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Tahiti: What to do when you get there?

Tahiti, the largest island in French Polynesia and home to its capital city, Papeete, is the perfect destination for every type of trip, from honeymoon to family holiday. This island offers something for everyone, from incredible local cuisine, an abundance of history to discover, crystal clear waters, sky-high waterfalls and French Polynesia’s highest peak to world-class water sports.

Authentic Cultural Experiences

For the most authentic French Polynesian experience, Tahiti is the place to go. The area’s most populated island has a number of great local experiences to enjoy such as a visit to the beautiful markets of the capital city, renowned for their fresh produce and locally made arts and crafts. Shop for world-famous Tahitian pearls, learn the remarkable history and tradition of Tahitian tattoos, watch some enchanting traditional Tahitian dancing, of the Otea or Aparima, and musical performances of Tahitian drumming. Head to a Tamaaraa, a Tahitian feast, for singing, dancing and roasted meats or try some world-class seafood; such as Poisson Cru and freshwater shrimp, whilst soaking up the sun and breathing in the sea air.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling 

One of the most incredible and unique experiences that this island has to offer, is the opportunity to scuba dive and snorkel with a whole host of marine life – in the peaceful tropical waters you can get up close to creatures such as manta rays, turtles and whales. With some of the world’s best scuba diving and snorkeling locations of colorful reefs, historical shipwrecks and plane wrecks to explore, dive in and immerse yourself in not just the crystal clear waters but also in the area’s history.

An Abundance of History

Tahiti Nui, the northwestern, larger part of Tahiti, is home to locations of historical importance such as Point Venus, where British explorer James Cook landed on the island on his first voyage around the world in 1769. As well as places of historical and cultural importance, there is a plenitude of places of stunning natural beauty dotted all over this island, just waiting to be discovered, like the fairytale freshwater pools of the Maraa Grotto, a fern-covered volcanic rock cave.

Waterfalls and Incredible Views 

From the northern coastline of the island, head in-land towards Mount ‘Orohena and visit a string of ethereal waterfalls on your way - stop off at Fautaua Waterfall, to see crystal clear water cascading over 980 feet down the island’s volcanic cliffs. When you get to the centre of Tahiti Nui, hike up Mount ‘Orohena, an extinct volcano, to reach the highest point in French Polynesia, for incredible views of the rugged volcanic landscape, aquamarine ocean and of the neighbouring island of Morrea.

Tahiti has everything to offer its visitors, an island in love with canoeing and surfing, with stunning areas to hike, swim and scuba dive, incredible cuisine and fascinating local legends to learn and cultural experiences to watch and take part in. Take a sailboat or catamaran around the beautiful blue waters, see the dense green vegetation, the islands peaks and blue shore from the comfort of a helicopter or get your hiking boots on, there are hundreds of activities to do here and endless views and points of view to see them from.

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Surfing
Scuba Diving
    Canyoning
      Snorkeling
        Kitesurfing
          Aerobatics
            Wildlife Experiences
              Scenic Flights
                Quad biking
                  Paragliding
                    Jet Skiing
                      Helicopter tours

                        Tahiti: What to do when you get there?

                        Tahiti, the largest island in French Polynesia and home to its capital city, Papeete, is the perfect destination for every type of trip, from honeymoon to family holiday. This island offers something for everyone, from incredible local cuisine, an abundance of history to discover, crystal clear waters, sky-high waterfalls and French Polynesia’s highest peak to world-class water sports.

                        Authentic Cultural Experiences

                        For the most authentic French Polynesian experience, Tahiti is the place to go. The area’s most populated island has a number of great local experiences to enjoy such as a visit to the beautiful markets of the capital city, renowned for their fresh produce and locally made arts and crafts. Shop for world-famous Tahitian pearls, learn the remarkable history and tradition of Tahitian tattoos, watch some enchanting traditional Tahitian dancing, of the Otea or Aparima, and musical performances of Tahitian drumming. Head to a Tamaaraa, a Tahitian feast, for singing, dancing and roasted meats or try some world-class seafood; such as Poisson Cru and freshwater shrimp, whilst soaking up the sun and breathing in the sea air.

                        Scuba Diving and Snorkeling 

                        One of the most incredible and unique experiences that this island has to offer, is the opportunity to scuba dive and snorkel with a whole host of marine life – in the peaceful tropical waters you can get up close to creatures such as manta rays, turtles and whales. With some of the world’s best scuba diving and snorkeling locations of colorful reefs, historical shipwrecks and plane wrecks to explore, dive in and immerse yourself in not just the crystal clear waters but also in the area’s history.

                        An Abundance of History

                        Tahiti Nui, the northwestern, larger part of Tahiti, is home to locations of historical importance such as Point Venus, where British explorer James Cook landed on the island on his first voyage around the world in 1769. As well as places of historical and cultural importance, there is a plenitude of places of stunning natural beauty dotted all over this island, just waiting to be discovered, like the fairytale freshwater pools of the Maraa Grotto, a fern-covered volcanic rock cave.

                        Waterfalls and Incredible Views 

                        From the northern coastline of the island, head in-land towards Mount ‘Orohena and visit a string of ethereal waterfalls on your way - stop off at Fautaua Waterfall, to see crystal clear water cascading over 980 feet down the island’s volcanic cliffs. When you get to the centre of Tahiti Nui, hike up Mount ‘Orohena, an extinct volcano, to reach the highest point in French Polynesia, for incredible views of the rugged volcanic landscape, aquamarine ocean and of the neighbouring island of Morrea.

                        Tahiti has everything to offer its visitors, an island in love with canoeing and surfing, with stunning areas to hike, swim and scuba dive, incredible cuisine and fascinating local legends to learn and cultural experiences to watch and take part in. Take a sailboat or catamaran around the beautiful blue waters, see the dense green vegetation, the islands peaks and blue shore from the comfort of a helicopter or get your hiking boots on, there are hundreds of activities to do here and endless views and points of view to see them from.

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