Honeymoons in Tahiti - Finding Paradise
Tahiti is the largest and most populous of French Polynesia’s 130 islands, and is located in the group known as the Society Islands. Honeymooners looking for a tropical and romantic destination cannot go wrong with this South Pacific gem, which is packed full of picture-perfect beaches, luxury hotels, stunning scenery and interesting cultural attractions. If you want to know more about whether this could be the destination you have been looking for, read on.
Where to Go on Your Honeymoon in Tahiti?
Tahiti is a dream honeymoon destination. It may be a longer flight, but it is worth it. If you travel here between May and October, which is the dry season, you can expect to bask in the warm sun on a beautiful tropical beach, and there are many places to explore.
For example, you don’t have to stay in Tahiti. You will find many other islands nearby, including the idyllic Moorea, a mere 15-minute flight away and home to the Moorea Dolphin Centre. Or you could visit Bora Bora, an exotic island of coral reefs, peaceful beaches and incredible snorkeling. You will also be able to travel out to other smaller uninhabited islands to get a taste of what an exotic tropical island really is.
Back in Tahiti, the island is ripe for exploring. From the idyllic beaches to the jungle interior to the bustling capital, Papeete, you will never find yourself short of places to explore.
See the Top Attractions in Tahiti
You can spend your entire honeymoon lying on the beach and enjoying some luxury. However, there are plenty of things to see and do during your time here to make your honeymoon even more interesting.
The Gauguin Museum, found in the Harrison Smith Botanical Gardens, is one of the most important cultural attractions on the island. This is where Paul Gauguin, the famous French post-impressionist painter, lived for many years, and you can explore various exhibits, sketches, documents and reproductions of paintings.
The Black Pearl Museum is also worth a visit. Here you can find out everything you ever wanted to know about pearls, including the history of pearl cultivation and how these precious items have been used throughout the centuries.
If you want to do something more active, activities include a hike or a 4x4 safari into the interior of the island where jungles, waterfalls and lakes await. Or you could enjoy some excellent scuba diving and explore ship wrecks and coral reefs.
Cascades de Faarumai is the place to go to see some of the best waterfalls on the island. Located in the north of Tahiti, it is very accessible and you will find three stunning waterfalls here, so when you arrange your honeymoon with a company like Anzcro, make sure you visit this attraction if you can.
The Municipal Market – known locally as Marché de Pape’ete – is the place to go to mix with the locals and pick up some bargains. Among the colorful fruits, vegetables and cooked dishes, you will also be able to pick up a souvenir of a basket or a sarong.
Amy is a freelance travel journalist based in the UK.