Tahiti, the best destination of French Polynesia

Tahiti, the best destination of French Polynesia

Tahiti, the best destination of French Polynesia

Located in the southern Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia consists in a group of islands belonging to the French overseas collectivity. Tahiti, the largest island of the archipelago is the most famous and popular Polynesian island.

The island surrounded by extraordinary coral reefs was formed was formed from volcanic activity and has two volcanic mountains. The highest peak is Mount Orohena that reaches 2,241 m.

The Polynesian settled in Tahiti some time before 800 AD and lived in peace and harmony for centuries. In 1967 Samuel Wallis an English sea captain was the first European visitor of Tahiti. Early explorers described Tahiti as a peaceful nation living in a paradise, the tourists having the same impression today.

A vacation in Tahiti is an exceptional experience combining luxury cruises, overwater bungalows, spas, snorkeling and diving. Tahiti is the best destination for romantic vacations and honeymoons.

Moorea and Bora Bora islands are the main attractions in Tahiti. Authur Frommer, a famous travel writer declared Moorea as the most beautiful island in the world. Bora Bora is a small island surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. Bora Bora is famous for the over-the-water bungalow resorts built over the lagoon.

In the last couple of years several TV shows and films including ABC’s “The Bachelorette” 2010 Season Finalé, “The Ultimate Wave Tahiti” and the “Couples Retreat” were shot on Tahiti, making this destination even more famous and popular.

Other Tahitian attractions include island tours, snorkeling and reef diving, shark feeding, Tahitian cultured pearls, Spas, and special Tahitian wedding ceremonies and Motu (tiny islets in the lagoon) picnics.

There are just two ways to get to Tahiti: by air with Air Tahiti and by sea with different cruise lines. Tahiti is mainly visited by many American, western European and never the less French tourists.

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