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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New Zealand & the South Pacific
Perhaps the most picturesque of all the Society Islands, Huahine is actually two islands separated by a narrow channel and linked by a bridge.
Hotel Relais Mahana is a small family run pension style hotel on the south coast of Huahine, on a white sand beach at the heart of Avea Bay.
Te Tiare Beach Resort is remote and luxurious, with 41 air conditioned bungalows set in the lush tropical gardens, on the beach or on stilts over a lagoon.
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