Wondering where to stay?
When most people imagine The Islands of Tahiti, iconic overwater bungalows and resorts are often the first thing that springs to mind. Dipping straight into the ocean from your room is indeed a breathtaking experience – but it’s not the only way to experience the magic and Mana of the Islands.
If you’re an adventure seeker and a backpack is your luggage of choice, camping, staying at a backpackers, or even sharing a home with a local is a truly authentic way to experience the beauty and nature of the islands.
Bring your camping equipment or buy locally when you arrive and head for one of the sites across several islands. On the north side of Rangiroa there’s a family run campsite called Nanua Camping, or you could try Camping Hiva Plage on Huahine. Larger islands like Moorea and Bora Bora both have beautiful camping spots too.
Or, immerse yourself in true Tahitian culture by staying in a pension (guesthouse) or with a local family. A great way to experience the local culture, pensions are very popular and there are plenty to choose from. Why not have a look at the likes of Maupiti Residence, Pension Paparara on the north side of Fakarava or Pension Ariitere on the north west side of Huahine.
Of course there is a wide range of hotels and resorts to choose from, or you can even rent a private home from Tahiti Homes if you like a more exclusive vacation. Alternatively, you can stay on the water – a cruise is a fantastic way to see several of the enchanting islands. The Aranui 5 cruise offers a two-week trip with an itinerary, facilities and accommodation that will keep you busy and very comfortable as you cruise through the beautiful scenery.
Regardless of which way and where you stay, The Islands of Tahiti will weave their magic!