Tahiti is one of the most beautiful as well as exotic places on the earth. With unspoiled beaches, extraordinary geographical features, mysterious caves, exceptional coastal scenery, enchanting waterfalls, majestic mountain peaks, and secluded beaches, Tahiti is indeed the jewel in the Pacific.
Located in the Leeward Group of the Society Islands, Tahiti is the main among the 118 islands and atolls in French Polynesia, which in turn in a French collectivity in the South Pacific. In other words, Tahiti is the focal point of French Polynesia, and serves as the main gateway to most of the incredible island destinations in French Polynesia. Pepeete is the seat of administration in Tahiti, and is home to a variety of government houses and restaurants and hotels, apart from boasting of an exuberant nightlife and fantastic shopping facilities.
No matter you are newly weds, couples celebrating anniversaries, history buffs, sightseers, or holidaymakers who want to make vacation with friends and family enjoyable as well as unforgettable, Tahiti renders superb options for all. In short, Tahiti is truly a treasure trove of experiences, and caters to all tastes and preferences.
For instance, if you are here for a fun filled vacation, then you can make it possible by indulging in an array of activities such as scuba diving, cruising on a catamaran either with or without a skipper, experiencing an adventurous mountain safari via 4-wheel drive, trying bodyboarding or bodysurfing, taking a flying lesson, going for deep sea fishing, and going for a deep sea fishing.
Likewise, a myriad of options are available according to the individual preferences of tourists. For example, if you are a golf enthusiast, then head to the Olivier Breaud International Golf Course, which is a 6,944-yard, par 72 course set against the backdrop of magnificent settings. Further, it is credited to be the only 18-hole golf course in Tahiti.
Similarly, snorkelers can take advantage of ocean’s surface within the warm current, which in turn allows you to swim along a large number of rare species of marine life such as barracudas and silvery needlefish. Additionally, a host of options are made available for adventurers in the form of underwater spear fishing, hiking Aorai Mountain, and taking a 4-Wheel Drive Excursion to Mount Marau.
For art and culture lovers as well as history buffs, Tahiti boasts of such options as the Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands, which has on display artifacts that throw light on the ancient Polynesian culture and skills; the Black Pearl Museum, which holds the distinction of being the only museum in the world that is exclusively dedicated to pearl; the historic site of the Anchors of Captain Cook and Bougainville; the Paul Gauguin Museum, with exhibits that is dedicated to the life of Paul Gauguin; the James Norman Hall Museum, which is housed within the rebuilt of home of well known American writer, James Norman Hall; and Arts and Crafts Village, which is a great place to shop exquisite as well as unique black pearl jewelry and gorgeous carved items.
For devotees and for those interested in the study of ancient architectural styles, Tahiti comes with attractions such as the Marae Temples, which are ancient Polynesian shrines and most popular among them in the region are Marae Mahaiatea and Marae Farehape; Paofai Temple of Papeete, which is a Protestant shrines as well as one of the most prominent churches in the area; and the Chinese Temple, which is a fine classic oriental temple.
Other not to miss attractions in Tahiti are the Botanical Garden and the Galapagos Tortoises, where you can see a range of well-maintained plantations of palms, bamboo, hibiscus, and bananas; the Tomb of King Pomare V, which is the mausoleum of Tahiti’s last monarch; the Presidential Palace, where you can enter only with a prior permission; the Three Waterfalls of Fa’arumai; and the Matahia Spring, which is a perfect place for swimming.
Above all, Tahiti provides opportunities for vacationers to join for whale watching expedition, taking a circle island tour, and to go for a helicopter flight seeing tours. After a day long sightseeing as well as engaging in a number of activities, go for a rejuvenating spa treatment in order to relax and refresh.
With these umpteen options for an enjoyable vacation, it is not a wonder why people from every nook and corner take a tour to this amazing place. Hence, Tahiti has accommodation choices to suit every taste and budget. From high end resorts and upscale hotels that are mostly part of large international hotel chains to boutique resorts and pension guesthouses, Tahiti allows vacationers to choose from an array of accommodation options.
For couples and honeymooners, no other options would be better than staying in an over water bungalow, which are built over waters of the lagoon and offers all that a deluxe or a premium resort room renders. There are also some hotels that provide services in the form of packages. For instance, in some instances, hotels provide wedding packages covering services of wedding planners and photographers, services of priests, a bottle of champagne, marriage certificate, beautiful flowers, and romantic dinner.