Tahiti Travel Guide

There is an abundance of things to do in Tahiti – most beach hotels offer complimentary snorkeling, canoeing, and windsurfing. Visitors can also rent motorized canoes, sailboats or powerboats to explore the crystal clear waters that surround the island.

In addition to these water activities, there are plenty of things to do in Tahiti that take place on the land, including guided bus tours of the island, horseback rides through Tahiti’s interior or along one of its black beaches, nature hikes that offer sweeping views of the ocean, and for the more adventurous, 4x4 island safaris. Finally, those not traveling on a budget should consider taking a helicopter tour of the island, which offers majestic aerial panoramas of the tropical paradise down below. Although adventure and nature-lovers alike will be hard pressed to run out of things to do in Tahiti, the island is ideally situated for day trips to the nearby islands Moorea and Tetiaroa.

Finally, those wondering what to do in Tahiti should consider taking a day to do nothing at all. The island is ideal for the ultimate relaxing getaway, full of lazy, restorative days spent on the beach or reading in a hammock. When doing nothing gets old, however, visitors can check-into one of the island’s numerous world-class spas, where typical treatments include flower baths, banana tree body wraps, and rejuvenating deep tissue massages.

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