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City break in Tahiti Island. Active leisure ideas for Tahiti Island - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Before everything else, Tahiti is a paradise for fans of extreme water sports activities. Thousands of professional surfers come here every year to conquer the coastal waves. The Billabong Pro Teahupoo competition is held in the southeastern part of the island, Tahiti Iti. The north coast of Teahupoo Bay known for its largest cylindrical waves on the island, which are rather complex and suitable only for the professionals, hosts the competition. The most preferred places for surfing are Papenoo, Puna'auia, Point Venus, Matavai Bay, and Fisherman's Bay.
One of the places on Tahiti that one must visit is a peninsula called Point Venus. It is located on the north coast of the island. This is a legendary place where the legendary Captain James … Open
The professionals prefer surfing from April to October, but for an amateur or a novice surfer there is a wave of the sufficient height on the island all year round. Another extreme entertainment is diving. To visit the archipelago and not to try scuba diving is simply unacceptable! Diving clubs on the island meet all international standards and you can find them even at some Tahiti’s hotels. If you are an experienced diver, you will be offered sports diving and if you are just a beginner or an amateur, you can try recreational diving.
In Tahiti, tourists will be able to dive in the lagoon, where the wrecks of the sunken ships and airplanes can be observed at the bottom of the ocean. The dives are performed in the company of skilled instructors and last from 30 to 40 minutes. If you are an experienced diver, be sure to bring your certificate with you since the safety rules are observed very strictly in Tahiti and in the absence of the document confirming your level, you will have to start from scratch. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. The best time to visit the island is from May to October, the rest of the year is the rainy season, especially frequent storms occur in January. However if you are not afraid of storms … Open
Much of the island is covered with mountains, volcanoes, and hills with lush thickets of tropical forests. Therefore, walking excursions and car tours to the gorges and jungles are the entertainment, which is in great request among tourists. One of the most popular routes is Mont Orohena, which is the highest point of French Polynesia and one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you are in a good physical condition and not a beginner in hiking in the mountains, then you should definitely climb to the top of Orohena. Please, consider that the way up takes more than seven hours and will be too difficult for an untrained tourist. Even if you have some experience in climbing, there is no need to effect an ascent of the mountain without an instructor since the route is rather complicated.
On your way to Orohena, which is an extinct volcano, it is possible to see the lava tubes of Hitiaa. Actually, you can inspect the tubes without climbing to the top of the volcano. A thoughtful inspection will take at least four hours. There are two routes leading to Orohena, and the second route begins at the mouth of the Vaitu'oru River. It is not easy to get there, but if you make up your mind to do this, you will be able to see the ancient petroglyphs and strange "singing stones", which sound when you strike them. Vaitomoana Cave will be the next picturesque stop on the route. After two hours of climbing, you can make a couple of selfies from the Devil's Ridge Pass. If you are minded to continue your climbing and to see Grotte Anaihe and Queen’s Cave, then you should use the climbing equipment.
The coastal area Tahiti is notable for its amazing contrasts. There are gorgeous beaches with white coral sand, and exotic parts of the coast covered with black volcanic sand. The most … Open
Motorboat excursions with visits to archaeological antiquities and grottoes are also very interesting and popular among tourists. Even if you are not a real fan of extreme sports, you might want to try a jeep safari during which you will visit the beautiful waterfalls of the island.
Papeete City Hall Indeed, there are many objects on the island that may be interesting for nature lovers. You can explore Maraa Grotto and even swim in a small underground lake. You can take walk to the local waterfalls, for example, to Faarumai Waterfall, then enjoy the beautiful view and splash for a while in its fresh water. On the other hand, you can go to the small lake Bain de Vaima.
Tahiti has several luxury resorts that won’t disappoint even the most discerning travelers. The popular hotel Le Meridien is situated at the Punaauia Beach; that’s one of the … Open
The local gardens are also very entertaining. For instance, the Harrison Smith Botanical Garden; it has a fairly large area where, in addition to a variety of tropical plants, you can watch both the local turtles and a large population of the island birds. The Water Gardens of Vaipahi are also very beautiful. Here you can see a lot of lotuses and enjoy the tranquility and harmony, literally poured into the air.
rade-de-papeete Jardin Botanical Park is a visitable place too. You can get there for free, and visitors, along with the plants, will be able to admire a rather massive waterfall. The Spring Garden of Vaipahi is also very lovely.
If you have shopping plans during your stay in Tahiti, we recommend visiting Papeete since the main places for shopping are located here. It is worth noting that there are no tremendous … Open
For lovers of beach holidays there are miles of the wild coast on the island. It is worth noting that the vast majority of the beaches in Tahiti are undiscovered, and they have no infrastructure. If you want to go to the beautiful, clean and uncrowded coast, you should pay attention to the beaches near Puna’auia or Papara. You have to find at least one day in order to visit Point Venus. This is a rather beautiful place, where the unusual volcanic black sand covers the entire coast.
