Think beautiful black and white sand beaches, tranquil, clear waters teeming with vibrant coral reefs – perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving. Tahiti simply has to be experience first-hand, and no better way than to sail throughout its individual islands taking it all in at your own pace.
Explore stone temples hidden deep within the luscious jungle heartland, witness traditional Polynesian dance and sample authentic French Polynesian cuisine. With its many roaring waterfalls, unusual black-sand beaches, sheltered aqua marine lagoons and distinct Polynesian hospitality, experience the best of the Pacific in Tahiti.
Surrounded by an intricate, natural network of coral reefs, Tahiti offers up some of the best diving sites in the south Pacific, while its volcanic, mountainous interior makes for beautifully dramatic landscapes, an enticement for all keen adventurers!
French Polynesia is made up of 118 individual islands and atolls, spread out over five archipelagos. Tahiti, the largest of these islands, is divided into two parts known as Tahiti Nui and Tahiti Iti. The whole archipelago spans 4,000 square kilometers, which is equivalent to the size of Europe – in this case, astonishing beauty and new discoveries are never far away.
The island of Tahiti is characterised by what local Polynesians call ‘Mana’ – which they believe is a life force and spirit that surrounds and connects all living things. Once you arrive in Tahiti, it is this feeling of ‘Mana’ that helps you to understand the buzz of warmth and hospitality that defines this island nation.
For a cultural experience like no other, Tahiti offers insight into the fascinating rituals and traditions of the French Polynesians – offering you more than just an ‘island holiday’, but rather an entire Tahitian ‘experience’ which our team believe sets exploration of Tahiti apart from other island nations.
Pape’ete is the capital city of Tahiti and is found on the mainland, Tahiti Nui, here you will find plenty of quaint and welcoming sidewalk cafes, boutiques, shops, markets and restaurants for some on-land exploration.
The interior of Tahiti is best seen on a guided jungle trek, where the opportunity to bathe in the cool waters of towering waterfalls is never too far away.
Tahitians are considered to be the most genuinely friendly people in the world. Interestingly, more than half of the population of Tahiti is under 20 years old!