Traditionally thought of as the ultimate honeymoon destination, the islands of Tahiti are offering a warm “maeva” (which means, “welcome”) to everyone! Special offers and amenities are available now more than ever to make this South Pacific paradise fun and affordable for honeymooners, romantics and families alike.
Surprisingly, Tahiti and her islands are only eight hours from Los Angeles, a few more hours in the air when compared to Hawaii - yet, a world away. The close proximity combined with friendly Polynesian people, cultural experiences and activities - all in a pristine environment - beckon to be discovered.
The main island of Tahiti, known as “The Queen of the Pacific,” is the largest and most populated island. With lush green peaks reaching more than 7,300 feet, Tahiti’s scenery is dramatic. Cascading waterfalls and rippling pools in the jungle-like interior provide a striking contrast to the turquoise lagoons lapping on the black and white sand beaches of the island’s perimeter. A 4x4 tour into the interior is a great way to explore Tahiti’s verdant peaks and breathtaking waterfalls.
The “Magical Island” of Moorea lies just 11 miles across the Sea of the Moon from Tahiti. Moorea has a bountiful harvest of pineapples, which can be seen growing on its slopes. One popular activity is to tour a local distillery and sample exotic liqueurs from pineapple, mango, coconut, vanilla and other Tahitian staples. For the kids, memorable experiences include swimming with dolphins, ray-feeding tours and short hikes to the Belvedere Lookout point that offers breathtaking views of Moorea’s twin bays, Cook’s Bay and Opunohu Bay.
Bora Bora is often called the most beautiful island in the world, a well-deserved accolade. A protective necklace of coral encircles this tiny island, only 18 miles in circumference. Lush mountains provide a dramatic backdrop for the indescribable turquoise and aquamarine colors of the sheltered lagoon. Jet skiing, sailing, wake boarding, parasailing and shark and ray feeding are only a few of the activities designed for both kids and adults alike.
Balmy nights, breathtaking sceneries, signature overwater bungalows, unique French-Polynesian cuisine and 80-degree lagoons provide the ideal location for those seeking adventures beyond the ordinary. With daily departures from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui, offering direct connections to outer islands including Moorea and Bora Bora, now is the perfect time to explore the islands of Tahiti!