Finding Your Paradise in French Polynesia
It's the Pacific's answer to the Maldives.Read more on Travel Insider
Upgrade your web browser for an enhanced experience. Upgrade my browser.
Mention the word 'Tahiti' and your mind drifts to inviting beaches, palms fronds swaying in the warm breeze and crystal clear waters.
The largest of the 118 islands that make up French Polynesia in the central Southern Pacific Ocean, Tahiti is known around the world for its overwater bungalows, spas, snorkelling, diving and romance. Alongside its equally famous sister island of Bora Bora and less well known (but equally fabulous) Moorea, these islands make for some of the most spectacular and luxurious holidays going.
Plus they're easier to get to than you might imagine, with weekly flights from Australia via New Zealand with Air Tahiti Nui.