One of the most admired and demanded tourist destination in Pacific is French Polynesia. It consists of 118 islands covering an area of 6400 square kilometers. The beauty of South Pacific is enhanced by rugged cliffs, volcanic peaks and emerald lagoons which altogether present breath-taking and fantastic scenery. These islands are situated amongst the blue lakes where the attractive bungalows lie on stilts giving the tourists a tropical paradise. It is an expensive destination for celebrities and honeymooners due to its charm and remoteness.
Tahiti is the largest island of French Polynesia in the region of South Pacific Ocean. The island consists of two volcanic cones, Tahiti Iti and Tahiti Nui which are joined by the Isthmus of Taravao. In the neighbor of Tahiti lies the magnificent island of Moorea at a distance of 12 miles in the northwest direction. The island is 403 square miles long which is almost one-third of the total area. The administrative center and capital of Tahiti is Papeete which lies on the northwestern coast. The natural vegetation of this area includes pandanus, coconut palms, tropical fruit trees, and hibiscus. The land of Tahiti is mountainous and craggy with mountains like Roniu with an altitude of 1323 meters on Tahiti Iti and Mount Orohena on Tahiti Nui with a height of 2237 meters. There are many swift streams in the area of which Papenoo is the largest one. It is situated in the north and moves downwards to the coast.
Bora Bora is an eye-catching volcano situated on worlds beautiful lagoon-which has countless shades of blue. The emerald lagoon having multicolored corals and myriad fish are encircled by coconut trees and beautiful sandy beaches. From luxurious rooms to spacious suites of floating villas, take yourself for a ride to the colors of a lagoon surrounded by memorable sunsets. One element that can’t be missed in Bora Bora and the Islands of Tahiti is the pleasant and soothing haven sitting just over the lagoon. The primary activities involved in exploring the island include scuba diving, fishing, through cruises, kiteboarding, outrigger canoe rides, paddle boarding and much more. Bora Bora’s lagoon is a world to marine species like sharks, Napoleon wrasses and manta rays which can be seen while helmet diving, scuba diving or watching from glass boat. One shouldn’t forget having a helicopter tour of the lagoon and also going for hiking by taking a four-wheeler.
Towards the northwest of Tahiti at a distance of 17 kilometers lies the island of Moorea. It is one of the Windward Islands as well as a part of the Society Islands. The meaning of Moorea in the Tahitian language is “yellow lizard.” Moorea has a straightforward approach to Papeete with phenomenal scenery and is, therefore, a favorite spot for western tourists who come to visit Polynesia. This island is often seen in advertisements of American wedding magazine as a popular honeymoon destination due to its romantic views. According to Arthur Frommer in Frommer’s travel guide, it is marked as one of the most beautiful and attractive islands in the world.
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