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If you are traveling to Tahiti in French Polynesia today we offer this small tourist guide information for a trip to Tahiti, we hope it helps! Tahiti is the largest island and most populated of all of French Polynesia in the South Pacific Ocean. It consists of two areas in a circle, connected by a narrow isthmus: Tahiti Nui (big Tahiti) west and Tahiti Iti (Little Tahiti), to the east, also called “the peninsula”, separated by the Straits of Taravao.
The island of Tahiti is surrounded by coral reefs. If you are in search of the most beautiful sea in Tahiti spectacular find it. The warm Pacific waters around the islands are home to varied fauna: brightly colored scenes, formed by millions of coral shades and hues original, in which banks angelfish and parrot fish swim with the majestic striped .
The rocky coastline of the East Coast hides spectacular scenery as long black sand beaches lapped by the waves, the surfers paradise.
The profile of the island is of volcanic origin and is characterized by mountainous coastal cliffs, a paradise for hikers and walkers, attracted by the most beautiful summits: the Orohena (2,241 m), the Aorai (2,066 m) of Diadema (1321 m) and Mount Marau (1,493 m). Papeete, the capital and political center of French Polynesia, is built on a narrow coastal strip and is characterized by its sophisticated architecture houses. Here is the international airport where flights land from Europe.
The landscape is full of wild valleys and huge waterfalls, mysterious caves and archaeological sites steeped in legend. An essential destination is see the upper valley of Papenoo, leading to the hill and Maroto Vahiria volcanic lake and nature reserve Fenua.
Trip to Tahiti
There are many attractions to visit in Tahiti, Paul Gauguin Museum, dedicated to the life and work of French artist. The Robert Wan Pearl Museum, the only one in the world dedicated to the beads. In Tahiti, in fact, grows the black pearl.
Born in Tahiti tattoo art. Artists Polynesians, before the ceremony of tattoos, invoke the gods that all goes well and the designs are successful. If you are brave not leave without an indelible memory.
We went through an agent who has proposed several routes. The idea that fascinated us most was to spend our honeymoon in French Polynesia. A faraway place, completely different from what we had seen so far – we Europeans think in terms of accommodation – and that could give us a touch of summer because of work commitments, marriage was planned for the month of December.
The first stop was Tahiti. The flight to French Polynesia is quite long: Milan-Los Angeles-Tahiti is the way in which almost 23h, including time zones, has led us to the airport Polynesian island.
Within minutes we reached our accommodation: a bungalow on a beach in Papeete. A beautiful place: in the morning we woke up early to admire the sunrise and the sunset in the evening was the most romantic imaginable. The colors of the waters were unique, from cobalt blue to white to the bank, which merged with the sand of the same color. We were also enchanted by the waters: we dived a little off Faaa where the beautiful coral reef overlooking the water.
In addition to enjoy the wonderful sea and beaches, we also intend to visit the island. What has left us breathless was the set of three waterfalls located near Tiarei. In the first we have also plunged: the fresh water has regenerated! Very beautiful were the caves of Mara. At first glance, the complex seemed really small and we did notice that our guide invited us to throw a pebble into it. We were sure that we hit the rock instead of the other end … and the cave was much deeper than it appeared.
We spent a day on the beach Papara. We knew that here we bring together the best surfers in the world and wanted to see this show. We had to wait until late afternoon to see men approaching the beach in “black suit.” Surfers have given us a unique show and it was very fun to grade their performances.
With a domestic flight from Tahiti, Bora Bora we have reached, one of the other islands of the Company. The difference is that it is downwind, and then we knew we could enjoy even more of the sea.
This time the accommodation we chose was an all inclusive hotel. Before landing we could see the island from the top: there are two mountains, a legacy of its volcanic origin, and a long series of small islands that seemed almost joined by a strip of sand.
The beaches of Bora Bora have left us breathless, especially Punta Matira with its white sand and the sea calm and cool.
One day we visited the legendary Bora Bora Lagoon. With a group of tourists we rented a sailboat and a villager accompanied us in this magical place. We are immersed in its waters green and have admired many species of fish from many different colors, sculptures, coral and manta rays that swim in placid herd.
A show so good we had never seen!
The last day of our honeymoon in French Polynesia have made sure it was very romantic: the departure was scheduled just after lunch and the meal I booked a table at a restaurant a stone’s throw from the sea. Here we have tasted good fresh fish, vegetables and fruit. Although there was no atmosphere of “Candlelight,” was an unforgettable dining as well as our entire vacation in Polynesian paradise.
From the side of the boat I am getting an idea of what Tahiti and its islands: one of the island’s most perfect tropical island I’ve seen in my life. There are evenings when the ship moored in a cove so proud, so natural, that if we except a few huts among the coconut trees and lost two or three catamarans anchored in its blue waters, could be the same scenario that saw the Captain Cook his crew when they came here in 1769.
An infinite range of greens are displayed by the volcanic slopes, coconut palms, conifers, Albizia falcata, Polynesian chestnut … all placed in a logical order to compose an idyllic plane as if it had involved a landscaper. And then, above, the eroded peaks of the old volcano, like saw teeth dark tangle in which the moisture-laden clouds from the Pacific. Read the rest of this entry »