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Tahiti

Tahiti is the destination we will present to you today, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world and lies in the South Pacific. It is the largest of the 118 islands and atolls that comprise French Polynesia. Tahiti is in the Society Islands, an archipelago which includes the islands of Bora Bora, Raiatea, Taha’a, Huahine and Moorea. Tahiti is composed of two volcanic mountain ranges. In the shape of a ‘turtle’, it is made of Tahiti Nui (the larger part) and Tahiti Iti (the peninsula). The two islands are linked by the isthmus of Taravao and skirted by black beaches. Papeete is the capital city and the administrative center where you can find sidewalk cafes, shops overflowing with French fashions, shell jewellery and handicrafts and a wide variety of restaurants serving Tahitian, French, and Asian cuisine.

The philosophy of the people, ‘aita pea pea’ (not to worry), truly is the Tahitian way of life. Be patient and polite to them and you will get anything you ask for, including a large smile. They are very warm and welcoming people. There are also interesting things to see, such as The Arahoho blowhole on the North side of Tahiti Nui (an area where a blowhole in the shore has formed on the road and whose waves crash inside the rock cliff) or Les Trois Cascades (three beautiful waterfalls inside the island of Tahiti Nui). We truly recommend that you visit this place and we know that you will not be disappointed.

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Bora Bora

Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean known for being exotic, romantic and peaceful. It is one of those islands that many refer to as Paradise on Earth. This is an island where many couples choose to go for their honeymoons because of its above noted qualities. Over the last couple of years several resorts have been built on motu (which are small islands) surrounding the lagoon. Ever since Hotel Bora Bora was built 30 years ago the over-water bungalows became a standard feature of most Bora Bora resorts. The quality of those bungalows ranges from comparably cheap, basic accommodations to very luxurious and expensive places to stay, although this doesn’t change the fact that your are surely going to enjoy your stay. As far as languages go, you don’t need to worry since most of the people there know how to speak English although French and Tahitian are their main languages. There is no public transport on the island, but rental cars and bicycles are the recommended methods of transport. The popular activities in and around the lagoon of Bora Bora are snorkeling and scuba diving. Whether you are planning a romantic trip, a retirement vacation, or simply a fun trip with your friends, you will definitely come home with a smile.

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