The Islands of Tahiti, officially known as French Polynesia, possess one of the most spectacularly beautiful and diverse environments on earth.
A mixture of high volcanic islands and low-lying atolls, these specks of land – 118 islands in all – are strewn across five million square kilometres of the South Pacific.
French Polynesia as we know it today was one of the last places on Earth to be settled by humans. Scientists believe the Great Polynesian Migration happened around 1500 BC as Austronesian people went on a journey to find islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Clustered into five archipelagos, the Islands of Tahiti have in common a delightful blend of Polynesian, French and Chinese cultures, and a consistently tropical climate.
French Polynesia’s world of oceanic islands offers holidaymakers an almost limitless range of holiday activities, both passive and active.
Here, you’ll find it all. From paragliding to beach combing to embracing the laid-back island lifestyle, The Islands of Tahiti are packed with a mix of tropical adventure and blissful relaxation. Stay in overwater bungalows to experience true island living while you’re here. Or go snorkelling to get up close and personal with the local wildlife.
If visitors are feeling even more daring, take a trip to swim with the sharks. Shop for cultured pearls, take a cruise and enjoy a motu picnic with the family – there’s so much to do in The Islands of Tahiti that you’ll never want to leave.