Tahiti, French Polynesia
Almost 150 Degrees west of Greenwich and 17 degrees south of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean lies the South Sea Isles of Tahiti and the Society Islands. Lagoons, turquoise waters, honeymooners, wedding couples and romantics mingle on the most beautiful beaches and most spectacular Islands in French Polynesia.
Tahiti lies on the same time zone as Hawaii. The archipelago covers over 2,000,000 square miles and comprises of 118 Islands spread over an area as large as Western Europe. The Paradise Islands provide ample fishing and very fertile soil from the lush tropical vegetation.
Tahiti is famous for the Mutiny of the HMS Bounty after Captain James Cook´s crew went AWOL in 1789. Along with the French Painter Paul Gauguin lived on the Islands in the 1890´s and beautifully painted many local Tahitian people.
Tahiti comprises of 5 groups of Islands, the Society Islands, the Austral Islands and the Gambier Islands are the most visited by tourism. The Society Islands includes Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea and Taha'a, the Tuamotu, Rangiroa, Manihi, Tikehau, Fakarava and Marquesa Atolls.