The Tahitian Islands

Located in the South Pacific Ocean, The Islands of Tahiti are a mythical destination. The mention of Tahiti calls to mind visions of an idyllic island paradise and once you visit, you’ll discover that your imagination isn’t too off the mark. Secluded, tropical and lush, these islands are a universe where dreams meet reality. Read on to learn more about each of the unique islands of French Polynesia. Check out our interactive map of Tahiti’s islands, and discover which the 118 islands of best suits your vacation dreams.

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Society Islands

The Society Islands include the country’s main and largest island, Tahiti, her enchanting sister island, Moorea, Marlon Brando’s Tetiaroa paradise atoll, and multiple other world-class islands in between. No one can forget perhaps the most famous of the Society Islands, Bora Bora, known for its blue lagoon surrounded by coral reefs. These windward islands are a vacationer's tropical dream!

Tuamotu Islands

The Tuamotu Islands consist of 77 atolls spread over 930 miles (1,497km). These islands, located at the the edge of the world, are known for forming the largest chain of atolls on earth. Coconut plantations cover the motu (islet) of the coral barrier reef. The beauty of the lagoons, unique underwater world & white sand beaches make the Tuamotu a very unique group of islands.

Gambier Islands

Located more than 994 miles (1,600 km) southeast of Tahiti at the end of the Tuamotus, this archipelago is the most remote & the least populated of French Polynesia. With only 1,000 inhabitants, it shelters 4 islands within the same lagoon: Mangareva, ‘Akamaru, ‘Aukena and Taravai, with dozens of islets, called motu. There are 14 Gambier islands in the South Pacific, the largest being Mangareva.

Marquesas Islands

The Marquesas Islands have high cliffs, volcanic peaks, impressive remnants wrapped in wild nature & amazing beaches. Located 932 miles (1,500km) away from Papeete, they offer the traveler a trip of a lifetime. The Marquesans call their islands “Land of Men,” or “Te Henua ‘Enana.” Home to marine life, the Marquesas Islands offer world-class scuba diving for visitors seeking a look at the wildlife.

Austral Islands

As their name implies, the Austral islands, located south of the island of Tahiti, on the Tropic of Capricorn, represent the southernmost boundary of French Polynesia. The climate is cooler than other Tahitian Islands & the ecology of these self-sufficient islands make them a charming world apart. Experience whale watching, colorful & unique villages, friendly locals & archaeological relics.

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