The Western vision of paradise
At the root of the western perception of a "paradise on earth" for centuries now, Tahiti is the best known of the islands in French Polynesia, as well as being the largest.
Created by a hotspot, a source of magma rising from the depths of the Earth, it was formed by the eruptions of three now extinct volcanoes. It has kept a spectacular, rugged landscape (the highest peak, Mt. Orohena, is 2241m in elevation) deeply cut by many steep valleys.
Tahiti has it all. From surf and sand to culture and nightlife, Tahiti brings it all together in one breathtaking piece of paradise.
The vegetation lush
The rains, particularly frequent between December and March, keep the vegetation lush, helped by the tropical climate, with its mean annual temperature of 25 °C.
The beaches, sometimes protected by a reef or lagoon, but often facing right onto the ocean, are covered with white or black sand, revealing this unusual geology.The variety of the scenery makes it an ideal place for a diversity of water and land activities.
Tahiti, the economic center of French Polynesia
Part of the Windward Islands, which alongside the Leeward Islands makes up the Society Islands, Tahiti is the economic center of French Polynesia, where Papeete the capital city is found, as well as almost two-thirds of the population, some 190,000 inhabitants.
Cultural, historical and artistic treasures, as well as encounters with the local population are in store on this dynamic and populated island that has nonetheless maintained its wild beauty, and a certain tranquility.