Reasons to Visit
Tahitian culture is more in evidence now that ever before and not just in the sophisticated dances and performance art but in the revival of symbolic tattoo art through which Polynesians use the dark strong colours to assert their ma'ohi identity.
Rangiroa was described by Jacques Cousteau as the richest aquarium on the planet matched only by the other great Tuamotu lagoons on Tikehau, Manihi and Fakarava; now one of UNESCO's most valued biospheres.
The islands of French Polynesia have long been a melting pot of migrant peoples who have made the most of the ecology and geology of this region of the South Pacific to create sophisticated cultures.
For most people an overwater bungalow set in a turquoise lagoon is the essence of French Polynesia and the reason to travel thousands of kilomtres round the world for the ultimate romantic holiday.
One of the most successful uses of light is visible in the pearl industry in which French Polynesia has become a world leader. The most sought after pearls are from the farms on Taha'a an in the Tuamotus and you may even get a chance to see the incredibly rare black pearls.
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The Intercontinental Resort offers luxury in a magical setting on the west coast of the main island, Tahiti, in 31 acres of tropical gardens surrounded by clear ocean waters.
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This major international resort offers full beach-hotel facilities in a magical setting on the west coast of the main island, Tahiti, in 31 acres of tropical gardens surrounded by clear ocean waters. Just a short ride from the airport the resort offers two infinity-edge swimming pools, a dive school, a full range of water sports and a choice of restaurants. This hotel offers the fullest luxury but is perhaps at its best at sunset, as the sun drops over the volcanic peaks of Moorea Island, 12 miles away across the Sea of Moons.
The most popular of all the islands of French Polynesia and famed in history as the ‘Island of Love’, Tahiti is at once stunningly beautiful and gloriously relaxed.
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