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The Islands of Tahiti

The beautiful white beaches and iconic overwater bungalows of The Islands of Tahiti are symbolic of the perfect destination for a romantic getaway – but did you know The Islands of Tahiti also have plenty to offer every kind of traveller? Whether you’re looking for adventure or total relaxation, and whether you’re travelling solo or with a family on tow, there’s something for everyone to be embraced by Mana.

The diversity of The Islands of Tahiti means that there is a range of diverse holiday options and you can be as active or as inactive as you like. From shopping for black pearls and fine-dining to hiking and camping, the Islands offer it all.

You can relax in one of the many resorts across the Islands including famed Bora Bora, Moorea, and Taha’a. Or for the true adventurers, try Rurutu – the island of whales – which offers exquisite views from both land and water. Between August and October you will be lucky enough to see families of humpback whales arriving, and the island itself has a landscape great for hiking. Traverse majestic peaks and view archeological sites including limestone caves that were originally tombs for islander’s ancestors.

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For the adventure seekers, you probably never thought there would be campsites on the exotic islands. You can bring your own camping equipment or pick up what you need when you arrive. Some of the best camping spots include Tekopa Village on Fakarava and Camping Nelson on Moorea.

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If you like the idea of fully immersing yourselves in the Tahitian culture, guesthouses are a fantastic way to mix with locals and explore the local area. With stunning views and a home-away-from-home feel, you’ll find guesthouses on most islands. Raiatea, Maupiti and Taha’a offer a great range of villas. In a variety of sizes and locations, enjoy the freedom of your own space in a beautiful setting.

The more remote islands also offer largely unknown experiences, such as Tikeahau which was recently voted amongst the most beautiful beaches in the world. It’s white pink sand and remote location will leave you feeling a million miles from everywhere and everything.

The tropical Eden of Tubuai offers truly stunning waters and the constant winds make it the perfect destination for water activities. Crabs, clams and lobsters can all be found in the lagoon and with low mountains there are plenty of easy hiking routes. The wild orange trees that release a fresh and fruity scent add a little zest to the island too.

With a lush rainforest, you’ll often see wild horses, boars and goats roaming on the mystical island of Nuku Hiva. With the highest waterfall in The Islands of Tahiti, the looming cliffs look out onto the vast ocean, and you’ll likely spot the pod of melon-headed dolphins that live closely to the coast. For the thrill seekers, Nuku Hiva also makes for incredible diving. Dive with the manta rays, jack fish, swordfish and sharks of various species and sizes that are all just off the shores of the black sandy beaches.

The pearl island, Manihi is where the origin of Tahitian cultured pearls was born. Famous for its oysters, the lagoon is the birth of the first pearl farm, making for a unique experience for visitors to understand the passion from the islanders and the incredible work performed to obtain the precious gem. Kayaking among the coral heads and line fishing are also two favourite island activities.

Whether it’s peace and tranquility or an adventure-filled holiday you’re looking for, The Islands of Tahiti offer a huge range of possibilities. A romantic getaway, family fun, or even as a solo traveller, there really is something for everyone. With a wide range of packages for you to choose from, whatever your desire, you will be fully immersed by the magic of the islands and you’ll be reminiscing for years to come.

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1. © Audrey Svoboda
2. © Pierre François Grosjean
3. © Tahiti Tourisme
4 & 5. © Tahiti Tourisme Gregoire Le Bacon
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