The Islands of Tahiti
Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are 22 hours by air from London. The usual route from the UK is via Paris and Los Angeles, with Air Tahiti Nui and Air France. British Airways, Virgin and Air New Zealand offer feeder flights from London to connect with Air Tahiti Nui in Los Angeles.
The Islands of Tahiti, officially known as French Polynesia, possess one of the most spectacularly beautiful and diverse environments on earth. A mixture of high volcanic islands and low-lying atolls, these specks of land – 118 islands in all – are strewn across 5.5 millions of square kilometres of the South Pacific. Clustered into five archipelagos – the Society Islands, the Tuamotu Islands, the Gambier Islands, the Marquesas Islands and the Austral Islands – The Islands of Tahiti share a delightful blend of Polynesian and French cultures, and a consistently tropical climate.
From the country’s main island, Tahiti, across to her enchanting sister island, Moorea, then up to Marlon Brando’s Tetiaroa paradise atoll, these Windward Islands are tropical dream islands. Choose between various land and water adventures, or just relax by the pool. There’s something for everyone here.
The Tuamotu Islands consist of 77 atolls spread over 930 miles (1,497 kilometres) and the area certainly lives up to its reputation. These islands, located at the edge of the world, are heaven on Earth. Coconut plantations cover the motu (islet) of the coral barrier reef; the pristine beauty of the lagoons and unique underwater world make the Tuamotu a unique group of islands.
Legendary high cliffs, volcanic peaks, impressive remnants wrapped in wild nature, amazing beaches: the Marquesas are breathtaking. Located 932 miles (1,500 kilometres) away from Papeete, they offer the traveller a trip of a lifetime. The Marquesans call their islands ‘Land of Men’, or ‘Te Henua ‘Enana’.