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Tahiti Island

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Papeete by Olivier Bruchez @flickr
Papeete by Olivier Bruchez @flickr
The Sherathon Hotel (Tahiti)
The Sherathon Hotel (Tahiti) by Scalleja @flickr
rade-de-papeete by Lander2006 @flickr
Papeete City Hall
Papeete City Hall by Liz Saldaña @flickr
Tahiti Island
Tahiti Island
Tahiti Island
Tahiti Island
Tahiti by olegfomin @flickr
tahiti by Ronan.M @flickr
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Top sigths of French Polynesia

Moorea Island is no less beautiful than Tahiti. This island is famous for its numerous sanctuaries. There are more than a hundred churches and cathedrals on the island, but besides that Moorea is a great place to see the beauty of nature in its splendour. The most famous destinations there include the Dolphin Centre, Vairoro Falls and Opunohu Bay. The bay is also an important historic site as that is the place where Captain Cook landed in 1769. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Tahiti Island

Travel guide to Tahiti Island

Tourists should not neglect shopping in Tahiti. As a rule, local jewelry with pearls remains the most popular souvenir that tourists prefer to buy. There are affordable jewelry pieces, as well as exclusive and expensive items. Local souvenir shops offer interesting items by local craftsmen. Various items in the national and marine styles are usually the most popular. Female tourists may like essential oils and … Open

Tahiti Island for children - what to visit

Such an exotic tour to the sea, sun and palm trees is already a happy occasion for every child; however, do not pass up an opportunity of getting your child acquainted with something new, diversify your beach holiday with exciting tours and trips. To visit the islands and not to go to the Lagoonarium would be a big failure. The Lagoonarium is situated on Bora Bora, not Tahiti. However, it is surely worth to … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

We can also recommend buying as a present the local liqueurs based on Tahitian exotic fruits, or any other local spirit, for instance, pineapple brut; there are not so many places on the Earth where you can try this champagne. A recommendation for those who love romanticism and beautiful gestures is as follows. Between Papeete and Tahiti Iti, the southeastern part of the island, there are Mataoa Gardens; here, in … Open

Best beaches

The most popular black sand beach is Pointe Vénus. In 1769, the beautiful Pointe Venus witnessed outstanding historical event (there is a special commemorative plaque about that). The popular beach is an important tour object, and it’s perfect for a relaxing stay and to enjoy the picturesque surroundings. Divers won’t be disappointed, as there are more than ten attractive places to dive close to Tahiti … Open

Advices for travellers

16. The coastal waters of Tahiti are home to sharks, sometimes they swim very close to the shore. Although there is almost no record regarding shark attacks in this region, yet one cannot be too careful. Meanwhile, the beautiful seabed is also not quite safe, watch out for the corals, they can be very sharp and seriously damage your legs. There are practically no sea urchins in Tahiti, but if you are traveling to … Open

Traditions and mentality of Tahiti Island

During the colonization period the arrival of the European missionaries had a lasting destroying impact on the local culture. Just in the 20th century, with a view to attracting tourists, the ethnic culture got a chance to start its dynamic recovery. Polynesians set a high value on the spiritual constituent of our life. Tahitians think that being large-hearted and smiling will help them to create the right and … Open

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