Comprised of some of the world’s most stunning islands, French Polynesia is first-choice for romantic getaways. Of this honeymoon destination, the 118 islands within the Tahiti archipelago set the mood with lagoons and sweeping bays. Spread out over two million square miles, the islands are divided into five groups inclusive of tourist-heavy Society Islands, Austral Islands and Gambier Islands. Due to its positioning in the Pacific Ocean, the archipelago is blessed with ample fishing and tropical vegetation.
Featured in French artist Paul Gauguin’s extensive works is French Polynesia’s largest island – Tahiti. An unusual figure-8, the circular western section is coined Tahiti Nui, offset by the eastern peninsula of Tahiti Iti. An aesthetically inspiring setting, the sweet excitement of a blossoming relationship is reflected in the coast’s dark-to-light transition from thick coral reefs to white sand. Nature also granted this island two extinct volcanoes and a plethora of waterfalls to complement its stunning black-sand beaches. Plage Lafayette sparkles black, an unforgettable canvas hemmed in by turquoise waters.
With its close proximities and endless island offerings, Tahiti is the break you’ve been waiting for. Capital city Papeete charms with a laidback but luxurious harbor-front, welcoming luxury liners with sidewalk cafés, fine dining and beachside resorts. Strike further in for delicious local bites from the food trucks in Vai’ete Square, or hunt down the perfect souvenir at the authentic market of Le Marche de Papeete. Black pearls and handicrafts make up for one-of-a-kind presents to bring home. Alternatively, Moorea offers a more tranquil environment for the stressed traveler. Rural farm-scape and pineapple plantations span this area in mouthwatering display.
Rainfall is guaranteed November to March. Scuba diving is a must around Tahiti; the best season to visit is during spring and summer months as consistent weather means pleasant waters and incredible Sailing.