At Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa and Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, an array of locally-made souvenirs includes the stunning Tahitian pearls, mother-of-pearl elegantly carved as well as virgin coconut oil, wood carvings, and pareos.

Of course, the traditional “monoï” comes in various intoxicating scents, the most popular being vanilla or “Tiare Tahiti” flower.

At the Tahiti Pearl Beach resort, visit the on-site craft market and meet the local “mamas” for a more hands-on experience to learn how to make your own flower lei or weave a basket from coconut palms, not to forget the “how to tie your pareo” class to discover the many ways you can use this colourful attire