Tahiti is the idyllic island paradise in French Polynesia that is all about enjoying the sunshine and the ocean. For some, the only place they have ever heard of in this famous country is Bora Bora, but there is far more to this vacation destination. Here’s what you’re missing out on by only visiting Bora Bora on your vacation to Tahiti.
Tahiti is just an 8-hour flight from Los Angeles, so it really is an accessible destination for an extended vacation. When you fly out to this group of islands the first place you’ll land is Tahiti as that’s where the major airport is. It would be a mistake to simply fly in and out of here though, as there is a lot to see. Here you can experience snorkeling, take 4×4 trips around the island, and enjoy the 155-year-old market.
If it’s seclusion you’re looking for, then you’ll want to visit the island of Tikehau. Here is where you can get away from it all and enjoy the secluded Pink Sand Island. If wildlife spotting is your thing, then you can take a boat out to Bird Island which is home to some of the most exotic birds in the world. Just make sure you don’t forget your camera!
If you want your island holiday to come with a little adventure, then Moorea is the place you need to be. Visitors to the island can enjoy paddle boarding, kite surfing, and canoeing. The waters are calm in the lagoon, so snorkeling and diving are ideal, which is perfect as there is an abundant marine life under the sea waiting to be discovered. Moorea is also very much focused on art, and you’ll find a host or artists all selling their creations.
Known as the Sacred Island, Raiatea is the second-largest landmass in French Polynesia. The name translates to “faraway heaven,” and it’s believed to be the first island inhabited by humans. One of the main attractions of Raiatea is the boating and fishing culture. The island is home to many sailing boat and yacht companies, and it’s where you can take in the islands by water.
There is more to French Polynesia and Tahiti than Bora Bora. These islands offer something a little different and will ensure your vacation to paradise will be filled with amazing memories.