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8 Things to Know about The Islands Of Tahiti


Tahiti is a name that is synonymous to lazy afternoons under the sun on a white sandy beach fringed by perfectly clear water. In short, Tahiti is not your average, everyday tropical destination — it is paradise. French Polynesia (AKA The Islands of Tahiti) consists of diverse and incredibly mesmerizing landscapes. It is steeped in rich culture and decked with adventure and bliss.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her visit to the Islands of Tahiti. She visited Tahiti, Bora Bora and Raiatea. She shares about where she stayed, what she ate and what she did during her stay in French Polynesia.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her visit to the Islands of Tahiti. She visited Tahiti, Bora Bora and Raiatea. She shares about where she stayed, what she ate and what she did during her stay in French Polynesia.

The Islands of Tahiti are every globetrotter’s dream come true. To help give you a glimpse of the untouched and unspoiled beauty of French Polynesia, below are the eight things that I found out about French Polynesia during my visit.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her visit to the Islands of Tahiti. She visited Tahiti, Bora Bora and Raiatea. She shares about where she stayed, what she ate and what she did during her stay in French Polynesia.

French – The Official Language in the Islands of Tahiti

In keeping with its name, French Polynesia is home to fluent French speakers. In other words, French is the official language of the citizens in all the five groups of the South Pacific archipelagos. Regardless of the fact that each archipelago and island has its own native language, French is a collective language among the locals that has contributed to trade and tourism.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her visit to the Islands of Tahiti. She visited Tahiti, Bora Bora and Raiatea. She shares about where she stayed, what she ate and what she did during her stay in French Polynesia.

Island Hopping is Easy!

French Polynesia is one place you can practice island hopping without having to think twice about it. With 118 Islands to its name that all boast of unique features and qualities, I’d say you have your work cut out for you. Another island is just a quick flight or boat ride away!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her visit to the Islands of Tahiti. She visited Tahiti, Bora Bora and Raiatea. She shares about where she stayed, what she ate and what she did during her stay in French Polynesia.

So Much More than Beaches

The one thing that makes the Islands of Tahiti stand out is their diversity. French Polynesia is probably among the few places on earth that offers white sandy beaches that sparkle under the sun one minute, and black volcanic sandy beaches the next.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her visit to the Islands of Tahiti. She visited Tahiti, Bora Bora and Raiatea. She shares about where she stayed, what she ate and what she did during her stay in French Polynesia.

I got to enjoy panoramic views of lush green mountains whose peaks danced among the clouds to swimming near roaring waterfalls at Papenoo Valley. I never associated Tahiti with a tropical jungle flourishing with untouched flora with secret treasures and stunning views.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her visit to the Islands of Tahiti. She visited Tahiti, Bora Bora and Raiatea. She shares about where she stayed, what she ate and what she did during her stay in French Polynesia.

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The Islands of Tahiti Have Amazing Cuisine

Granted, the Islands of Tahiti are known for their stunning beauty. Yet, its beauty is perfectly complemented by the culinary delights that are tucked away in every corner of any island you choose to visit. From the crowd’s favourite Poisson Cru to fish steeped in coconut milk I always had a variety of food options available (even as a dairy free and celiac individual).

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her visit to the Islands of Tahiti. She visited Tahiti, Bora Bora and Raiatea. She shares about where she stayed, what she ate and what she did during her stay in French Polynesia.

The best part of the Tahitian cuisine is not just how rich and tasty it is…it’s the culture that comes with it. Additionally, trips to the local market and cooking classes with local Tahitian chef will change and revolutionize your culinary taste and delights.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her visit to the Islands of Tahiti. She visited Tahiti, Bora Bora and Raiatea. She shares about where she stayed, what she ate and what she did during her stay in French Polynesia.

No Honeymoon — No Problem!

Tahiti, as well as other islands that makeup French Polynesia,  tends to give a certain impression. The impression: that it’s ideal for honeymooners only. This couldn’t be further from the truth, thanks to a myriad of experiences for each type of traveler. It was perfect for a girls trip!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her visit to the Islands of Tahiti. She visited Tahiti, Bora Bora and Raiatea. She shares about where she stayed, what she ate and what she did during her stay in French Polynesia.

