Honeymoon in Tahiti- Explore the beauty of the amazing islands of Tahiti.
Honeymoon in Tahiti
Double your pleasure by celebrating honeymoon in Tahiti, considered as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Intimate resorts, small peaceful villages and miles of quiet pristine beaches explain why Tahiti is the best place for honeymoon vacation. Enjoy the perfect place to do everything while on Tahiti honeymoon vacations. You can jump in the lagoons by diving, snorkeling, or boating or explore the islands by safaris, hiking, or shopping.
Capital - Papeete
Landscape - Tahiti is a rich green mountainous island. Some of the peaks in the inland area soar as high as 2,000 meters.
Climate - Tahiti enjoys tropical climate with two seasons - summer extends from November to April while winter extends from May to October. Summers are warmer and humid while April is much drier and cooler. Rainfalls are a part of summer season.
Religion - A majority of the population is Christians while Buddhists and Jews form a very small portion of the population.
Ethnic Division - A majority of the people are Polynesians (around 78%) with Chinese (12%), and French (10%) following distantly.
Languages - French and Tahiti are the two main languages of the island. English, though not widely used, is understood by the people interacting with the tourists.
Currency - The currency of Tahiti is the French Pacific Franc (CFP). However, credit cards and US dollars are also common.
International Airport - Faaa International Airport at Papeete.
Entry Formalities - US and Canadian citizens do not require a visa to travel to the French Polynesia. A valid passport is enough for them. For the nationals of the rest of the nations, a avisa may be required apart from a avalid passport. For further clarification, you need to contact your nearest French Embassy or Consulate.
Places of Interest
Beaches - Tahiti beaches are the only one besides Moorea that can boast of both white and black sand along the coast. The beaches are either public or private property and if you are putting up in a hotel or a resort, then they will most probably have their own beaches. The beaches are a perfect place to relax and indulge in water sports like swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, kayaking and surfing. One of the most famous beach park of Tahiti is Point Venus. The long sandy beach is also important historically as it is this point where famous explorers such as Captain Cook and Captain William Bligh landed. There is also a lighthouse on the beach which continues to work till date.
Tahiti Lagoonarium - Tahiti Lagoonarium is an underwater observatory that provides you a wonderful chance to view the magical water world without taking a dip in a sea or ocean. It is a place where you can check out more than thousand species of marine animals and fishes including moray eels, turtles, sea anemones, rock fish, sharks and a tropical fish of thousand colours. The Lagoonarium is an intersting place to visit on your honeymoon to catch some fantastic underwater views.
Three Waterfalls of Fa'arumai - The Three Waterfalls of Fa'arumai are one most famous destinations in the island of Tahiti. The sight of the three waterfalls (Vaimahuta falls, Haamaremare Iti and Haamaremarerahi falls) have a magnetic charm that will force you to stay back for more time than you originally intended. Reaching the first waterfall (Viamahuta waterfall) is much more easier than the other two where comparitively more effort is required. Do visit these waterfalls during your honeymoon vacation to enjoy a beauty you have never seen before.
Maraa Grotto - This natural site is exciting in the sense that it is home to a lake of black water. The lake deceives your eyesight by making the cave appear much smaller in size than it actually is! It is not only unusual but also an incredible sight where you are not really sure about the exact size of the cave despite visiting it.
Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands - If you have had enough of natural beauty trips and want something different, then try exploring the history and culture of Tahiti and its people. The best way of doing this is to visit the Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands. The museum will, through its collection, will reveal to you the past and present of the island in a most charming way. There are also other museums in the island that will help you in your attempt to know more about the island.
Musee de la Perle Robert Wan - A visit to this museum is a must because it is the only one of its kind. The museum is dedicated to pearls and exhibit their art, history, philosophy and mythology. It is a unique way to know more about and understand the various aspects of pearl.
Tahiti interiors - The island of Tahiti is actually two islands connected by an isthmas. The two islands are known as Tahiti-Nui (big Tahiti) and Tahiti-Iti (little Tahiti). The interior of the island have lush green valley and high mountains which are not only a delight for your visual senses, rather they provide you an opportunity to have fun and adventure simultaneously. Enjoy climbing the high mounatins of Tahiti (Mt. Orohena and Mt. Pitohiti), embark on a trekking expedition (to discover the only lake of the island, or explore the solitude, cliffs and canyons), take a ride on a horseback (to capture the scenic beauty around the valleys) or fly around in a helicopter (to appreciate the beauty of this island from atop) to make your honeymoon really special.
Other palces to visit - Mahana Park, Cathedral of Notre Dame of Papeete, Paul Gauguin's Home & Mataiea Village, Harrison W. Smith Botanical Garden, Oliver Breaud International Golf Course, Tomb of PomareV, Municipal Market, James Norman Hall Home and the Royal Family of Tahit and Vaima Center