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Visit The Islands of Tahiti in 2021

The Islands of Tahiti were voted as one of the hottest destination in 2021, and we couldn’t agree more. These islands are a dream destination in the South Pacific Ocean – a land of timeless beauty, azure lagoons, untouched beaches and ancient traditions. The legendary name “Tahiti” not only identifies the main island, but also describes the groups of islands that make up French Polynesia. 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.


With strikingly beautiful nature ranging from lush jungles and high mountain peaks to vibrant coral reefs, it’s not hard to understand why The Islands of Tahiti is such a sought after destination.
The 118 islands offer every possible type of holiday imaginable, where you can be as active – or inactive – as you like, plus accommodation options ranging from guesthouses run by local families, to yacht charters in the blue lagoons, and even camping, makes this a destination suitable for every type of traveller.
Six resorts in The Islands of Tahiti were included in the Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards Top 25 Resorts in Australia and The South Pacific. In the little slice of paradise that is Bora Bora,  three luxury resorts all made it onto the list: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, Conrad Bora Bora Nui & The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort.

About Tahiti Tourisme: Tahiti Tourisme is the DMO (Destination Marketing Organization) for the country of French Polynesia, more commonly known as The Islands of Tahiti. Comprising 118 breathtaking islands, and the original home of the overwater bungalow, The Islands of Tahiti is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most beautiful destinations. Tahiti Tourisme oversees all marketing, advertising, public relations, promotions, events and travel trade programs globally. Find below our favorite hotels in this heavenly place.

The St. Regis, Bora Bora Resort

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This luxury resort St. Regis Bora Bora laying on a 44-acre of a private-island, features the largest overwater and beach bungalow villas in the South Pacific, each with a terrace and gazebo and some featuring Jacuzzis and/or private pools.The resort offers spa treatments, saunas and a poolside Aparima Bar features a swim up bar. When it comes about food, there are four restaurants, giving guests their choice between Italian, Japanese, French and Polynesian.

The Brando

Not surprisingly, the celebrity-favoured resort The Brando also made the list. Made famous for being discovered by Marlon Brando when he was scouting for locations, The Brando is a remote, ultra-polished but eco-friendly island getaway and a love song to the South Pacific.

Moorea – the location of this year’s best underwater photo

The increasingly popular micro-destination of Moorea in The Islands of Tahiti was recently brought forward into the light due to the winning entry of the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021 competition. The image named Sharks’ Skylight was taken in the calm shallows of Moorea during the vibrant sunset, capturing the mesmerising world underwater.

Moorea, the heart-shaped sister island to Tahiti is a natural playground for divers who instantly fall in love with the varied coral reef eco-system and the colourful mix of marine life. The photographer Renee Capozzola said she is hoping that her winning entry will encourage people to promote the conservation of shark species threatened with extinction around the world. As there’s a strong legal protection for sharks in French Polynesia and there are several shark nurseries in the destination, it allows for them to thrive and balance the marine ecosystem.

An idyllic island of The Islands of Tahiti, Moorea is the pride and joy of French Polynesia and is a true reflection of the laid back Tahitian lifestyle and the warm welcoming character of the Polynesian people. Listed by the travel site Vacaay as one of the hottest micro destinations for Australian and New Zealand travelers in 2021, the Tahitian island of Moorea is a MUST this year!

(Courtesy of Evil Twin PR for all the images & material contained in this article)