French Polynesia Islands
Tahiti & Papeete
Tahiti is the name of French Polynesia’s most populated island. It is also the location of the International Airport of Faaa which is where all international passengers must fly through. Visitors to Tahiti may spend one to three days on the island of Tahiti, but most continue on to explore other quieter and remote islands.
Bora Bora Escape
Bora Bora is known as the Romantic Island and is perhaps the most recognized names of the Tahitian Islands. With its iconic mountain soaring over the vibrant blues of the surrounding lagoon, it is a breathtaking sight. The aquatic life and white beaches of this island make it a dream destination that everyone should add to their bucket list.
Moorea is known as the Magical Island. Only 30 minutes away by high speed catamaran passenger ferry, this island is a quiet little destination only steps away from the main island of Tahiti. With towering pinnacle mountains, this island was the inspiration for the mythical “Bali Hai” that was taken from James Michener’s book, Tales of the South Pacific.
Raiatea & Taha’a
Raiatea & Taha’a are part of the Society Islands. What makes these two islands unique is that they are both encircled by one large reef. Boats can travel between these two islands without having to go on the rough open ocean. Raiatea is a the most popular departure point for charter sailboats in French Polynesia. Taha’a is home to a beautiful coral gardens which has you feeling like you are snorkeling in a tropical fish bowl.
Huahine is a part of the Society Island group of French Polynesia. With only about 6000 residents, it is only aobut 16 kilometres (9.9 miles) in length. Huahine is made up of two main islands and several islets. The main islands are separated by a few hundred yards of water and only connected by a sandspit at low tide. A small bridge now connects the islands together.
Rangiroa – Tuamotu Snorkelling
Rangiroa is the second largest atoll in the world. An oval island which consists of only a narrow ring of land and a large lagoon of crystal blue water in the center, it is an incredible sight to see. Rangiroa is a quiet Tuamotu island with two main villages separated by Dolphins frequently jumping in the waves of Tiputa pass. If you love to snorkel or dive, this is the place to visit.
Tikehau & Manihi – Tuamotus
The Tuamotu island group consists of numberous round coral reefs with a large shallow lagoon in the centre. Tikehau is a water drop shaped Tuamotu atol with a turquoise blue lagoon in the centre about 27 kilometres long and 19 kilometres wide. Manihi is an oval shaped Tuamotu atoll 10 km (6 mi) wide and 20 km (12 mi) long. These Tuamotu islands are remote and breathtaking with their white sand beaches.
The Marquesas Islands are the Eastern most group of towering islands in French Polynesia. With less than 10,000 residents, it is one of the most remote island groups in the world. The Marquesas Islands have their own language (Marquesian) and culture which is unique and stands apart from the rest of Tahiti.
Pension Maro’i – Nestled in the Gatavake Bay is the pension Maro’i. This family-run guesthouse stretches out on a pretty wooded property along a white sand beach lapped by the lagoon’s waves. 4 bungalows spacious and comfortable are scattered in the flower garden. Conveniently located on the waterfront, the restaurant serves delicious food made from local products that will delight the palate of the guests. Mary and her family will reserve you a warm welcome and accompany you in the discovery of their island.