The Islands of Tahiti have always been on my bucket list of best beach spots in the world to go to because of its endless tropical allure and pure, untouched beaches. With 12 islands that makeup the entirety of Tahiti, each island has its own unique exotic offerings. From adventure-filled Moorea to luxurious Bora Bora, check out these top Islands of Tahiti that you should include in your island hopping itinerary, all seen through the eyes of Instagrammers!
Since all international flights fly into Tahiti at the Faa’a International Airport, this will be your first tropical experience in the Islands of Tahiti. Two nights in Tahiti is a good enough time to make the best of the start of your island hopping excursion. Think adventuring through the mountainside by 4WD and discovering hidden waterfalls.
Tip: If you want a less touristy beach with ebony sands, check out The Punaauai Beach. There’s less amenities here and more popular with surfers but less crowded than La Plage de Maui.
Each island has its own personality and charm, and Moorea’s truly stands out with its authentic and laid-back culture. Among all the islands, it’s said that Moorea has the least amount of outside influence on the island, which makes it feel more genuine and cultural.
If you love hiking and outdoor adventures in jaw-dropping dramatic landscapes, then you could spend at least a week in Moorea with all its hiking trails, ATVing, and horse-riding! Its emerald mountains melting into its breathtaking beaches will lure you in day by day.
Rangiroa is best known for its world-class diving reputation. There are about 240 islets encircling a deep lagoon for more than 110 miles. This makes Rangiroa one big natural aquarium where you can discover an abundance of fish, dolphins, and stingrays. Because of the big variety of fish, deep-sea fishing is also a popular sport here. It’s a great place for a more active vacation.
If you’d rather relax than snorkel, dive, or deep-sea fish, then easily lay back on the skinny and shallow sandbars dispersed around the lagoon, or head to the Les Sables Roses, a next-to-empty beach ladened with pink sand. For culture, check out the main villages of Avatoru and Tiputa, go wine tasting, or visit black pearl farms.
Bora Bora is the main reason why many travelers go to the Islands of Tahiti because it’s the ultimate spot to rest and relax with its luxury resorts and bungalows over crystal clear blue waters. If you want to lay back in the soft sands, soak in the tropical sunshine, and be waited on hand and foot, then Bora Bora’s fifty shades of blues is just the island for you. Don’t worry though– if your other half is itching for some activity while you rest, Bora Bora has snorkeling, diving, jetskiing, dining under the stars, and visiting local attractions.
From bird’s eye view, Tikehau looks like a natural pool with its 16 miles (26 km) in diameter ring of sand. It has an abundance of underwater fauna to gaze at while snorkeling or diving through crystal clear waters. It’s dotted with both white and sand beaches and fish parks making it a picturesque haven for nature lovers. If you want an ideal spot to observe marine life, check out the pass of Tuheiava, which is the only opening to the ocean in Tikehau.
If you could only go to one island, which one would you choose? Tough, right? Check out this airfare + trip package that goes to Tahiti, Moorea, and Tikehau.
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Is your sunscreen strong enough? Since you’re in sunshine all day and night, make sure to have strong SPF sunscreen that’s waterproof.
Lightweight tripod to get photos of yourselves since there may not be many people around to take photos for you. Time to get creative!
Despite everyone saying you should pack light or casual, if you’re at a resort, you’ll want to wear a nice dress at least one night! Treat yourself, and bring something tropical.
Thanks to Pacific Holidays for collaborating with me on this post!
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