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Verdant mountains rising up from turquoise coral fringed lagoons, French chic and a touch of luxury all contribute to making The Islands of Tahiti irresistible. What we often simply refer to as Tahiti is actually five archipelagos known as French Polynesia, officially still part of France. Tahiti is the largest of the Society Islands, which also includes the gorgeous islands of Moorea and
Bora Bora. The iconic beauty of The Islands of Tahiti is well known. Coral reefs, abundant with marine life, protect impossibly blue shallow lagoons - perfect places for swimming, watersports or simply admiring from an idyllic stretch of beach. Make a dream come true and find yourself in an overwater bungalow, waking up in luxury and diving into warm turquoise waters straight from your own deck.
The Islands of Tahiti offer a unique and memorable experience - Enjoy!
Papeete, on the island of Tahiti, is French Polynesia’s capital and its international gateway. Papeete is full of life and a perfect introduction to the islands’ unique fusion of French flair and exotic Polynesia.
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Jagged, steep peaks form the backbone of Moorea, just a 10- minute flight or a short 30-minute boat ride from Papeete. Its deeply incised bays, Cook’s and Oponohu, are breathtakingly beautiful and its lagoon is teeming with life.
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The Pearl of the Pacific with one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world, Bora Bora is a true island fantasy and a haven for the world’s glitterati who savour its charms from the ultimate in luxury hotels.
French Polynesia’s untouched beaches, mighty reefs, lush mountains and impossibly blue lagoons make it the perfect tropical island paradise. With a wide array of beautiful resorts, deluxe accommodation and endless water and land activities, trust us to give you an unforgettable holiday getaway tailored to your needs and wants. Be it laidback beach retreats, dream luxury holidays, or mind-blowing experiences, you can count on us to make your stay in French Polynesia a truly memorable one.
Tikehau is one of the most beautiful atolls in French Polynesia, featuring the highest concentration of fish of all the atolls. Unwind on the beautiful pink sandy beaches and enjoy the simplicities of
traditional Tahitian life at the intimate Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort. Take a leisurely boat ride to experience the wonders of Bird Island where you can take the opportunity to get up close and personal with 47 different species of birds and their chicks. Try your hand at lagoon style fishing and feed the local village (as long as you pull in your bite before the friendly reef sharks get hungry and steal your prize).
Relax on a stunning private island whilst your guide cooks up a mouth-watering Tahitian BBQ lunch followed by snorkelling in the pristine lagoon or simply admire your gorgeous surroundings whilst
sipping a Hinano (local beer).
Undoubtedly, the most celebrated island in French Polynesia, Bora Bora is a bucket list kind of experience for families and couples alike with its vibrant turquoise lagoon, sand-edged islets, gorgeous Overwater Bungalows, and the impressive Mt Otemanu rising in the island’s centre.
Families can take advantage of the luxurious 1 and 2 bedroom pool beach villas situated on the beautiful sandy beach overlooking the picturesque lagoonarium. Le Meridien Bora Bora hosts the educational Turtle Sanctuary devoted to preserve the magnificent hawksbill and green turtles. The Ecological Centre allows adults and kids alike to learn more about these amazing creatures as well as obtain hands on experience at the touch pool.
Take advantage of the All-Inclusive package option available at Le Meridien Bora Bora so your only concern is deciding between a Pina Colada and a Mojito.
Moorea is known as the activities island offering a range of water and land-based activities combined with the magnificent lagoon teeming with marine life and coral. Immerse in the warm and friendly Polynesian Culture and experience the amazing culinary delights that French Polynesia has to offer. For the adventurous traveller tackle the wild terrain on your ATV whilst enjoying the spectacular scenery of the agricultural plantations and panoramic views atop Magic Mountain. Jump aboard your jet ski and speed around the superb lagoon of Moorea. Stop to marvel at the dolphins and whales (seasonal) and finish the day getting up close and personal with the friendly rays and reef sharks.
The Brando “Tetiaroa” is beautiful beyond our capacity to describe. One could say that Tetiaroa is the tincture of the South Pacific. The Brando is THE premier luxury resort nestled in the breathtaking island of Tetiaroa accessible by a 20-minute private plane ride from Tahiti. The picture it paints is just so captivating that Marlon Brando, after whom the resort was named, couldn’t help but be enthralled and purchase it in 1967. Stay in one of The Brando’s 35 secluded villas with private pools situated around the white-sand beach.
Perfect for the honeymooners, anniversary celebrators or the romantic at heart, a dinner under the stars in Bora Bora will not disappoint. This private gourmet dinner is served under the stars on the private beach of Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. Included is a 4-course gourmet menu, a bottle of champagne and a bottle of water. Treat yourself and your loved one to intimate indulgence.
Undoubtedly the most celebrated island in French Polynesia, Bora Bora is a once in a lifetime kind of experience with its vibrant turquoise lagoon, sand-edged islets, gorgeous bungalows on stilts, and the imposing Mt. Otemanu rising in the island’s centre. Occupying its own private island in the middle of the St Regis Bora Bora Resort, experience total revitalization at Miri Miri Spa by Clarins. Enjoy a selection of Polynesian, Asian and Clarins Touch treatments for a full day spa and wellness experience. You can also just bask in the sun and relax at the resort's pristine beaches, or enjoy a delightful glass of champagne at your luxuriously appointed accommodation while taking in the spectacular views only Bora Bora can offer.
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Current Time in Tahiti
New Zealand is 23 hours ahead of the Cook Islands
Pacific Franc (XPF)
Current is 110V, 60HZ Plug is a 2 point rectangle-pin adaptor
Tahitian and French
If you’re travelling on a NZ Passport a Visa is not required, however if you intend on staying longer than 90 days a visa will be required
5 hours from Auckland to Papeete, 6 hours and 26 minutes from Wellington to Papeete and 6 hours and 50 minutes from Christchurch to Papeete
Air New Zealand, Qantas, Air Tahiti Nuia
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