafari

    Discover a fabulous underwater world without even getting your head wet! This aquasafari lets you explore Bora Bora’s famous lagoon from beneath the waves wearing a wetsuit and diving helmet that lets you breath fresh air and walk along the ocean floor.
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  • Bora Bora: Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa

    Located on an islet off the main island of Bora Bora, the 5-star Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort and Spa is nestled in a cove of white sand amongst a turquoise lagoon. Combining Polynesian tradition with state-of-the-art amenities, this beautiful resort allows guests to unwind and rejuvenate in style.
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  • Bora Bora: Dinner at Bloody Mary's Restaurant

    Enjoy dinner at Bora Bora’s most famous seafood restaurant, Bloody Mary’s. This fine dining experience offers you freshly-caught seafood made to order by the restaurant’s expert chefs and served in an environment boasting the best of Tahitian hospitality and design.
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  • Bora Bora: Dive for your Tahitian Pearl

    Visit a Tahitian pearl farm to learn about the practice of pearl farming and to dive into the waters yourself and harvest your own pearl, which you can take home with you. This day trip offers insight into an essential Tahitian industry and provides you with an unforgettable souvenir to boot.
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  • Bora Bora: Four Seasons Resort: Stay of Distinction

    Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is located 15 minutes from the airport by boat with exotic over-water bungalows and beachfront villas with private pools embracing operatic sunsets over the island’s primeval peaks.
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  • Bora Bora: InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort

    InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort occupies what most people say is the most beautiful site in French Polynesia, just 25 minutes from the airport by boat.
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  • Bora Bora: InterContinental Resort & Thalasso Spa

    Only 15 minutes from the airport by boat, the Intercontinental Resort & Thalasso Spa Bora Bora redefines the traditional overwater bungalow concept by offering 80 luxurious overwater villas, overlooking the clear blue waters of the lagoon and the stunning scenery of Bora Bora.
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  • Bora Bora: Jet Ski & ATV Combo Half Day Tour

    Spend a day exploring Bora Bora by Jet Ski and ATV. First, race across Bora Bora’s famous lagoon on a Jet Ski and enjoy a coconut show on a motu with incredible views of Mount Otemanu. Afterwards, ascend Povai Hill aboard an ATV, exploring World War II bunkers and enjoying breathtaking views of Raiatea and Tahaa.
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  • Bora Bora: Jet Ski Guided Tour

    Discover one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world with this Jet Ski tour in Bora Bora. As you circle the island aboard a Jet Ski, you’ll stop off a white-sand beach, enjoy a coconut show on a motu, and learn how to climb a coconut tree and utilize the fruit like an authentic Polynesian.
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  • Bora Bora: Le Maitai Polynesia Resort

    Located at Matira Point, 15 minutes from the airport by boat, on a beautiful white sand beach, Le Maitai Polynesia will welcome you in the true Polynesian tradition of hospitality.
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    4 Days
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  • Bora Bora: Le Meridien Resort

    Le Meridien Bora Bora is located on a six-mile-long ‘motu’ islet, facing Otemanu Mountain, within one of the world’s most beautiful lagoons.
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    4 Days
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  • Bora Bora: Parasailing

    Experience the beauty of Bora Bora and its famous lagoon from high above in the air on this parasailing ride. As you fly 100m over the lagoon, you’ll spot the rays and sharks that call the lagoon home and enjoy spectacular views of neighbouring Raiatea and Tahaa.
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    15 Minutes
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