Manava Suite Resort
The Manava Suite Resort is ideally positioned on the western coast of Tahiti Island, in the charming city of Punaauia. This stunning resort is within minutes of the popular diving and snorkelling site known as the Lagoonarium and is approximately 10 minutes from historic Papeete and 5 minutes fro...
Travel Dates: 3 - 9 April, 29 April - 30 June 2018
Le Meridien Tahiti
Le Meridien Tahiti is a modern and luxurious resort offering you a unique experience at the edge of a lagoon on one of the island's most beautiful white sandy beaches. Recently renovated the hotel features exceptional views of the lagoon, the island of Moorea and of the coral garden.
Travel Dates: 1 - 11 April, 29 April - 30 June 2018
InterContinental Moorea Resort and Spa
Nestled between scenic mountains and a tropical lagoon, the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa is an idyllic location to experience authentic French Polynesia. Set within 27 acres of lush gardens, the hotel boasts 144 elegantly appointed rooms and bungalows, local and international cuisine, and...
Travel Dates: 23 January - 7 February, 20 - 28 February, 11 - 19 March 2018.
Two volcanic mountain ranges, in the shape of a turtle
Tahiti comprises 2 of the archipelago's 118 islands. Its black sand beaches and forested mountains don't always feature in the holiday brochures – the glossy coverage usually goes to the region's star, Bora Bora. But Tahiti isn't to be written off – its teeny capital, Papeete, is chaotic and colourful, with ocean-going yachts and cruise ships regularly sailing in and out.
But it's the attractions beyond Papeete that tend to woo. If you're feeling energetic, a holiday in Tahiti affords you the chance to climb Mount Aorai, with a peak just beyond 2,000 metres. Or perhaps you'd like to take in the waterfalls and views on a 4-wheel drive mountain safari? A horse ride to the heart of Secret Mountain is also a possibility, in addition to a plethora of water-based sports. (You can also whale-watch from July–October and wander coastlines dotted with wild passionfruit, anytime.)
Tahiti's highlight festival, Heiva, is in July. But whenever you visit, you can of course, do nothing. Nothing at all. Just enjoy your own slice of island time as you watch the world go by.