Take away the romantic long walks on the beach in the setting sun and you are left with so many adventurous activities to engage in. From a wide array of water sports and land-based activities, French Polynesia is a destination that appeals to everyone.

However, if you are considering French Polynesia as your honeymoon destination, you won’t be disappointed!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her visit to the Islands of Tahiti. She visited Tahiti, Bora Bora and Raiatea. She shares about where she stayed, what she ate and what she did during her stay in French Polynesia.

Over Water Bungalows – The Hype is Real

Staying in an over water bungalow is probably on the bucket list of every travel enthusiast. The experience of having to wake up to the crystal blue water lapping all around your bungalow is surreal and otherworldly. However, it’s the sense of calmness and rejuvenation that comes with it that has you instantly hooked to the experience. Splurge on this experience like I did on my trip to the Islands of Tahiti and you won’t regret it!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her visit to the Islands of Tahiti. She visited Tahiti, Bora Bora and Raiatea. She shares about where she stayed, what she ate and what she did during her stay in French Polynesia.

It’s Perfect for an Active Vacation

French Polynesia is literally the land of promise, as every corner that homes all 118 islands are brimming with adventure and fun. If I wasn’t sipping on a coconut while basking on the white sandy beaches, I was staying busy with fun activities such as canoeing, hiking, swimming with stingrays and ATV adventures.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her visit to the Islands of Tahiti. She visited Tahiti, Bora Bora and Raiatea. She shares about where she stayed, what she ate and what she did during her stay in French Polynesia.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her visit to the Islands of Tahiti. She visited Tahiti, Bora Bora and Raiatea. She shares about where she stayed, what she ate and what she did during her stay in French Polynesia.

Islands of Tahiti – A Trip to Save For

Before embarking on a trip to French Polynesia, it is crucial to keep in mind that the destination is anything but cheap. Everything from the accommodations and activities to the eateries, you’ll have to cough up a substantial amount of money. There are ways to stretch your dollar here, however; I recommend you plan and save for a trip to the Tahitian Islands. THAT BEING SAID…IT IS WORTH IT!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her visit to the Islands of Tahiti. She visited Tahiti, Bora Bora and Raiatea. She shares about where she stayed, what she ate and what she did during her stay in French Polynesia.

If you are considering high-tailing it to the Islands of Tahiti, I hope are convinced that it’s nothing short of a tropical paradise. French Polynesia offers everything for everyone. Regardless of whether you are a seasoned or amateur traveller, laid back or high- spirited and adventurous… Tahiti is for you!

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10 Comments

  1. Aditi Singh wrote:

    Th see pictures give me vacation time envy. I can’t wait to go some day. Thanks for sharing all about Tahiti…

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  2. Such a lovely place and stunning pics. Can’t wait to go on holiday 😃

    Posted 7.19.19 Reply
  3. I’d love to visit Tahiti! I imagine it like Hawaii but more untouched.

    Posted 7.19.19 Reply
    • Gil J. wrote:

      I’ve done all four islands of Hawaii several times. I’ve also traveled to several Tahiti islands and Easter Island as well. Hawaii and FP are two different worlds. And EI is a world by itself.

      Posted 7.22.19 Reply
  4. This is definitely a bucket list destination for me. I would love to visit the islands of Tahiti!

    Posted 7.19.19 Reply
  5. Elease Colcord wrote:

    All I need to know is said in those beautiful photos! Migod! So, so stunning!

    Posted 7.20.19 Reply
  6. Patricia @ Grab a Plate wrote:

    I’ve always dreamed of going! Thanks for sharing all this great info (you know – in case I do high-tail it!). Your photos are amazing!

    Posted 7.20.19 Reply
  7. Louise Smith wrote:

    Oh, wow. Tahiti looks like such an incredible place to visit. I need to add it to my ever-growing bucket list of places to travel before I get old 🙂

    Louise x

    Posted 7.20.19 Reply
  8. Jenna Fletcher wrote:

    Wow! I definitely want to go stay in an over water bungalow someday. Looks so stunning!

    Posted 7.21.19 Reply
  9. Abu wrote:

    Amazing🥰👍💐🌹

    Posted 12.15.20 Reply

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