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TAHITI...THE ISLANDS THE WAY THEY USED TO BE

There is absolutely no place on earth more beautiful than Tahiti.

You don't need a menu of hectic activities to love your Tahitian holiday. But just in case you grow weary of stunning sunsets; oblivious to the tropical lagoon waters in every shade of blue and turquoise; or tired of dozing blissfully in a beach hammock slung over soft white sand, then here are some suggestions:

There are several destinations in this group of islands and atolls, formally known as French Polynesia.

James Michener wrote that Bora Bora is "the most beautiful island in the world." This small island, surrounded by a magical blue/turquoise lagoon, is one of the most popular.

Also highly popular is Moorea - the "magic island" that inspired James Michener to write "Bali Ha'i." Moorea is only 11 miles from Tahiti, and can be reached by launch or a short flight

Tahiti, often called The Island of Love, is the largest and most well known of the islands of French Polynesia. Papeete, the capital, is the main international airport and port . Cruise ships such as the Paul Gauguin, sail in and out of Papeete's harbour. Shopping is fun at the busy market place where you can buy everything from fruit, to fabric, to the legendary black Tahitian pearls. The Paul Gauguin Museum is a short, scenic drive from the center of town

Huahine , less crowded than Bora Bora or Moorea, is a quaint island, a place of more traditional Polynesian life

Raiatea's large protected marina is home to charter ships and deep sea fishing boats. Known as the "Sacred Island," Raiatea is believed to be the first spot reached by the ancient Polynesians coming from Hawaii. This area is delineated by a large pattern of flat stones.

Taha'a, accessible only by boat from Raiatea, is called the Vanilla Island. Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa is unsurpassed in elegance and fine cuisine.

Rangiroa, in the Tuamoto Archipelago, is the second largest atoll in the world and a superb dive location.

Tikehau, in the Tuamoto Archipelago is small, intimate, comfortable and utterly charming. The resort and the island are one and the same.

Manihi is tiny and relatively untouched by the commotion of the modern world.

Fakarava and Rangiroa are world famous for sensational dive sites.

The wild and woolly Marquesas are dramatic , mysterious and untamed. These remote islands are perfect for challenging hiking and trekking.

Accommodations range from overwater bungalows, beach bungalows, and garden bungalows featuring your private plunge pool .

For costing and to fully customize an itinerary to your specific requirements, please contact:

614 717 9566 / 800 606 9963 terrie@columbus.rr.com