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The Islands of Tahiti

The 118 Islands of Tahiti are some of the most beautiful destinations in the world, and perfect for a relaxed holiday. Grouped into five archipelagos - the Austral, Gambier, Marquesas, Society and Tuamotu - Tahiti holidays are perfect for couples and families looking for that once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Also known as French Polynesia, holidays in the Islands of Tahiti offer heavenly blue waters, picture-perfect sandy beaches, lush forestry and shallow lagoons. The waters around them are protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, with an abundance of varied marine life. 

Explored by Captain James Cook in the 18th century, you can go scuba diving or snorkelling to see manta rays, sharks, turtles and dolphins up close, or book a boat cruise aboard a luxury vessel. The Tahiti islands are the ideal place for island-hopping and getting a flavour of each area. 

The islands of Tahiti holidays: simply paradise

Rest your head in a floating overwater villa at secluded Bora Bora with breakfast personally delivered by canoe. Spend the day taking a 4x4 tour of Mount Pahia, the island's beautiful waterfalls and taking a dip in one of the freshwater pools. Uncover the splendour of Moorea Island with a visit to its fragrant vanilla plantations, a scenic walk through its volcanic landscapes, and finish up on the romantic Opunohu Bay, which is surrounded by peaks and greenery. 

Why not join a Tahiti tour and discover the capital, Papeete? It’s famous for its pearl farm, lively markets and nearby Mount Orohena. 

For a more remote experience, take a boat trip to Raiatea and Tahaa Islands and witness the incredible coral reefs, marine life, and fruit plantations.

Located between the United States and Australia, Tahiti Island holidays are ideally paired with a city for a multi-centre holiday. Stop off for a city break in Japan or San Francisco before flying over to your Pacific retreat. Once you’ve reached the islands of Tahiti, you can take a short flight or travel by boat to visit neighbouring spots, or sign up for one of our Tahiti tours.

 

Destination Highlights
  • Discover romantic Bora Bora, the islands of Tahiti's most popular honeymoon destination, with overwater villas, secluded beaches and coral reefs
  • Embark on an adventure of Moorea Island's breath-taking volcanic landscape, dramatic waterfalls, imposing cliffs, and vanilla and pineapple plantations
  • The most famous, Tahiti, is the largest of the islands, boasting black sand beaches, lagoons, extinct volcanoes and buzzing markets
  • The quieter Raiatea and Tahaa Islands are a boating lover's dream, with azure waters, coconut and banana groves to explore

Time Zone

GMT -10

Flight Time

Approx. 30 house + 2 stops

Currency

Pacific Franc (CFP)

Visa Information

British citizens do not require a visa to travel to the islands of Tahiti if your stay is less than 90 days. However you will need a valid passport for at least six months from the date of arrival.

Language

French and Tahitian, though most hotels and services also speak English.

Health Information

No special vaccinations are required. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations.

Our Islands of Tahiti destinations

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Bora Bora

Bora Bora
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Tahiti

Tahiti
Mauritius

Islands of Tahiti

Moorea

Moorea

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