Tahiti is the heart of French Polynesia's culture and commerce. Various cultures from around the world meet here in Tahiti. Being that it's the largest of all the islands, the majority of the population resides here. Home to a range of world-class resorts, nightclubs, restaurants, pearl shops, boutiques, markets -- you won't run out of things to do.

Once you've had your fill of nightlife and shopping, take to the sea for a sailing lesson or a catamaran cruise in the open turquoise waters. If you can name a water sport, Tahiti has it: kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing and even spear fishing. In fact, one of the world's most famous surf spots, Teahupo'o on the southwest part of the island, is site of the annual Billabong Pro Surf Tahiti event.

Want to learn more about Polynesian history? Experience the authentic Tahitian dance, the Ori Tahiti, performed in grass skirts, or visit the Museum of Tahiti on the island. From surf and sand to culture and nightlife, Tahiti brings it all together in one breathtaking piece of paradise.