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Located in the Pacific Ocean, the Islands of Tahiti are a mythical destination. Located in French Polynesia, this is a popular honeymoon or romantic escape destination

By: Lesley Brookings-Elms, President: Pacific Experience

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The mention of Tahiti calls to mind visions of an idyllic island paradise and once you visit, you will discover that your imagination is not too off the mark.

It truly is a place of beauty, picture postcard perfect. Dreams of staying in an overwater bungalow are indeed attainable.

French Polynesia comprises more than 100 islands in the South Pacific, stretching for more than 2,000km. Divided into the Austral, Gambier, Marquesas, Society and Tuamotu archipelagos, they are known for their coral-fringed lagoons and over-the-water bungalow hotels. Island features include white- and black-sand beaches, mountains, rugged backcountry, and towering waterfalls.

When to go - the best time to visit Tahiti is between May and November. Although the temperatures are balmy year-round, Tahiti's winter season enjoys less humidity and virtually no rain.

Where to stay – most visitors tend to do a combination of at least two islands, the most popular being Moorea and Bora Bora. On these islands there are a choice of resorts catering to various price points and including a few smaller boutique properties.

For those who wish to avoid the crowds and budget is not a consideration we suggest Tahaa and Tetiaroa. Both are private island’s and this is where you will find the exclusive resorts of Le Taha and The Brando. These resorts offer superb facilities, unparalleled beauty and privacy.

What to do – Tahiti and her islands are known for their crystal-clear waters, so water activities are a mainstay. Here you will find coral reefs teeming with marine life and some stunning corals.

You can swim, snorkel, dive, kayak and watch expert surfers in the azure waters; laze on a white-sand beach and take in a stunning Tahitian sunset.

For those looking for something more land orientated, several of the island’s offer hiking trails through the inland jungle to secluded waterfalls. These jaw droppingly beautiful islands in the South Pacific offer endless possibilities.

From Anne: Tahiti is a wonderful destination for a honeymoon or romantic escape. If you're going that far (and we hope you do), try for 10-14 nights. We also recommend a bit of island hopping to explore multiple properties.

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Entry requirements for International Tourists - From July 15th, 2020: Quarantine measures have been lifted and French Polynesia’s borders are open to international tourism from all countries. All travelers are subject to the following mandatory conditions:

The following conditions apply:

- Prior to boarding: Proof of a negative Covid-19 test carried out within three days prior to their international air departure.

- Register on the platform (Electronic Travel Information System).

- During your stay, self-test 4 days after arrival in The Islands of Tahiti. An envelope will be given to each traveler upon their arrival at the airport. This test consists of an oral and nasal swab, to be self-performed at the date indicated on the envelope containing a self-test kit with instructions and an information note.

- Wearing a mask (from the age of 11 years old) is recommended in enclosed public places and establishments. Mandatory in all shops, water taxis/ferry transportation, airplanes, public ground transport, airport’s and ferry terminals. Failure to comply with these requirements is punishable by a fine.