If you never get tired of beautiful scenery and turquoise waters, you'll love the island of Tahiti, French Polynesia.
At the heart of the South Pacific Ocean, the Polynesian archipelago is a tourist paradise.
Tahiti, the largest island in French Polynesia
In Oceania, Tahiti is a unique tourist destination. At the center of the Windang archipelago, it is surrounded by 118 islands scattered over the ocean, each one presenting beautiful landscapes, unique vegetation and extraordinary fauna. It is a volcanic island standing on waters for thousands of years. Tahiti is the ideal starting point for a stay in Polynesia.
The scenic beauty is simply breathtaking: volcanoes, mountains, valleys, plateaus, rivers, blue lagoons… Nature is everywhere on this island!
The climate is tropical and has two distinct seasons:
- The rainy season (austral summer), November to April, during which the temperature can reach 30 ° C with high humidity
- The dry season (austral winter), from May to October, ideal for sightseeing as the temperatures are cooler (26 ° C on average) and the air drier
A peculiarity of the island, close to the equator, is that it is subject to the tradewinds (northeast wind) blowing occasionally during the rainy season, bringing a morning breeze from the mountains to the seaside. Unfortunately these tradewins can sometimes turn into hurricanes.
Tahiti is the main island of French Polynesia as it host the administrative capital: Pape'ete. It is also the gateway for travelers who come by cruise or by plane, landing at the Faa'a International airport which opened in 1962.
What to do in Tahiti
Like other tropical islands, the majority of activities in Tahiti are related to the sea. Tahiti offers access to a wide range of recreational activities. Sea, beaches, inland and mountain are among the best area to get around and enjoy the wonderful nature of Polynesia. Here are a short list of activities in Tahiti:
Dream at the Cook's Bay in Moorea
One of the most beautiful bay in the world, Cook's Bay is located in Moorea. It was dug by the waters over the centuries. You will be amazed by the stunning picture of sharp peaks from the volcanic mountains reflected themselves in shimmering waters.
Take some shots at the pink sand beach of Fakarava
Fakarave pink sandy beach is actually a sandbanks located at the end of the Tahitian lagoon which owe its name to the color reflected by corals at sunrise and sunset.
Sailing, swimming and snorkeling
In Tahiti, many sites are only accessible by boat. Book excursions with local so you will discover majestic places, such as the Rurutu caves (limestone caves) and other hotspots where you can swim with whales and dolphins.
Get a tattoo in memory
This is a memory you will never forget! Many Polynesian tattoo artists perform everywhere on the island. Polynesian tattos are traditional and always have a link with nature.
Where to stay in Tahiti
We advise you book at least one night in villa on stilts but there is a wide range of hotel that will allow you to discover Tahiti in a very comfortable way.
Feel free to contactez Eurotel Travel anytime if you wish to visit Tahiti for your next holidays.