TAHITI WHAT TO DO
Besides the pristine waters to dive, snorkel and swim in, there are a multitude of topside or other water-related activities to participate in while vacationing in Tahiti.
There is so much to see in Tahiti, with its rich history, lush forests and mountainous terrain, there is something for even the most adventurous in your group. From surfing to hiking, sailing to safaris and a wide variety of island tours, there is never a dull moment on Tahiti and the surrounding islands. For a more serene get-away, Tahiti offers sumptuous spas and secluded accommodations that cater to your every wish. For an overview of the area, the Circle Island Tour is routinely recommended for first time visitors.
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Well-known by international surfers, the south coast of Tahiti offers the largest breaks. But you might want to save the biggest and baddest to the experts. However, for the novice, there are surf schools on the island with classes and board rentals.
Tahiti's oceans offer outstanding game fishing with charters based in Papeete and Moorea. Charter crews will give tips if you're a beginner and bring you to the local hot spots for game fishing.
Sailing and Cruising
The unique formation of Tahiti's islands allow for some of the best sailing in French Polynesia. The island of Raiatea is the number one sailing destination offering smooth-sailing right along the coast. Several relaxing mini-cruises are also offered on the island with the option of a catamaran tour, dolphin or whale watching tour or a luxurious yacht tour with a crew to cater to your desires.
Tahiti offers a number of hiking trails right on the main island. Hiking is also popular on other islands such as Moorea and Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas. Guided trail tours are also available. You can decide on the strenuousness of your hiking adventure with more adventurous options as well as shorter half day hikes. For the true outdoor enthusiast longer overnight hikes with the option to camp out on a mountainside can be arranged.
Other fun activities offered in Tahiti include being pampered at luxurious spas, canoeing, windsurfing, parasailing, jet ski tours and motu picnics (dining at a table set in the clear, shallow water of a lagoon).