Tahiti & French Polynesia

French Polynesia

Nothing says tropical paradise quite like the spectacular vistas of French Polynesia.

With 118 islands stretching over 2,000km all perfect for a South Pacific sailing adventure. This is where brilliant aqua blue lagoons meet towering green peaks, deep gorges hide remote waterfalls and 2,000m summits are all set off by a crystalline sea. Where beaches come in pink, black or white and salty warm breezes make the palm trees sway as you explore magical coral gardens.

Go ultra luxe in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora, the ultimate honeymooners dream destination. The mythical island paradise, Tahiti is the largest island in French Polynesia. A blend of classic French and Polynesian cultures, luxury resorts and the perfect balance of adventure, nature and romance. Shaped like the number 8, the island is divided into Tahiti Nui (the larger part in the west) and Tahiti Iti (the eastern peninsula). Yet this ancient landscape is more than just a honeymoon destination - with its black-sand beaches, lush rainforests, tropical aquamarine lagoons, towering waterfalls and 2 extinct volcanoes to discover.

Take a 4x4 jeep tour deep into the jungle and explore the Fautaua Valley, trek to les trois cascades or Faarumai Waterfalls, hike to the peak of Mount Aorai for breathtaking views of the island or surf the popular Hitimahana Beach & Papenoo breaks. Tahiti is also home to one of the top surf spots in the world - the famous reef break Teahupo’o on the south east coast of the island. The vibrant capital Papeete has the bustling Marché de Papeete market, bustling boulevards and a port.

At night the busy Place Vai’ete fills with roulottes, or food carts. Laze the days away on picture perfect beaches, in your private bungalow with lagoon views or a traditional Tahitian guesthouse.

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