THE ISLANDS OF TAHITI
Tahiti Faa'a International Airport (PPT)
Moorea Airport (MOZ)
Bora Bora Airport (BOB)
Halfway between California and Australia lies one of the world’s most popular tropical destinations —118 glorious islands in the South Pacific known as French Polynesia. One of five archipelagoes, the Society Islands are the definition of paradise, and home to the breathtaking islands of Tahiti, Tetiaroa, Moorea and Bora Bora.
With a Delta Vacations flight and hotel package, you can create unforgettable memories of authentic island experiences that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Discover the richness of the South Pacific’s friendly people, interesting culture and spirited heritage, all while experiencing iconic beauty that has lured travelers here for centuries.
Tahiti: One Island Filled With Infinite Possibilities
A rich oasis of nature, Tahiti’s hidden interior is an unspoiled land of towering waterfalls, rushing rivers, flower-filled valleys and colossal peaks rising more than one mile high. Papeete, the capital city and gateway to the South Pacific, has a busy harbor, world-class resorts and spas, lively nightclubs, vibrant markets, popular pearl shops and fine dining.
The options for a variety of Tahitian experiences are as broad as your imagination — from natural and nautical to cultural. Scuba divers will cherish the warm, crystal-clear lagoons and swift ocean passes with schools of brightly colored fish, docile sharks and giant manta rays. Golfers can tee off on fairways framed by the extraordinary beauty of Tahiti’s west coast. Whether surfing, deep-sea fishing, horseback riding, seeing spectacular shows or spending a tranquil day at a rejuvenating spa, Tahiti offers an amazing world of relaxation, adventure and romance.
Travelers of all ages can embrace the warmth of the Polynesian people, whose love for Tahiti is evident through their expressions of music and dance. For retail therapy, shop in Papeete’s Public Market for Tahitian collectibles like native wood carvings and beautiful strands of cultured pearls. Families will love guided hiking and boating excursions for close-up encounters with birds, plants and marine life.
Tetiaroa: Escape To A Private-Island Paradise
Fly by float plane to Tetiaroa, a haven for birds, sea turtles and all kinds of marine life. Once a private getaway for Tahitian royalty, Tetiaroa captured Marlon Brando's attention in 1960 while he was on location shooting "Mutiny on the Bounty," and later became his private island escape. Less than five miles in diameter, surrounded by 13 islets, this virtually uninhabited atoll still charms visitors with coconut tree-dotted, untouched beaches and a joltingly blue lagoon.
Among the islets, Tahuna Iti — known as birds’ island — is a national reserve for sea birds, brown gannets and other petrels. The magic of this island will unfold as soon as you see its electric-blue lagoon. It’s the perfect place to snorkel along the reef, bird watch, walk from one islet to the next, or spend a lazy day on the stunning shores. You might be lucky enough to spot dolphins or whales off shore.
Moorea: Wander To This Isle Of Magic
Only 10 minutes by plane or 25 minutes by ferry from Tahiti, Moorea is everything you would imagine a South Seas Island to be. Poetic threads of waterfalls tumble down green-velvet mountain cliffs, peaceful meadows show off nature’s majesty, and villages with pastel-painted houses are encircled by hibiscus and birds of paradise gardens. Marvel at the panoramic views of Belvedere Overlook. Snorkel in the island’s shallow waters, taste pineapple at a road-side stand, shop for Moorea-made creations, or spend an afternoon relaxing in a Polynesian spa. Moorea is also a virtual liquid playground for snorkeling, jet skiing, canoeing, diving and nightly sunset sails.
Polynesian legend describes the Moorea’s panorama of volcanic ridges as the second dorsal fin of the fish that became the island of Tahiti. Moorea’s landscape and legend inspired the mythical film "Bali Hai" that was based on James Michener's book, "Tales of the South Pacific." Besides its natural beauty, Moorea is blessed with many excellent restaurants, each in unique settings along the lagoon. Many resorts also offer a romantic, open-air ambience while serving the best of French, Italian, Chinese and Tahitian cuisines.
Bora Bora: Set A Course For Romance
Described as the center of the romantic universe, Bora Bora is an alluring destination for couples looking for unique experiences. Luxury resorts dot the island with overwater bungalows, thatched-roof villas, Polynesian spas, gourmet restaurants and a fabled ambiance.
Do as much or as little as you want. Enjoy the afternoon at Matira Beach or the secluded beaches on one of many islets surrounding Bora Bora. Be enchanted by the neon-lit, turquoise lagoon waters, where you can spend unending days snorkeling, diving, jet skiing or canoeing. Or for the ultimate way to end a day, take a sunset catamaran cruise.
Outdoor enthusiasts will find a haven of activities from sunrise to sunset. Be captivated on a hike, or drive a 4x4 to jaw-dropping panoramic overlooks. Explore the vivid coral reefs and colorful schools of tropical fish while scuba diving, snorkeling or riding in a glass-bottom boat. Another popular attraction is feeding sharks, or watching graceful stingrays exhibit their ballet-like movements.
Bora Bora is the perfect island to peruse locally made products at shops and galleries in the resorts, villages and artisan studios dotting the island. Look for natural skin products like fragrant monoi (infused perfume-oil), vibrant Polynesian sarongs, cultured Tahitian pearls, intricate carvings, woven baskets and original art. Then, celebrate your adventures at one of the famous local restaurants, such as Bloody Marys. Or, end your day at one of the luxurious resorts’ five-star restaurants.
Plan Your Getaway
The Tahitian islands create a setting for accommodations that cannot be found anywhere else on Earth — ranging from luxury resorts with overwater bungalows to smaller boutique, shore-side settings. Bundle, book and save on your Tahiti vacation package with Delta Vacations to receive the benefits, flexibility and service that will make your vacation unforgettable.
For stays in Papeete, transfer options are available to purchase to hotels or the ferry. On Moorea round-trip transfers from the airport or ferry are included with your hotel package. Round-trip boat transfers between the airport and hotels are included with hotel packages in Bora Bora. Round-trip flights from the Papeete airport to Tetiaroa are included for stays at the Brando. Tours are available to purchase on Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora.
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