TAHITI. . . JUST THE WORD
. . . THE WORLD'S DEFINITION OF PARADISE



Tahiti sailboat and palm tree

 
 


When you choose the Islands of Tahiti for your vacation, you will find a complete change of scenery and a rhythm of life that is slow and relaxed, very conducive to romance.

 

Easier to travel to than you might imagine, Tahiti is under 8 hours by air from Los Angeles LAX airport with daily nonstop flights. Tahiti is halfway between California and Australia, but in the same time zone as Hawaii, with perfect weather all year long. 
 

Tahiti is the main island where most visitors fly into before moving onto other islands in Tahiti.  Most visitors spend no more than a couple of days here before moving on to explore neighboring islands.

 

Your international flight will land in Tahiti prior to your connection to Bora Bora, Moorea, Tahaa, Huahine or any of the other magical islands of French Polynesia.


 
 

Map of Tahiti Hotels

Map of Tahiti


 

WHERE TO STAY


InterContinental Tahiti

Intercontinental Tahiti


The InterContinental Tahiti Resort is located on 30 acres of lush tropical gardens on the western shore of Tahiti, facing the island of Moorea.  It has its own white sand beach and inner lagoon.  Whether you choose this deluxe resort for your first night's stay or your last, the Tahiti InterContinental is the perfect way to begin or end your Tahiti vacation or honeymoon!  Nightly live entertainment in the outdoor lounge and piano entertainment at the Lotus gourmet restaurant.  Lotus is considered to be one of the best restaurants in Papeete.



InterContinental Tahiti Resort



Le Meridien Tahiti

Le Meridien Tahiti

 

Le Meridien Tahiti is situated in the heart of the Punaauia region.  Le Méridien Tahiti’s gardenview and lagoonview rooms each have a terrace and look directly over the blue lagoon of Tahiti.  There are 12 Polynesian-style bungalows stretched out into the lagoon and right over the water.  Situated on a natural white sandy beach, the Le Meridien Tahiti is the perfect place to begin your Tahiti vacation or honeymoon in paradise! Located conveniently to the airport and downtown, the Le Meridien is a tropical oasis with bright spacious rooms, suites, and overwater bungalow accommodations featuring spectacular views of the surrounding lagoon and island of Moorea.

 

The resort features 2 restaurants and bars with a wide variety of gourmet Polynesian and international cuisine, including one of the best buffet breakfasts on the island. Enjoy a tropical cocktail from the resort’s large sand bottom swimming pool or arrange for an in-room massage guaranteed to relax you after a long trip.

 



Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti

Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti


Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti is situated on the east coast of Tahiti directly on Lafayette Beach and is set amongst lush surroundings with beautiful ocean views.  The main attraction at this five-star resort is its infinity pool. This hotel is the ideal starting point for discovering the magical settings with verdant mountains and azure waters that Tahiti is famous for. 

 

Featuring lush surroundings and a prime location overlooking the black sand Lafayette Beaches, the Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti offers excellent deluxe accommodations, dining, and entertainment with authentic Tahitian hospitality waiting for you.

 

The spacious rooms and suites at the Radisson Tahiti feature such welcome amenities as high-speed internet access, as well as, private in room Jacuzzis. Guests will enjoy relaxing by the Tahiti Radisson’s magnificent lagoon pool or at the resort’s full-service day spa offering saunas, body treatments and workout facilities. Other amenities at the Radisson Tahiti include a local crafts area, souvenir shop, hair salon and shuttle service to Papeete. Guests will enjoy the Tahiti Radisson’s spectacular evening Tahitian dance show at Hiti Mahana Restaurant. Great places to enjoy a tropical cocktail at the Radisson Tahiti include the fashionable Lafayette Bar, an open-air lounge with majestic views of Matavai Bay. The Radisson Plaza Tahiti Resort is minutes from Tahiti's best shopping, water sports and shopping. Tahiti attractions convenient to the resort include the Gauguin Museum, Peal Museum, Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands, James Norman Hall House and Le Marché.

 



The Manava Suite Resort Tahiti offers a superior level of luxury for both business and leisure travelers, with a unique Polynesian welcome for all our guests. Situated on the west side of the island, Manava Suite Hotel boasts the largest infinity pool on the island, complete with the popular Taapuna Pool Bar, where a sunset cocktail is the highlight of the day, as the rich reds and oranges light up the ocean and spread spectacularly across the sky.




 

TAHITI ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES


The Papeete Public Marketplace covers 75,350 sq. ft. and is the lively and authentic heart of the city.  Open daily from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm and 5:00am to 9:00 am on Sundays, it's particularly crowded in the early morning.  You will find Polynesian hand-made products such as pareas, hats, bags, carved wood objects, fabrics, and hand-sewn decorations. 



Harrison W. Smith Botanical Garden

 

A testament to the work of American botanist Harrison Smith, the Botanical Gardens at Papeari teem with footpaths where visitors can view its acres of well-cultivated plants, and feature bamboo, bananas, palms, hibiscus and mapes (an indigenous chestnut tree).

 

Paul Gauguin Museum

Dedicated to the work of Paul Gauguin, the Gauguin Museum features exhibits and memorabilia from the late painter himself, including sketches, documents (mostly in facsimile), block prints, reproductions and a handful of original creations.

 

Vaima Center

Situated at the waterfront, the four-level Vaima Center has everything from banks and boutiques, to bookstores and restaurants. With its heavy concentration of businesses and services, Vaima Center is one of Tahiti's busiest shopping districts.

 

Musée de Tahiti et ses Isles (Museum of Tahiti and her Islands)

A visit to Tahiti would be incomplete without a stop to the Musee' de Tahiti, which has been judged one of the finest and most modern museums in the South Pacific. The museum features a broad range of exhibits on Tahitian culture, history and geology.

 

Cathedral of Notre Dame of Papeete

Located in the center of Papeete, the majestic Cathedral of Notre Dame is one of Tahiti's most awe-inspiring structures. A red-tiled spire offsets the exterior's modest grey façade and indoors, the church features gorgeous original stained glass dating back to 1875.

 

Diving

Divers of all abilities will appreciate Tahiti's many world-class dive sites, which give visitors the opportunity to glimpse sunken planes, wrecks, exotic fish and sharks. Some sites even offer night diving.

Surfing

 

Surfing

The surf is always up in Tahiti. Surfing is especially good during the winter months, when the swells break strong along the reefs, resulting in larger, "tubular" waves. Both the northern and southern coasts of Tahiti offer good surfing.


Hiking

Adventurous travelers will love the exciting guided hiking tours that lead them on explorations of Tahiti's rugged interior. Stops can include spectacular waterfalls and natural pools, mountain peaks with panoramic views, archeological sites and more.

 

Four-Wheel Drive Tours

Looking for spectacular views, but not on foot or horseback? Then try a four-wheel drive journey to Mount Marau, where the lookout point offers panoramic vistas of surrounding valleys and peaks.

 

Horseback Riding

For the horse enthusiast, Tahiti has a number of first-class riding stables. Experienced riders can saddle-up the island's New Zealand and Marquesan horses, while private lessons are available for the beginner. Rides often include picnic lunches.
 
 




TAHITI…  WHERE LOVE LIVES

 

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