Time seems to have stopped still in the charming remote island of Tahaa, accessible only by boat from sister island Raiatea. The flower-shaped island grows almost 80% of all Tahitian vanilla and goes by the name Vanilla Island. So, don’t be surprised if you’re welcomed by a vanilla-scented breeze that flows down the hills from the farms. With fewer resorts and lesser tourists than the other French Polynesian islands, Tahaa makes the perfect beach escape. Expect gentle rolling mountains, surrounded by tiny palm-fringed islets (motu) with white-sand beaches. Discover unspoiled vegetation, pearl farms, and charming villages while strolling along paths across the island. Snorkelers and divers will love the underwater coral gardens around this island. Enjoy spectacular sunsets as the sun goes down the jagged silhouette of neighboring Bora Bora.
Off the Beaten Path
Snorkeling & Diving
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Places: Tahiti (3 days) → Huahine (2) → Bora Bora (3) → Moorea (4) → Moorea (4)
Tour Highlights: Hiking, Archaeological Sites, Beaches & Watersports, Archaeological Sites, Authentic Local Villages, Hiking, Sailing & Watersports...