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Visiting Tahiti

It doesn’t get much more exotic than the South Pacific, and Tahiti is the jewel (a local black pearl, perhaps) in French Polynesia’s crown. Luxurious bungalows float on lazy lagoons, while Papeete pulses with world-class dining and nightlife. With astounding beauty in every direction, French artist Paul Gauguin likely will not be the last person to decide to stay a long while.... Read More It doesn’t get much more exotic than the South Pacific, and Tahiti is the jewel (a local black pearl, perhaps) in French Polynesia’s crown. Luxurious bungalows float on lazy lagoons, while Papeete pulses with world-class dining and nightlife. With astounding beauty in every direction, French artist Paul Gauguin likely will not be the last person to decide to stay a long while.    Close

Stories and Tips Tahiti

The darker side of paradise

Written by catsholiday on 13 Dec, 2010

TahitiTahiti is the largest of the French Polynesian islands and is a volcanic island with black sand not the lovely white sand you imagine on a South sea island. The island is 45 km across at its widest point and covers an area of 1,045…Read More


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Pre-Cruise Hotel - InterContinental Resort in Papeete

Written by Two For the Road on 19 Apr, 2009

Prior to our cruise starting, we booked two nights in an over-the-water bungalow at the InterContinental Resort in Papeete. The room was expensive ($475 per night) but it was worth the treat. I highly recommend starting your cruise holiday early by a couple of days…Read More


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Sheraton Hotel Tahiti - Recommended

Written by jenandfrank on 28 Jan, 2005

PK2 Cote Mer Auae Faa'a, Tahiti, (689) 864848 Located only a few minutes from the airport, this hotel has great views of the Pacific and the Papeete Harbor. Renovated in 1999, the hotel has 200 rooms, although I doubt you’d know it with the very…Read More


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Experiencing Tahiti Beyond the Beaches

Written by incrediblejoycey on 29 Mar, 2008

On my last visit to Tahiti I had to experience the interior of the island. I have driven around the island many times but always wanted to take a 4 x 4 adventure so I could experience Tahiti's rugged beauty. I had heard about Tahiti…Read More


Black-Pearl Shopping - Tahiti

Written by jenandfrank on 29 Apr, 2005

French Polynesia is famous for black-pearl shopping. More so than any of the other Polynesian islands, Tahiti is where you’ll find the best price due to the overwhelming amount of competition in town. Tahiti is also where you will find the largest selection.…Read More


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Le Belvedere & Le Roulottes - Tahiti Dining

Written by jenandfrank on 28 Jan, 2005

Le Belvedere - Fare Rau Ape Valley, 42.73.44 The restaurant boasts the "best views" on Tahiti, due to its location on the top of the highest peak there. They offer a private van for those who make reservations. You can get reservations for either a…Read More


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Tahiti - Notes/Thoughts

Written by jenandfrank on 22 Dec, 2004

Tahiti is called the Society Islands and has been a territory of France since just after World War II. Tahiti is the largest and the most populated island (150,000+) of French Polynesia (115 islands in total). For us, this was a huge trip--16½ hours, to…Read More


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Le Meridien Bora Bora

Written by aunty on 09 Jan, 2004

We flew from Moorea to Bora Bora for four nights to celebrate Steve's 40th birthday. It's a 45-minute flight to Bora Bora and the airport there is on its own little island. We had booked to stay at Le Meridien, which is on its own island…Read More


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Getting Around & Kayaking in the Lagoon

Written by aunty on 08 Jan, 2004

You really need to hire a car to take in the sights and activities on Moorea. Public transport is practically nonexistent, although taxis are available. The most beautiful thing about Moorea is the water - it is an amazing blue and warm - wonderful to…Read More


French Polynesia

Written by Blue Angel on 20 Aug, 2003

I remember this day in January when I was talking with three friends and we just said, "why not going to Tahiti?" You know, the kind of thing you say but you know that it is only a dream. And then without knowing it, we…Read More


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