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The Pearl of the Pacific as Captain Cook baptized it, bears the magic of the most beautiful Polynesian islands. This ancient stretched volcano shows its two peaks, Mounts Pahia and Otemanu, whose green colors stand out against the jade, turquoise and sapphire shades of the lagoon.

Known to be the most beautiful in the world, the lagoon, linked to the ocean by the Teavanui pass is a natural swimming pool which offers a large variety of aquatic activities such as diving, sailing, jet skiing, snorkeling or even cruising on glass bottom canoes. Bora Bora is the ideal place for enjoying those activities as well as sunbathing on the white sand beaches of Matira Point or on the motus (islets) scattered on the warm crystal-clear waters.
One can also take unforgettable walks on those motus, especially on Motu Tapu where visitors will enjoy the forbidden pleasures of an islet formerly reserved for kings.

Bora Bora has kept its traditional way of life which you will encounter mostly in the Polynesian architecture of its luxurious hotels (the famous over water bungalows). It is also the final stage of the most important canoe race of the South Pacific: The Hawaiki Nui Va’a.

Tahiti - Moorea - Bora Bora - Island name that evoke wonderful states of mind: seduction, honeymoons, romance, adventure and escape... You have probably dreamt about these marvelous, imaginary, fertile world of sun-drenched landscapes that suddenly appear right before your eyes upon exiting your airplane? Here, around these South Sea isles, a romantic sunset sea sends giant curls of turquoise waves breaking onto the colorful reefs that protect the tranquil lagoon of warm, bright-emerald waters and white coral-sand beaches.

Paradise on Earth

Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora - high and mythical islands with deep valleys exhaling the intoxicating perfume of the Tiare (Tahitian flower), short lived jewel that one wears over the ear on verdant pathways. Rangiroa, Manihi, Fakarava, Tikehau - atolls at the end of the world, these "pearl islands" enclose in their jewellery box lagoons undreamt of universes: magic illuminates the blue depths where time deposits the pearls of Tahiti.

From the north to the south from the fertile plains of the Australians to the sharp cliffs of the Marquises, these fragrant paradises combine all the different images lavished by generous Mother Nature. Secret or rebellious, savage but never hostile, their beaches, shaded by coconut trees, tell of the centuries of erosion which made them gold or basalt, atoll or mountain.

The romanticism of the islands

Tahiti and Her Islands is a romantic and passionate destination. The island at the end of the world represents the garden of Eden or the garden of delights as tasted by the original human couple, in which the honeymooners find themselves is sublimely beautiful: beaches of creamy white sand overlooked by palm trees that sway to the rhythm of the trade wind, tropical shrubs that glow with vibrantly colored flowers, lagoons of shimmering, breath-taking blue, underwater worlds teeming with marine life, reef waves rising and breaking, their pounding creating one of nature’s loveliest serenades, sunsets that produce sky shows of an almost unbelievable color.

Turning inland, they see that natural beauty is also abundant there – soaring volcanic peaks, steep-sided valleys, waterfalls that plunge hundreds of meters down mountainsides, fast-flowing streams, pools of cool, refreshing water, rainforests with giant trees, volcanic peaks thrusting hundreds of meters up into the tropical sky. In French Polynesia nature is at her most generous and spectacular, showing off her creations with abandonment and abundance. For visitors, the senses are joyfully overwhelmed by the riotous beauty of these islands.

The Over-Water bungalow

Polynesian luxury experience - the over water bungalow where state-of-the-art facilities marry the turquoise-colored lagoon. Watch the dance of the tropical fish while waiting for the canoe to bring your breakfast. Another dream come true. Classified hotels of every type can be found on Tahiti and her Islands. They combine high standard of accommodation with authentic Polynesian style. The location is always sublime, whether it is over water or hidden on the mountainside. And of course there is the unique Polynesian luxury experience the over water bungalow where state of the art facilities marry with the turquoise colored lagoon. Watch the dance of the tropical fish while waiting for the canoe to bring your breakfast. Another dream come true.

Exploring the underwater paradise

Tahiti and Her Islands have a world wide reputation for being the best true heaven on earth, but less known is the wonder of its underwater paradise. The 118 high islands and atolls which comprise French Polynesia are justifiably renowned for their physical beauty.

From the volcanic peaks of the Society Islands to the galaxy of atolls that is the Tuamotu archipelago to the rugged splendor of the Marquises group, the islands offer a pristine world of mountains, rainforests, lagoons, beaches and reefs. But there is another world to Tahiti and her islands, one which equals and at times surpasses the beauty of its land. This is the world which lies beneath the surface of the sea.

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This romantic get-away is nestled on Kuhio Cove with "Baby Beach" on one side, and "Lawai Beach" on the other. If you like to snorkel, this is the spot! This location has some of the best swimming and snorkeling in Poipu, and it is right out your front door. This vacation rental unit is located on the second story of a oceanfront residence.

This unit is completely private, with separate parking and entry. The neighborhood is tranquil and quiet, yet it is centrally located to all of Poipu's amenities. Four additional beaches are located within walking distance, as are golf courses, tennis, restaurants, and shopping. This is the best of both worlds; world-class beaches and ocean, tropical surroundings, no resort hype, just paradise.

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Sheraton Hotel Tahiti
Situated on a natural, turquoise-blue lagoon, The Sheraton Hotel Tahiti offers 190 guest rooms and 10 suites.

Intercontinental Resort and Spa Moorea
Our Moorea Resort has 143 accommodation units, all with the same standards of comfort, luxury and a Polynesian theme decor.


Bora Bora Cruises
Stylish luxury cruise experiences within the French Polynesia lagoons of Bora Bora and neighbours Raiatea, Taha'a and Huahine saboard 69 meter Tu Moana and sister Ti'a Moana. Bora Bora Cruises offers a unique, modern and innovative South Pacific private yacht experience.

Haumana A new cruise concept in the Tuamotus
Less than one hour from Tahiti, the Tuamotu archipelago, famed for its idyllic atolls, promises a complete change of scenery, between sky and lagoon. In this exceptional setting, climb on board the Haumana and revel in the luxurious comfort of this 17-cabin yacht.

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