Tahiti is the largest island in French Polynesia. Blessed with black-sand beaches, lagoons, waterfalls and 2 extinct volcanoes; it is a popular vacation destination. It is made up of five main island groups known as archipelagos. Tahiti is widely famous for its beautiful scenery, its mountains, jungles and reefs, and a lively tiki island culture. It is also a famous destination for honeymooners, hopeless romantics, adventurers and vacationers looking for an escape or just relaxation.
From the above, it would be of no surprise to know that Tahiti vacations are on the top list of vacation ideas. Asides vacation, Tahiti is as expected a popular tourist attraction location. There are too many spots in Tahiti that would provide you and your family or loved ones, ultimate satisfaction and pleasure. Whether you are into some tourist eye candy experience or you really just want to have a memorable vacation; here are a few spots that only Tahiti vacations can offer you.
- The Fa’arumai Waterfalls
This is also known as the three waterfalls of Tahiti. They may also be referred to as Les Trois Cascades de Tefaarumai or simply “Les Trois Cascades” since it is possible to visit the base of three waterfalls within a short distance. Tahiti is beautifully made up of enticing basalt peaks and fern-lined valleys streaked with sky-high waterfalls and this serves as one of the coolest spots for Tahiti vacations. They are clearly one of the must-see sites of the Tahiti Island. To enjoy its waterfall valleys, you can hike them on your own, stay at the Relais de Maroto Hotel that lies at the island’s centre, etc. However you want to enjoy it, these waterfalls would give you and your loved one(s) a wonderful experience that you would not forget in a hurry.
- Mount Marau
Mont Marau is a 2,926 ft / 892 m mountain peak near Punaauia, French Polynesia. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 5th highest mountain in French Polynesia. The nearest peaks are Diademe, Mont Aorai, Mamanu, Taiti, Mont Mahutaa, and Papaihona. Individuals who go on Tahiti vacations have been known to hike around Mount Marau and have had a lot of fun while doing it. So if by any chance, you find yourself in Tahiti or you are on a Tahiti vacation, be sure to stop by at Mount Marau and take pictures.
- Black Pearl Museum (Robert Wan Pearl Museum)
The Black Pearl Museum is also one of the best tourist and vacation sceneries in Tahiti. It houses the largest Tahitian pearl in the world and is one of the only institutions in the world entirely devoted to pearls. This rare black pearl that holds the spotlight in the museum and it remains as exceptional as in the fabled pirate tales and myths. You would enjoy the Black pearl Museum as the history that surrounds the pearls are explained by raconteurs through storytelling, history exhibits and beautiful pieces of art. The museum is solely dedicated to these gems that carry a major mystery.
- Parc Bougainville
Bougainville Park, once known as Albert Park. It is a tropical park that houses an historic statue. It is made up of a very tranquil stream, exquisite wooden benches, lush and green vegetation, and an enormous banyan tree that provides shade to visitors. This park is located in the heart of the waterfront area. Viator.com has it that the park was named after Louis Antoine de Bougainville, a French explorer who believed he had discovered Tahiti and claimed it for France, unaware that less than a year prior it had been discovered by Samuel Wallis. This park is perfect for family Tahiti vacations as they would simply enjoy visiting the park and seeing the statue and cannons that the park is well known for. It is perfect for serene getaways and quiet picnics with loved ones and friends.
Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia, an overseas country of France in the Pacific Ocean and is located on the island of Tahiti. Papeete is a vibrant and multicultural city with really busy boulevards and a bustling harbor. Le Marché (French for ‘the market’), is a wonderful place to purchase all things Tahiti and the best spot to get exquisite souveners to take back home. Some things sold include: vanilla beans, monoi oil and colorful pareos.
The top attractions in Papeete are: riding the Aremiti ferry, the municipal market as earlier explained, going on cultural and boat tours, exploring the territorial assembly and many more.
- Le Belvedere
Tahiti has a vast number of excellent French, Italian, and Chinese restaurants and Le Belvedere is one of the exquisite restaurants in Tahiti. It just so happens to be one of the coolest spots you would not want to miss while on your Tahiti vacations. From this restaurant, you can enjoy the spectacular view of the city and Moorea from its perch 600m (2,000 ft.) up in the Fare Ape Valley above Papeete. The restaurant provides round-trip transportation from your hotel up the narrow, one-lane, winding, switchback road that leads to it. You and your lover can enjoy a nice cocktail under the sunset. Although, the restaurant might be a little pricey, it is worth every bit of it.
- Cathédrale de l’Immaculée Conception
The Cathédrale de l’Immaculée Conception is a colorful 19th-century church near the waterfront in French Polynesia’s capital city, Papeete. The beautiful red and yellow coloured cathedral is the oldest Catholic Church in Tahiti and serves as a symbol of French colonial presence from the 1800s. The trip here is definitely ideal for family Tahiti vacations especially if you are of a Christian religious background. You would enjoy the pre historic crucifixion paintings that are hung on the walls of the church, see the colourful stained-glass windows that depict local landmarks and the other beautiful items up for display. This is often referred to as Notre Dame Church, in reference to the famous Parisian landmark.
Tahiti Vacations are simply beautiful and would leave you wanting more of such beauty out of life. So when planning your next trip, try out spots listed here and you would absolutely love it.