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Queen Of The Pacific

Tahiti, the largest island throughout the country, towering over the ocean like a proud and royal Queen is appropriately crowned by a circle of majestic peaks. The mountainous interior is adorned with deep valleys, clear streams, and high waterfalls, all bathed in green iridescence of Mother Nature's light. The coastal lands, edged with a rugged coastline, are home to fields of tropical flowers and most of the island's population.

Papeete, meaning the water basket, was once a gathering place where Tahitians came to fill their calabashes with fresh waters. Now the invigorating capital city and gateway of the country, boasts world-class resorts, spas, fine dining and unique restaurants, nightclubs, vibrant markets, pearl shops, and boutiques.

Tahiti... Just the word... The world definition of paradise. Polynesian songs and legends have bestowed this famous South Pacific island many names such as Great Tahiti of the Golden Haze, Mounting Place of the Sun, Land of the Double Rainbow, and The Gathering Place. Legends describe Tahiti-Nui and Tahiti-Iti as a great fish that swam away fron the sacred waters of Havai, now known as the lagoon shared by Raiatea and Taha'a.

French Polynesia
Things to do
  • Papeete Market
  • Robert Wan Pearl Museum
  • Musee de Tahiti et des Îles
  • Faarumai Waterfalls
  • Mount Orohena
  • Point Venus
  • Water garden Vaipahi
  • Terevau
  • Pāōfai Gardens
  • Palace Vai’ete
  • Arahurahu Marae
  • Arahoho Blowhole
  • Mount Aorai
  • Notre Dame Cathedral,Papeete
  • Taharuu Beach
  • Mahana Park
  • Mairie de Papeete
  • Tahiti Lagoon Paradise
  • Tomb of King Pomare V
  • Marina Taina
  • Tahitian cuisine is a fantastic blend of Polynesian tradition with a French twist
  • In most dishes, you'll find yams, sweet potatoes, bananas and breadfruit
  • Traditional food is wrapped in leaves and cooked in an ahima'a, the traditional Polynesian underground oven with hot stones
  • Meal prices in Tahiti can vary, the average cost of food in Tahiti is USD 45 - 47 per day
  • The cost of a taxi ride in Tahiti is significantly more than public transportation. On average, USD 20 - 25 per person, per day, on local transportation in Tahiti.
  • French Polynesia tourist visa is required for citizens of India
  • For U.S. and Canadian Citizens: Passport must be valid for a minimum of three months from the arrival date to French Polynesia No visa is required for stays of up to 90 days
  • For French citizens: No visa required for French passport holders to enter French Polynesia
  • Other Country Travel Documents and Visa requirements: Please check with the French Consulate and request specific information for entry to French Polynesia as these requirements can differ from France
Season to Visit
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 04 - 06 days

Known For
  • Diving and Snorkeling
  • Festivals
  • Events
  • Cutlure
  • Relaxation
  • Cruises and Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Traditional cuisine
  • Overwater Bungalows
  • Waterfalls
Areas to Visit
  • Papeete
  • Tahiti Nui
  • Tahiti Iti
  • Moorea
  • Huahine Island
  • Ra’iatea Island
  • Taha’a Island


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