2017 Tahiti Travel Guide – What to do in Tahiti
We have no doubt that in 2017 both you and your clients will be looking to press the reset button and just chill. Or you might want more of an active break in the great outdoors. Either way, Tahiti has it all! In reality, Tahiti is the largest and most populated of 118 French Polynesian islands so there is plenty to do and explore and Tahiti Travel Connection is here to help craft an unforgettable holiday. Don’t forget that Tahiti Travel Connection have a generous incentive at the moment for you to live the trip of a lifetime. Here’s our shortlist of things to do whilst you’re there…
As you come in to land over the breath-taking high volcanic island of Tahiti, it will come to no surprise that Paul Gauguin found inspiration here back in the 19th century. And many more French have continued to follow suit in leaving metropolitan France for pastures new, or better yet, untouched beaches and stunning lagoons. Tahiti Travel Connection would have recommended you plan ample amounts of time to just sit and gaze over the colourful natural landscape, but can guarantee that you will want to do this as soon as you arrive. Tahiti Travel Connection’s range of hand-picked hotels and resorts all have beautiful surrounding views but one recommendation when you get off that long flight would be InterContinental’s Tahiti Resort and Spa. Featuring two infinity swimming pools, including a sand-bottom lagoon pool with swim-up bar, this is one place to kick-start your holiday. Le Meridien Tahiti or Manava Suite Resort Tahiti are also great choices if you’re staying on the main island.
Tahiti is a perfect destination for a spa retreat and you certainly have an array of lovely spas to choose from at most resorts. Thankfully, Tahiti Travel Connection has put together this fabulous spa experience staying at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa which includes a full day to be pampered and enjoy some lovely treatments.
Mix With Locals
Head to Papeete’s town market “Le Marché” (open daily) to pick up colourful, hand-crafted souvenirs. If you really want to mix with the locals though, there is no better place than the port of Papeete every evening. The whole town gathers around an array of varied food trucks (called “roulottes”) cooking up delights such as Tahitian “poisson cru” (raw fish), crêpes or even Chinese food. The convivial ambiance makes this one of the most authentic experiences in Tahiti.
Looking for something really out-of-the-ordinary? Tahiti Travel Connection’s fantastic Aranui 5 cruise promises to be anything but a total immersion into French-Polynesian culture. Spend 14 days on-board a mixed passenger/ cargo ship, specifically designed to provide added space and comfort for visitors seeking a unique experience. Join a truly unforgettable Polynesian journey all the way up to the wild, powerful landscapes of the Marquesas Islands, where Paul Gauguin now rests.
For active fun, the Islands of Tahiti all offer exciting opportunities to discover its coral-fringed lagoons and exotic marine life but also land activities such as quad biking.
Indulge In 5*
Bliss You’ll find that there are many options for luxury accommodation. Try the sumptuous St Regis Resort Bora Bora, where villas are beautifully decorated with exotic noble woods, Italian marble and fine Polynesian sculptures. If you’re here to say “oui”, there’s an onsite bridal boutique and wedding planner and a butler service on hand to take care of your every whim!
Another possibility is the Four Seasons Resort on Bora Bora. Set on its own secluded islet, the village-like resort houses a collection of thatched overwater bungalows, tastefully decorated in modern Polynesian style and offering a huge amount of privacy: some have with their very own bathtubs overlooking the turquoise South Pacific! Tahiti Travel Connection love that the Four Seasons have made it possible for both couples and families to enjoy their sanctuary thanks to a lovely spa, a broad range of free activities (we are big fans of the beach volley ball), a kid’s club and much more. Not to mention that you will be on Bora Bora, the second Best Island in the World according to US News!
Savour Outstanding Cuisine
Tahiti Travel Connection is part of the wider Entire Travel Connection family, where each and every one of us is a big foodie. Also proud and territorial about their countries and regions of expertise, one thing that they all agree on is that Tahitian cuisine is one of the most unique in the world. Prepared with Polynesian influence and a touch of French gusto, the dining experience in Tahiti is anything but mouth-watering.
All Tahiti Travel Connection resorts and hotels have on-site restaurants but you may want to plan ahead and pick one of our delightful gastronomic experiences for one or two meals. Fine dining meets Polynesian cuisine at Michelin-star Le Coco – don’t leave without squeezing in an exquisite Sphere du Choc for dessert! An alternative option is Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort’s K Restaurant for fusion French/ South-Pacific food with a Polynesian dance show. Don’t forget to leave your flip flops at home as this is a sandy-floored restaurant!
Another suggested food experience is at the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa where you can literally spend the evening eating French crêpes overlooking baby sharks as they swim in the lagoon beneath you.
Cruise Along Tropical Waters
If you’ve ever slept on a boat, you’ll know that it’s the most relaxing sleep you can have. Clearly this is something we’re all after, but if you’re looking to top that with captivating, tropical scenery – look no further. Tahiti Travel Connection has just the thing with a Paul Gauguin cruise. Sit on your balcony contemplating the crystal-clear water beneath you, where you can have every meal of the day if you want to. Or enjoy the peaceful ambiance on the pool deck, where you’ll never struggle to find a free deck chair. The level of service can only be applauded and the standard of cuisine is seriously high. So much so that the kitchens on-board get their flour directly imported from France, so you know your baguette is as authentic as it gets! Book your daily excursions through Tahiti Travel Connection if you fancy venturing off the boat and the crew on board will make your life easy breezy by confirming with each local supplier. All you have to do is relax!
Tempting, isn’t it? Give one of our Tahiti Travel Connection specialists a call on 1300 858 305 to find out more about how we could make your trip to Tahitian paradise a dream come true!