Introducing Tahiti Tourisme
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Located in the South Pacific Ocean, The Islands of Tahiti are a mythical destination. The mention of Tahiti calls to mind visions of an idyllic island paradise and once you visit, you’ll discover that your imagination isn’t too off the mark.
Secluded, tropical, exotic and lush, The Islands of Tahiti exist in a world where dreams and everyday life become one. The imagination conjures a vision of an idyllic island paradise, steeped in sea breezes, myth and sparkling lagoons. The reality is unforgettable.
Tahiti lies in the heart of the Pacific and the heart of Polynesia, and is easily accessible from various worldwide locations. The Islands of Tahiti are from just under 6,000 km (3,700 mi.) from Australia and around 4,000 km (2,500 mi.) from New Zealand. Although sprawling over more than 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) of the South Pacific — equivalent to the size of Europe — only 3,499 sq. km (1,351 sq. mi.) is actual land.
These fabled islands form 5 unique archipelagos: the verdant, lagoon wrapped Society Islands, the coral necklaces of the Tuamotu Islands, the remote, verdant Gambier Islands, the primal, sharp spired Marquesas and the peaceful, traditional Austral.
Feel treasured by warm welcomes and time-honoured traditions. Untouched wonders and breathtaking encounters. Exotic luxuries and hidden sanctuaries. Welcome to a place where you’ve probably never been, but always belonged. You will feel treasured in The Islands of Tahiti.
Tahiti Specialist Programme
Tahiti Specialist Programme | tahitispecialist.org/en-au
The Tahiti Specialist Programme® is the official destination specialist programme for The Islands of Tahiti, created by Tahiti Tourisme to provide all users with a thorough and comprehensive online training programme on The Islands of Tahiti.
The destination offers a wide range of islands to visit and experiences for visitors to discover. Successfully complete the online modules and become a Tahiti Specialist to gain confidence in promoting The Islands of Tahiti.
We cannot wait to have you join the The Islands of Tahiti family!
The Islands of Tahiti
Have you ever dreamed of a lush world of sun drenched landscapes that appear right before your eyes when you step off the plane?
On The Islands of Tahiti, the air is full of alluring dreaminess. An explosion of colors dazzles your eyes as you scan verdant valleys, azure skies and turquoise lagoons. The multi-colored pāreu (skirts) of the vahine (women) contrast with their hair, bathed in the raw tropical sunlight.
The Islands of Tahiti, with its ancestral culture and the indivisible link between man and nature, is a refuge for those who seek a preserved and isolated destination. Focusing on quality over quantity, let yourself be seduced by an authentic experience discovering French Polynesia through its inhabitants and in harmony with nature.
Everything here whispers the legends of the mā’ohi people who discovered these verdant lands, where the ‘uru (breadfruit), the fē’i (wild banana), and the taro thrive… these generous islands whisper to us, Mānava! Welcome!
Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora… these names sound like an invitation to a dream. Discovering them will enchant the most discerning traveller. This archipelago is also home to other islands not as famous but nonetheless as mesmerising, such as Tetiaroa, movie star Marlon Brando’s mythical atoll, and also Huahine, Raiatea, Taha’a and Maupiti.
Here and there, mountains proudly overlook bright blue lagoons, surrounded by motu (tiny islets), small coral crowns offering a lush green vegetation in their centre and white
sandy beaches flirting with the ocean. The depths of the crystal blue water reveal even more treasures.
Every island of the Society Islands unveils a legacy, a living culture ever evolving, authentic encounters and an invaluable art of living in harmony within an unspoiled environment. Pure natural luxury, at all times.
The Tuamotu Islands hold a promise: they are the perfect incarnation of the edge of the world and paradise on Earth.
These coral-encrusted treasures lying between sky and ocean mesmerise visitors with the radiant beauty of their lagoons with vivid and iridescent blue and green colors. The wide variety of marine life make these coral rings exceptional places to dive. It is not uncommon to see the islanders here live as a community where values of sharing and solidarity are part of a common spirit in a place surrounded by the big ocean, a generous food provider but also sometimes cruel and merciless.
Exploring the Tuamotu Islands is an experience of a Polynesian way of life at the pace of the sun, the moon, the wind and tides… far from it all.
It is the furthest archipelago of The Islands of Tahiti, but worth the trip. The islands of Mangareva, Akamaru, Aukena and Taravai feature unexpected sceneries, very different from the other islands of Tahiti. They offer a mystical atmosphere, a strong genuine culture and a rich architectural and historical heritage very unusual from what one would expect to discover on the other side of the world.
It is believed that one never comes to the Marquesas Islands by chance. These isolated rocky fortresses rising from the big ocean look strikingly different from any other scenery. Far from the Polynesian blue lagoons, every island offers another kind of beauty, powerful, deep and primitive. This complete and original harmony between the Earth and Man which best describes the Marquesan people finds its source in the name they gave to this archipelago “The land of men / Te Henua ‘Enana”.
Extremely attached to their cultural identity and their “extra-ordinary” heritage, this harmony beats continuously in the heart of the women and men of these islands, like the everlasting and deep sound of foot drums. The latter relay the story of the magical presence of Mana, where life originates from, and invites visitors through memorable feelings and impressions, as permanent and unforgettable as tattoos.
From Tubuai to Rapa, through Raivavae, Rurutu and Rimatara, the Austral Islands features a small, secluded world in the colossal South Pacific Ocean.
Rapa with her rugged mountains, fertile lands flirt with uplands and eroded hills and have made this group of islands the food basket of The Islands of Tahiti. The mild and temperate climate is particularly suited to agriculture: taro roots, potatoes but also delicious lychees and even peaches, anything grows!
Just like in the Tuamotu where people live on remote atolls at the edge of the world, the main value is sharing as a community and the islanders have developed a certain “art of well being”. The Tūha’a-pae have also always kept a strong sense of community life.
Explore all 118 islands spread over Tahiti’s five great Archipelagos:
Descriptions of each archipelago sourced from https://tahititourisme.org/en-org/