So much has been written about Bora Bora that it’s hard to describe its magic. Novelist James Michener wrote that Bora Bora is “the most beautiful island in the world.” It certainly makes the most dramatic first appearance, especially if you arrive by air. Surrounding the small island is the most stunning multi-shaded blue and turquoise lagoon in all of the South Pacific.
Many people have described Moorea as the most beautiful place on earth, and it’s this magical island that inspired James Michener to write about mythical “Bali Hai.” Moorea is only 11 miles from Tahiti, and one of the features that is so striking about this island is the jagged peaks and spires that give the island its unique profile.
Huahine is a spectacular island. The people are friendly, the forests are lush, and the mountains are beautiful. It’s as beautiful as Bora Bora or Moorea but far less crowded. Visitors have just recently discovered this quaint island, where you can experience a more traditional Polynesian way of life. The beaches are unmatched in beauty and the anchorages welcome you with charm and enchantment.
Rangiroa, with its 42-mile long by 16-mile wide turquoise lagoon, is the largest atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago and the second largest atoll in the world. Only an hour’s flight from Tahiti, Rangiroa offers sunshine, white coral beaches and an immense playground for water sports and activities including some of the best diving in the world.
About 200 miles northeast of Tahiti lies the Tuamotu Archipelago, composed of the largest collection of coral atolls in the world. The waters of the Tuamotu is a diver’s dream. Whether you opt for shallow, ocean or drift dives, the underwater scenery will be some of the most spectacular you’ve ever seen.
Named “The Land of Men” by their original Polynesian settlers, the volcanic Marquesas Islands offer some of the most dramatic landscapes and mysterious native culture on the planet. A perfect destination for travellers looking to surround themselves in untamed beauty and exotic civilization.