Are you one that like to live life to the fullest and is not content to sit on his / hers laurels while on vacation? Are you looking for a place that can provide enough memories to last a life time? Traveling the beautiful waters of Tahiti can afford you the opportunity to experience natures best up close and personal including encounters with everything from Humpback Wales to Blacktip Reef sharks. Tahiti is so romantic that you and your partner will be absolutely mesmerized the interaction of nature and the beautiful blue sea. As a travel writer I absolutely cannot [...]
Covering almost 2 million miles of the South Pacific Ocean, the 118 islands that comprises the what is officially known as French Polynesia adds up to a dream vacation every traveler should experience. Navigating between the Islands either by plane or ferry, each of the islands offer a welcome respite from the fast -paced city life.
Here’s a quick list of which islands you may want to check out on your visit:
Tahiti - Majestic peaks surround this awe-inspiring island, with crystal clear azure waters and a rugged coastline. It is the largest island throughout the country, and is home to most of the islands’ population. World-class resorts, spas, excellent restaurants and colourful markets and boutiques are to be found everywhere. A vibrant nightlife is part of its charms, so make sure to check out the various nightclubs in the area.
Bora Bora - It doesn’t get any better than this, surely. With the castle-like Mount Otemanu dominating the island’s skyline and white sand beaches as far as the eye can see, it is no wonder that many songs have been written about this magical place. Overwater bungalows, thatched roofed villas and luxury resorts offer all the comforts a seasoned traveller could ever wish for, and its snorkeling and diving sites are nothing short of legendary.
The island is also known for its black pearls so do drop by among the various boutiques and get to appreciate black pearl jewelery up close.
Don’t forget to visit Moorea, Huahine, Manihi, the Maquesas, Gambier Islands, Tikehau and Fakarava to complete your ultimate Tahitian Islands experience!
The sleepy island of Moorea is typical of a South Pacific destination. It’s like the island itself slumbered until you came along. Once a cruise ship docks, however, you’ll get a taste of the island’s real lure & the opportunity to escape from the monotonous routine of the city.
Craggy peaks surmount the island’s horizon, giving the impression that it is relatively unspoiled, and it practically remains that way too, as even the power lines are placed beneath the ground to preserve its enchanting landscape. One thing which you surely won’t miss is the exquisite green lagoon [...]
The Tropics is one of those few places where you can just sit back and enjoy doing absolutely nothing. In Huahine, those who have become too accustomed to the rugged and fast-paced city life will find the simple pleasures in the islands a welcome treat. Suffice it to say, Huahine is not for the activity freak; but it is a veritable paradise for those who want to experience quality downtime.
Huahine is a part of the South Pacific cluster which also includes Bora Bora, Moorea, and Papeete in close proximity. It is actually a combination of twin islands, Huahine Nui (big) [...]
There’s something in Bora Bora which makes it a fave destination for newlyweds on a honeymoon, for who’s who personalities, and of course, for newlywed celebrities on a honeymoon. Part of the reason for this is that the island is encompassed by a stunning bluish-green lagoon which is easily three times the area of the isle’s landmass. Bora Bora is actually an upscale tropical playground with less of the quaint fishing hamlets, and more of the ultramodern, yet very environmentally-friendly resorts. The island is relatively unspoiled despite the development, and you can feel the subtle grandeur of the island from [...]
Tahiti is the largest island located in French Polynesia and has a population of about 130,000 people. The people here speak French and Tahitian; however, English is widely understood in the tourist areas. When you are planning your trip to Tahiti, you need to book your trip early. Accommodations and flights are limited, especially if you want to stay in an over the water bungalow on a specific island.
When traveling to Tahiti, you can’t beat staying at the Sofitel Tahiti Resort. It is located on the west coast of Tahiti and is only a few minutes away from downtown Papeete. [...]
Moorea, a triangle shaped island, is Polynesia’s second most tourist attraction. It is located only twelve miles west of Tahiti and it is surrounded by a lagoon of translucent green and the Polynesian sea. It covers an area of about 51 square miles. There are many reasons that Moorea is very popular with the tourists. First is the majestic interior mountains. Also, it is has spectacular expanses of both white and black sand beaches. The beaches here are among the finest in the world.
One of the best places to stay in Moorea is the beautiful Pearl Resort and Spa. Staying [...]