Tahiti

Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia, located in the archipelago of Society Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. The archipelago also includes the islands of Bora Bora, Raiatea, Taha'a, Huahine and Moorea.

The mountainous interior of Tahiti is adorned with deep valleys, clear streams, and high waterfalls. The coastal lands, edged with a rugged coastline, are home to fields of tropical flowers and most of the island's population. There are a wide variety of attractions to see, as well as a variety of water sports including deep sea fishing and scuba diving.

Papeete is the capital city and the administrative center. It has a busy harbor and offers resorts, spas, markets, sidewalk cafes, shops and a wide variety of restaurants serving Tahitian, French, and Asian cuisine.

Things to See and Do

* ‘Le Marche’ – Papette’s market place
* The Arahoho blowhole on the North side of Tahiti Nui
* Les Trois cascades on Tahiti Nui
* Botanical garden & Gauguin museum
* Tomb of King Pomare the Fifth

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – CFP franc (XPF)
Language – French, Tahitian
Land Area – 106 km²
Population – 178,140 approx
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT minus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 689

Port Location – The port is located at Papeete, the capital city of Tahiti.

Transport Links – Faa'a International Airport is the international airport of Tahiti with Air Tahiti Nui being the national airline while Air Tahiti is the main airline for inter-island flights. Tahiti is regularly served by three schedule air carriers: Air Tahiti Nui [, Air France , and Air New Zealand.

The Moorea Ferry is also a notable ferry that operates from Papeete. There are also several Ferries which transport people and goods throughout the islands.

Two cruise ships/luxury liners currently ply the islands: the Paul Gauguin, which does a regular 7-day trip around the Societies, with occasional trips out to the Tuamotus, Marquesas and Cook Islands; and the Tahitian Princess which does similar itineraries.

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