Where to shop in Tahiti

Tahiti is the biggest and busiest island in French Polynesia, and is home to over 60% of the population. It is the ideal place for shopping, especially when you're looking for souvenirs to take home with you. Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia and also its commercial heart. Products and produce from all over…

Teahupo’o: Surfing Venue for Paris Olympics

The Islands of Tahiti is preparing to host the surfing competition of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The venue is Teahupo'o, and its legendary wave 'jaws'. Frightening, yet magnificent, this immense wave in the Hava'e pass already attracts the best surfers from all over the world, and in 2024, they'll be competing for Olympic gold!…

Where to get married in The Islands of Tahiti

The Islands of Tahiti is a dream destination for a wedding. From a traditional ceremony in Moorea, to a romantic occasion on the beach in Bora Bora, there is a choice of styles and venues to satisfy all requirements. Whether you intend to officially marry in French Polynesia, or simply renew your wedding vows in…

A Tour of Tahiti by Truck

You should take at least a day to explore Tahiti, the main island of French Polynesia. The most authentic way to do so is on a truck, the traditional Tahitian bus. The Tere Fa'a'ati is a festive tour of the island by truck that is organized each year in January. Tahiti is the biggest and…

The Flora and Fauna of Tahiti

One of the reasons that make The Islands of Tahiti such a beautiful paradise, is the diversity of its flora and fauna. In each of the five archipelagos, nature is abundant, both on land and in the sea. During your visit, you'll be able to discover the richness of this natural heritage. Aquatic life is…

Hiking in Tahiti and Bora Bora

When you think of French Polynesia, the image is of coconut palms, sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons. But there is another side to the islands that is equally as beautiful. The lush green hills and valleys, waterfalls and archeological sites that you'll discover when you go hiking in the interior of The Islands of Tahiti.…

A trail with a difference

French Polynesia is spread over 4 million km², which is the equivalent of continental Europe. There are a total of 118 islands and atolls dispersed among five archipelagos: the Tuamotu, Society, Austral, Gambier and Marquesas Islands. Some of the islands are high, volcanic islands, while others are low, coral atolls. Almost all of them have…

A Visit to Papeete Market

Papeete market is a wonderful place to visit during your stay in The Islands of Tahiti. Situated right in the middle of the town, it is a colorful and lively center where you'll get a good insight into the daily life of the inhabitants of French Polynesia. The municipal market in Papeete was originally called…

Papeete, a Family Destination

Welcome to Papeete, the vibrant capital of Tahiti. Once you've settled into your accommodation, take a tour round the town center with the family. There's plenty to do for children and adults. Visit the lively market, stroll along the waterfront and let the family get its first taste of this South Sea island. A visit…

Top 10 of Tahiti’s Most Beautiful Landscapes

Tahiti, in the heart of the South Pacific, is the biggest and best-known island in French Polynesia. A land of majestic mountains, lush green valleys, waterfalls, turquoise lagoons, superb sandy beaches. Here's our guide to the 10 most beautiful landscapes on the island.

Tour of the island of Tahiti – The spots you must see

The quickest way to get to know Tahiti is to rent a car and drive round the island. A chance to see (almost) everything in just one day. This itinerary is an ideal way to begin your voyage to The Islands of Tahiti. Stopping to admire luxuriant countryside, idyllic beaches, caves, waterfalls and historic sites…

Ziplining in The Islands of Tahiti  

If you like heights and you're looking for thrills, visit the treetop adventure parks in Tahiti and Moorea and get your fill of both. The opportunity to combine thrills and adventure with a bird's eye view from the trees in The Islands of Tahiti. The treetop adventure parks in Moorea and Tahiti offer a fun…

Why Visit Tahiti?

The crystal clear turquoise lagoons, beaches of soft white sand, ideal year round temperatures, and spectacular scenery, make The Islands of Tahiti a dream destination. Take the time to visit Tahiti itself. The biggest island in Tahiti is full of wonderful surprises for you to discover. There are a total of 118 islands in French…

Tahitian black pearls

Tahitian black pearls, though really it is more accurate to say Tahitian cultured pearls, as they are created in variety of colors, are the perfect souvenir to take with you from French Polynesia. The majority of authentic Tahitian pearls are produced in the warm waters of The Tuamotu Islands and Gambier Islands. These magnificent jewels…

Exploring Tahiti’s Peninsula

The peninsula is the perfect place for lovers of nature, authenticity and of course, surfing. Known by Tahitians as Tahiti Iti, the peninsula is of volcanic origin, mountainous and untamed. Take the time to explore this unique and special part of Tahiti during your visit to French Polynesia. Tahiti is two islands linked together by…

Tour Papeete’s Street Art

An open air art gallery on the streets of Papeete. Take your camera and explore a very different side of Papeete, the side of its buildings. Numerous walls in the city have been painted with graffiti, with the blessing of the local authorities, and are now works of art. From 2014 to 2018, a Polynesian…

Food Trucks in The Islands of Tahiti

In French Polynesia, a food truck is called a "roulotte". Delicious food, rapid service and reasonably priced menus make food trucks the favorite restaurants of the local population. Originally roulottes were mobile restaurants which catered for laborers, close to their worksite. Now they are a veritable institution and can be found throughout The Islands of…

Discover Papeete

Papeete is pronounced "Papé-été", which means waterbasket. It is a place you should definitely visit during your vacation in The Islands of Tahiti. Shopping, gastronomy, modern and ancestral culture - a day in Papeete is always a memorable experience. What to do in Papeete Notre-Dame Cathedral, a historic start All distances in Tahiti are measured…

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