Take a step back in time—literally—when you cross the international dateline to Tahiti, where green volcanic mountains descend from the clouds to meet the waters of coral lagoons (yes, it’s really that dreamy). Whether you spend your days beachcombing or drowning your cares in fruity island drinks, Tahiti holidays are sure to satisfy.
Tahiti is one of the most rewarding diving and snorkelling destinations on the planet. The lagoon surrounding the island houses a diverse palette of colour and life that springs into view the moment you dip into its waters. The Aquarium, one of Tahiti's most famous snorkelling sites, is easy to reach, calm and sheltered, making it great for beginners.
Tahiti’s charms don’t end back on dry land: book one of Wotif’s Tahiti car hire options and explore the island's interior. Get lost among the towering mountains, where you’ll “fall” in love with the waterfalls cascading over ravines. Or, just laze away a morning on the beach before embracing a warm Tahitian welcome in the bustling main town of Pape'ete.
While you're in the neighbourhood, take a short flight north to Bora Bora, the world's favourite honeymoon island, famous for its bungalows over the water. Don’t have a sweetheart? Bora Bora packages still let you enjoy the view!
Treat yourself to one of many Tahiti packages and you'll soon learn that the shopping here is a real pearl. The island's cultured black pearls are legendary and plentiful. Hunt for bargains in the resorts, pearl farms and showrooms of Pape'ete. There are even more riches to be found at the municipal market, when you can shop for local arts, crafts and produce. Reward your inner foodie with super-cheap vanilla beans or browse the stalls for carvings, wall hangings and shell jewellery.
Fertile soil and year-round warmth conspire to deliver fresh and succulent mangoes, bananas, papaya, citrus and coconuts. They all feature heavily in Tahitian cooking, which is a flavour-packed blend of French and local cuisines. The national dish of poisson cru (raw tuna marinated in lime and served with coconut milk) is a tasty treat and easy to find at eateries and mobile vendors all around the island. To get your dinner with a spirited vibe, head over to Vai'ete Square, home to gourmet food trucks and live music.
After dinner, your evening could start with a cocktail in front of a hip-wriggling Tahitian dance called the tamure. Hit Boulevard Pomare, Pape'ete's popular waterfront street, where many of the beach resorts and restaurants put on regular shows with professional performers. If you're keen to try a few moves of your own, the area also has a number of vibrant late-night cafes, DJ bars and dance clubs. Bust a move!
Wotif’s Tahiti holiday packages are as individual as you are, whether you're a honeymooner looking for romance or an adventurous backpacker on the trip of a lifetime. Just mix and match flights and hotels to find your next getaway. Why wait? The only thing easier than booking your trip is relaxing in your beach cabana once you get there!