Why Vacation in Tahiti

June 20, 2016 by  
Filed under Destinations, Travel information

Tahiti is the largest island in French Polynesia and is a great tropical vacation destination. It has beautiful reefs and great waves. The clear blue water is great for diving. While the scenery is amazing for hikes. With its luscious green scenery and white sandy beaches, Tahiti is the perfect vacation spot.

There are things to do for every vacation style in Tahiti; whether you are there on a family vacation or a honeymoon. Here is a list of just a few of the attractions and highlights of Tahiti:

  • Go to Tahiti’s gorgeous beaches like La Plage de Maui and Papenoo Beach
  • Visit the Fautaua Waterfall
  • Catch the Aremiti Ferry
  • Explore local markets
  • Enjoy the free botanical gardens
  • Swim with sharks, stingrays, and fish
  • See a traditional Polynesian dance
  • Go whale-watching in the Austral Islands

Tahiti not only has a great spirit of adventure, it also has delicious food. Tahiti is known for having fresh fish and exotic produce. If you are a true foodie, make sure to visit Papeete; it is said to have the best food on the island. Here are some dishes you won’t want to miss:

  • Poisson Cru is the national dish of Tahiti. It features raw red tuna marinated in a blend of coconut milk and lime juice.
  • Hima’a is a meal prepared in an underground oven. These meals are usually prepared in baskets that are woven from banana leaves. You can try a variety of meats like chicken, fish, pig, shrimp, etc.
  • Fresh fruits are found all over Tahiti. Get delicious bananas and sweet pineapple on this tropical island.
  • Fresh seafood is a staple of a Tahitian diet. Try some of their delicious fresh fish at just about any restaurant on the island. Sample breeds of fish you’ve never tasted befor.

But one of the best kept secrets of French Polynesia is Tahiti’s “sister island,” Moorea. Moorea is an island that is only ten miles from Tahiti. Its silhouette is even visible from Tahiti. You can access the island by ferry. Moorea offers the feel of a small island while still having all the luxuries you could ever need.

Moorea has eight mountain peaks, and a picturesque lagoon. It is shaped like a heart, making it a great destination for a honeymoon. The breathtaking landscape is coupled with opportunity for high-adventure, with so many things to do around the island. Try visiting the beaches, going on a bike ride, kitesurfing, or golfing. And if you are looking for a great place to stay in Moorea, check in at the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa.

But whatever you decide to do in Tahiti, we know that you will fall in love with the atmosphere and people of this French Polynesian Island. Start planning your vacation now.

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