Forget about the worries of everyday life and escape to the enchanting islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora. Here, lush volcanic peaks rise up from the endless turquoise expanse of the South Pacific, providing you with a spectacular setting for your idyllic getaway in Polynesian paradise.
The first port of call in French Polynesia will possibly be the island of Tahiti which contains the only International airport. Although you may be just connecting to one of the outer islands, Tahiti definitely has its attractions and allure. It is the largest island and was formed from volcanic activity which explains the terrain of the island. This beautiful island is surrounded by coral reefs, black sand beaches, lush rainforests, deep valleys, high waterfalls, clear streams and rivers, all to be experenced on a Tahiti vacation. The interior is very sparsely populated and most of the population lives in or near the capital, Papeete, the economic, cultural and political centre. 70 percent of the population here is indigenous.
The island of Tahiti which is shaped like a figure 8 consists of two distinct parts, Tahiti Nui, by far the larger part and Tahiti Iti. Tahiti is approximately 45 kilometres/28 miles in length at its widest point. The highest mountain is Mount Orohena at 2240 metres/7350 feet in height. There are 3 extinct volcanoes on the island.
You can explore the mountainous interior on a 4 x 4 wheel drive guided safari, a guided nature hike or simply take a helicopter ride. For excellent panoramic views on Tahiti tours, visit the Plateau of Taravao which connects the two parts of the island. If none of this is to your liking, no problem, Tahiti is the perfect serenity and peace destination.
On this journey we will arrive in Papeete which is a city with busy boulevards and a bustling harbor. There are a number of attractions here well worth a visit. There is the Papeete Market which sells everything from food to handicrafts, the Paul Gauguin Museum with exhibits of this famous painter’s works, the Museum of Tahiti, an ethnographical museum with many interesting artifacts and cultural themes and the Robert Wan Pearl Museum, the world’s only museum dedicated to pearls. The Tahiti Lagoonarium is a not to miss attraction, especially for marine life lovers. It is actually an aquarium beneath the water with more than 1,000 species of wonderful marine life that includes colorful tropical fish, sea turtles, and reef sharks. Then for lovers of horticulture, do visit the Water Gardens of Vaipahi with its exotic flowers and plants.
2BusyNot2Travel™ has planned this journey as a focus on peace and tranquility on a stunning island getaway. There’s not much on the itinerary for activities but the beauty of the destination is truly all one needs to find tranquility and peace.
You’ll experience the opulence and beauty of the French Polynesian and take your soul back to an unspoiled child like time when all you did was play all day; a true tranquility getaway.
Join us for laughter, fire side chats and true downtime as we immerse ourselves in serenity and pampering in the most beautiful and magical French Polynesian where you will be able to truly take time for yourself, take your mind off everything, unplug and/or truly focus on the one you love!
With dramatic volcanic peaks and an aquamarine lagoon backdropping expansive lush gardens, the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa is your gateway to the archipelago of French Polynesia. On the vibrant main island of Tahiti, two kilometers from the airport, the exotic overwater bungalows and tropical accommodations are a sublime jumping-off point for must-see cultural events and enviable panoramas.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is the leading chain of luxury hotels in French Polynesia, and one of the first to move into the archipelago. This early arrival meant that the three resorts owned by InterContinental Hotels & Resorts secured the most spectacular spots in the Society Islands and Bora Bora.
Sofitel Kia Ora Moorea sits on the edge of the crystal clear lagoon framed by jagged green mountains. Accessible by a short ferry ride from Papeete, Sofitel Kia Ora Moorea is located in the east of Moorea, making it the most convenient location and one of the best experiences outside of Tahiti. The resort enjoys a secluded location on picturesque white sand Temae Beach, the longest on the island, in a marine protected area.
In a French style steeped in Tahitian hospitality, the restaurant and the hotel’s two renowned bars offer an intimate and romantic setting with incredible panoramic views and live entertainment. Come live the French way and taste the chic luxury and authentic charm of the South Pacific.