The Sherathon Hotel (Tahiti) Tahiti is a great place for snorkeling. There are not too many people on the local beaches, so the animal life has not yet scared away. Furthermore, coral reefs are close to the surface in many places, so you can clearly see them even without a scuba. However, if you like diving, you will not be disappointed either. In the water area of the island, there are proposals for every taste - both for beginners, and for professionals, for those who love to watch fish and reefs, and for those who are interested in exploring sunken ships and airplanes.
The largest island in French Polynesia and the location of its capital, Tahiti, has long attracted the attention of thousands of curious tourists. The island provides a lot of natural and … Open
If you are a fan of extreme entertainment, then you can voluntarily go to the company of sharks. You will be protected from the predators by the cage bars, but the experience and feelings during this immersion still will be unforgettable. If you do not want to see the most ancient predators of the earth, you can sign up for surfing, windsurfing or yachting courses.
Papeete Fans of sea fishing will also love their visit to the island. The ocean has been a supporter of the locals for centuries; therefore, it will neither be difficult to find an instructor nor rent a boat and tackle. You can try different types of fishing - catching fish from the shore, taking to the open sea, or trying yourself as an ancient Polynesian while hunting for fish with a spear.
Tahiti is an excellent choice for a family vacation. Your kid will definitely feel like a path-breaker on this island, which can easily be called a paradise, and will have lots of … Open
If you find yourself wishing to feel like Robinson Crusoe, head out to any desert island near Tahiti for a day or two. Neither a single person nor any civilization will be there. Just you and unspoilt nature.
Papeete In Papeete, in the afternoon, besides museums, shopping centers, and parks, you might want to visit Mana Rock Café (downtown on the waterfront, Boulevard Pomare, Papeete). This open-air pub is a good place especially for beer lovers since here they can try different types of this popular drink. In the evening, this place attracts dozens of club life fans, and the disco on the oceanfront is really something amazing and incredibly atmospheric. You can visit the local cinema “Cinema Concorde”; all the latest films are demonstrated here.
The cuisine of Tahiti has absorbed both the traditional meals and French classic recipes. The fresh and natural ingredients used in the local restaurants and cafes will impress you. It is … Open
The nightlife on the island is also very fascinating. Here you can find nightclubs and bars for every taste. If you are interested in the local dances and music, we recommend visiting Le Tamure Hut, a club, which hosts parties with the participation of the national musical bands. Le Piano Bar, decorated in a tropical style, offers visitors an unusual travesty show and an endless list of cocktails. Its address is Rue des Écoles, Papeete.
tahiti Le Retro is famous for its costume shows, which are made in the spirit of Brazilian carnivals. The shows take place quite often, and if you are lucky enough to see one of them, you will surely get unforgettable impressions. Stylized as a French café, this club is located in Papeete, 29 rue Colette. LE CHAPLIN'S nightclub, which is on Quai Gallieni, offers to listen to the local musicians and dance to the traditional Polynesian melodies; moreover, you can watch music videos that are played through a projector - this is a kind of a trademark of the club.
The indigenous Tahitians are of Polynesian ancestry comprising the gross of the population. French is the official language but Tahitian and French are both in use. If you know French, … Open
If your plans do not include dancing overnight, but still you wish to relax in a pleasant atmosphere, we recommend Les 3 Brasseurs, a beer bar and the only microbrewery in French Polynesia (downtown on the waterfront, Centre Vaima, Papeete). This is the place where the largest selection of local beers is presented, and they are strikingly different from the traditional drink with a bitter taste. The club of the Royal Tahitien Hotel attracts tourists with unusual theatrical performances and shows of the local singers and musicians. It opens its doors only on Fridays, but the show is definitely worth visiting.
Tahiti For fans of the more familiar club culture, we can recommend Captain Bligh, a club, which offers, along with European rhythms, a variety of cocktails, exotic dishes and an unusual interior in the seabed-style. If you prefer to have a rest in the places visited by the local residents, then you should go to the club called Pink Coconut. Here you can both listen to some popular local bands and see what Tahitian gilded youth does for fun and how they get amused.
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Attractions and entertainment in French Polynesia

The landscapes of French Polynesia provide you an opportunity to enjoy a long safari. In Tahiti in Arya, such safaris are carried out by the “Tahiti Safari Expedition”. Travelers having been provided with a jeep and a professional driver will have the opportunity to travel to the best places of the island and see the beauty of the hills and mountains, greenery and waterfalls. The driver plays the role of a guide, fascinatingly narrating about the local nature. Makharepo excursion agency “Albert Transport & Activities” are also proud of their guide-drivers, who have a vast store of knowledge, which they eagerly share. A trip to the most beautiful places of the island of Moorea, including the plantations of tropical fruits, will suit those who dream of seeing as much as possible with their own eyes, but cannot or do not want to walk much. … Open
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Guide to your best city break in Tahiti Island - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Tahiti Island - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Tahiti Island?' disappears immediately.
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