It’s no secret that French Polynesia is a couple’s paradise. A laid-back lifestyle, the-freshest-you’ll-find-anywhere seafood, super-luxe accommodation and, of course, picture-perfect scenery – it all comes together here to create what is arguably the island destination that romance-seekers the world over dream of visiting. Whether it’s your first visit or you’re seasoned regulars, we’ve put together a checklist of essential experiences you need to tick off on a Tahiti getaway.
It's no secret that Tahiti and her islands is an incredibly special destination, blessed with straight-from-a-postcard-scenery and perfect weather. Recognised for its cultural and physicial significance, the Taputapuatea marae (sacred site) on the Tahitian island of Raiatea has officially become a UNESCO World Heritage site, giving couples just one more reason to visit.
The striking over-the-water accommodation that helped put the Islands of Tahiti on the map 50 years ago is being celebrated this year.
Have you and your lover ever dreamed of being the stars of your very own video series? Most of us have … but what about if we add a luxury island escape to the mix as well? It sounds too good to be true but the team at Tahiti Tourisme are launching a global audition for real couples and families to be the stars of their new video campaign “Two Stories/One Mana”.
Home-sharing has becoming increasingly popular for travellers worldwide, and Tahiti has just the thing for couples wanting their own private getaway in paradise.
Winter has well and truly arrived, and Air Tahiti Nui has just the remedy for those winter blues, releasing a series of hot holiday deals to luxurious resorts on Tahiti’s famed islands of Moorea and Bora Bora.
From the atoll of Rangiroa – stalled in time but with some of the best diving on the planet –to the supreme beauty of Bora Bora, French Polynesia is a perfect fit for romance. If love is a many splendored thing, Tahiti is Romeo and Juliet, Scarlett and Rhett and every Mills and Boon novel all wrapped in one, big, beautiful, azure package.
From the atoll of Rangiroa, stalled in time but with some of the best diving on the planet, to the supreme beauty of Bora Bora, French Polynesia is a perfect fit for romance.
If you've ever been to Tahiti, chances are you have been embraced by Mana. Mana is the "special aura, energy and power that embraces the islands of Tahiti, leaving visitors feeling richer and more connected."
Cruising is an easy and convenient way to see the stunning islands of Tahiti, not to mention making for a romantic and luxurious getaway. If you're looking to whisk your loved one away for a couples' getaway in 2016, seeing Tahiti is set to be even more accessible with the addition of Dream Yacht Charter's three new Lagoon 620 vessels.
French Polynesia offers couples more off the beaten track romantic options than perhaps anywhere else on Earth...
French Polynesia offers couples more off-the-beaten track romantic options than perhaps anywhere else on Earth... Maurice the coconut farmer knocks back the coffee on offer with a flick of his hand.
Part of the ultimate Tahitian experience is, of course, staying in a romantic overwater bungalow. These elegant forms of accommodation perch over the water, offering extreme luxury overtop some of the world's most beautiful and pristine waters.
Here are five of the best overwater bungalows to visit in Tahiti and just what makes them so special.
France and the Pacific are both romantic in their own right, so when you combine the two, the resulting French Polynesia can seem unreal in its charms and beauty. Rest assured, this paradise is alive and well, and is awaiting you and your loved one.
If you're on the search for the perfect destination for honeymoons, you simply won't be able to resist Tahiti and her beautiful islands. French Polynesia is made up of renowned Tahiti and some other lesser-known island gems that you will have the chance to visit if you head to the South Seas for your loved-up getaway.
Tahiti With the mythical peaks of Bora Bora as the backdrop, the show quickly moves into full swing. From yellow to orange, pink, red, blue, purple - and various outrageous hues in between – the multi-coloured palette moves through the sky and glassy ocean. It’s not surprising that Tahiti attracted the attention of artists like Paul Gauguin. fIn addition to France’s greatest Post-Impressionist painter, many other artists, explorers and writers made the arduous journey to French Polynesia, sometimes spending months at sea to answer its alluring call.
Bewitching, seductive Tahiti; a name that's launched a million or more dreams of love and lust under a tropical sky; a place that's captivated sailors, movie stars, artists, writers, lovers and mere mortals looking for paradise since the Englishman, Captain Wallis 'discovered' it in 1767. French Polynesia is made up of a group of five archipelagos; the Society Islands, Marquesas Islands, Tuamotu Atolls, Austral Islands and the Gambier Islands; 118 islands strung out like a broken strand of pearls across four million square kilometres of ocean.
Simone Wright and Eric Perrigault met on the Greek island of Rhodes 15 years ago – Simone was on holiday from Australia and Eric was on a sailing trip from France, a meeting that would change both their lives forever.
After a whirlwind romance, neither returned home, instead they packed up and sailed the world together, stopping to moor and live for a time in exotic locales like the Seine River in Paris, the Spanish paradise of Minorca and the beautiful Caribbean island of Martinique.
Simply chilling out and enjoying the perfect scenery is what Tahiti is best known for. However, if you want to explore a bit and get more out of your honeymoon destination, then try these 5 great things to do in Tahiti.
Cruise on a catamaran with or without a skipper
Rent a fully provisioned boat - those who are not up to actually sailing the vessel on their own have the option of 'renting' a skipper and even a cook.
Most couples dream of spending their honeymoon or anniversary in a dreamy bungalow, overlooking waters of such aquamarine clarity that sea life can be spotted from the hammock on your porch.
Luckily, these iconic, thatch roof-style bungalows exist in some of the most beautiful islands in the world. In both the Maldives and Tahiti, you can put your snorkel gear on and jump right off your porch.
Though many of these spots are a bit of a splurge, they're absolutely perfect for couples planning a celebratory holiday, and staying in one of these luxury villas will be an unforgettable experience.