Whether off the coast or off the road, Tahiti holidays offer plenty to entice island escapes, as Rebecca Kent from Parliament Flight Centre discovered.
The black sand beaches of Tahiti Nui’s northern coast is a must do day trip on any itinerary to French Polynesia. There is excellent surfing at Papanoo and the quieter beach of Tiarei, as well as the beautiful waterfalls of Faarumai.
The most well-known landmark in this region is the Blowhole of Arahoho, where every so often water shoots up in to the air, and often onto unsuspecting tourists.
But the highlight of my trip would be visiting Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa because it is just so peaceful, remote and stunning. There are stunning bungalow accommodation and great food options - everything a visitor to the islands could want.
When you're taking time out from the beautiful beaches, there are several activities worth considering in Tahiti. The Natura Exploration 4x4 allows you to get offroad and into terrain most tourists normally don't see. Poeranai Safari is another great option, where the guides are very informative and funny.
Tahiti resort options range from budget to bedazzling, but some of my top picks would be the following.
Intercontinental Le Moana Resort – this is a very good option for Kiwi travellers, with a nice, laid-back tone and handy access to town.
Le Meridien Bora Bora - my favourite of the resorts, with amazing glass floors, great service and well-sized bungalows, all without being too posh.
Intercontinental Tahiti Resort and Spa - another good option, featuring lots of facilities and being very accommodating around dietary requirements. I probably wouldn't recommend the overwater bungalows as there are no glass floors - save this experience for the outer islands.
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